Support Services

Action East Devon’s young people and families wellbeing service provides a variety of friendly, non-clinical spaces and programmes for young people and their families who are experiencing emotional and mental health issues.

SIGNPOSTplus (previously DISCplus) is a service which provides information and advice to all families of children with additional needs in Devon. The co-ordinators can help you get information about the local and national services and support available to you and your child.

Devon Community Directory and Family Information Service
The Community Directory has a lot of useful information about Health and Care provision across the County, offering help and support services for young people, parents and families and working age adults, plus Education, Work and Leisure. For more information, please follow the links:

Devon Information, Advice and Support
DIAS provides confidential and impartial information, support and training for parents and carers who have children (aged 0-25) with additional educational needs, including information about Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCPs).

CEDA works with disabled adults and children in ways which make sense for them, always keeping the individual at the centre of the service. We listen, learn and act, to enable each person to be who they want to be, as visible and valuable members of the community.

Contact - For families with disabled children
We are Contact, the charity for families with disabled children. We support families, bring families together and help families take action for others.
A charity, part of the national Citizens Advice network, providing free, confidential & impartial advice.
To help individuals and families in crisis by providing free emergency food help.
Help people living through the suicide of a loved one. Headquarters in Exmouth.
01395 277780
Supports bereaved children & young people (aged 5-25) when someone significant in their lives dies. Work alongside families in Devon.
01392 982570
Supports individuals in Devon with substance misuse, mental ill health, and other harmful, addictive and offending behaviours.
A free service that works with children & young people, to promote understanding & awareness around mental health.
07984 354049
Supports children, young people and families with bespoke support packages to meet individual needs.
 Esteem Team
A Christian charity offering ‘Haven’ support groups for Children & Young People, and Parent support eg. on SEND, child behaviour, counselling, benefits. Church Street, Exmouth, EX8 1PE
01395 224218
Deliver universal child & family health services, offer additional services for vulnerable children & families, & work to safeguard children. Email:
East Devon Children's Centre provides targeted Early Help services to families with children (8 years & under). Moorfield Road, Exmouth, EX8 3QW.
01395 226789
A free Devon NHS talking therapy service for adults. Can self-refer.
0300 555 3344
Offers support on wellbeing, skills, & accommodation needs Promotes the young person’s voice (ages 11-25).
08082 810155