Make time for your mental health

We all feel the stresses and strains that the everyday can put on us, that’s why it’s so important to make time for your mental health. Your mental wellbeing is just as important as looking after your physical wellbeing. Below we have listed a range of useful resources to help keep you on track, help you recognise the signs and support you when you need it most. 

Chatty Benches

Chatty bench on Summerleaze Downs
Chatty Bench at the Triangle
Chatty Bench at the Castle
Chatty Bench at Methodist Church


There are four chatty benches placed around the Bude area. We hope these benches will help to tackle loneliness and support positive mental health within the community. These benches are designed to be designated areas where you can go and sit and others can sit and chat with you. For someone who is lonely or experiencing low mood this act of kindness can really support them in a positive way and ring our community together. They all have QR codes which signpost the user back to this page for support. 


24/7 NHS mental health response line for support and advice

Call for free on 0800 038 5300, any time day or night if you are worried about your own or someone else’s mental health. The team behind the 24/7 open access telephone response line will listen to you and determine how best to help.


When life is tough, Samaritans are here to listen at any time of the day or night. You can talk to them about anything that’s troubling you, no matter how difficult. Call free on 116 123 or visit the Samaritans website


Shout offers confidential 24/7 crisis text support for times when you need immediate assistance. Text “SHOUT” to 85258 or visit Shout Crisis Text Line 

111 Non emergency advice 

If you need help urgently but are not at risk of death or serious illness, use the NHS 111 non-emergency advice online. NHS 111 advice online

People with hearing problems can use the NHS 111 British Sign Language (BSL) service.

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