Crisis Support

If you have taken an overdose or harmed yourself call 999 immediately and ask for help, alternatively go to your nearest A & E department.

For non emergency medical advice call 111.

Mental Health Matters helpline is a confidential service staffed by highly trained and experienced Telephone Helpline Workers, offering emotional support to anyone calling:

Mental Health Matters Helpline: 0800 107 0160
Opening hours: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Mobile Freephone: 0300 330 5486
Minicom: 0191 549 8563

The Samaritans are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and provide confidential, non-judgmental emotional support:

Samaritans Helpline: 116 123 
Opening hours: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Samaritans Text Service: 07725 90 90 90

Kent and Medway Social Care Partnership Trust have a crisis contact centre for statutory mental health support services.  When calling the contact centre they will ensure that you are passed through to the relevant clinical person for your area, either your local duty team or local Home Treatment Team. This single telephone number is available 24/7 if you need mental health advice and support. This number will help you to receive relevant advice and help you manage your mental health needs:

KMPT Crisis Contact Centre Telephone0800 783 9111 (24/7).
Opening hours: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Minicom: 0786 002 2819.

Single Point of Access

If you need urgent or emergency mental health help and support, you live in Kent and Medway and you are not currently receiving care and treatment from one of our Community Mental Health Teams, please call our Single Point of Access on 0800 783 9111 (24/7).