Further support

For young people

TogetherAll

TogetherAll is an online mental health and wellbeing community that provides an anonymous and stigma free environment for young people to express and seek help for any mental health difficulties they might be having. The service is available for:

  • Kent: 16-18 yrs
  • Medway: 16-19yrs

SHOUT

If you are anxious, worried or stressed you can text KENT or MEDWAY to 85258 for free 24/7 support from trained volunteers Messages are entirely confidential and anonymous.

You can visit their website here.

Kooth

Kooth is an online resource that provides free, safe and anonymous support for young people. It offers Support such as talking to counsellors, access to articles written by young people, access to a ‘Kooth community’ (including forums) and a place to write daily journals. The service is available for 10-16yr olds - www.kooth.com

Young Minds 

Young Minds Crisis Messenger, for free 24/7 support across the UK if you are  experiencing a mental health crisis - text YM to 85258 (all texts are answered by trained volunteers, with support from experienced clinical supervisors).

Kent Youth Health

We have school health teams across Kent. Our teams are available from 8am until 6pm, Monday to Friday, including during school holidays. This service is for children and young people who are school-age, between ages of four and 19.

You do not need to be in mainstream education to seek our support. If you are home-schooled or in a pupil referral unit, you can still use our service.

Visit the website for more information on the service and access to resources Kent Youth Health - improve your health and wellbeing

Moodspark

A place where young people aged 10-16 can learn how to look after their emotional and mental health and find ways to help them bounce back when life gets tough. visit Moodspark.

Live Well Kent

A free service for anyone over 17, with information to help you improve your mental and physical health and wellbeing. Whatever it is, we’re here to help. We won’t judge you and what we discuss will remain confidential. visit Live Well Kent.

Phone: 0800 567 7699

Childline

Childline is here to listen and support you with anything you’d like to talk about. Call 0800 1111 to be put in contact with one of their counsellors. Due to COVID 19 you can  only speak to a Childline counsellor online or on the phone from 7.30am – midnight from Monday to Friday, or from 9am – midnight at weekends.

 Access online support with a counsellor. 

BeYouProject

BeYouProject: Over the phone and online support for 8-25 year olds from the LGBT+ community and parents and carers - visit BeYouProject.

ADHD Foundation

ADHD foundation provides a useful list of guides that you may find helpful. Visit ADHD Foundation

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For parents, carer’s and families

Kent Resilience Hub

Kent Resilience Hub is a resource that helps young people, parents and carers and practitioners to understand emotional wellbeing and resilience.

Parent page - Kent Resilience Hub

National Autistic Society

Helpline/parent adult support/earlybird centre/social programmes/diagnosis centre/day opportunities.

National Autistic Society - Autism support - leading UK charity

The Kent Autisic Trust

Support for children/adults/with ASD. Day opportunities/living services / respite/family support/behaviour support.

The Kent Autisic Trust (kentautistictrust.org)

ADHD Foundation

ADHD Foundation have a list of resources approved by experts in ADHD. You can find them on their website.

Parents and Carers - ADHD Foundation : ADHD Foundation

IASK

(Information, Advice & Support Kent): Special education needs and disability service provided by KCC.

Phone: 03000 41 3000 (Mon-Fri  9-5pm)
Email: iask@kent.gov.uk

Information, Advice and Support Kent (IASK) - Kent County Council

BeYouProject

Over the phone and online support for 8-25 year olds from the LGBT+ community and parents and carers - visit BeYouProject.

MindEd For Families

Are you worried about your child?

Perhaps you want some parenting tips?  MindEd for Families was built by parents and a Consortium of professionals, funded by the Department of Education, in partnership with Health Education.

MindEd For Families

NHS 111 online

Help and support available online.

Samaritans

Email jo@samaritans.org or phone 116 123. Click here to visit the Samaritans website

Mental Health Matters

Call 0800 107 0160 for 24hr phone support from compassionate helpline staff, trained in counselling skills. This service is provided by Mental Health Matters and you can visit their website for more information. Visit Mental Health Matters 

Kent Together

A 24 hour helpline has been set up to support vulnerable people in Kent who need urgent help, supplies or medication.

Young Minds

  • Parent’s helpline with expert advice - call 0808 802 5544
  • Young Minds Crisis Messenger, for free 24/7 support across the UK if you are  experiencing a mental health crisis - text YM to 85258 (all texts are answered by trained volunteers, with support from experienced clinical supervisors)

The Calm Zone

Call the CALM helpline 0800 58 58 58 or get expert advice via the webchat - visit the Calm Zone.

Kent County Council

An enormous amount of information, guidance and support can be found on the KCC website.

Education and children - Kent County Council

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Schools and communities

Kent Youth Health

We have school health teams across Kent. Our teams are available from 8am until 6pm, Monday to Friday, including during school holidays.This service is for children and young people who are school-age, between ages of four and 19.

You do not need to be in mainstream education to seek our support. If you are home-schooled or in a pupil referral unit, you can still use our service.

Visit the website for more information on the service and access to resources Kent Youth Health - improve your health and wellbeing

Phone: 0800 0113 474
Email: nem-tr.kentchildrenandyoungpeoplehealthservices@nhs.net

Kent County Council

(Kent Education and Learning Skills): A resource for school professionals in Kent, run by KCC with Early Help, Special Education Needs (SEN) information and guidance.

Home - KELSI

Kent Resilience Hub

Kent Resilience Hub is a resource that helps young people, parents and carers and practitioners to understand emotional wellbeing and resilience.

Schools and communities - Kent Resilience Hub

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Adults

For residents of Kent and Medway who are not currently a patient with KMPT (sometimes referred to as Kent and Medway secondary care mental health services), call the free 24 hour helpline on 0800 783 9111 if you need urgent mental health support, advice and guidance.

Or call 0800 107 0160 to speak with someone from the Release the Pressure team if you’re feeling stressed. You can also text "Kent" to 85258 for 24 hour mental health crisis support via text from trained volunteers.