North Devon District Council (NDDC) and Torridge District Council (TDC) have a dedicated outreach service to provide advice, assistance and support for those who are, or those at risk of, sleeping rough. Torridge works with a charity called Encompass. If you are rough sleeping, and do not have accommodation that is safe for you to access tonight, please
If you are aware of someone who is rough sleeping please let NDDC or TDC know using Streetlink
Mental Health Support
Whether you’re concerned about yourself or a loved one, this list of helplines and support groups can offer expert advice:
Barnstaple Community Mental Health Team 01271 378781
Bideford (Great Torrington) Community Mental Health Team 01237 472 379
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Team (CAMHS) 0330 0245 321
Crisis Team North Devon District Hospital 01271 443222
The Moorings (Thursday-Monday 6pm-11pm) 07850 927064
Home Treatment Team (North Devon) 0300 555 5000
Drug and Alcohol
Drink Wise Age well over 50s helpline 0808 801 0750
Together Drug and Alchohol Services 0800 233 5444
Devon Sexual Health 0300 303 3989
Emergency Dental Service 0333 0063 300
Mental Health Helplines
If you are experiencing mild to moderate anxiety and/or depression, find your local psychological therapy service here, many take self-referrals:
Find local psychological therapy
To understand more about mental health and access evidence-based resources visit MIND:
Faith and Mental Health
Mind and Soul is a valuable resource for Christians to explore their mental health in the context of their faith. It seeks to overcome misunderstanding and enable people to access healthcare with greater confidence.
Mind and Soul website
Suicide Prevention Information
Please find help and support here:
Survivors of bereavement by suicide: SOBS https://uksobs.org/
Find support in your area:
The Survivors Trust
For parents of abused children (who weren’t perpetrators):
For victims of male sexual abuse:
NAPAC (the National Association for People Abused in Childhood) offers support to adult survivors of all types of childhood abuse, including physical, sexual, emotional abuse or neglect.
North Devon Against Domestic Abuse 01271 370079
Press Red is a Christian organisation educating, equipping, and empowering on the issues of violence and abuse against women and girls.
The National Domestic Violence Helpline
The National Domestic Violence Helpline is a collaboration between Refuge and Women’s Aid and offers free, confidential help and advice to those experiencing domestic violence and their friends and family.
0808 2000 247
Restored is a Christian charity who provide advice to those within the church who are either experiencing domestic abuse or supporting someone who is.
Find bereavement support services in your area:
Bereavement Support Location Search
AtaLoss is a signposting service for the bereaved, helping them find support and wellbeing.
The Modern Slavery Helpline and Resource Centre brings us closer to the eradication of modern slavery. It provides victims, the public, statutory agencies and businesses access to information and support on a 24/7 basis.
Modern Day Slavery Helpline
Migrant Help is one of the leading providers of specialist support and accommodation services for adult victims (and their dependants) of human trafficking and modern slavery in the UK.
Disability Rights UK is a charity run by and for people with lived experience of disability or health conditions.
Disability Rights UK website https://www.disabilityrightsuk.org/
Help For Young People
The Prince’s Trust offers advice, help and support for young people with disabilities.
Find out more here: Prince’s Trust Help for Young People
Support For Carers
When you’re caring, it can be easy to feel cut off.
The Support for Carers offer a local directory, helpline and online forum to help you connect with people who understand what you are going through and make sure no-one has to care alone.
Support for Carers website
Livability is the disability charity that connects people with their communities, tackling social isolation and the barriers that can cause this in the lives of disabled and vulnerable people.
Through The Roof
Through the Roof seeks to make a positive difference to the lives of disabled people and their families by:
Providing life-changing opportunities for disabled people
Equipping the Christian community to fully involve disabled people
Through The Roof website
We realise that family life and relationships can be difficult and especially so in the current season we are in, so if you are feeling that you’d like some help / tips please call our team or look at the resources below. Barnstaple: Paula or Paul. Great Torrington: Tim and Rachel Gilbert
Care for the family