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Mental Health and Wellbeing Support for Parents and Families

If you are worried about the safety or welfare of a child please contact NSPCC on:
0808 800 5000 or https://www.nspcc.org.uk/

Mental Health & Wellbeing

Anna Freud Centre
Supports the mental health and wellbeing of children and families.
https://www.annafreud.org/

Barnados

Barnardos offer support for families with a range of issues including mental health and emotional wellbeing, and domestic abuse.

https://www.barnardos.org.uk/what-we-do/helping-families

Every Mind Matters
NHS website with expert advice and practical tips to help you look after your mental health and wellbeing
https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/

Kent Wellbeing Service
Information on local and national services to support wellbeing, and localised hub of information with simple tips and advice during this challenging time
http://www.kent.gov.uk/wellbeing

Men's Health Forum
24/7 stress support for men by text, chat and email.
https://www.menshealthforum.org.uk/

Mental health crisis support via text
A new text service for people of all ages needing mental health support. Texts are free. Text the word “Kent” to 85258, to start a conversation with a 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 immediate help.

Mind
Information and support for mental health problems.
Tel: 0300 123 3393 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm)
https://www.mind.org.uk/

West Kent Mind
A telephone support service open to everyone. Call to talk to a professional counsellor about any concerns you are currently facing. Lines are open for calls on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 10am until 12pm. Tel: 01732 647032

NSPCC
Coronavirus advice and help for parents to support children’s wellbeing
https://www.nspcc.org.uk/

Release The Pressure
Trained and experienced team available 24/7 to provide expert support no matter what you are going through
Don’t suffer in silence: text the word Kent to 85258
https://www.kent.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/health/release-the-pressure

Samaritans
Confidential support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair.
Phone: 116 123 (free 24-hour helpline)
https://www.samaritans.org/

Victim Support
If you are the victim of crime or a traumatic even, access free and confidential support, including emotional support
https://www.victimsupport.org.uk/

VitaMinds
Local NHS confidential talking therapies service, to support with a range of issues including anxiety and depression.
Parents can self refer to this service here:
https://www.vitahealthgroup.co.uk/nhs-services/kentmedway/self-refer/

 Sleep

The Children's Sleep Charity - Excellent advice for parents on how children's sleep can be better supported.