Suicide Prevention Resources available from Kent & Medway Better Mental Health, Summer 2023

The Kent & Medway Suicide Prevention Steering Group and Better Mental Health Network have pulled together all their resources into a FREE and easy-to-access platform.

The teams created from both Medway Council and Kent County Council provide support and treatment in the community to people of all ages who experience any concerns with their mental health.

The team recently announced they have pulled together all their Suicide Prevention resources – including material for Release the Pressure, briefing papers, and training guides - into one handy space for healthcare professionals and other interested parties.

The Kent and Medway Integrated Care System (KMICS) also have further resources, where visitors can find information about local support services for Mental Health and Wellbeing.

MVA have also launched a series of workshops aimed at developing skills and confidence within communities to talk about mental health and wellbeing and to be more able to support each other in seeking help.

More information about upcoming workshops is available from Clare Saunders and Satinder Shokar, MVA’s workshop organisers, by calling 01634 812850, or by email at

Do you have feelings or worries affecting your relationships, your work or day-to-day life?

You’re not alone, because many people in the UK experience mental health issues each year.

The Live Well Service offers FREE mental health support for people aged 17 and above in Kent and Medway: Whatever it is, they are there to help you.

If you need support or would like to refer someone to this service, you can call their referral line on 0800 567 7699, you can also email Live Well at ‘’, or you can contact their services directly.

Medway Council also provides wide-ranging help and direction to offer support for those with mental health concerns.

You can also call the Samaritans, free, 24/7 on 116 123

MVA continues its efforts to provide coverage of local and national news and events from the Voluntary and Charity Sector.

If you would like to see coverage of specific news or subject to help your charity, your project, your community group or enterprise, you can get in touch by email at, you can also contact MVA via the website.