If you are in emotional distress and need urgent support, you can download our 'Where to go for help' document or use the links below:

Where to go for help

Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust (KMPT) - Single Point of Access (SPA)

0800 783 9111– referral line for NHS Mental Health Services.

A freephone number for anyone who needs urgent mental health support.

Mental Health Matters helpline    0800 107 0160 24/7
Samaritans                                    116 123 (free phone number) 24/7 support line
Release the Pressure      0800 107 0160
'Shout' 24 hour Text Service
Texting the word “Kent” or “Medway” to 85258.

Mental Health and wellbeing services in Kent:

Live Well Kent   

Think Action West Kent


Kent Advocacy www.kentadvocacy.org.uk
West Kent Mind www.westkentmind.org.uk/
Maidstone and Mid Kent Mind www.maidstonemind.org/
Porchlight www.porchlight.org.uk/
Children and Young People’s Mental Health Services


Freephone 0800 011 3474

Resources for other services in Kent

Kent County Council Guide to mental health services
Counselling Directory  Find a Counsellor near you
Tunbridge Wells Borough Council Advice on Mental Health and Wellbeing
Headstart Kent Kent County Council’s Early Help and Preventative Services for young people aged 10-16.
Kooth Online support for young people 

CEOP Thinkuknow Resource Library 

Online safety advice, relationship + sex advice and more.
Be You

Advice for LGBTQ young people including details of weekly meet-ups in West Kent. 

Mental Health Foundation  

A national service to help people understand, protect and sustain their mental health.

Centre for Mental Health

A charity providing life changing research, economic analysis and policy influence in mental health.

National services:

National Mind  www.mind.org.uk

Rethink Mental Illness    


Anxiety UK   

Depression Alliance www.depressionalliance.org
No Panic www.nopanic.org.uk
OCD Action www.ocdaction.org.uk
Bipolar UK www.bipolaruk.org.uk

Beat (beating eating disorders)   

National Self Harm Network  www.nshn.co.uk