Emotional health and wellbeing directory
From its modest beginnings, Cry-sis has developed to become a well-respected and national charity. The stated aims remain 'to be efficient and effective in providing self-help and support to families with excessively crying, sleepless and demanding babies'. To achieve this, Cry-sis runs a national telephone helpline that is available to callers every day of the year between 9.00am and 10.00pm. Callers are referred to a trained volunteer member of Cry-sis who has had personal experience of crying or sleep problems within their own family.
Heads Count is a user-led network for mental health service users, carers and everyone with experience of or affected by mental health matters. We gather individuals' views, ideas and experiences and help represent these views to service commissioners and providers, to improve mental health services for the future.
Perinatal Positivity uses the real voices and experiences of women and men who have had mental wellbeing difficulties around the time of pregnancy, childbirth and beyond. We hope it will help you emotionally prepare and find support, if needed, at this time.
What is Play Therapy? Play therapy is proven to be an effective therapy that helps children modify behaviours, clarify self-concept, and build healthy relationships In Play Therapy children enter into a dynamic relationship with the therapist that enables them to express, explore and make sense of their difficult and painful experiences. Play Therapy helps children find healthier ways of communicating, develop fulfilling relationships, increase resilience, and facilitate emotional literacy. It is highly effective when children feel powerless in the face of their own emotions or experiences in their family or school life. By allowing them to determine both the nature, pace and outcomes of the work, it intrinsically increases the child's sense of self-efficacy which is acknowledged as a key component of resilience.
The Healthy Futures Social Prescribing Service works with GP practices in Plymouth to support patients who would like support to access activities and services in the community to improve their health and wellbeing.
Pregnancy Crisis Care (Plymouth & SE Cornwall) provides a free, confidential, and impartial counselling service to individuals and couples facing any pregnancy-related crises.
The National Prisoners' Families Helpline can support you if a family member is in contact with the criminal justice system. We provide advice and information on all aspects from what happens on arrest, visiting a prison to preparing for release. It is operated by Prison Advice and Care Trust under contract to Her Majesty's Prison & Probation Service and provides information and support for families across England and Wales. All calls are free, from landlines and mobiles, and confidential.
Formerly known as the Hearing and Sight Centre, Sensory Solutions provides information, advice and equipment for people of all ages with concerns about sight or hearing.