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Support and help

If you have concerns about your mental health, help and support is available from lots of sources. In this section we have provided some information about what help and support is available for you in the community in Kent and Medway.

If you need help now please click here for more information on 24 hour support that is available to help you.

Free NHS Talking Therapy of Counselling in Kent and Medway.  There is free NHS counselling available to you in Kent and Medway and you can refer yourself – you don’t even have to go through your GP.  To find out more go to our NHS Talking Therapy page.

Relative, Friend or Carer? You can see information about our services available locally to support you by clicking here.

Community Mental Health Teams (CMHT). If you are referred into a community mental health team this section explains what to expect from the service as well as listing contact information for all of the Kent and Medway CMHTs. For more information click here.

Support in a Crisis. Contains information on what support is available if you experience a crisis, as well as information on local Crisis Home Resolution Teams and the services they provide. For more information click here.

Advocacy is there to ensure that your views are heard and your rights defended, particularly at a time when you either feel or are unable to speak up for yourself to see this information click here.

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a psychological and physical condition that is caused by very frightening or distressing events. It occurs in up to 30% of people who experience traumatic events. For more information click here.

Housing find out how you can get housing support locally by clicking here.

Live It Well is working to ensure that everyone in Kent and Medway can access information to support their wellbeing and mental health.