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If you are experiencing difficulties with your mental  health don't suffer in silence . Asking for help shows strength in character and sets the course for change and recovery . Find free help and support

Where can I go for help?

Talk to your GP. They should be able to assess your health and support you to make the right choices about the way forward. 

NHS general practitioners (GPs) services

Talking Therapies in Medway:

Medway Talking Therapies offer free counselling services for people over 18 suffering from mild to moderate depression and anxiety, and other common mental health issues. You can self refer to these services or be referred by GP. They can be contacted on 0300 029 3000.

Mental health Crisis Help

If you are or a loved one or someone you care for is in a crisis please ring 0300 222 0123 for advice and support.

For the hearing impaired in crisis, call: 0786 002 2819

Helpful Websites that provide reliable information about Mental health.

NHS Choices Know where to get help


Live It Well 

Rethink Mental Illness 


Young Minds

Mental Health Foundation

Royal College of Psychiatry




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People feeling distressed, anxious, or down can call the Mental Health Matters helpline on 0800 107 0160.

The helpline consists of a team of highly trained and experienced support workers who use counselling skills to provide you with emotional guidance and information.

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The Samaritans are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and provide confidential, non-judgemental emotional support. They can be reached on 08457 90 90 90.


Children and Adolescents needing to talk? Contact ChildLine anytime on 0800 1111- calls are free and confidential.

You can also access Childline through Online chat & Message boards.

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