An evening and weekend telephone support service for anyone over the age of 18 living in the Folkestone and Hythe district experiencing challenges with their mental health
Health and Wellbeing
Please find below links to services that can support your health and wellbeing. These links will open in new window or tab.
Single point of access
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.Visit website
AccessAble provide detailed information you need to work out if a place you are going to will be accessible.
Check out the facts, and explore the details, before you leave home or on the move using their App and Website.Visit website
Better Health - Every Mind Matters
Get a free NHS-approved Mind Plan. By answering five quick questions you’ll get a personalised action plan with practical tips to help you deal with stress and anxiety, boost your mood, sleep better and feel more in control.Visit website
Plenty of information and support with a focus on well-being and positivity.Visit website
Kent Children and Young People’s Mental Health Service (CYPMHS)
Referrals can be made through the GP or you can self refer.Visit website
CXK have an Emotional Wellbeing Service.Visit website
ERIC The Children's Bowel & Bladder Charity
ERIC is a charity that supports children and young people with a bowel or bladder condition.
FCS Talking Therapies
FCS Talking Therapies is a Charity specialising in NHS IAPT, Affordable & Private Talking Therapies for the people of Kent since 1992.Visit website
Folkestone and Hythe Haven
An independent champion for people who use health and social care services. They make sure that those running services, put people at the heart of care.
Healthwatch are there to listen to what you like about services and what you think could be improved. No matter how big or small the issue, they want to hear about it.Visit website
Join over 100,000 people who’ve used our 1:1 typed online therapy.
ieso is free and available to many NHS patients across the UK.
It only takes a minute or two to check if you're eligible for treatment.
Free Talking Therapies
Have you been feeling low, anxious, stressed, or unable to cope? Don’t struggle on alone, we’re here to listen and to help.Visit website
An on-line counselling and emotional well-being hub for children and young people offering free, safe and anonymous online support for young people.Visit website
Live Well Kent
Live Well Kent can help improve wellbeing, mental and physical. It is a free service for anyone over age 17.Visit website
Maidstone and West Kent MIND
Maidstone and West Kent MIND offer a range of services including a new youth services in Maidstone and Sittingbourne.Visit website
North Kent Mind
North Kent Mind is an independent mental health charity operating in Dartford and Gravesham, Swanley and surrounding villages, and the Unitary Authority of Medway.Visit website
MoodSpark is a place where young people can learn about mental health, find tips and resources to keep emotionally healthy and find ways to help them bounce back when life gets tough. MoodSpark has been designed for young people in Kent, with young people in Kent by HeadStart Kent.Visit website
For people over age 18 the NHS offers therapies, such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), for problems including: stress, anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and phobias. This programme is called Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT). You can ask your GP or self-refer.Visit website
Kent Community Health has some great resources available for therapies during this time, including OT, Physiotherapy and Speech and Language. Please click below to find out what is available. In addition, if you are able to stay in touch with your therapy teams, please liaise with them so that any therapy undertaken is in line with the goals and work your therapist/school are doing.
Release the Pressure
Mental health support - If you’re feeling the pressure, don’t suffer in silence. Text the word “Kent” to 85258 or Call 0800 107 0160.Visit website
Kent Resilience Hub
The Kent Resilience Hub has been designed to help parents and carers understand emotional health, how to nurture good emotional health and how to respond appropriately if their child is finding life difficult and unable to bounce back.Visit website
Kent and Medway Safe Havens
Out-of-hours mental health support to anyone aged 16+ in the Kent area, from four locations in Canterbury, Medway, Thanet and Maidstone.Visit website
Samaritans Self-help App
Keep track of how you're feeling, and get recommendations for things you can do to help yourself cope, feel better and stay safe in a crisis.Visit website
School health (Kent)
School health (Kent) school nurses work with children, young people and families in Kent. You do not have to be in school to use this service:Visit website
The Sleep Charity
The Sleep Charity, incorporating The Sleep Council, provide advice and support to empower the nation to sleep better.
Anonymous mental health support service available online for anyone aged 16 and over.Visit website
Free, confidential counselling and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) in Surrey and KentVisit website
Find out about common feelings and mental health symptoms, how to cope, and where to get help. There is also a helpline for parents.Visit website
Kent Youth Help
We have school health teams across Kent. Our teams are available from 8am until 6pm, Monday to Friday, including during school holidays.
This service is for children and young people who are school-age, between ages of four and 19.Visit website