If you have taken an overdose or harmed yourself, phone 999 immediately or go directly to your nearest NHS Accident & Emergency (A&E) department,
Call the Samaritans for free on 116 123 for 24 hour support. They also offer support by email, letter and face-to-face.
Support from the NHS
Via your GP
Your GP should be your first point of call for any non-emergency medical concerns including mental health.
After speaking to you about your concerns, your GP will be able to signpost you to appropriate services.
The NHS offer a range of services and treatments for mental health, some of which do not require a GP referral.
Kent and Medway NHS Partnership Trust (KMPT)
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.
KMPT also provide secondary mental health services and support including:
- community mental health
- crisis resolution
- telephone support.
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.
Kent and Medway Safe Havens
The Kent and Medway Safe Havens service can help you, if you are feeling distressed, frightened, overwhelmed or you are unsure where to turn to get mental health support.
The service is available out of hours for those aged anyone over 16 in Kent.
Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM)
Tel: 0800 58 58 58
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Helpline and webchat – 7 hours a day, 7 days a week