The Grand – Active Listening

Free counselling for young people 11-19 at The Grand in Gravesend. Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays

Children and Young People’s Counselling Service
For children aged 4-19 struggling with their emotional health. Tel: 0300 123 4496.

Safe Havens

If you need to see someone face to face, there are Safe Havens across Kent and Medway which offer friendly support to anyone over the age of 16 living in Kent and Medway. Available between 6pm-11pm, 365 days a year.


Papyrus provide confidential support and advice to young people struggling with thoughts of suicide, and anyone worried about a young person through our helpline, HOPELINEUK. They are open 9am–12am (midnight) every day of the year: 0800 068 4141


We provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. We campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.

We won’t give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets support and respect.

Samaritans Self-Help App
Keep track of how you’re feeling, and get recommendations for things you can do to help yourself cope, feel better and stay safe in a crisis.

Young Minds
Life can be challenging and we all struggle to cope sometimes. It might not feel like it, but things can get better. Young mInds has lots of advice and tips that can really help.

We provide the same support to people with mental health issues as we do for anyone else. If you have a mental health diagnosis, you can talk about it with us, or you may want to talk to us about something else that’s troubling you, and that’s fine too.

We know that people with the same diagnosis may have very different experiences. We’ll explore what living with your mental health issue means for you. Your experience is the most important thing to us, not the label.

24hr telephone support: 116 123

For children aged 10-16 in need of mental health support, including online counselling.

For young people aged 16-18 in need of mental health support, including online counselling.

Release the pressure
Need support now? Text Kent to 85258 for in-the-moment help. We are here for everyone, any age, 24/7.

For girls aged 10 to 18 at risk of experiencing unhealthy or abusive relationships, or for their concerned parents.

Shout 85258 is a free, confidential, 24/7 text messaging support service for anyone who is struggling to cope.
Text SHOUT 85258