Family Minds

Thrive Directories

Local Mental Health Support LMHS Thrive Directory

Children and Young People Not Engaging in School CYP School Engagement Directory

Self-Harm Support Self-Harm Thrive Directory

Safety Plans Safety Plan Directory

Who can support those struggling today?

Under 18 CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services): Weekdays 8am – 5pm. Call 03300 245 321 (out of hours: 0300 555 5000). Available via Children and Family Health Devon.

18+ First Response Service (NHS): 24/7 expert mental health support. Call 0808 196 8708.

16+ The Moorings, Exeter EX1 1SB: Weekdays 6pm – midnight, Weekends 12pm – midnight. Call 07990 790 920. Email

18+ Bro-check (Facebook support group): Adult Peer Support via Facebook & occasional meetings.

11-19 The School Nurse Text Line: Text 07520 631 722 to arrange a call or visit.

The Counselling Directory is a resource hub which enables individuals struggling with their emotional well-being to find a qualified and insured counsellor. 

Who can support the Caregiver today?

Family Lives: Weekdays 9am – 9pm, Weekends 10am – 3pm. Call 0808 800 2222.

Parentsonline: Click here to chat to one of our dedicated team Monday to Friday, 6pm-9pm.

Parent+ Support Hub: Peer support. Text 07907 614 516 or call 01404 46529 to arrange a call back.

Parent+ Closed Facebook Group: Peer support.

Nip in the Bud: Films and fact sheets for parents, and links to other useful organisations

Family Action: Provides practical, emotional and financial support to those who are experiencing poverty, disadvantage and social isolation across the country.

Who can support us moving forward?

1:1 support for young people

16-25 Parental Minds Counselling: Counselling for 16-25 year olds.

13-24 Headlight: Peer Support for young people in East Devon.

The School Nurse. First point of contact for mental health support. Call 0333 234 1903 (staffed Mon-Fri, 9am – 5pm), email 

11-19 The Chat Health texting service is: 07520 631 722. 

Under 25s The Mix Email support, webchat, and counselling service

1:1 support for adults

18+ Parental Minds Counselling: Counselling for Parent+ Mental Health Caregivers.

Parent/Carers Parental Minds Counselling: Counselling open to Honiton residents & surrounding villages.

18+ Talkworks: Free NHS talking therapy (CBT).

18+ Trip: Befriending helpline. Call 01404 46529.

18+ Ways 2 Wellbeing (Social Prescribing): Health & wellbeing coach support to non-medical community services.

18+ Mental Health Coaches: Support in Honiton, Ottery St Mary & Sidmouth. Referral via GP.

Parent/Carers DIAS: Information and support around Special Educational Needs & Disability.

18+ Honiton Community Advice Service: Financial advice.

18+ Advocates for adults under a MH section: To ensure your voice is heard at professional’s meetings when under section.

18+ Qwell: Free and anonymous mental wellbeing support through online messaging for adults across the UK.

Group support for young people

5-10 Additional Needs Sports Group Facebook group: Additional needs mental health peer support.

11-19 SPACE: Targeted support for young people.

11-25 Young Devon Wellbeing Cafes: Email

11-25 Young Devon Individual therapy: Email

16-24 Building Futures: Mentoring young people into work/education.

5-25 Youth Arts & Health Trust: Specialising in arts therapies for
children and young people.

15-24 Headlight: Peer support groups with 1:1 support.

5-18 YMCA: Parent-led or individual CBT.

LGBTQ Support for young people – X-Plore

Under 19s Kooth Mental Health online community

Years 6 – 11 Sidmouth Youth Club Youth Club, skills classes, homework help, family support

Group support for adults

18+ Honiton Carers Support Group Facebook group: Peer support for carers in and around Honiton.

18+ Devon Carers: Carer’s assessments and on-going peer support if cared-for is 18+ years.

18+ Headway: Support around brain injury.

18+ Honiton Memory Café: Support for carers of those with dementia.

18+ Open Arms: Adult mental health peer support, drop-in & crafts.

0-5 Homestart: Support for parents of 0-5 year olds.

Who can empower us further?

Honiton Health Matters: A directory of Health & Wellbeing activities in and around Honiton.

Devon Recovery Learning Community: Free courses, including mental health recovery.

Learn Devon: Free courses, including mental health recovery.

MindEd: Online courses for volunteers and professionals.

Honiton Library: Interested in the Network’s work.

Recovery Devon: Supporting Mental Health Recovery & Wellbeing.

Thelma Hulbert Gallery: Venue for DRLA & community space (running wellbeing workshops & DRLC).

Young Minds: Useful information on supporting young people.

Get Self Help: Useful self help guides.

Mind: Useful for information on mental health conditions & terminology.

Working partnerships/collaborations with Parental Minds

Healthwatch Devon

PLACE: Network for support group facilitators

Happy to share my table cards

DIAS Ambassador Volunteer

Exeter College Placement for Exeter College Counsellors

Eastern Locality Forum Sharing mental health caregivers voices

Mental Health Foundation Mental Health First Aid Training

Participation opportunities

CAMHS participation: Shared via Parent+ Support Hub

Young Devon in collaboration with Devon Family Health: Shared via Parent+ Support Hub

Exeter University (PASS): Shared via Parent+ Support Hub

Emerging Minds – Faith Martin: Shared via Parent+ Support Hub

Further information

NHS Helplines

Patient Advice & Liaison Service: Call 01392 675 686 or email

Online Counselling Programs – Communication with Money: Advice on discussing finances with a significant other

Living Well Dialogues – Podcast focused on mental health systems

Interactive Maps – Locate support groups, organisations, special schools, alternative provisions and PRUs in Devon


Honiton Hospital & Community League of Friends

Devon County Council

Honiton Town Council

Honiton Health Matters

Recovery Devon

Norman Family Charitable Trust

Honiton Wine Bar

Combe Farm shop

Alan Rowe Barbering

The Birds Nest

The Lacemakers Cafe

The Community Church

Support Parental Minds

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