Mental health

Helping you access the right information

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Young Minds, mental health support

Making sure all young people get the best possible mental health support and have the resilience to overcome life's challenges.

Kooth. Free, safe and anonymous online support for young people

XenZone is a provider of online mental health services for children, young people and adults. Kooth, from XenZone, is an online counselling and emotional well-being platform for children and young people, accessible through mobile, tablet and desktop and free at the point of use.

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Mind, the mental health charity

When you’re living with a mental health problem, or supporting someone who is, having access to the right information – about a condition, treatment options, or practical issues – is vital. Mind can help.

Torbay CAMHs

The Torbay Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service provides emotional and mental health assessment and treatment to children, young people, aged 0-18 years, and their families/carers within Torbay.


Support for you, whatever's on your mind. Childline offer advice and will help to guide you make decisions that are right for you.

Smaritians, support with self-harm

If you or someone you know self-harms there is always a listening ear available from the Samaritans.

Mind - How to support a friend

Information for young people about how to support a friend who is struggling with the way they're feeling.

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Wellbeing service

0 to 10 Torbay and South West Family Values are working together and offering free interventions with our wellbeing practitioners as part of our ongoing children’s mental health work and our response to the impact of Covid 19. If you are a parent who is worried that your child or teen is suffering from low mood or anxiety, please get in touch to see if we can help.

Children’s Wellbeing Practitioners (CWPs) provide early intervention Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for children, young people (aged 8-18) and families to help manage mild-moderate anxiety and low mood. CWPs offer guided self-help strategies to help manage these problems and stop them from developing into more severe difficulties. Throughout our sessions we will support you in learning strategies which you will then be able to take away with you and continue using after our sessions are over.

Wellbeing Practitioners can offer up to 12 sessions, which last between 30 minutes and 1 hour. This can change depending on what you need.

  • The CWP will explore with you how to understand your difficulties
  • They will help you to set goals which you will then work towards together
  • There is also between-session practice to do when learning new strategies

Some young people see us on their own and some young people come with their parents/carers. We might have our sessions on the telephone, over email, on Facetime/Zoom or face-to-face. These might be weekly, or every other week. We can also offer parent led interventions to help parents help their child with anxiety or low mood

0 to 19 Torbay CWP Wellbeing Service Referral Form.docx

0 to 19 Torbay CWP Role explained .pdf

Building Sound Minds

Creating a positive space to promote mental and emotional wellbeing

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Beat eating disorders

Information and advice if you or someone you know things they might have an eating disorder.

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Hub of Hope, support for mental health concerns

The Hub of Hope is a first of its kind, national mental health database which brings together organisations and charities, large and small, from across the country who offer mental health advice and support, together in one place.

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Understanding your brain (for teenagers only!)

Find out what's happening in your brain! Your brain changes as you hit adolescence. Going to sleep later? See how the changes in your brain explain some of the changes in your behaviour.

This is a free course if you live in Torbay, just create an account and enter the code TAMAR

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Torbay Wellbeing Service

The 0 to 19 Torbay Emotional Health and Wellbeing Service provides low level mental health support to children and young people aged 8 to 18 years though our child wellbeing practitioners.

Torbay wellbeing service is a partnership between 0to19 Torbay, Checkpoint, South West family Values, Young Devon and Imagine This. Our Wellbeing Service provides a range of services that are designed to help you with your practical issues: offering various groups, drop-ins and individual information, advice and guidance.

For more information, download the leaflet here. To access the service please complete the enquiry form. Once we have received this the young person will be contact by one of the team to find out more about them to ensure we offer the right support for them.

Torbay's Young People's Wellbeing Service

Torbay's Young Peoples Wellbeing Service Enquiry Form

Childline - CalmZone

There are lots of way to feel calmer. It's about finding what works for you. Try some of CalmZones breathing exercises, activities, games and videos to help let go of stress.

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