Support for people experiencing problems with their mental health care and treatment.
07779 571691 or 01271 378530
Mon, Tues & Wed mornings
Offering support for carers aged 50+ who are facing the end of their caring role.
Information and advice for the elderly about benefits, care, age, discrimination etc.
Information for anyone who is concerned about their drinking.
01752 791111 local 24hr helpline
0800 917 7650 National freephone number
BPAG (Barnstaple Poverty Action Group)
Community based charity providing a range of services to people across North Devon experiencing crisis and hardship.
|Barnstaple Macular Support Group ||Support group meets on the fourth Tuesday of every month from 10:15am to 12:30pm at Tower Suite, The Imperial Hotel, Taw Vale Parade, Barnstaple, EX32 8NB. |
Local Breast Care Support Group
A local support group for anyone affected by diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. We meet together socially for mutual support, informal chat and a cup of tea, meetings with speakers and occasional social outings.
First Tuesday of every month (except January)
7pm at Barnstaple Rugby Club
Breastfeeding Support Group
10am til 12pm. Every Friday
|A friendly group for Mothers who breastfeed and want to come along and make friends and have a cuppa and chat with other Mothers. We have a health visitor at this group along with our parent volunteer peer supporters to chat to and ask any questions to help you on your breastfeeding journey. We welcome pregnant Mums too, come along before babies here to find out what its all about|
|Dawn Williams on 01271 321411|
Support with feeding your child or a place to make new friends. Attended by qualified peer supporters and an experienced breast feeding counsellor.
Mondays 10am-12pm Henry Williamson Room, Barnstaple Library
Cancer Care Car to NDDH
The North Devon Cancer Care Car Service helps cancer patients in North Devon and Torridge District areas, who need to get to North Devon District Hospital for oncology or chemotherapy treatment or any other cancer related appointment at local hospitals.
North Devon Cancer Care Car Service
Cancer Care Travel to RD&E
The Tarka line and H2 bus take about the same time as a car or taxi (fastest train 55 mins average 1hr 9 mins) and can be bought with a “Plus-Bus” unlimited bus ticket (the H2 bus goes from the station straight to RD&E’s front door). This is all wheelchair accessible to the door of RD&E with no parking worries and considerably less costs. Daily off Peak return is £10.90 with unlimited Bus Travel in Exeter for £2.80. Costs may be refunded
If the patient is on low income they can reclaim “reasonable” costs under the national Healthcare Travel Costs Scheme HTCS click here.
Finally the CCG funds a car-based service for any patient attending healthcare more than three times a week or ten times a month which is assessed and booked by the clinical centres. This would cover repetitive treatment regimens but not one-off appointments where the patient can get into a car. Patients can get advice on the Patient Transport Advice Service 0345 155 1009 based in Exeter but dedicated to NHS transport across Devon.
Cardiomyopathy Support Group
Support and information to help you know more about cardiomyopathy, feel in control of your treatment and be better able to cope day to day.
Chris Jones on 01271 345541 or
Cardiomyopathy Support Nurse on 0800 0181 024
Citizens Advice Bureau
Advises on finance, health, family, relationships, benefits, work etc.
Providing information, support and involvement for carers who either live in the Devon County Council area or are looking after someone living in the Devon County Council area.
(Mon-Fri 8am-6pm and Saturdays 9am-1pm)
|DSVA (Domestic and Sexual Violence and Abuse)|
Devon's Domestic Abuse Helpline for independant confidential advice
|0345 155 1074|
|Devon's Family Information Service |
For info and advice on childcare, activities, family support and support for children with additional needs.
0845 155 1013
Devon Rape Crisis & Sexual Abuse Services
Victims can refer themselves to this confidential service who provide appropriate interventions.
01392 204 174
Mon, Weds & Fri 6.00pm-9.00pm
Devon Sexual Health
Providing confidential sexual health services that support healthy relationships and sexual well-being.
0300 303 3989
Community Interest Company
Providing services to support families that are universally accessible to all; investing in the physical & mental wellbeing of parents, carers and children across North Devon & Torridge.
EDP Drug & Alcohol Services
EDP works with people across Devon and in Dorset who have, or are affected by, drug and alcohol problems.
0800 233 5444
|Epilepsy Action |
Epilepsy Freephone Helpline
North Devon branch: Steve 01271 863087
0808 800 5050
|MSI Reproductive Choices (former Marie Stopes)|
MSI Reproductive Choices UK is a specialist independent provider of sexual and reproductive health services in the UK, including abortion, vasectomy and contraception.
0345 300 8090
24 hour advice line
National Domestic Violence Helpline
Helpline for women and children experiencing domestic violence, their family, friends, colleagues and others calling on their behalf.
The helpline can give 24 hour support, help and information over the telephone; All calls are completely confidential. Translation facilities for callers whose first language is not English, and a service for callers who are deaf or hard of hearing are available.
0808 2000 247
|NHS Devon Clinical Commissioning Group (NHS Devon CCG)|
Working together to commission the right services t improve the lives of those who live in Devon. In these pages you will find information about the locality, clinical board meetings and local events or public consultations.
01392 205 205 or 0845 140 5005
|North Devon Against Domestic Abuse|
Working to help keep people safe from abuse at home. NDADA supports all sections of the community with a range of services for women, men and children and young people
The helpline gives a free service in Northern Devon for those affected by domestic abuse.
01271 370079 / 370080
North Devon District Hospital (NDDH)
Over & Above (Fern Centre)
The Fern Centre is based at North Devon's District Hospital in Barnstaple. They offer support for patients with cancer, as well as their loved ones by providing a dedicated space for therapies, care and advice in a comfortable and welcoming environment.
Patient Advice & Liaison Service – to help people find their way around the NHS and any problems they may encounter. Representative available in NDDH level 2.
Treatment for drug and alcohol misuse problems
Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital
|Rape Crisis Helpline|
Provides independent confidential advice
|0808 802 9999|
Provides confidential emotional support 24/7 to those experiencing despair, distress or suicidal feelings.
See Hear Centre
Provides equipment advice and support for people with a sight or hearing loss. They have a wide range of equipment on display for people to 'try before you buy'. They can also refer people to local groups supporting people with a hearing or sight loss.
Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide
A self-help organisation offering emotional and practical support to those bereaved by the suicide of a close relative or friend.
0300 111 5065
(open daily, 9am-9pm)
TALKWORKS North Devon
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.
0300 555 3344
Transport & Mobility
Go>> Shopmobility - provides the loan of manual and powered wheelchairs or electric scooters & portable scooters to help anyone, local, visitor or tourist, with limited mobility to shop.
Go>> North Devon Ring & Ride – a door to door minibus service available for anyone to use who has a mobility problem or cannot use public transport.
For more details or to book,
call 01271 328866
(Open 9.15am – 4:00pm Mon-Fri)