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Time To Talk

Our free, confidential listening support and advice helpline, for those with a disability and/or long-term health condition.

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Our free, confidential listening support and advice helpline, for those with a disability or long-term health condition

Time to Talk is a telephone and online service, provided by a friendly team who listen and offer peer support, provide information and advice, and signpost or refer to other appropriate services.

Time to Talk is not an emergency or out-of-hours service.  If you are in crisis, click here for information on who to contact.
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Free Telephone, Online Support and Webcam Support Service

Do you ever have feelings of isolation or loneliness? Low mood or anxiety? You might want someone to talk to who can help you find ways to meet new people or help you to maintain or regain your sense of wellbeing and enjoyment of life. Time to Talk’s friendly team is ready to listen to you and help you to find support and services local to you.  You can ring us, or we can ring you, and we can also provide a video chat service (webcam) if you would prefer to talk to us that way.  We provide time-limited support (up to a maximum of 6 hours) but are flexible in how our support is delivered.

You can contact Time to Talk directly or be referred by someone else using our referral form.

Time2Talk Referral form

Contact the support line:

Call: 0300 303 3691 (freephone)
During our opening hours (see below) or leave us a message and we will get back to you.

Opening Hours: 
Tuesday:            10am – 4pm
Wednesday:       10am – 4pm
Thursday:          10am – 4pm

Email: time2talk@livingoptions.org  

SMS/Text: Living Options Hub on 07856 426 940.

Facebook: Message us facebook.com/timetotalkdevon

Twitter: Message us twitter.com/timetotalkdevon

Contact Information 
Freephone: 0300 303 3691
Text / SMS: 07856 426 940 (Living Options Hub)
Email: time2talk@livingoptions.org
Facebook:  @timetotalkdevon
Twitter: @timetotalkdevon

Support for Deaf people

Living Options Devon also offers information, advice and support to Deaf people, as well as counselling services for Deaf people. Learn more

Living Options Counselling Service

Counselling services are also available for people with disabilities. Learn more

Mental health support organisations: 

  • Devon Partnership Trust: First Response Service
    Tel: 0808 196 8708,
    Call 111 or ask for an urgent GP appointment, if need help urgently, but it is not an emergency.  
  • Samaritans – available 24/7.
    They offer a supportive conversation around a whole range of mental health issues and also offer a call back service and follow up calls.

    Tel: 116 123
    Email:
    jo@samaritans.org  
  • Mental Health Matters Devon  provides a 24 hour, 365 days a year mental health helpline.
    Call on 
    0800 470 0317
    or face-to-face at:
    The Moorings in Barnstaple (07850 927 064)
    Exeter (07790 790 920)
    Torquay (07483 991 848)
    (evenings and weekends) 
  • NHS: Every Mind Matters – There are resources on their website and suggestions for apps. 
  • CALM is the Campaign Against Living Miserably
    For people in the UK who are down or have hit a wall for any reason.
    It is a leading movement against suicide and a men’s support service.
    Call 0800 58 58 58
    (daily, 5pm to midnight) – webchats are also available.
     
  • Rethink – Carers support, advocacy, crisis support.
    They have links to local peer support groups.
    They also have a Covid-19 support page.
    Tel: 0121 522 7007
    Email: 
    info@rethink.org 
  • Devon Mind – Range of support and resources available for people.
    Tel:  01752 512280
    Email hello@devonmind.com  
  • Silverline – Provides support, information, friendship and advice for older people (over 55) who may feel lonely or isolated.
    Open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
    Tel: 0800 470 8090
     
  • Standalone – Charity supporting adults who are estranged (not in contact) from their family. 
  • Recovery Devon – Supporting mental health recovery and wellbeing 
  • Talkworks – NHS Mental Health and support 

 

Useful Resources are available from Devon Libraries

Did you know that Devon Libraries don’t just offer the loan of library books? They have a wealth of resources and support services on offer to keep you connected with others, learning, and motivated. Learn more at Devon Libraries

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