Kent and Medway NHS Trust


Need help in a mental health crisis or emergency

If you are a KMPT patient and need urgent help

Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm, contact your Community Mental Health Team (CMHT). Click here for CMHT phone numbers

At other times, contact your local crisis team. Click here for crisis team phone numbers

Members of the public in need of urgent help


Anyone in Kent and Medway who is not currently receiving care or treatment from KMPT (sometimes referred to as Kent and Medway secondary care mental health services) can contact the Urgent Mental Health Helpline on 0800 783 9111. This service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for urgent advice and support. Find out more about the team here.

Alternatively, if you are looking for emotional support or just want to talk to someone, you can contact the Release the Pressure helpline 24 hours a day on 0800 107 0160. You can also text “Kent” or “Medway” to 85258 for 24 hour mental health crisis support via text.

More information about local services and support can also be found on the Kent and Medway Mental Wellbeing Information Hub here. (

Children and Young People (under 18)

Residents of Kent and Medway who need to contact Children and Young Peoples Services (sometimes referred to as CYPS or Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services / CAMHS) can contact the 24 hour Single Point of Access (provided by North East London Foundation Trust) on 0800 011 3474 (select option one, then option three).

If you, or some you know, is deaf or hearing impaired

You can contact KMPT using the free national Relay UK service. Details or this service can be found via their website at

Alternatively, you can contact NHS 111 via the Relay UK app or using a text phone. Dial 18001 111.