"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?

Mental Health Resource is an award-winning, local mental health charity based in West Kent, which provides safe spaces and person-centred mental health support to help people improve their wellbeing.

Our projects are designed to make people feel supported, valued and connected. We aim to:

  • provide free and non-judgemental person-centred care.
  • focus on our client's individual needs and work closely with them to develop a personal progress plan based on their goals.
  • provide varied wellbeing activities to suit all interests.
  • provide a safe space to talk, wellbeing activities, peer support and advocacy. 
  • 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.
  • make sure there is no barrier for clients to access our support; they can either self-refer or be referred by a GP or other organisation. 

FAQs leaflet

Our services

We provide 5 key free and confidential services which focus on both community and advocacy.

Community Projects:

  • The Hub : Our wellbeing centre located in Tunbridge Wells which offers a safe space to talk and wellbeing activities including an allotment group, creative writing, art groups, walking groups, men's and women's talking groups, needlecraft and more.
  • Out of hours support Our Hub Out Of Hours peer support groups take place on a Sunday afternoon.
  • Reachout Our confidential peer support groups are for adults who live in Edenbridge, Southborough & Paddock Wood.
  • Reachout Youth Our fun and confidential groups for young people aged 13-19 years old take place in Tunbridge Wells & Tonbridge.

Community Projects leaflet

Advocacy Project:

  • 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?

We support adults and teenagers who often have complex, enduring 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 struggle with low self-esteem and lack skills to manage stressful life events, with Covid19 deeply heightening anxiety levels and creating new challenges including food and benefit issues, loneliness, bereavement, housing problems, anti-social residents and isolation.

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major impact on people’s mental health in Kent. Some of our clients, including health and other frontline workers, people living alone, the elderly and those with pre-existing mental health conditions, have been particularly affected.  Faced with new realities of working from home, temporary unemployment, home-schooling of children, and lack of physical contact with other family members, friends and colleagues, some are more vulnerable than ever.

Where are we based?

Our office is located at 2a Grosvenor Park, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1 2BD. Our community projects also take place across West Kent including in Paddock Wood, Edenbridge and Southborough.

Our Assert advocacy project is located at Maidstone Community Support Centre, 39-48 Marsham Street, Maidstone ME14 1HH.

"I used to just stay at home and sit and cry. But coming here, you can get the help that you need and you have a real buzz about yourself when you leave." Carol, Client and Volunteer

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