At Risk and needing help & support

If there is immediate danger:

Call 999

Call 116 123  |  visit the website 

If danger is not immediate but there is a plan:

Call First Response
(Devon Partnership Trust Crisis Team) on 0808 196 8708, details here – you will be contacted by the Crisis Team within 4 hours

Contact your GP and ask for a welfare check
they will normally do it the same day or the next day according to the time

The Mooring Exeter, St Leonards GP Practice
call 07990 790920 (open 10am-midnight, Monday-Friday including bank holidays and 12pm-midnight, Saturday-Sunday), details here

24/7 crisis text service for mental health on 85258, details here

0800 1111, a counselling service for children and young people up to their 19th birthday, details here

YoungMinds Crisis Messenger
Offering urgent support for young people experiencing a mental health crisis, text ‘YM’ to 85258, details here

A free safe and anonymous 24/7 online support for young people, details here


A safety plan is a tool for helping someone navigate suicidal feelings and urges. It can also be a way for you and the person you’re supporting to plan how to communicate and check in with each other going forwards.