"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.

Kaya Mental Health ResourceWhat do we do?

Mental Health Resource is an award-winning, local mental health charity, which provides safe spaces and person-centred mental health support to help people improve their wellbeing. Last year alone, we supported 949 people with their mental wellbeing in West Kent.

We offer a range of free and confidential services which can be accessed for as long as our clients need. We also have 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.

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Who do we support?

We support adults and teenagers with their mental wellbeing. Our clients often have complex, enduring mental health conditions, including (but not limited to):

  • Anxiety & depression
  • PTSD
  • Bipolar
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Psychosis
  • Schizophrenia
  • Self-harm
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorders
  • Eating disorders
  • Suicidal feelings.

Many struggle with low self-esteem and lack skills to manage stressful life events. Covid19 has also deeply heightened anxiety levels, with a number of our clients also faced with challenges including food and benefit issues, loneliness, bereavement, housing problems, anti-social residents and isolation.

How can we help?

We focus on our client's individual needs and work closely with them to develop a personal progress plan based on their goals. We can provide counselling, wellbeing activities, peer support, advocacy advice and more. For many of our clients we are not just life-changing but life-saving.

Clients can access our confidential support services for as long as they need; there is no time limit. All services are completely free and to access our services, clients can either self-refer or be referred by a GP or other organisation. 

Our services

Our services are:

  • The Hub : Our wellbeing centre located in Tunbridge Wells which offers a safe space to talk and wellbeing activities.
  • Out of hours support Our out of hours peer support groups calls take place on a Sunday afternoon.
  • Reachout These are confidential peer support groups for adults which take place across West Kent
  • Reachout Youth Our fun and confidential groups for young people aged 13-19 years old take place in Tunbridge Wells & Tonbridge.
  • 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.

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"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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