Mental Health Support

Contact Numbers UK

Samaritans

Available 24 hours a day to provide confidential emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress, despair or suicidal thoughts.

 

Other sources of advice and support

Mind

Mind offers advice, support and information to people experiencing a mental health difficulty and their family and friends. Mind also has a network of local associations in England and Wales to which people can turn for help and assistance.

Lines are open Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm (except bank holidays).

 

Rethink Mental Illness

Rethink Mental Illness works to help everyone affected by severe mental illness, such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, recover a better quality of life. It provides effective services and support and campaigns for change through greater awareness and understanding.

(Rethink was formerly called the National Schizophrenia Fellowship)

 

PAPYRUS UK

PAPYRUS is a national charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide. They support young people under 35 who are experiencing thoughts of suicide, as well as people concerned about someone else.

Their HopelineUK service is open 9am-midnight every day of the year (including weekends and bank holidays).

 

YoungMinds

  • www.youngminds.org.uk

  • Parents helpline: 0808 802 5544 (Mon-Fri from 9.30 am to 4 pm, excluding bank holidays)

  • YoungMinds Crisis Messenger: text YM to 85258 (available 24/7)

 

Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM)

A helpline for people in the UK who are down or have hit a wall for any reason, who need to talk or find information and support.

5 pm to midnight, every day of the year

 

Sane

SANE services provide practical help, emotional support, and specialist information to individuals affected by mental health problems, their family, friends and carers.

 

NHS mental health services

Find information, advice and local services on the NHS website. You can also get advice from the NHS 111 phone service.

 

Other sources of mental health help and information

Information from 

https://www.centreformentalhealth.org.uk/helplines-and-crisis-contacts

KENT AND MEDWAY

Release the Pressure

Need support now? Text  Kent or Medway to 85258 for in-the-moment help. We are here for everyone, any age, 24/7.