Mental Health Support

Outlook South West is a psychological therapy service for people aged 16 and above in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. If you are registered with a GP practice in Cornwall, you can access their NHS-funded therapies for mild-to-moderate anxiety and depression.

To register for help with difficulties such as: stress, low mood, worry, anger, panic attacks, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), phobias, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), you can self-refer on the website.

If you want to find out more about Outlook South West their website is here.  You will find links on their site to good articles and advice about common difficulties.

Some useful helpline numbers:

Anxiety UK  - 03444 775 774

MIND - 0300 123 3393

CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably) for men aged 15-35 -                0800 58 58 58

No Panic - 0844 967 4848

Samaritans - 116 123

For more Mental Health Helplines, follow

Drugs & Alcohol


We Are With You - formally Addaction

If you have a problem related to alcohol, then our surgery counsellor, Paul, specialises in providing support to help you deal with this problem. Speak to your doctor if you think that alcohol may be affecting you or someone close to you.

We Are With You has counsellors based at GP surgeries throughout the county who offer help and support to patients with alcohol related problems.

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Links to information on safe drinking, addiction and support groups


If you are addicted to street drugs, or want help / advice about their effects, then come and talk to one of us. We can offer simple advice, testing for diseases such as HIV and hepatitis, and referral to the Cornwall Drug & Alcohol Team (CDAT) for further treatment and support if necessary.

Dr Penfold will be working closely with the drugs team to provide support to patients who have problems with heroin addiction, and will be able to prescribe heroin substitutes (methadone or subutex) for some of these patients.

Useful Links – drug addiction links and resources


Adfam is a national charity working with families affected by drugs and alcohol and is a leading agency in substance related family work.

They provide a range of publications and resources for families about substances and criminal justice and operate an online message board and database of local support groups that helps families hear about and talk to people who understand their situation.

Adfam also runs direct support services at London prisons for families of inmates that need to talk about prison and drugs.


We Are With You - formally Addaction

We Are With You is a leading UK charity working solely in the field of drug and alcohol treatment. Clients come from all backgrounds and are of all ages, some have long-term addiction and dependency problems. We Are With You assess their needs and provide a programme to help them work towards abstinence.



For free confidential drugs information and advice 24 hours a day talk to FRANK.

Phone 0300 123 6600;   Text 82111

If you’re deaf you can Textphone FRANK on 0300 123 1099



Release is the national centre of expertise on drugs and drugs law. The organisation is an independent and registered charity.

The team provides free non-judgemental, specialist advice and information to the public and professionals on issues related to drug use and to drug laws.



A national charity solely dedicated to the prevention of solvent and volatile substance abuse (VSA) and to help anyone whose life is affected by volatile substance abuse, whether directly or indirectly.

Phone 01785 810762