Your wellbeing

Need urgent support? Get help from a crisis service >

If you are worried about your mental health, please make an appointment to speak to a GP.

For non-clinical support - for example, you're feeling isolated, want to connect to community support, or need help with housing, employment or benefits - contact our in-house wellbeing team.

On this page, you will find further resources to help with your mental health and wellbeing.

On this page:

  1. TALKWORKS - NHS talking therapy
  2. Hope - online wellbeing programme for people with long term conditions
  3. Kooth - online wellbeing service for young people
  4. Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) for Recurrent Depression - to prevent depression relapse
  5. Self-help advice

TALKWORKS

Is the way that you are feeling affecting your daily life? Are you struggling to cope, feeling low, anxious or overwhelmed by your thoughts and feelings? Are you living with a health condition that is making you feel tired, frustrated and worried? You are not alone and TALKWORKS can help.

TALKWORKS is a free, confidential, NHS talking therapy service, helping you to feel better and giving you the tools and techniques to improve your mental and physical wellbeing.

You can self-refer to the service by filling out a form on the website.

Go to TALKWORKS website >

Hope programme for wellbeing

Are you living with a long-term physical or mental health condition?

Would you like to cope better, feel more in control of your emotions and be more resilient?

Hope is a 6-week online programme for people living across the South West, which focuses on you and your wellbeing.

Learn whenever you like, at a pace that suits you.

Learn wherever you like. You can access the course on a computer, tablet or smartphone.

Share and learn from each other. We all have a story to share.

Hope aims to teach you how to become more relaxed, improve your confidence in setting positive goals, learn stress and fatigue management skills and explore any worries you experience when living with long-term physical or mental health condition.

Enrol in the HOPE programme >

Kooth

Kooth is an online mental wellbeing community for young people.

Join Kooth >

Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) for Recurrent Depression

The Exeter University AccEPT clinic runs an NHS-funded 8-week course for people with recurrent depression. This is not suitable for people who are currently depressed, but rather is aimed at those who have experienced several episodes of depression in the past and would like to learn how to prevent a relapse. You may however be currently experiencing some residual symptoms.

You may refer yourself onto the course (a self-referral form can be found on their website, click the button below), or a healthcare professional may make a referral on your behalf should you prefer.

Learn more about MBCT >

Self-help advice

NHS website

The main NHS website has lots of useful tips, tools and activities to support and improve mental health. We particularly recommend trying out the mental wellbeing audio guides which teach you helpful techniques to improve how you're feeling.

Read self-help advice >

Five ways to wellbeing

Evidence suggests there are five steps you can take to improve your mental health and wellbeing. Trying these things could help you feel more positive and able to get the most out of life.

We've put together some information about the five ways to wellbeing, and some suggestions about how you can introduce them into your everyday routine.

Read more about the 5 ways to wellbeing >