University of Kent students can access free, 24/7 online mental health and wellbeing support via partner organisation Togetherall.
Our partner organisation Spectrum Life can offer you online, text and telephone support from qualified counsellors and mental health professionals.
Find out about health services (including drop-in and urgent care) accessible from Canterbury or Medway. This includes information on the University Nursing Service, University Medical Centre, and local hospitals.
Not sure if you need medical help? Dial 111 when you need medical help right now but it’s not a life-threatening 999 emergency. There is also an online NHS 111 service.
These external organisations offer urgent mental health support.
For mental health support, including in a crisis, you can contact the UK numbers below to reach Urgent Mental Health Helpline, an NHS service run by trained professionals: 24/7 Contact Centre – 0800 783 9111
If you would prefer to receive support via text message, Shout is a free, confidential, 24/7 text messaging support service for anyone who is struggling to cope, simply text 85258.
Mental Health Matters run a number of safe haven drop-in services in Kent, open from 6pm until 11pm every day of the year.