Useful Links

Carers UK

Free digital resources to support unpaid carers.
In partnership with national charity Carers UK, NHS England is offering free access to Carers UK Digital Resource for Carers, an online platform that hosts information and advice for carers to help them build resilience in their caring role.

Children and Family Health Devon

Children and Family Health Devon are there to help for under 18 year olds.


Covid Recovery

As you find yourself recovering from COVID, you may still have symptoms that affect your body and mind.
These symptoms should get better over time and some may last longer than others, but there are things you can do to help.
Your COVID Recovery is here to support you and help you to understand what has happened and what you might expect as part of your recovery.
For more information please follow the link - 

Devon Referral Support Service (DRSS)

DRSS manage all the GP referrals for patients who need to be seen by a hospital clinician.

If you have a query about your referral, or you have been waiting for an appointment or operation and wish to follow this up or discuss options for being seen at another hospital of your choice please contact DRSS directly on

Practice & Patient Helpdesk Telephone 01626 883 888 or email


Devon Sexual Health Website 


Headway North Devon

Headway North Devon is a local charity dedicated to improving life after brain injury. 

They meet every Tuesday at - The Salvation Army Church Hall Oakleigh Road Barnstaple EX32 8JT.

If you'd like to attend or find out more information please contract - or call them on 07971174960 


Kooth - On-line support for young people (aged 11-18)


Recovery Devon

  • A community interest company who create opportunities for Recovery in Devon.
  • We support Recovery and wellbeing; both as a personal vision and as an underpinning value base to promote radical change in mental health attitudes and provision.
  • A partnership, including people with lived experience of mental health issues and their supporters and family, alongside mental health practitioners.
  • Supported by the Devon Partnership Trust.

Health and Lifestyle Advice

Better Health

Healthy changes start with little changes. Whether you want to lose weight, get active or quit smoking, Better Health is here with lots of free tools and support. Click HERE for more information. 

Stop for life Devon

Do you want to quit smoking?

Stopforlifedevon are here to help. They offer tailored support to you as an individual to help you quit smoking for good. Click HERE for more information.


Health and Wellbeing

Another useful and easy to use website for health information. It includes useful tools, tests and also a symptom checker.

Local Health Information for Devon  

North Devon Hospice's One Day at a Time

Offering wellbeing opportunities and activities such as mindfulness techniques, Art Therapy and self-massage.

My Wishes - The End-of-life Educational Group (North Devon) have created a link and booklet to help people think about what is important to them in their future care, empowering us all to have those important conversations to ensure individual values and choices will be at the centre of their future care.

Home Care Suppliers in Northern Devon

The Litchdon Patient Participation Group has come together to create a list of local suppliers of medical and other equipment for home care.

To download a copy of this list, please click the link below.

Home Care Equipment Suppliers


My Care

My Care allows you to access your hospital medical records via a website or mobile phone app.

It will give you greater control on your healthcare by providing you with online access to aspects of your health record, including:-

. View upcoming appointments

. View certain test results

. View allergy and medical history

. View and complete relevant questionnaires

To sign into this please click here or to down the app follow the guidance here

One Northern Devon

One Northern Devon is a partnership of organisations working together to improve wellbeing for the people and communities of North Devon and Torridge.

They have also been working together to identify local and national support for people struggling with cost of living pressures. The increase in energy costs, rising rental costs, spiralling debt and the more difficult to describe but nevertheless tangible effects of the stress of not knowing if you can make ends meet for yourself and your loved ones. 
For more information on other services they offer and the ones discussed please follow the links below. 

Useful Links for Health Advice, Information & Self Care

Devon Referral Support Service

If you have been referred to hospital and are waiting for an outpatient appt, a diagnostic test or an operation and wish to know how long you may expect to wait, please use one of the contact methods below: 

Your GP and the practice are unable to provide up to date waiting time information so this is the best route for you to use to understand how long you may expect to wait.

Due to Covid 19, waiting times are longer than usual. The NHS is working hard to give people information about how long you will wait. All the hospitals in Devon are making sure care is given to people most in clinical need first.

For further information please see the links below:

Ladywell Unit (NDDH) Counselling Service

Petter Ward, NDDH offer a counselling service that provides a safe, professional, confidential and non-judgemental space for women and men to discuss their difficulties with pregnancy, pregnancy loss and related issues.

For more information and contact details, click on the flyer below

Ladywell Counselling Service Flyer

The Fern Centre, North Devon's Cancer and Wellbeing Centre

The Fern Centre is based at North Devon's District Hospital in Barnstaple. They offer support for patients with cancer, as well as their loved ones by providing a dedicated space for therapies, care and advice in a comfortable and welcoming environment.

It is run by specialist staff and trained volunteers. It is entirely funded by charitable contributions raised by the Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust charity, Over and Above.

For more information and to see the full list of services and support they can offer, please visit their website:

NHS Referral Waiting Times 

Want to know your expected wait time for the hospital you have been referred to? Click the link below.

If you have been referred to either NDDH or RD&E they have now merged so show under their new name Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

Devon Connect 


Wellbeing and Health Advice

Helping you and your doctor make the right decisions about your care

MacMillan Cancer Support

Family Planning Association

North Devon Against Domestic Abuse

Barnstaple Library, including regular events held in the library

Citizens Advice


Who support individuals, couples and families through all stages of their relationships offering various counselling and therapies

Young Devon - advice and information for young people in Devon

Termination of Pregnancy Services in Devon

Marie Stopes are comissioned by the Devon ICS to provide abortion services across Devon from April 2020. Patient's can self-refer to the service without the need to speak to their GP. Visit the Marie Stopes website on the link below for more information:

Shoreline Recovery Centre - Alcoholism & Domestic Abuse Support

Mental Health Support - Devon, Torbay & Plymouth

Anyone experiencing a mental health crisis no longer needs to visit an Emergency Department for advice. Devon, Torbay and Plymouth mental health services provide a 24/7 First Response Service for anyone experiencing a crisis. The helpline offers expert mental health advice, support and signposting.

Helpline number: 0808 196 8708.


Learn, apply, and reflect.

Nurture your wellbeing by learning the underlying issues that negatively impact your life. SilverCloud provides free modules which contain text, video clips, audio clips and interactive activities, as well as a two-minute assessment to see if self-guided or coach assisted exploration would be best for you.

Learn to manage stress and build resilience in your own time over an eight-week period. Apply your new skills in your everyday challenges. Reflect on how your new outlook and self-management tools have helped you.

Topics include:

  • Space for Sleep
  • Space from Stress
  • Space for Resilience
  • Space from Money Worries
  • Supporting An Anxious Child
  • Supporting An Anxious Teen
  • Self-Management Toolkit

If interested, you can sign up here and use the code BAPCN