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    If you feel that you are struggling to cope don’t keep it to yourself.  Talking to someone, such as a friend, doctor or counsellor may bring you a sense of relief.

    Here at Marjon we can offer you support through a range of services:

    You can visit the Listening Post, which takes place in Reception on the following days/times:

    Monday 1pm – 2pm
    Tuesday 1pm – 2pm
    Wednesday 1pm – 2pm
    Thursday 1pm – 2pm

    Email: listeningpost@marjon.ac.uk

    You can contact the Chaplaincy:
    Telephone: 01752 636700 Ext 2047
    Email: ngriffin@marjon.ac.uk  

    And there is a Counselling Centre:
    Telephone: 01752 636850
    Email: counselling@marjon.ac.uk  


    However, there are also a range of external sources of support available and you can find a selection of these listed below.

    NHS 111 / NHS Direct

    NHS Direct provide fast medical help or advice for situations that are not life-threatening. Lines are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
    Telephone: 111


    Mind provides information on mental health, including:

    • Types of mental health problems

    • Where to get help

    • Medication and alternative treatments

    • Advocacy

    Their lines are open 9am – 6pm Monday to Friday (except bank holidays).
    Telephone: 0300 123 3393
    Email: info@mind.org.uk 
    Text: 86463


    The Samaritans provide confidential support for those experiencing distress or despair. They are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
    Telephone: 116 123
    Email: jo@samaritans.org 
    Website: samaritans.org 
    Address: 20 Oxford Place, Plymouth, PL1 5AJ (Please check their website for opening hours)


    Elefriends is a supportive online community where you can be yourself.  It is a safe place to listen, share and be heard.

    Switchboard, the LGBT+ helpline

    Switchboard is there to support those who identify as LGBT. They are available from 10am–10pm, 365 days a year, to listen to any problems.
    Telephone: 0300 330 0630
    Email: chris@switchboard.lgbt


    CALM is available to men experiencing distressing thoughts and feelings. Their lines are open from 5pm–midnight, 365 days a year. They also have a webchat service from 5pm – midnight every day.
    Telephone: 0800 58 58 58


    The SANEline offers emotional support and information to anyone affected by mental illness, including family, friends and carers from 4:30pm – 10:30pm, 365 days a year.
    Telephone: 0300 304 7000

    Students Against Depression

    Students Against Depression is a website offering advice, information, guidance and resources to those affected by low mood, depression and suicidal thinking.


    Relate offer a counselling service surrounding problems in relationships. They are open Monday to Thursday from 9am – 9pm and Friday from 9am – 7pm.
    Telephone: 01752 213131 or 07522 288 426
    Email: relateplymouth@googlemail.com

    The Zone

    The Zone offers a range of information, advice, counselling and support services to 13 - 25 year olds. They run a Drop In service 6 days a week.
    Telephone: 01752 206626
    Address: 14-16 Union Street, Plymouth, PL1 2SR (please call for opening hours)


    Harbour is a drug and alcohol service available to anyone, including family and friends, affected by the misuse of drugs or alcohol.
    Telephone:  01752 434343

    Devon rape and sexual abuse helpline

    The Devon rape and sexual abuse helpline offers a listening service for people over 16 years, who have been raped or sexually abused. They also offer support for partners, families and friends. Their lines are open Tuesday to Thursday from 7pm -10pm.
    Telephone: 0808 800 0188

    Plymouth Domestic Abuse Service (PDAS)

    PDAS provides support for men, women and children needing advice or protection from domestic abuse.
    Telephone: 01752 252033
    Email: pdas@sanctuary-housing.co.uk

    First Light (formally Twelves Company)

    First Light are the lead agency for the Plymouth Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC). They acknowledge all forms of sexual violence, irrespective of whether the violence is from known or unknown perpetrators or how long ago the abuse happened.
    Telephone: 03458 121212


    B-eat run a helpline for anyone experiencing an eating disorder. Their lines are open 365 days a year.
    Telephone: 0345 634 1414
    Email: help@b-eat.co.uk

    Cruse Bereavement Care

    Cruse Bereavement Care can offer support after someone you know has passed away.
    Telephone: 0808 808 1677 or 01752 408134
    Email: helpline@cruse.org.uk

    Papyrus (HOPELineUK)

    Papyrus is the national UK charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide. They offer confidential help, advice and support specifically for people aged up to 35. Their opening hours are Mon-Fri 10am-10pm, Weekends 2pm-10pm, Bank holidays 2pm-5pm.
    Telephone: 0800 068 4141
    Text: 07786 209697
    Email: pat@papyrus-uk.org

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