In the UK, 1 in 4 people will have some form of Mental Health issue.


In the UK, one in four people will have some form of mental health issue. That means, most of us will know someone affected by mental health, or have experienced it ourselves. Nationally, awareness and understanding of mental health is getting better, but we are seeing a significant increase in mental health crisis and demand for all services is continuing to increase across the region.

All agencies collate statistics about mental health and are experiencing increases in demand on their services, from children to older people. This demand will often only be reported once crisis point has been reached, as spotting the signs before getting to this point is difficult.

Need help?

Contact the Devon Partnership Trust for help with mental health needs.

01392 208866


The Devon Approach

In Devon, statutory services, voluntary groups and communities are working together to provide a joined up and caring approach to what can be an emotive and complex issue.
Devon’s geography presents many challenges. It is a large area with a wide range of demographics. This presents difficult decisions around resourcing, responding and preventing mental health issues.
The ultimate intention is to ensure we have a service that is capable and able to prevent a mental health crisis from happening.


Devon Partnership Trust

Providing a wide range of NHS services to people with mental health and learning disability

01392 208866

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)

Sees children and young people where there are concerns about their emotional or psychological wellbeing or mental health.


Confidential listening service for people needing to talk to someone about problems.

116 123

National Suicide Prevention Alliance

An alliance of public, private, voluntary and community organisations in England who work to prevent suicide.

Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM)

Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM)
An award-winning charity dedicated to preventing male suicide.

0800 58 58 58

You can view and download the latest campaign materials on mental health here.