The Kent and Medway emergency mental health helpline is back up and running after a technical issue today (January 3rd).
The Helpline is a telephone service available to anyone over the age of 18 in Kent and Medway who is concerned about their mental health or the mental health of a friend or relative and needs urgent assistance.
This service is intended for members of the general public who are not currently receiving care or treatment from the Kent and Medway NHS Social Care Partnership (KMPT).
A KMPT spokesperson said: This has been fixed and the service is now fully functional. If the caller doesn’t get through, prompt them to call back. “
This morning’s caller was transferred to the KMPT switchboard, which called the appropriate team for help. His website at KMPT also has advice that highlights other sources of support, such as Samaritan, if someone is going through a mental health crisis.
The emergency mental health helpline number is 0800 783 9111.
People can call you at any time of the day or night. No reservations are required and all calls are free.
When people call, they talk to people who have experience working with people who need mental health support.
Find the following website: https://www.kmpt.nhs.uk/information-and-advice/the-kent-and-medway-urgent-mental-health-helpline/