Mental health problems can affect any of us at any time in our lives. For most people who experience mental health issues, your first place to get help should be your doctor, who can often refer you to other professionals.
Working out what to say to your doctor about your mental health can be hard. Doc Ready is a free service which could help you prepare for your first visit.
Other places you can get support
There is other support available throughout Kent, depending on they type of help you are looking for.
Support for all
- Looking after the health and wellbeing of you and your family, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Every Mind Matters to get useful tips and guides to help look after you and your family.
- Live Well Kent is a community mental health support service to help you with everyday living, to keep active and healthy, and meet people.
- Children and young people's mental health services.
Home, finances and work
- Support if debt is affecting your mental health and find out about benefits and financial support.
- Homelessness - where to get support if you are homeless or about to become homeless.
- Domestic abuse and refuges.
- Support returning to work.
- Time to change - ending mental health discrimination in the workplace.
- Home essentials in a crisis - may be able to help you with food, furniture and other essentials if you are having serious difficulties managing your income due to a crisis or if you are facing exceptional pressures because of an emergency.
- Kent sheds - is an open, friendly place where men can meet, chat and undertake activities such as DIY projects or gardening.
- Where to get LGBTQ support.
- NHS mental health support for veterans.
- Advocacy - someone to speak up on your behalf if you have mental health needs in Kent.
- Kent Enablement and Recovery service for mental health - works with people experiencing mental health difficulties to address social care needs over a short period of time.