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Services that offer extra help

The following services are available to all families across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly that need some additional help and support.  Please note that some services are located in Devon where families access health services across the Cornwall / Devon border.

Your health

Healthy Cornwall provide support with:

  • healthy eating
  • weight management
  • physical activity
  • stopping smoking
  • healthy pregnancy

Our healthy pregnancy advisors will be available after you have had your 12 week scan to give advice on having a healthy pregnancy.

Visit Healthy Cornwall

Hunrosa (sleep in Cornish) are sleep consultants who help people of all ages to improve their sleep

Visit Hunrosa

Mental Health

Kooth provides free, safe and anonymous support via its online mental wellbeing community for young people and young parents.

Visit Kooth

Talking Therapies for anxiety and depression if run by Cornwall Partnership NHS Trust and provides free, confidential talking therapies for people who are registered with a GP in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, aged 16 years and over, experiencing common difficulties including:

  • low mood
  • stress
  • anxiety
  • worry

Visit the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Talking Therapies for anxiety and depression

Man Down Cornwall supports men's mental health in Cornwall by providing informal peer-support talking groups all over Cornwall for men with mental health concerns.

Visit Man Down Cornwall

Out of Hours health advice

You can get help for your symptoms or medical help using the NHS 111 service

Visit NHS 111

Early Help Hub

The Hub is the ‘front door’ to Early Help services led by Cornwall Council and Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

Staff within the Early Help Hub will decide whether a child / young person is eligible for support and which service is most appropriate. This is usually in discussion with the person making the request and / or young person / family.

Visit the Early Help Hub

Support for parents

Home-Start Kernow offers free, confidential support, friendship and practical help to parents of children under five in the county of Cornwall who are going through a difficult time.

Visit Home-Start Kernow

WILD Young Parents provide a whole family service for young mums, dads, and their children.

Visit WILD

Parent Carers Cornwall provide support, advice and guidance for families who have children and a special educational need and / or disability.

Visit Parent Carers Cornwall

Friends of Face2Face Cornwall are trained parent befrienders of children and young people with a special educational need and / or a disability

Visit the Friends of Face2Face Facebook page

disAbility Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly represent, include, support and empower people living with a long term health condition or disability, their families and carers

Visit disAbility Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly

Special Educational Needs

Cornwall’s SEND Local Offer includes information about SEND and what support we offer. 

Visit the SEND Local Offer

You can also visit out SEND pages on the Council website.

Equality, diversity and inclusion

TravellerSpace supports Gypsies, Irish Travellers and New Travellers in Cornwall and the South West

Visit TravellerSpace

BlackVoicesCornwall provides free support and guidance to people in the community

Visit BlackVoicesCornwall

Pentreath Ltd employ Community Development Workers to support Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities. This can be activities such as 1:1 case work, support to access mental health services or help to develop your organisation to be more accessible.

Visit Pentreath Ltd

Safe Haven Cornwall run facilitated support groups, social support weekends providing opportunities for peer-to-peer support, workshops, outings for transgender people.

Visit Safe Haven

NB South West is a support group for people based in the south west who identify beyond binary gender

Visit NB South WestBenefits, finance and income

StepChange provide free help to individuals who are worried about debt

Visit StepChange

Citizen's Advice Cornwall offer free, independent and confidential advice to everyone to help solve their problems and improve their lives – from consumer issues to problems at work and from benefit applications to debt relief and homelessness

Visit Citizen's Advice Cornwall

We provide signposting and support regarding the cost of living. This includes advice on eligibility for the Household Support Fund.

Find support for the cost of living

Find out about the Household Support Fund

Find out about benefits

Find out about vouchers for healthy food, milk and multi vitamins

Food and supplies

We work with community organisations who can help you if you need support accessing food and basic supplies.  Our Let's Talk Cornwall site provide a Community Food Support Map

Visit our help with food site

Clothing Banks Cornwall provides a list of clothing banks throughout Cornwall

Visit Cornwall Clothing Banks

Baby Basics provides support with clothing and equipment

Visit Baby Basics Cornwall Facebook page


Adult and Community Education offers high quality learning in a safe environment across Cornwall. 

Visit Adult and Community Education

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