West Exe School is committed to student wellbeing throughout their time at school. If students, parents or carers are in need of external help and guidance, we have selected what we feel to be the most useful below.

YoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people and empowering their parents and carers.

TEL: 0808 802 5544

(Weekdays 9:30 – 16:00)


Childline is here to help anyone under 19 in the UK with any issue they’re going through. Whether it’s something big or small, our trained counsellors are here to support you.

TEL: 0800 1111 (anytime)


Devon’s Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Local Offer

We want every child in Devon to dream, believe and achieve, and fulfil their potential, some just need a little extra help or support to do this.

Our Local Offer is here to help you find out about the support services available in Devon and how to access them.


Provides free online support for young people delivered by qualified counsellors via chat-based services.

(Weekdays 12:00-22:00

Weekends 18:00-22:00)



A confidential emotional support service for anyone experiencing distress or despair.

TEL: 116 123 (Any time)

Email: jo@samaritans.org

Deaf/hard of hearing: 08457 90 91 92



The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC). Their fundamental goal is to help reduce – and eventually stamp out – cruelty to children in all its many forms

(Weekdays 8:00-22:00, Weekends 9:00-18:00)

TEL: 0808 800 5000 (Adult)

0800 1111 (Child)


National Mental Health charity, which overs an excellent range of materials on all aspects of depression and manic depression.  It also lists details of local Mind Associations.

TEL: 0300 123 3393

(Weekdays 9:00 – 17:00)


Direct support which gives secondary school aged young people access to self-help tools, good information, online and face-to-face counselling. Links to a Coronavirus resource hub.

TEL: 08082 810155

Email: info@youngdevon.org

01392 331666 – Homeless Prevention Team or email yes.exeter@youngdevon.org

If you are under 18 call the Social Service Emergency Duty team 0345600 0388


Balloons work with bereaved children and young people in the area. They offer a wide range of practical, emotional, and social support to families.

They are not offering 1:1 support now, but encourage you to leave a message or email staff:




TEL: 01392 826064

Some useful coping strategies on website.


 Support service for young people. They help with challenges to your mental health to money, from homelessness to finding a job, from break-ups to drugs. Talk to them via their online community, on social, through our free, confidential helpline or their counselling service.

TEL: 0808 808 4994 (Any time)


If you are in crisis and need to talk, text THEMIX to 85258 


Runaway Helpline can help if you are thinking about running away, if you have already run away, or if you have been away and come back. You can also contact the Helpline if you are worried that someone else is going to run away or if they are being treated badly or abused. You can call or text, confidentially for free.

TEL: 116 000

(Any Time)

Email –116000@runawayhelpline.org.uk


This is an affiliate of Crisis Text Line® in the UK that provides free, confidential support, 24/7 via text. It is a free 24/7 texting service in the UK for anyone in crisis anytime.

Text 85258

(Any Time)




(Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub)

If urgent action is needed and a child is in immediate danger you can phone MASH.  Give as much information as you can.  You can also call the police on 101.

If you feel the child is at risk of significant harm you must call 999.

TEL: 0345 155 1071 

email mashsecure@devon.gcsx.gov.uk  

Non – Emergency call 101 – 101@devonandcornwall.pnn.police.uk