Mental health services
Mental health problems can
affect any of us at any time in our lives.
As outlined in Live it well a strategy for improving
mental health and wellbeing in Kent and Medway, around 163,000
to 190,000 people in Kent are living with common mental health
problems (such as anxiety and depression) and a further
60,000 people are living with severe mental illnesses (such as
severe depression or post traumatic stress disorder).
We aim to provide the support and
services people require to ensure the lives of those effected
remain as normal as possible.
Services and support in Kent
We provide a range of mental health
services in Kent that help people towards mental health
wellbeing and recovery. These include:
We can help you to live as
part of a family or household. It is similar to fostering, but
We can help protect your rights and ensure people listen to what
you want to do.
People can plan to make decisions in their
If you are looking after someone who is experiencing mental
health issues then there are people you can talk to, who can
provide you with some much needed support.
- Community support
Our services help people lead independent lifestyles and work
towards mental health well being and recovery.
- Day services
A person can undertake various activities to enable
them to build confidence, learn new skills and build on
existing skills and interact with other people.
We can help people to get into paid employment.
Treatment is available for people who have a mental health need and
want to talk through their issues with a trained
- Residential care
Service users who move into residential care are enabled by staff
to develop the skills necessary to move into supported
- Sensory services for mental
We provide mental health support for people with a sensory
- Service user
Meet other service users who may need support in managing their
mental health needs.
Support is provided to help some one gain the skills required to
move on into independent accommodation.
If you or someone you know is in need of assistance or care you
can make a referral to start receiving our services and