Health and Wellbeing
Welcome to our Health & Wellbeing support pages
Physical and Mental Health & Wellbeing is such an important area of everyday life and here we hope to be able to signpost you to free advice and support should you need it.
Please find links below to various organisations both local and national, which can provide further information.
First response Plymouth
Livewell Southwest’s First Response Service is a 24/7 crisis line providing advice, support and signposting for people experiencing mental health difficulties.
If you feel worried about your mental health or that of a loved one or a friend, you can call the crisis line on 0800 923 9323.
First Response is available to anyone in Plymouth at the time of experiencing a mental health crisis.
You do not need to be an existing service user of Livewell.
Just call us on 0800 923 9323 if you need help 24/7.
When you call, you will be given two options:
If you are a child or young person, or you are calling about a child or young person under the age of 18, press 1
If you are an adult or you are calling about an adult, press 2
Useful Mental health support phone lines:
• Mental Health Matters – 0800 4700 317
• NHS 111 – 111
• Devon Doctors – 0845 6710270
• Samaritans – 116 123
• Mindline – 0300 330 5464
• Victim Support – 0808 1689111
Physical and Mental Health and Wellbeing:
Plymouth Options (IAPT)
Is the way that you’re feeling affecting your daily life? Are you struggling to cope, feeling low, anxious or overwhelmed by your thoughts or feelings? Are you living with a health condition that is making you tired, frustrated and worried? You’re not alone and we can help.
We are a free confidential, NHS talking therapy service for people (aged 16+) in Plymouth. Plymouth Options is part of IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies), helping you to feel better and giving you the tools and techniques to improve your mental and physical wellbeing.
WELCOME TO TALKWORKS
Here at TALKWORKS, we recognise that every person has a different experience in what they are going through and how they are feeling. Whether you’re feeling isolated and alone, struggling with low mood or finding it hard to sleep at night, we are here to help you. We are a confidential, NHS talking therapy service, and all of our services are available free of charge.
We are a free, confidential, NHS talking therapy service, part of IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies), for people (aged 18+) in Devon (excluding Plymouth), helping you to feel better and giving you the tools and techniques to improve your mental and physical wellbeing.
One you Plymouth run free courses to support with physical and mental health across the city. Services on offer include:
Free cookery course, face to face individual support, help to stop smoking, a 4-week one you course delivered by skilled health coaches to work with you to achieve your healthy lifestyle goals which will have a positive impact on your health. There is also information on free walking groups, the national couch to 5k running campaign (designed to help you run 5k over a 9 week training programme), how to stress less, and details of free NHS health checks. For more information please visit:
Devon recovery learning community
The DRLC offers a wide range of free, open access opportunities to learn about mental health and Recovery. We provide a unique curriculum of courses delivered online, in person or through a blended approach to learning, designed to increase your knowledge and equip you with the tools to live a meaningful, productive and fulfilling life.
Action for Happiness
The mission of Action for Happiness is to promote a happier world, through a culture that prioritises happiness and kindness.
We do this by helping people get together regularly (face-to-face where possible) to learn evidence-based skills for happier living, feel a sense of belonging and commit to personal action to create more happiness, both for themselves and others.
We have no religious, political or commercial affiliations and welcome people of all faiths (or none) and all parts of society. Members of the movement make a simple pledge: to try to create more happiness in the world.
Action for Happiness brings people together and provides practical resources. We help each other learn evidence-based skills for happier living, feel a sense of belonging and commit to personal action to create more happiness, for ourselves and others.