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What to do if your mental or emotional state quickly gets worse, or you’re in crisis or despair – or you’re worried that someone you know is.

Devon Partnership NHS Trust

Mental health services in Devon are provided by Devon Partnership NHS Trust (DPT)

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Getting help

If you are worried about your mental health, or are concerned about someone close to you, it’s important to get help and support as soon as possible.

The first step is to contact your GP, who can help with diagnosis, prescribe medication if suitable and/or refer you to the right local mental health service.

You can visit the NHS Choices website for advice and support about mental health.

Mind have produced a step-by-step guide to getting help, including what may happen and what you can do.

You can also read our factsheets about mental health and suicide prevention.

In Devon, mental health services are provided by Devon Partnership NHS Trust. The Trust has developed a new website with lots of useful information including self-help guides. You can access the site using the link on the right or jump straight to information about specific conditions.

Further information can be found in these factsheets:

Mental health – getting support for you or someone you know
It’s safe to talk about suicide – information about suicide prevention

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Feeling stressed, anxious or depressed? Find information and advice to get on your way to feeling better.

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Find services, and support groups in Devon on the Pinpoint website

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Find advice on how to stay healthy and well on the OneSmallStep website

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