Important - We are changing our clinical IT system in June 2024, and we want to explain why we are doing this and what impact this will have on the service we provide to you. For more information search "we-are-changing-our-clinical-it-system" in latest news.

Peverell Park Surgery & University Medical Centre

Peverell Park Surgery | 01752 766644 |

University Medical Centre | 01752 222341 |

IMPORTANT: Online consultation will not be available until Monday 24th June while we transition to our new patient record system.

Important - Due to our clinical system change this month we can only deal with urgent requests between the 5th and 13th June, and from the 14th onwards, we ask that you please be patient with us. Please view we-are-changing-our-clinical-it-system for information regarding non-urgent requests .

Mental Health


Free 24/7 mental health text support

Looking after your mental health on social media.

We spend a lot of time on social media. It can help us connect with friends, share our lives and interests, stay up-to-date with what’s happening in the world and get support. But our experience of social media isn’t always positive.

Check out our top tips for looking after your mental health when using social media.


Head Space

Head Space offers an out-of-hours service for people who consider that they are approaching  a mental health crisis. The service aims to provide a non-clinical setting with a safe, calm and structured environment, where individuals can go to access peer support.


Better Health – Every Mind Matters

There are little things we can all do to help look after our mental health. Having good mental health helps us relax more, achieve more and enjoy our lives more.Answer 5 simple questions to get your personalised mental health action plan with tips and advice to help you be kind to your mind. Get your free mind plan. We have expert advice and practical tips to help you look after your mental health and wellbeing, so discover what works for you. Every Mind Matters


Self-help CBT techniques

You may have heard of CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy), wondered how it works, what it’s good for and whether it could help you.In this section you can find out about CBT, watch our short video guides and try online self-help techniques. These can help you deal with worries and unhelpful thoughts, work through problems in new ways, build resilience and boost your mental wellbeing. This is not a full CBT course but rather some practical self-help tips and strategies based on CBT techniques. CBT techniques
It only takes 5 minutes to get your mind 
plan Answer 5 simple questions to get your personalised mental health action plan with tips and advice to help you be kind to your mind. Mind Plan



Based in Plymouth we aim to help anyone struggling to get help with their mental health. You can self-refer or be referred by a third party. We believe there is nothing better for your mental health and wellbeing than being outdoors, physically active, and, in time with others like you. Find out more



Learn cognitive behaviour therapy skills for preventing and coping with depression. Find out more


Help, information and support for all those affected by mental illness. Find out more



If something is troubling you, call Samaritans free 116 123, 24 hours a day 365 days a year. Find out more


Plymouth Options Depression & Anxiety Service

At some time in our lives most of us find ourselves feeling low, worried, fearful or distressed. Plymouth Options offers a range of services to people experiencing common mental health problems. Find out more


The Zone

We offer a wide range of information, advice, counselling and support services to young people. Find out more


Self-Help Leaflets

A selection of digital self-help leaflets are available about topics ranging from abuse, alcohol, eating disorders, panic and self-harm, provided by Northumerbland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust. Find out more



Information and Support for all mental health issues. Mind Infoline 0300 123 3393 Find out more


Family Matters

A Plymouth-based charity focused on issues within family relationships. Find out more


Young Minds

YoungMinds Textline offers you free, 24/7 text messaging support wherever you are in the UK. If you need someone to talk to about how you’re feeling, text YM to 85258.

We know that it’s not always easy to know where to turn for support – especially when you need someone to talk to right now. If you feel unable to cope or need to get something off your chest, our trained volunteers will listen. We can support you in taking steps towards helping you feel better. Whatever you’re going through, you are not alone.

Whether you want to understand more about how you’re feeling and find ways to feel better, or you want to support someone who’s struggling, we can help.


This May Help has been created to support parents and carers with concerns about their child’s mental health. The subjects covered on this website have been chosen by families and young people who have gone through their own mental health challenges. What helped them may also help you. The films offer advice across six main subject areas, with ten additional films offering supporting information. The films can be viewed in any order at any time. Each film has a dedicated page where you’ll also find helpful advice and links to other resources. The text for each subject is available from the downloads page.

Supporting Teenage Mental Health
Supporting Teenage Mental Health – Access our comprehensive library of free mental health resources, including leaflets, videos and guides on a range of topics from Coronavirus advice to anxiety and depression.


Local Social Support for Mental Health

The Jan Cutting Healthy Living Centre is a community-led, neighbourhood approach to health improvement and provides a range of support services in communities experiencing disadvantage and health inequalities.
A charity at the heart of our community, supporting and inspiring people to improve their health and wellbeing.

Evidence suggests there are 5 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.


Further information

For more information about mental health, ways to cope with it and more visit:

NHS – Mental Health

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