Information on coronavirus

Help for you or your family

The spread of coronavirus has made life more difficult for many already struggling communities.

Find help and advice if you face losing your job or home, struggling with your mental health or wellbeing, or you're having difficulties with money, benefits or feeding your family.

Plus information on how you to stay safe from coronavirus if you are rough sleeping, living in a hostel or temporary accommodation.

Coronavirus: changes to group and individual sessions

For your safety during the outbreak, if you are a Porchlight, Live Well Kent, BeYou or Aspirations client, your key worker may be in touch by phone, or WhatsApp. Some groups will run using zoom.

Contact your keyworker for details, or find out more here.

If you are in emotional distress

Life can get tough sometimes, but talking can help. The Release the Pressure team in Kent is available 24/7. They provide urgent support with trained counsellors who will listen, no matter what you are going through. You can text the word KENT to 85258 or call 0800 107 0160

You can also webchat with Mental Health Matters, an independent charity, who are available 24/7.

24/7 helpline is 116 123 (free) or email

Other support and resources

National Domestic Abuse Helpline and website

Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust helpline for NHS mental health services is  0300 222 0123

NHS guide to looking after your mental health

Mind - ways to look after your mental health

Victim support helpline - 0808 16 89 111 - and website

Kent County Council Emergency Accomodation

Modern Slavery helpline - 08000 121 700 - and website