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An important part of our Suicide Prevention Training is knowing the right resources to refer someone to if they need support or guidance.

Whether you have had the chance to take the 3-hour interactive training session or not, knowledge of these invaluable services could make a difference – and could save a life. Take a look at the services below which may help someone you know.


If you have seriously harmed yourself – for example, by taking a drug overdose, call 999 for an ambulance or go straight to A&E. Or, ask someone else to call 999 or take you to A&E.


Quick-Access Services For Your Mobile

Feeling the pressure? Don't suffer in silence. Call Release The Pressure on 0800 107 0160.

Release The Pressure – A free, 24/7 helpline with trained professionals to talk to.

Call 0800 107 0160 or visit the online web-chat page.


Stay Alive App. Available on the App store, or on Google Play. A free phone app which provides support, guidance and resources to individuals who may be experiencing suicidal thoughts or feelings - with the intention of putting elements such as safety plans in place.

Stay Alive – A free phone app which provides support, guidance and resources to individuals who may be experiencing suicidal thoughts and feelings – with the intention of putting elements such as safety plans in place.

This is available on the App Store, or on the Google Play store.


Additional Services

Samaritans – A service available to everyone.

Call 116 123 or e-mail jo@samaritans.org


Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) – a service for men.

Call 0800 58 58 58 . 5pm to midnight every day or visit the web-chat page


Papyrus – for people under 35.

Call 0800 068 41 41 ± Mon to Fri 10am to 10pm, weekends 2pm to 10pm, bank holidays 2pm to 5pm. You can also text 07786 209697 or e-mail pat@papyrus-uk.org


Childline – for children and young people under 19.

Call 0800 1111. This number won’t show upon your phone bill.


The Mix – for under 25s experiencing any painful emotions or are in crisis.

Call 0808 808 4994. FREE crisis messenger text service provides 24/7 support across the UK. Text THEMIX to 85258. For 1-1 online chat support click here.


The Silver Line – for older people.

Call 08004 708090


Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide – Survivors of Bereavement by suicide (SOBS) provides a much needed service for people in the community. “Only those of us who have experienced this terrible tragedy can truly understand.  None of us need to suffer alone; together we can help each other”

Nearest group is Margate, who meet on the last Tuesday of the month from 730 to 930 pm.

E-Mail sobs.margate@yahoo.com or contact Jackie on 07522955806


Call your GP – Ask for an emergency appointment.


Call 111 out of hours – they will help you find the support and help you need.


Contact your Mental Health Crisis Team – if you have one.


Contact Single Point Of Access if you live in Kent and Medway and are not currently receiving care and treatment from your Community Mental Health Team – Call 0300 222 0123 or text 07860 022819.


Mind Services

The Hope Café – A crisis café resource offering support in Maidstone Fridays 5-9pm and Sundays 1-5pm. Contact MMK Mind 01622 692383 or e-mail mindhelp@mmkmind.org.uk


The Solace Café – A crisis café resource offering support in Sevenoaks Thursdays 5-9pm and Saturdays 5-9pm. Contact West Kent Mind 01732 356630or e-mail: solacecafe@westkentmind.org.uk


Ashford Wellbeing Café – Offering support to help prevent mental health crisis point
Fridays and Saturdays in Ashford 6-10pm. Call 01622 692383 or e-mail: mindhelp@mmkmind.org.uk


Sunlight Wellbeing Café in Gillingham – Offering activities and support to promote positive mental health Friday 6-9pm, Sat 3.30-6.30pm and Sun 1-4pm. Call 01634 581511
or e-mail: info@sunlighttrust.org.uk.


Suicide Prevention Training funded through:

Kent County Council, Medway Council, Transforming Health and Social Care in Kent and Medway, and Mind Maidstone and Mid-Kent Logos.