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Cost of living support

If you need mental health support and are struggling with the cost of living, the following services and organisations might be able to assist you.

Remember - you are not alone, there's always someone to talk to. 


Andy's Man Club

Andy's Man Club runs talking groups for men who have either been through a storm, are currently going through a storm, or have a storm brewing in life. Peer to peer support for any man over 18.




Devon Mind

The support services have been designed to support people in Devon experiencing a variety of mental health challenges to learn skills and strategies that will help them to stay well for longer.

Phone          01752 512280



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Head Space

Head Space offers an out-of-hours service for people who believe that they are approaching a mental health crisis. The service aims to provide a non-clinical setting with a safe, calm and structured environment where individuals can go to access peer support.



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Livewell South West First Response

Livewell Southwest's First Response Service is a 24/7 crisis line providing advice, support and signposting for people experiencing mental health difficulties. First Response is available to anyone in Plymouth experiencing a mental health crisis. 

Phone          0800 9239323



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Plymouth Options

Plymouth Options is an NHS talking therapy service for people (aged 16+) in Plymouth. Plymouth Options is part of Improving Access to Psychological Therapies, helping you to feel better and giving you the tools and techniques to improve your mental and physical wellbeing. You can self-refer online.

Phone          01752 435502



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Campaign Against Living Miserably

The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is taking a stand against suicide. That means standing up against feeling rubbish, standing up to stereotypes and standing together to show life is always worth living.

Phone          0800 585858




KOOTH provides access to support, information and guidance for young people on all issues that relate to them, through the online counselling service, online forums, and access and ability to contribute to the magazine.




QWELL is an online digital mental health support service for adults (18+). It offers activities, content, and a peer support community with self-articles, forums, and discussion boards that are monitored by medical experts. You can keep an online journal and monitor your wellbeing via an interactive goal tracker.



Prevent Suicide

Grassroots Suicide Prevention is a UK leader in suicide prevention and helps to create safe spaces in our communities for lifesaving conversations about suicide. They support people to develop the skills and confidence needed to save lives.





Rethink supports tens of thousands of people every year through a diverse range of mental health services and life-changing support groups. These are vital in helping people get through crises, live independently and recognise that they don't have to face mental illness alone.

Phone          0808 801 0525




Whatever you're going through, a Samaritan will face it with you. We're here 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

You can get in touch about anything that's troubling you, no matter how large or small the issue feels.

We're here to listen, no judgement, no pressure, and help you work through what's on your mind. We'll never tell you what to do.

Phone          116 123



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Shout (opens new tab) is a free, confidential, 24/7 text messaging support service for anyone who is struggling to cope. Just text 'SHOUT' to 85258 to speak to a trained volunteer.



Further help and support

Find out what benefits and financial support you may be able to get

Use the government's online tool to find out what support you might be able to get to help with your living costs. You can get benefits and other financial support if you're eligible.

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