At KingsCare our Mental Health Support Worker Briony Enright, runs a mental health support service which enables her to offer practical and emotional support and advice throughout Newton Abbot and Kingsteignton.
#DoItForDeaks is a project facilitated by KingsCare.
We aim to prevent suicide in our community by supporting those struggling with their mental health and signposting to appropriate services.
Our goal is that not one person feels that ending their life is their only option.
If you, or someone you know needs a helping hand, please get in touch.
This project is in memory of Kyle Deakin.
How can #DoitforDeaks help me?
We firmly believe that things can always get better, but often stress, depression or anxiety can make it hard to think clearly and find solutions.
We are here to help you find the right support to help you get back on your feet.
If you reach out to us we will spend time getting to know you and let you know what support is available to you and how to access it.
Sometimes just talking it through can really help and you can come back to us for further chats whenever you need to.
We can make referrals for free counselling or other activities that support wellbeing if appropriate.
Do I have to be suicidal?
Not at all! In fact we would urge anyone struggling with low mood and/or anxiety to reach out to us.
Our aim is to prevent suicide, and the earlier you reach out, the better.
Who is this service for?
Anyone aged 18 or older can self-refer to us. We particularly welcome contact from young men.
Is it confidential?
We have a strict confidentiality policy which means that any conversations you have will not be discussed outside of our small team.
We would only break this policy in exceptional circumstances, eg yours or another’s life is in immediate danger.
When are you available for support?
We try to be as flexible as possible but generally we would aim to make an appointment to speak to you within normal working hours.
As a small team we are not able to offer 24/7 support.
If you feel you need urgent support or cannot stop yourself from acting on your suicidal thoughts, tell a loved one immediately, call 999 or contact the First Response Service on 0808 196 8708.
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