Call us for mental health support during lockdown


Welcome to Make A Difference Tavistock

A mental health charity with an open door


Coronavirus update

Trident House closure *** we're still here for you

In order to safeguard our clients and volunteers, our drop-in services at Trident House are currently closed as a precautionary measure to help prevent the spread of coronavirus, in line with government guidelines.

We can still be reached by telephone and email. If you are in need of our mental health support, please call 07492 393616 

As soon as Trident House re-opens, we will let you know. 


Moodgym - an online tool to help you cope

Make a Difference offers free access to Moodgym, an interactive resource for when you need help to cope with symptoms of anxiety and depression.

Moodgym is a secure and confidential cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) program, which could be especially helpful if you are struggling during lockdown.

As a mental health support charity, we can provide you with a code to subscribe to Moodgym for free. Get in touch with Make a Difference on our lockdown contact number 07942393616 or message us via email

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A useful guide and links to charities and organisations offering free mental health support

Based in Tavistock, Devon, we’re here to provide friendship, peer support and a listening ear, as well as free support and advice to help you with the practical side of life, when you are living with a mental illness.

Find out more about other charities that also offer mental wellbeing support, information and advice in our directory


Mental wellbeing support during lockdown

Online creative courses for mental health while you're social distancing

The Devon Recovery Learning Community has created online resources including a YouTube channel and online craft and music courses to support people with a mental health difficulty, throughout the Coronavirus lockdown.

Its mission is to promote hope, opportunity and help you become an expert in your own wellbeing and recovery, to help you live life to the fullest  despite any mental health challenges you are facing.

During lockdown, it is offering courses including craftfulness, guitar and songwriting to book, and you'll find a host of other accessible and helpful resources on the DRLC website.

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Call us for mental health support during lockdown


An open door to mental wellbeing

Welcome in

Make a Difference Tavistock is an open-door mental health charity. Our mission is to provide people in West Devon and the surrounding area with support and friendship to improve their mental wellbeing.

We hold drop-in sessions on weekdays and a Crisis Cafe for people who need a little extra support, on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings.

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Opening hours

Everyone is welcome to drop in to Make a Difference at Trident House.
Find us at 2, Taylor Square, Tavistock PL190DG.
Call 01822 613746

  • Mon- Fri 12pm to 4pm

  • Saturdays 10am to 2pm

Crisis Cafe @ Trident House

  • Friday 6pm to 10pm

  • Saturday 6pm to 10pm

  • Sunday 6pm to 10pm


Inspiring a mental health-kind community

​Make a Difference aims to end the stigma of living with a mental illness by bringing the local community together, through art and craft workshops, tea and cake, volunteering, conversation and more.


Trident House


The home of Make a Difference

Trident House is the hub of Make a Difference in Tavistock, with an open door to anyone in need of mental wellbeing support, or who'd like to help.

Trident House is open to everyone in our Devon community.


Crisis Cafe

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Mental Health support at Trident House

Crisis Cafe is Make a Difference's safe space for you to talk one-on-one with a trained volunteer, or simply be with someone, if you feel you will struggle to cope alone over the weekend.


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Our community arts and crafts workshop in Tavistock

Be inspired to make, do and mend with Make a Difference. A wealth of fun creative courses and workshops take place at the Arch.


First Aid for Mental Health

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Mental health support training for your organisation

Make a Difference’s mental health first aid courses are open to members of the public, voluntary sector organisations, small businesses and larger companies.
Our Ofqual-recognised mental health first aid training courses will provide you with the tools you need to identify and respond when someone needs mental health support.


Understanding mental illness


The lowdown on some of the most commonly lived-with mental health conditions

Get to know the signs and symptoms of some of the most common mental health disorders and about the help and support you, or someone you know, may need


Supporting us, supporting you

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How you can Make a Difference

Help us to grow a mental health- kind community in Tavistock, through acts of friendship, volunteering or fundraising.

Find our more about  how you can support Make a Difference and the amazing individuals and organisations who already do


Mental Health helplines & online resources

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The lowdown on Make a Difference

More about the mental health support we offer at Trident House and the Arch


Make A Difference Tavistock

01822 613746

Trident House, Two Taylor Square, Tavistock, Devon, PL19 0DG

Charity number:  1115769

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