"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

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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 1000 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.

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.

Who do we support in our community?

Our clients often have complex, enduring mental health conditions ranging from anxiety, depression, PTSD, bipolar, boderline personality disorder, psychosis, Schizophrenia, self-harm, obsessive-compulsive disorders, eating disorders and suicidal feelings.

Many struggle with low self-esteem and lack skills to manage stressful life events. 

Covid19 has also deeply heightened many of our clients' anxiety levels, with a number of clients having to also deal with more immediate concerns including food and benefit issues, loneliness, bereavement, housing problems, anti-social residents and isolation.

We focus on our client's individual needs and they are encouraged to develop a personal progress plan based on their goals. Some clients also volunteer to run peer support groups.

There is no barrier to accessing our services as clients can either self-refer or be referred by a GP or other organisation and all activities are completely free. Clients can also access our services for as long as they need; there is no time limit. 

Our services

Our services include The Hub (our wellbeing centre), out of hours support at The Serenity Cafécommunity groups called Reachout for adults and Reachout Youth for young people and our specialist advocacy support service, Assert, 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’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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