Further Information

NHS 111 online
help and support available online https://111.nhs.uk/

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 https://www.mhm.org.uk/

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

Release the Pressure – 24 hour mental health crisis support
Text "Kent" to 85258 for 24hr mental health crisis support via text from trained volunteers. This service is provided by SHOUT and you can visit their website https://www.giveusashout.org/

Kooth: online counselling for 10-16yr olds - www.kooth.com

Childline: Over the phone and online support with a counsellor - https://www.childline.org.uk/get-support/1-2-1-counsellor-chat/

BeYouProject: Over the phone and online support for 8-25 year olds from the LGBT+ community and parents and carers - https://thebeyouproject.co.uk

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 - https://www.thecalmzone.net/help/get-help/