Help in the tough times

Anxiety, worry and fear

The Children’s Society have helpful advice and resources for young people. These include coping with feelings of loneliness, anxiety, depression and stress.

Livewell South West have set up a 24/7 urgent mental health advice line that will enable young people, families, carers and professionals in Plymouth to access support. It can help if your child is experiencing anxiety, stress or emotional distress. The telephone line will be covered by specialist mental health trained staff, who will be able to provide advice, support and sign posting to other relevant agencies. This Urgent Mental health Support telephone line is open now 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on 01752 435122 for advice and support.


If you are struggling with low mood, anxious thoughts, sleep difficulties or aren’t quite feeling yourself, help is available.

TALKWORKS is a free and confidential NHS talking therapy service, here to help adults over the age of 18, living in Devon, improve their mental and physical wellbeing. Treatment and support includes one-to-one sessions with a therapist, group therapy sessions, wellbeing workshops and access to online self-help.

You do not need a referral from a GP to access TALKWORKS’ services, you can refer yourself online or over the phone. For more information on the different treatment options and therapy services, please visit the TALKWORKS website or call 0300 555 3344.

Here is a list of books that help children, young people and adults deal with anxiety, worry and fear.

Illustrated Ministry have produced a free booklet which incorporates prayers for when you are feeling anxious into beautiful printable colouring pages.


Support for families and children during bereavement is a creative Pinterest resource.

Clergy funeral and bereavement resources from the Church of England.