As well as Mental Health Resource, there are also other local and national organisations to support you with your mental health and wellbeing. Please click on the links below or download our 'Where to go for help' document.

Where to go for help

Mental Health and Wellbeing services in Kent:

Live Well Kent   

www.livewellkent.org.uk
Think Action West Kent

www.thinkaction.org.uk/contact-us/thinkaction-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

https://moodspark.org.uk/i-need-help-now/

Freephone 0800 011 3474

LightHearts

www.lighthearts-uk.com/

Mindfulness and meditation promoting holistic therapies and mental wellbeing.

Online courses & Guides

LightHeats 10 day for Mental Health Mini-training '10 days for Mental Health' free online course.

The methods have been specially chosen by a mindfulness instructor and a NHS therapist/psychiatric nurse to help you reduce stress, cope with anxiety and deal with fearful feelings.

Samaritans

An online learning course on managing stress and making choices

Money & Mental Health - Practical Financial Skills to Manage Money

The guide covers important topics such as:

  • How financial debt and money worries impact people’s mental health.
  • The importance of practical financial skills and how it helps with mental health, including expert advice on combating debt, knowing why people overspend, and how to manage the effects of money pressures.
  • Practical, useful tips and advice such as how to budget, analyzing spending habits, where to save on household expenses, how to deal with debt, and how to make money management a habit.
  • Other useful information and links to external resources to help develop practical financial skills and healthy habits around money.

OptiMale

(Understanding the male menopause and mental health)

This website covers important topics such as:

  • Understanding "male menopause" - separating facts from fiction, and why it can be misleading (and harmful) to group the different changes and conditions affecting men as they age under this label.
  • The physical and emotional changes associated with male menopause why men should always seek a proper medical diagnosis for said symptoms.
  • The effect on men’s mental wellbeing - from memory loss and lowered libido to secondary effects like fatigue, insomnia, and irrationality - and their impact on daily life.
  • Helpful tips and advice for managing symptoms, lifestyle changes and treatments that can help, and other useful information.

Resources for other services in Kent

Kent County Council

A localised hub of information with simple tips and advice and details of local and national services to help people protect their wellbeing.

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    

www.rethink.org

Anxiety UK   

www.anxietyuk.org.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)   

www.b-eat.co.uk
National Self Harm Network 

www.nshn.co.uk

Rehab4Addiction

www.rehab4addiction.co.uk/coronavirus/mental-health-coronavirus