COVID-19: Plymouth Mental Health Service Guide

April 2020


This information provides contact details for the management of patients with mental health difficulties across Plymouth during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Plymouth Mental Health Services contact information

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)

GPs get in touch through SPOC even if is for advice and also duty clinician every day 09:00 to 17:00 who would be able to get in touch with doctor if what is needed is psych advice.

Lead consultant Dr Fernanda Garcia-Costas.

Community Mental Health Teams (CMHTs)

Doc2doc email advice or to speak to a psychiatrist. The generic email ensures that the query will not be missed due to leave/sickness

Lead consultant Dr Alison Battersby

First Response

Struggling with your mental health? Call our First Response number 01752 434922 for advice, support and signposting from one of our mental health professionals.

The service is available between 24 hours a day, seven days a week to anyone aged over 18 in Plymouth experiencing a mental health crisis.


Insight is the Early Intervention in Psychosis Service for Plymouth; we remain open for referrals.

The insight mailbox (LIVEWELL SOUTHWEST):

Lead consultant Dr Jos Dawe

Duty team for urgent advice Mon-Fri 9-5: 01752 435600 option 1 for professionals

Memory Service/Functional Old Age


Lead consultant Dr Dev Joardar

Perinatal Mental Health Team

The Perinatal Consultant Psychiatrist (Dr Dimitrios Tsiakiris) would like to make you aware that he is more than happy to be contacted to offer advice where needed, this would be around any medication queries for post or perinatal ladies.

In addition, we have Perinatal Mental Health Nurses available Monday - Friday 9:00 to 17:00 via email or phone to offer any advice you might need.

This can be done via email ( or phone (01752 431607) or on teleconferencing platforms (such as Zoom, MS Teams or Skype).

Pathway Group

This guideline has been signed off on behalf of the NHS Devon Clinical Commissioning Group

Publication date: April 2020


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