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A mental health emergency should be taken as seriously as a physical one.


Call 999 now if someone's life is at risk, for example, they have seriously injured themselves or taken an overdose, or if you do not feel you can keep yourself or someone else safe.

Urgent but not an emergency

Use the NHS 111 online service, or call 111 - you may be able to speak to a nurse, or mental health nurse, over the phone.

If you are looking for urgent mental health help for a child or young person, please call the Single Point of Access (also referred to as SPA) on 0800 011 3474.

For residents of Kent and Medway who are not currently a patient with Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust, sometimes referred to as Kent and Medway secondary care mental health services or KMPT, call the free 24 hour helpline on 0800 783 9111 if you need urgent mental health support, advice and guidance or visit



For free confidential support at any time.

Text KENT or MEDWAY to 85258 or phone 0800 107 0160 

Free expert advice from trained counsellors is available for every mental health concern.

Visit Release the Pressure to find out more.

Safe Havens 

Safe Havens offer face-to-face mental health support.

To find out more and see the opening times, visit the Safe Havens page on this information hub. 

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