It’s important to remember that whoever you are, it is perfectly normal to feel anxious at the moment, after all these are very unusual times.
But it’s equally important to remember there are ways in which you can mitigate that anxiety.
Anyone, of any age, can text the word Kent or the word Medway to 85258 to start a conversation with one of the many trained and experienced volunteers who can give support at any time, wherever you are.
It’s a place to go if you’re struggling to cope and you need help. Texts are free on all major mobile networks, for full details click here.
Mental Health Advice and Support during Coronavirus (COVID-19) ABLEize is very concerned about the mental health of people in the UK following the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19). We believe that everybody should have mental health support if needed in a crisis including contacts for telephone, Internet and over the web crisis support during this time. Because of this we have painstakingly built categories for every UK region from Bedfordshire through to Worcestershire and listed recognised and trusted mental health support services so anybody needing Coronavirus (COVID-19) support in areas of depression, suicidal thoughts and fear, isolation and loneliness can still get the vital support they need when they need it.
Find dedicated Kent mental health support and services offering telephone support and advice plus a range of related self help information by checking out this dedicated ABLEize section.
Many people will have trusted friends, family and neighbours they can call on for support. Where this is not the case, Kent Together is working with all of the local authorities, fire, health and police services to organise help and assistance for the communities and vulnerable people across Kent.