Health partners and providers, local authorities and emergency services across Kent and Medway are working together to provide information on local support services to help people’s mental wellbeing during the ongoing Corona virus pandemic crisis.
Information is available for people experiencing bereavement and loss, debt and financial difficulties, pregnant women and new mums needing extra support, and families looking for help with young children or teenagers.
There is support for those who might already have pre-existing mental health conditions, are victims of domestic abuse, or are people in the shielded community.
The site also offers help for people with learning disabilities, people who don’t use English as a first language, carers and NHS staff, care staff and other key workers.
To visit the site, click this link .
Even if you are coping well with the transition, there are simple tips for everyone to enhance wellbeing whilst spending more time indoors and with less social interaction.
To find out more, click this link .
As part of the Release the Pressure campaign, a new text service is now available. If you text the word, “Kent”, or, “Medway”, to, 8 5 2 5 8, you will start a conversation with one of the many 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. Texts are free on all major mobile networks and the service is provided by SHOUT and the Crisis Text Line.
The service will run in addition to the current 24/7 freephone helpline.