"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.

Mental Health Resource: We believe in improved mental wellbeing for everyone

What we do

Mental Health Resource Disability Charity of the Year

Mental Health Resource is an award-winning, local mental health charity, which supports over 1400 people every year with their mental wellbeing in West Kent. 

We provide safe spaces and person-centred mental health support in our community to help people improve their wellbeing and for many we are not just life-changing but life-saving.

Our clients often have complex, enduring mental health conditions including anxiety, depression, PTSD, bipolar, borderline personality disorder, psychosis, Schizophrenia and self-harm. Many struggle with low self-esteem and lack skills to manage stressful life events. There is no barrier to accessing our services as clients can either self-refer or be referred by a GP or other organisation.

We offer a range of 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.

Many of our services are funded by Funding bodies including the National Lottery Community Fund and BBC Children in Need. However, we also rely on the generosity of the local community to donate when they can to our charity.

Our Services

The Hub

Our friendly wellbeing centre, based in Tunbridge Wells, offers wellbeing activities and a safe space to talk.

The Serenity Café

An out-of-hours crisis café based at the Hub for those at risk of a mental health crisis.

Reachout

Confidential, self-help support groups based throughout West Kent which focus on wellbeing and recovery.

Reachout Youth

Cafe style groups, based in Tunbridge Wells and Tonbridge, which help young people share stories, develop coping strategies and make new friends.

Assert

A specialist advocacy service is provided to those detained under the Mental Health Act and in the community across West Kent and Maidstone, Dartford, Gravesham and Swanley.

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Our Training 

The only way to reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness is to raise awareness. That's why we work in partnership with local businesses, societies schools and individuals to deliver mental health training, so we can promote wellbeing across our community.

Our approved Instructor delivers workshops which teach people how to identify, understand and help someone who may be experiencing a mental health issue.

Our courses include:

"I’m really proud we have a service like Mental Health Resource in our town. To have your charity actively supporting people at different stages of need sends a clear message you value people’s mental health holistically at support people at all levels of need." Kate, local supporter.

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