"Mental Health Resource is a sanctuary for the confused, the difficult and the lonely. It stops me getting isolated and keeps me on the straight and narrow". Richard, Hub Client for 23 years.

We provide safe spaces and person-centred mental health support.

What do we do?

Are you a young person or an adult seeking balance, resilience, and support for your mental health in West Kent?

Mental Health Resource is an award-winning, local mental health charity, based in Tunbridge Wells and serving West Kent, which provides safe spaces and person-centred mental health support to help people improve their wellbeing. Each of our 4 projects are designed to make people feel supported, valued and connected.

There is no barrier for clients to access our support; clients can either self-refer or be referred by a GP or other organisation and clients can access our projects as soon as they would like to. 

What we offer:

  1. Tailored Support: We provide free and non-judgemental person-centred care across various settings and the opportunity for 1-2-1 support with trained professionals. Where possible, we work closely with clients to develop a personal progress plan based on their goals.
  2. Wellbeing activities: Our community projects, including the Hub, Reachout and Reachout Youth, provide a number of wellbeing activities to suit all interests including needlecraft, creative writing, art groups and more.
  3. Signposting to other services: As a local charity, we form established links with other service providers in West Kent, helping us to share information and work closely to tackle the issue of mental health, to better support our clients.
  4. Peer connections: Our Community projects help facilitate engagement with the community and help to foster supportive friendships within the groups.
  5. Advocacy:  A specialist service for those who have been detained under the Mental Health Act 1983.

Mental Health Resource Services information leaflet

In 2023, we are celebrating 30 years of supporting wellbeing in our community and we have grown over this time to now deliver 4 key projects. These include 3 community projects and 1 advocacy service. 

Our services: Community Projects

We provide 3 key free and confidential services which focus on supporting wellbeing in the community:

  1. The Hub : Our wellbeing centre, located in Tunbridge Wells, offers a safe space to talk and wellbeing activities including an allotment group, creative writing, craft workshops, art groups, walking groups, men's and women's talking groups, needlecraft and more. We also provide 1-1 support and out of hours groups.
  2. Reachout Our confidential peer support groups are for adults who live in Edenbridge, Southborough & Paddock Wood.
  3. Reachout Youth Our fun and confidential groups for young people aged 13-19 years old take place in Tunbridge Wells , at our Hub & at the Tonbridge Youth Hub.

Community Projects leaflet

Our services: Advocacy

We also provide a vital providing advocacy service:

  • Assert; our specialist advocacy support service for those detained under the Mental Health Act and in the community across West Kent and Maidstone, Dartford, Gravesham and Swanley.

Assert leaflet

Who do we support?

Every year, we support over 900 people who often have mental health problems requiring long term support, including complex mental health conditions, including (but not limited to)

  • Anxiety & depression,
  • PTSD
  • Bipolar
  • Borderline personality disorder
  • Psychosis
  • Schizophrenia
  • Self-harm & suicidal ideation
  • Obsessive-compulsive
  • Eating disorders.

Many also struggle with low self-esteem, physical neglect, substance abuse, the inability to manage routines and some lack skills to manage even basic activities of daily living. Other challenges include food and benefit issues, unhealthy lifestyles, agoraphobia, loneliness, bereavement, housing problems, anti-social residents and isolation.

“Since coming to the Hub, I now find it a bit easier to talk to others for the first time in my life and a little more braver about starting conversations". Hub client, 2022

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