Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust has launched a new 24/7 open access telephone service for anyone worried about their mental health.

Support is available to anyone, regardless of age, all day every day by calling free on 0800 038 5300.

If you or someone you know feels they need to access urgent mental health support, we will listen to you and assess how best to help.

It’s important to know that support is available, even if services seem busy at the moment because of coronavirus. Video appointments are now being offered. If you’d like to join a pre-arranged appointment, click here.

The mental health charity Mind has information on ways to help yourself cope during a crisis which can be read here.

Other useful resources when you need to talk include:

Nightlink – 0808 800 0306 * – an emotional support helpline and text service for anyone in Cornwall who is experiencing emotional distress. All calls are confidential. Nightlink is available seven days a week from 5.00pm – 12.00am. Text service 07717 989 021

SANE – 0845 767 8000 * – offers support to anyone coping with mental illness, including concerned relatives or friends. The SANE helpline is available 7 days a week from 6.00pm – 11.00pm.

HOPElineUK – 0800 068 4141 – this is a specialist telephone helpline for children, teenagers and young people up to the age of 35. Call Hopeline if you have concerns about suicide either for yourself or for someone else (available: Monday to Friday – 10.00am to 5.00pm; Evenings – 7.00pm – 10.00pm; Weekends – 2.00pm – 5.00pm).  Alternatively visit their website at https://www.papyrus-uk.org or email pat@papyrus-uk.org, or twxt: 07786 209 697 *

CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably) – 0800 58 58 58 – Specifically for men, this service is open 7 days a week, from 5.00pm to 12.00am., www.thecalmzone.net

* note – calls to mobile or 0845 numbers may incur charges when you contact them.