All about Kent Children and Young People's Mental Health Service

CYPMHS stands for the Children and Young People's Mental Health Service. Kent CYPMHS provides emotional wellbeing and mental health advice and support for young people and their families across Kent



What is CYPMHS?


Who we are


Our approach


What types of support
do we offer?


How to get in touch
and refer

          Get involved

Additional support

You can find out more about additional support and the Kent Local Offer on their website.

In addition, please visit the Mental wellbeing information hub.


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.


" I had a really positive experience. They offered regular reviews, telephone calls and face to face appointments. From first contact in Jan 22 and diagnosis by June 22, I couldn't have expected any more. I feel lucky they have supported my child and she is now back to feeling herself.

Phillipa in Folkstone is amazing! She has good communication and always follows up in a short time frame. I cannot fault them, they have been fantastic!. I feel listened to alongside my child."