Links to Mental health, Safeguarding information and support

MENTAL HEALTH

 

MHM - The Mooring @ Devon - Torquay - Out of hours Mental Health Support - We are still running despite the COVID-19 restrictions.

We are a non-clinical talking and signposting service that provides a safe space for people to discuss their mental health.  The Mooring @ Torbay Business Centre offers out of hours mental health support to anyone aged 16 or over in Torquay and the surrounding areas. 

To access the service either call to book an appointment:- Tel:   07483 991848 or Email us on:-  devontorquay.mhm@nhs.net

Visit us at:  Torbay Business Centre, Lymington Road, Torquay, TQ1 4BD.

Open:  6pm-midnight Monday - Friday and 12pm-midnight Saturday and Sunday

Clients who visit the service are required to wear a face mask and will have their temperature taken upon arrival. 

We additionally have a 24/7 emotional support call line on:  0800 470 03 17  

  

 

 

Guidance and revised support for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) intervention is available on the Children and Family Health Devon website. CAMHS are also offering additional 24/7 telephone support. Please contact 03300 245 321 during normal hours (8am-5pm, Mon to Fri) or 0300 555 5000 outside these hours.

Young Devon provide information, advice and counselling for children and young people over 11. If you need to talk to someone, please email wellbeingenquiries@youngdevon.org. Anyone already receiving support through Young Devon’s Wellbeing service should email yes.exeter@youngdevon.org or call 07935364652 and leave a message with your name and contact details.

Kooth offers free, safe and anonymous online support and counselling for young people.

Young Minds offer a range of support and assistance for young people and parents of young people.  Visit the Young Minds website.

Childline have a similar advice page on how to cope during lockdown and also offer a free counselling service online or over the phone. Or you could try PsychCentral’s 49 phrases to calm an anxious child.

Meanwhile, the NHS Every Mind Matters website has tips to help if you are worried about coronavirus and how to look after your mental wellbeing while staying at home – you can even make your own Mind Plan.

Bristol Mental Health Trust and Trauma Foundation have developed a document to help people who are struggling with anxiety at this time. This document is available in 15 different languages.

The NHS has produced a mood self-assessment tool to help you better understand how you’ve been feeling. And if you become aware that you would like to talk about how you are feeling, mental health helplines can provide support.

For anyone experiencing suicidal feelings, Samaritans offer free online advice and are ready to answer calls and emails at any time day or night. Call 116 123 or email jo@samaritans.org if you need to talk.

Government guidance for parents and carers on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is available on their website.

Protecting children from harm

Safeguarding procedures

Protecting children from harm remains our top priority. If you are worried that a child is at risk or concerned that they are being abused please call 0345 155 1071 or email mashsecure@devon.gov.uk. If it’s an emergency call 999.

Our existing child protection procedures remain in place.

Online exploitation
Online exploitation remains an ever-increasing risk, and following Covid-19 restrictions, it has unfortunately seen an increase.  Young people have been spending a lot more time online and will have been and will continue to be at greater risk of online grooming and exploitation.

Devon and Cornwall Police – working in partnership with Dorset Police – please take a look at our site for support and assistance.  

The online safety section above offers advice about how to keep children safe online. And the Child Exploitation and Online Protection command has published amended guidance and resources regarding online Child Sexual Exploitation risk.

Abuse

Domestic violence and abuse

This is a difficult and worrying time for everyone – but particularly so for adults and children living with abuse, and the professionals working hard to support them.

Devon and Cornwall Police are eager to remind victims of domestic abuse that you are not alone. If you need support and advice, please visit their domestic abuse support page or contact Devon Victim Care.

Devon’s regional domestic violence and abuse support charity, Splitz, continue to offer support to anyone suffering abuse.

National charity Refuge have a free 24-hour helpline. If you need help now, call 0808 2000 247 for expert advice and support.

More information about domestic abuse is available on the Devon and Cornwall Police website, and the NSPCC also has guidance on how to keep children safe from abuse.

SafeLives also have resources for parents, children families and practitioners available on their website. New resources are being added every day, and you can sign up for updates. You can also join SafeLives’s community platform to access webinars and resources as well as to network with others across the country.

Please also note that Boots chemists are offering safe spaces within their pharmacies for victims of domestic abuse.

Sexual abuse

The Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) advice line is still fully functioning and available 24/7. Call on 03003034626, or visit the SARC website.

Stop It Now offer confidential support for those who are worried about their or someone else’s sexual thoughts/behaviour. Visit the Stop It Now website or call 0808 1000 900.

Information on how to protect children from child sexual abuse is available on the Parents Protect website, while the NSPCC’s PANTS rule provides simple and clear messages that are easy for children to understand.

In an emergency, call the police on 999.
Young Devon
If you are a young person who needs advice, a parent who needs guidance or a supporter who wants to learn about our new ways of working: our Coronavirus Resource Hub is for you.
https://www.youngdevon.org/coronavirus-resource-hub
Young Devon Wellbeing Toolkit
Our team are still contactable, delivering our Wellbeing services over the phone or by video-call. If you are struggling, and need to talk to someone, please contact us, email wellbeingenquiries@youngdevon.org and someone will get back to you as soon as they can. For anyone already receiving support through our Wellbeing service, please email yes.exeter@youngdevon.org or call 07935364652 and leave a message with your name and contact details.
Tips, Tricks and Techniques for maintaining positive mental health during lockdown and beyond.
To view full information, please click here