Christmas Closing & Sources of Help

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Please note that Devon Community Foundation will be closed for the festive period from 5pm on Thursday 24th December until 9am on Monday 4th Jan 2021.

Please find sources of support below if you are in crisis over the holiday period.

Mental Health 

I need help now | DPT 0808 196 8708 – 24/7 Urgent Mental Health Helpline

Mind | Mind, the mental health charity Press the get-help-now button 

The Samaritans 116 123 


The Moorings @ Devon | Mental Health Matters ( 0800 4700317 – 24/7 Helpline 

Devon Access First Response 0300 555 5000 (Mental Health Helpline) 

In your area

For Torbay and Devon  Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) call 03300 245 321 between 8am-5pm and 0300 555 5000 out-of-hours. Self-referrals are accepted from children/young people and their parents/carers. 

TALKWORKS (Depression and Anxiety Service) 0300 555 3344 Torbay 

Crisis Support – Step One ( South Devon 

Livewell Southwest | We support people to lead independent, healthy lives 01752 434922 24/7 Plymouth Helpline 

Domestic abuse


WomensAid 0808 2000 247 


Devon Rape crisis and Sexual Abuse Services Helpline 01392 204714 revised hours – Mon, Tues, Thurs & Fri 9am to 12pm and Wed evenings 6pm to 9pm

Stop Abuse For Everyone (SAFE)0303 300112 

In your area

North Devon Against Domestic Abuse – NDADA Helpline: 01271 370079/80 

Women’s Aid- Barnstaple helpline: 01271 321946 Mon – Fri 9-5pm 

Plymouth Domestic Abuse Service- 0800 458 2558 


Christmas Loans (  

Parental Help

Parent Support – Friends and Families of Special Children 

Parentline family support and bullying helpline | Family Lives 0808 800 2222 

If your child needs to talk to someone, they can text the YoungMinds Crisis Messenger for free 24/7 support across the UK. Text YM to 85258 


Hug in a Hamper – Pete’s Dragons  

Helping grieving families at Christmas – Families in Grief 

Other Support

Devon Christmas Support – EDP Drug & Alcohol Services 

Shekinah’s Christmas Appeal | Shekinah Mission (Plymouth) Limited 

Supporting People Without a Home this Christmas | (