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Exmouth Community CollegeAcademy Trust

Mental Health and Wellbeing

.Welcome to the mental health and wellbeing support site, designed by the Post 16 mental health ambassadors.

Use the descriptions and links below to find support for a huge range of mental health and wellbeing needs.

In School Support

Young Devon - Wellbeing | Young Devon

Young Devon wellbeing appointments happen in College - self referral and referrals from Pastoral Assistants are possible.

CAMHS Educational Mental Health Practitioners (EMHPs) CAMHS EMHPs YouTube 

They work in College 2 days per week, and work closely with the pastoral assistants.  They can offer individual sessions and also group sessions.  They will also be offering training sessions for parents and staff in the future.  They have also just trained 20 Year 9 mentals health ambassadors. Referrals go to them via Pastoral assistants.

ECC College counselling – Referrals are made via Pastoral Assistants

Haven - Haven Project (Formerly ICE) - Open Door Exmouth 

1:1 Mentoring for KS3 students. Lunchtime Hub for KS3 students who find lunchtimes challenging. Haven Hub is a safe space for students to play games, make new friends, and receive support if they need it.

Local Organisations

CAMHS emergency contact details are: 0330 0245 321

Kooth - an online counselling service for all children in Devon. Details are available from all Pastoral Assistants.

Starting Point - Starting Point - HeadsUP Mental Health Awareness CIC (

Single point of access service for young people aged 4–17 years struggling with their mental health. Self-referral.

Pete’s Dragons - Home - Pete's Dragons (  

Offers support for those impacted by suicide.

Esteem Team - Home | EsteemteamAutism enabling | Esteemteam | Devon 

Work with children and young people who have additional needs or struggle with their mental health.

Online Support

Young Minds - YoungMinds | Mental Health Charity For Children And Young People | YoungMinds 

Young Minds are a mental health charity for children, young people and their parents, making sure all young people can get the mental health support they need.

Frank - Honest information about drugs | FRANK (  

Find out everything you need to know about drugs, their effects and the law.

Talk to Frank for facts, support and advice on drugs and alcohol today.

Samaritans - Samaritans | Every life lost to suicide is a tragedy | Here to listen 

Provides emotional support to anyone in emotional distress, struggling to cope or at risk of suicide throughout the UK.

The Mix -

Free Help & Guidance. Confidential Advice. Information. They are here to help you take on any challenge you’re facing, online and over the phone.

Shout - Shout - UK's 24/7 Crisis Text Service for Mental Health Support | Shout 85258 (

Text service for anyone in crisis. Get free, confidential mental health support anytime, anywhere. 

Mind - Using this tool - Mind   

Mind offers information and advice to people with mental health problems. 

Staying Safe - Staying Safe

For those who are feeling suicidal. Provides information on how to make a safety plan.

Anna Freud -

A huge resource area from this mental health educator and charity, there section on self care is especially good.


Childline is a free service for children and young people who need help with any kind of problem, from stress and anxiety to self-harm and suicidal thoughts. 

NSPCC - NSPCC | The UK children's charity | NSPCC

NSPCC is the UK's leading children's charity, preventing abuse and helping those affected to recover. 

BEAT - The UK's Eating Disorder Charity - Beat (

Beat is the UK's leading charity for people affected by eating disorders and their carers. Find out how to get help, access information, join events, donate and more.

Papyrus UK - Papyrus UK Suicide Prevention | Prevention of Young Suicide (

PAPYRUS UK is a charity that provides confidential suicide prevention advice, support and resources for young people and their families.