If you are feeling anxious or stressed, you can find details below of self-help and online tools and mental health and wellbeing services available in Kent and Medway.

You can access this support without needing to see your GP.

If you would like some help working out how to explain to your GP how you are feeling – DOCREADY (that’s Doc Ready) may be of help to you. 

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Every Mind Matters has resources to help you cope with both stress and anxiety. You can build Your Mind Plan by answering five questions.

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A series of mental wellbeing NHS audio guides to help you boost your mood. 

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Reading Well for mental health provides helpful information and support for managing common mental health conditions or dealing with difficult feelings and experiences. More information is available on Medway Council or Kent County Council websites.

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By visiting www.qwell.io, adults aged 18-years-old and over in Kent and Medway can access support for all mental health issues seven-days-a-week, 365-days-a-year.

Whether you are feeling low, grieving the loss of a loved one, going through family and relationship issues and/or feeling anxious, help is there for you through Qwell.

Support includes one-to-one text-based chat sessions (available from 12 noon to 10pm on weekdays, and from 6pm to 10pm at the weekend). 

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Live Well Kent and Medway 

Live Well Kent and Medway offers support with keeping active and healthy and everyday living.

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NHS Talking Therapies

If you are struggling with anxiety and/or depression, NHS talking are a free, effective and confidential way to treat common mental health issues. 

We Listen has an interactive map, which shows NHS talking therapies in different parts of Kent and Medway.

You can refer yourself to NHS talking therapies by contacting the services available in your area as shown on the map or via NHS Talking Therapies. Alternatively, you can ask your GP to refer you.

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Safe Havens offer face-to-face mental health support for those living in Kent and Medway and offer an open-door policy for anyone needing help who is known, or not known to mental health services. Find out more on the Safe Havens page.

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KMPT Recovery and Wellbeing College offers educational courses to support mental, physical and emotional wellbeing in shared learning environments. Everyone welcome.

Better Health Every Mind Matters has launched a campaign to support the nation’s mental wellbeing. At the heart of the campaign is the free, NHS-approved Mind Plan.

By answering five questions online, adults will get a personalised mental health action plan with practical tips for helping deal with stress and anxiety, boost their mood, sleep better, and feel more in control.

Search Every Mind Matters website to see what works for you.

Phone 0800 107 0160 or text SHOUT to 85258 for free confidential support at any time.

Free expert advice from trained counsellors is available for every mental health concern.

Visit Release the Pressure website for more information

Email Jo at the Samaritans or phone 116 123. For more information visit the Samaritans website.