Release the pressure
Mental health support
Life can get really tough sometimes, but talking can help. We have a highly trained and experienced team available 24/7 to provide expert support no matter what you are going through.
Don’t suffer in silence: text the word Kent to 85258 or call the number below
Speak to someone
Text the word Kent to 85258 or phone 0800 107 0160 for free confidential support at any time.
Free expert advice from trained counsellors is available for every mental health concern, including:
- low self-esteem
- money worries
- relationship troubles
- suicidal thoughts.
Coronavirus has caused a lot of disruption in many people’s lives, if you are struggling and need someone to talk to, call us or text the word Kent to 85258.
You can also webchat with Mental Health Matters, an independent charity, who are available 24/7.
Mental health support organisations
There are many organisations who offer support with stress, depression, anxiety and other mental health concerns. We don't work with all of these organisations, but you may find them helpful.
CALM offer mental health support for UK men and boys as well as those bereaved or widowed by suicide.
Live Well Kent helps Kent residents over the age of 17 with their mental and physical health. They provide health and fitness advice, as well as support with financial pressure and relationship stress.
Mind provide specialist support for those who suffer from depression as well as all other mental health concerns. Their aim is to improve mental health services for mental health and to raise awareness of available support.
Rethink Mental Illness provide support services for legal advice, financial assistance and carer support. They also campaign in local and national government for improved mental health services.
Samaritans offer free telephone mental health support for any mental health concern including addiction, depression, work related stress, loss, bereavement and loneliness.
Young Minds offer mental health support services to children and young people in the UK. They can offer services to those suffering from exam stress, bullying, abuse, eating disorders,or body image concerns.
The Hope Exhibition is touring Kent and Medway to raise awareness of suicide prevention this summer. You can see the art works funded by the Kent and Medway Hope Community Arts Fund for free by visiting the following locations:
- Fremlin Walk, Maidstone, ME14 1QP. Available from the 24 to 28 July
- Chatham Library, ME4 4TX. Available from 31 July to 4 August
- Trinity Theatre, Tunbridge Wells, TN1 1JP. Available from 7 to 11 August.
You can read more about this exhibition by visiting the KCC news and features website.
Download one of our Release the Pressure focused posters to share awareness.