Useful Links

Helplines

Mental Health Matters

0800 107 0160
24/7 Helpline
timeonline@mentalhealthmatters.co.uk 

Samaritans

08457 90 90 90 24/7 Helpline

National self-harm network

0800 622 6000
www.uk-sobs.org.uk


 

Bereavement

CRUSE

Support around grief and bereavement call: 0845 603 0024
www.cruse.org.uk

Child Death Helpline

0800 282 986
www.childdeathhelpline.org.uk

The Compassionate Friends

0845 123 2304  Supporting bereaved parents and their families after a child dies.
www.tcf.org.uk


 

General Advice including Housing, Finances, Debt

Shelter

Housing and Homelessness advice
0344 515 1444
www.shelter.org.uk

Porchlight

24-hour helpline 0800 5677699

Floating Support (Kent County Council)

08458 247 100


 

Specialist Health Advice

Macmillan Cancer Support           

0808 808 00 00
www.macmillan.org.uk
(support line open weekdays 9am-8pm, for support and advice. Macmillan also run a range of support groups across Kent)

Mencap           

01843 224482
www.eastkentmencap.co.uk
Community activities and domiciliary support.
info@eastkentmencap.co.uk

Kent Autistic Trust

01634 405168
office@kentautistic.com


 

Disability Support

Disabled Living Foundation

0845 130 9177
Advice, information and training on daily-living aids.
www.dlf.org.uk

Radar

020 7250 3222
Disability rights organisation, run by disabled people.
www.radar.org.uk


 

Carers Support

Cross Roads Care

08450 956 700
eastkent@crossroads.org.uk
www.crossroads.org.uk


 

Children & Young People

Addaction Young Person’s Services

Addaction Young Person's Services

Addaction provides friendly and expert advice and information about drugs and alcohol.
Visit: www.youngaddaction.org.uk

Bromley BYPASS 020 8460 9952
East Kent and Mid Kent 01227 456 744
Feltham YOI 020 8844 5415
Greenwich 020 8921 6907
Medway 01634 338 640
West Kent 01634 338 640
Wokingham 0118 977 2024

Visit www.kca.org.uk for a full list of our services.

Connexions

www.cxk.org
Help and advice for 13-19 year olds on learning, living, and working.

Family Lives

0808 800 2222
www.familylives.org.uk
Family Lives is a national charity providing help and support in all aspects of family life.

Care Confidential

0800 4000 999
Counselling and support for pregnancy and post-abortion.
www.careconfidential.com


 

Alcohol, Substance Misuse & Gambling

Drink Aware

020 7766 9900
Facts and information.

AA National Helpline

0845 769 7555
www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk
Support groups for people who wish to recover from alcoholism, a place to share your own experience, strength and hope.

Gamcare

0808 8020 133
GamCare provides support, information and advice to anyone with a gambling problem. The helpline is open 8am to midnight, 7 days a week.

FRANK

0800 77 66 00
www.talktofrank.com
Friendly, confidential drug advice.

Drinkline

0800 917 8282
Information and support helpline open 24/7.


 

Domestic Abuse

National Domestic Violence Helpline

0808 200 0247
www.nationaldomesticviolencehelpline.org.uk
24-hour National Domestic Violence Helpline for women experiencing domestic violence, their family, friends, colleagues and others calling on their behalf.

East Kent Rape Line                                                                     

0800 458 28 18 (helpline)
01227 450 400 (support line)
www.eastkentrapeline.com
Helpline and counselling for survivors of rape and abuse.

Action on Elder Abuse

0808 808 8141
www.elderabuse.org.uk
Helpline for support and advice.

The Freedom Programme

0808 2000 247 (24hr)
www.freedomprogramme.co.uk
This is a free programme for people who are suffering, or who have suffered from, physical or emotional abuse from their partners. Nearest course is in Bromley, but material can be accessed online. 

Mankind Initiative

01823 334244
www.mankind.org.uk
Confidential helpline for men suffering from domestic violence or domestic abuse by their current or former wife or partner (including same-sex partner).
Helpline open weekdays 10am-4pm, 7pm-9pm.

Men’s Advice Line

0808 801 0327
www.mensadviceline.org.uk
Advice and emotional support for male victims of domestic violence or abuse.
Email – info@mensadviceline.org.uk
(Weekdays 10am-1pm, 2pm-5pm)

Respect

0808 802 4040
Helpline open (Weekdays 10am-1pm, 2pm-5pm)
Email – info@respectphoneline.org.uk
Confidential help and advice for domestic violence perpetrators (male, female, in heterosexual or same-sex relationships).

Broken Rainbow

0845 260 4460
(for lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender victims of domestic violence)
Remember, if you or someone else is in immediate danger of being harmed, call 999