A better Medway

Support with your mental health

Approximately one in four people in the UK will experience a mental health problem each year, and one in six people report experiencing a common mental health problem in any given week.

If you are experiencing difficulties with your mental health, do not suffer in silence. Asking for help shows strength in character and sets the course for change and recovery.

For information relating to mental health conditions such as anxiety and depression, NHS Moodzone can provide practical advice, interactive tools, videos and audio guides to promote mental and emotional wellbeing.

Go to NHS Moodzone

Where you can go for help

Asking for help can be a hard step to make – there’s many ways though that you can get confidential support. Mental health support can be provided in various forms such as: face-to-face, telephone, and online.

In the first instance, talk to your GP. They should be able to assess your heath and support you to make a choice on your next step towards recovery.

Talking Therapies

Medway Talking Therapies offer short term free counselling services for people over 18 suffering from mild to moderate depression, anxiety and other common causes of mental health issues. You can self-refer or be referred by a health professional by calling 0300 029 3000.

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Mental Health Crisis

If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis, call Mental Health Single Point of Access for support on 0300 222 0123. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.