Mental Health and Wellbeing
Mental Health and Safeguarding - COVID-19
CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE SUPPORT
Livewell South West, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic have now set up a 24/7 urgent mental health advice line that will enable young people, families, carers and professionals to access support when they need during this lockdown period. This is available to all families (They do not have to be open to CAMHS to access this) who are registered with a Plymouth G.P and professionals across the city of Plymouth. The telephone line will be covered by specialist mental health trained staff, who will be able to provide advice, support and sign posting to other relevant agencies.
Information for parents and carers:
“Is your child or the child you are caring for experiencing anxiety, worry, stress?
Are they experiencing Psychological or emotional distress?
Do you need to talk to someone who can offer support and advice?
This service is open to Children, Young People and Parents and carers” This Urgent Mental health Support telephone line is open now 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on 01752 435122 for advice and support.
Adults in Plymouth struggling with their mental health will be able to get immediate support thanks to a new initiative from Livewell Southwest.
Livewell Southwest is the social enterprise delivering health and social care services in Plymouth and parts of South Hams and West Devon.
The social enterprise has set up a First Response Service to support those who may be experiencing problems with their mental health.
The service, staffed by mental health professionals, will provide advice, support and signposting to anyone aged over 18 in Plymouth experiencing a mental health crisis between 8am and 8pm seven days a week.
From 1 May, this service will be 24/7.
You do not need to be an existing service user of Livewell and the line is also open to other health and care professionals and emergency responders such as the police who may need advice when supporting someone with mental health difficulties.
The helpline is available on 01752 434922. If all lines are busy, your call will be placed in a queue.