Mental Health Matters
0800 107 0160
08457 90 90 90 24/7 Helpline
National self-harm network
0800 622 6000
Support around grief and bereavement call: 0845 603 0024
Child Death Helpline
0800 282 986
The Compassionate Friends
0845 123 2304 Supporting bereaved parents and their families after a child dies.
General Advice including Housing, Finances, Debt
Housing and Homelessness advice
0344 515 1444
24-hour helpline 0800 5677699
Floating Support (Kent County Council)
08458 247 100
Specialist Health Advice
Macmillan Cancer Support
0808 808 00 00
(support line open weekdays 9am-8pm, for support and advice. Macmillan also run a range of support groups across Kent)
Kent Autistic Trust
Disabled Living Foundation
0845 130 9177
Advice, information and training on daily-living aids.
020 7250 3222
Disability rights organisation, run by disabled people.
Cross Roads Care
Children & Young People
Addaction Young Person’s Services
Addaction provides friendly and expert advice and information about drugs and alcohol.
Visit www.kca.org.uk for a full list of our services.
Help and advice for 13-19 year olds on learning, living, and working.
0808 800 2222
Family Lives is a national charity providing help and support in all aspects of family life.
0800 4000 999
Counselling and support for pregnancy and post-abortion.
Alcohol, Substance Misuse & Gambling
020 7766 9900
Facts and information.
AA National Helpline
0845 769 7555
Support groups for people who wish to recover from alcoholism, a place to share your own experience, strength and hope.
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.
0800 77 66 00
Friendly, confidential drug advice.
0800 917 8282
Information and support helpline open 24/7.
National Domestic Violence Helpline
0808 200 0247
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)
Helpline and counselling for survivors of rape and abuse.
Action on Elder Abuse
0808 808 8141
Helpline for support and advice.
The Freedom Programme
0808 2000 247 (24hr)
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.
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 802 4040
Helpline open (Weekdays 10am-1pm, 2pm-5pm)
Email – email@example.com
Confidential help and advice for domestic violence perpetrators (male, female, in heterosexual or same-sex relationships).
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