Emergency Help Contacts

To make an urgent appointment with the Out-of-hours GP call 111.
You can also get immediate psychological support at your local A & E.

Crisis Support Team
This single telephone number is available 24/7 if you need mental health advice and support.  It can be used for yourself as well as on behalf of family members.
Telephone:  0300 222 0123
Access for the hearing impaired:  0786 002 2819


Providing confidential emotional support 24 hours a day n the telephone or online
UK Helpline:  116 123
Free phone local number: 01227 457 777
Email: jo@samaritans.org

Mental Health Matters

Providing confidential emotional support 24 hours a day on the telephone and online
UK Helpline:  0800 107 0160
Call from mobiles:  0300 330 5486
Email:  timeonline@mentalhealthmatters.co.uk

Also access time online; an online instant messaging service staffed with a team of highly trained support workers who use counselling skills to provide appropriate emotional guidance and information.

You can call the Rethink advice and information line Monday to Friday, 10am - 2pm for practical advice on:

  • different types of therapy and medication
  • benefits, debt, money issues
  • police, courts, prison
  • Your rights under the Mental Health Act

Call Rethink on 0300 5000 927 (calls are charged at your local rate).

0300 304 7000 4.30 pm – 10.30 pm helpline

Take off  click here
Local charity that offers various support groups and peer support.

KMPT  click here
All support contacts for Kent mental health services.

Sateda  click here
Local charity to assist with domestic violence and abuse.  Holds regular drop in sessions across Swale and Canterbury and Coastal areas of Kent.

Canterbury Umbrella  click here
Canterbury based support venue and drop in centre location.

The Mix  click here
Free support phone line and on-line support for those 25 years old and younger.

The Calm Zone  click here
Support for men suffering with depression including a telephone support line.

BEAT  click here
Support for eating disorders including separate telephone help lines for young people and adults.

Step Change  click here
Support and advice for issues with debt and finances.

Calm Harm  click here
An App for smart phones designed to help with self harm.

PANDAS  click here
Support and advice for any parent who is experiencing perinatal mental illness.

SPARK  click here
Online peer support group for everything and anything related to mental health.

East Kent Drugs and Alcohol Service  click here
Offers support locally across Kent, as well as a telephone helpline.

Mindfresh  click here
Data base of local services, includes a search by postcode option.

Children and Young Peoples NHS services /  Eating Disorder Services  click here


Self-help therapies