If you are worried and need help, there are organisations who can support you.
Mental wellbeing and crisis support:
For confidential support by phone: General: 0800 06 96 222 (7am to 11pm), bereavement: 0300 303 4434 (8am to 8pm).
For support by text message Text ‘FRONTLINE’ to 85258 24 hours-a-day, seven days-a-week.
Mental Health Matters helpline – 24 hour helpline call 0800 107 0160. Text support – 24 hours mental health crisis support Text “Kent” to 85258.
Wellbeing support line for health and social care workers - 0800 069 6222. Open 7am to 11pm, seven days-a-week.
The support lines are run by Samaritans and all calls are answered by trained Samaritans volunteers, who provide confidential, non-judgmental support.
With You has launched an over 50s Alcohol Helpline providing support and advice to individuals aged over 50 worried about their drinking, and their concerned others. This will be available seven days-a-week; Monday to Friday at 12noon to 8pm and 10am to 4pm at weekends. The number is 0808 801 0750.