Social Prescribing  


There is a wide range of activities and organisations in the local community and Social Prescribing is about linking you to these opportunities with the aim of improving your health and wellbeing.   

Our Social Prescribers, Gail and Nichola from the CHAOS group, have listed some key support services below.   

You can also contact your GP for a referral to speak with a Social Prescriber for more individual support and information. Improving your lifestyle can be challenging and you may not be sure where to start. Social prescribing can help to empower you and give you the confidence and support you might need to make a change.  

You can find out more about Social Prescribing here at  


CHAOS Food Larders 

Food available, including home grown fresh veg from CHAOS Farm. No referral needed.  

Mondays 11-12 at Trelander village hall 

Tuesdays 11-12 at Malpas Road community centre 


Mental health  


24/7 NHS mental health helpline- Local- To talk to someone about your mental wellbeing you can call for advice and triage.  

Phone: 0800 038 5300  


Outlook Southwest- Local- provides the Improving Access to Psychological Therapy ( IAPT ) free service for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. It is for people aged 16 and above, suffering with stress, low mood and worry.  

Phone: 01208 871905  


Cornwall Mind- Local- Have a range of activities which aim to help improve mental health and well-being. You can see these activities under ‘What We Do’ on the website.   

Phone: 01208 892 855  


Community Café Drop-in: Monthly drop in at Zafiro’s on New Bridge Street, every second Tuesday from 10am-12pm  


Man Down- Local- provide informal peer-support talking groups all over Cornwall for men with mental health concerns.  


Meeting: Fortnightly on Sundays 7pm Location: 77 Lemon Street  


Pentreath- Local- Offering a range of services which support and advice for young people & adults who are experiencing or recovery from mental ill health  


Phone: 01726 826 727  


Young Minds- National- Information and advice about mental health for Young People and Parents  





Older Adults  



University of the 3rd Age (U3A)- Local- Members group who hold groups and events across Cornwall  



Silverline- National- Free 24 hour phoneline for older adults offering conversation and support  


Phone: 0800 470 8090  


AGE UK Cornwall- Local- Has a advice and information line which “has been designed as an effective way to signpost and help you select and connect, with confidence, to all the opportunities and information in your area.”-  

Phone: 01872 266383  



Memory Café – for any one with memory loss; their carer &/or family. Drop-in for coffee, activities & signpost to more formal help if wanted.  

Truro Memory café: All Saints Hall, Highertown, every 2nd & 4th Friday 1.30 – 3.30 pm.    



Bereavement Support  

Cornwall Hospice Care- Local- Offers a listening ear service, providing information, support and signposting for 6 calls up to one hour  

Phone: 01726 829874  



Cruse- Local- offering groups and one to one support to individuals who are bereaved as well as grief counselling  

Phone: 01726 76100  



Carers Services  


Cornwall Carers Service-  Local- You browse the website or call them to find advice and information for unpaid carers, they have links to services who can provide grants for carers as well as groups/activities for carers, and support during a needs assessment  

Phone: 01736 756655  



DisAbility Cornwall DIAL- Local-  You can call this helpline for advice and information on:  

  • Money & Welfare Entitlements 
  • Housing & Home Environment 
  • Training, Volunteering & Employment 
  • Social & Leisure Opportunities 
  • Independent Living & Equipment 
  • Health & Well-being 

Phone: 01736 759500  



Alcohol & Drug Services  

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)- Local- Meetings at  Our Lady of the Portal & St Piran RC Church Hall,  St. Austell Street Truro  TR1 1SE, 12.30 pm until 2.00pm   

All Enquiries: 0800 9177 650  

Narcotics Anonymous (NA)- Local- Western house, Tabernacle Street, TR1 2ES. Wednesdays 7pm   

All Enquiries: 0300 999 1212  


We are With you- Local- Formerly known as ‘Addaction’ is a supportive service for Adults over 18 years old who are worried about their drug and alcohol use. You can call them to discuss how the service can offer help and support.  

Phone: 01872 263001  


YZUP- Local- For individuals under the age of 18 who are worried about theirs or someone else’s drug and alcohol use  

Phone: 01872 300816  



Talk To Frank- National- Information and advice about drugs  

Phone: 0300 1236600  



Debt & financial welfare  


Community Energy Plus- Local- Advice and help for Cornish households on energy related issues including emergency key meter top-ups   

Phone: 0800 954 1956  

Citizens Advice Drop in- Local- Mondays 09:30-12:00, Citizens advice office, Union Place, TR1 1EP  


StepChange-  National- offer a range of free services, solutions and advice to anyone struggling with debt repayments  


Phone: 0800 138 1111  


Money Advice- National- offer a range of free services, solutions and advice to individuals if they are eligible- use the eligibility calculator on the website to check  


Phone: 0333 242 2438  


Citizens Advice Bureau Debt Advice- National- has online resources to check how to repay debts, which debt to prioritise, reducing living costs, check the webpage for more information on debt advice or call their debt helpline  


Phone: 0800 240 4420  


Entitledto- National- is a benefits calculator to check if you are eligible for state benefits and how much you could be entitled to  



Turn2Us- National- has a benefits calculator as well as offering multiple grants, which you can check eligility for on their website  


Phone: 0800 802 2000  


Citizens Advice Bureau Benefits- National- has online resources to check benefit eligibility as well as information about the different types of benefits available  


Phone: 0800 144 8848  


Christians Against Poverty (CAP) – Provide free debt help & local community groups. Local support throughout process of referral to debt experts used by CAP & continued support until debt free.  

Website -  

Phone - 0800 328 0006  







The Intercom Trust- Local- Providing help against homophobic and transphobic prejudice, crime and discrimination (including bullying, harassment, abuse, attacks, and threatening behaviour), helping to develop the LGB/T communities”  There is also a helpful directory for other LGBTQ+ related services in Cornwall on their website  


Phone: 0800 612 3010  


LGBT Foundation- National- Information, advice and support helpline  


Phone: 0345 330 3030  


Domestic Abuse  


Safer Futures – Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Domestic Abuse & Sexual Violence Recovery Service  

Single point of access for domestic abuse support and recovery programmes in Cornwall and Isles of Scilly.  

Helpline: 0300 777 4 777  



Devon, Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Independent Sexual Violence Advisory (ISVA) Service  

Helpline: 03458 12 12 12  
Non secure email:  
Secure email:  


Other Local Services  


CHAOS Group- offers a range of services and projects in the community, support for young people and adults into employment, community larder, CHAOS farm activities, ICONIC health & beauty salon, CHAOS digital TV & Radio sharing local up to date information  




Cornwall Rural Community Charity (CRCC)- offers a range of supportive projects to Cornwall residents  



Cornwall Neighbourhoods 4 Change (CN4C)- offers a range of services, help in a crisis, job support and local group activities  



St Petrocs- support for individuals facing homelessness & rough sleeping  


Phone: 01872 264 153  


Macmillan Cancer Support – information & support for those facing cancer, includes online self-referral for Telephone Buddies   


Phone - Macmillan Support Line on 0808 808 00 00 



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