A better Medway

Mental health helplines

Release the Pressure - call 

Feeling distressed, anxious or down? Phone 0800 107 0160. Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The helpline has a team of highly trained and experienced support workers who provide emotional guidance and information.

Release the Pressure - text 

If you do not want to call, you can text the word Shout to 85258 for confidential, expert support.

This service is free from most mobile phone networks and will not show up on your phone bill. It's available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

Find out more about Shout.

The Samaritans

The helpline provides confidential, non-judgmental emotional support.

Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call 116 123.

Visit The Samaritans website.