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Health and Wellbeing

Wellbeing Contacts

The following free and confidential support resources are available for all young people:


An online mental wellbeing community. Access 365 days a year to counsellors who are available 12 noon – 10pm on Monday-Friday, and from 6pm –10pm at weekends. Access via mobile, laptop or tablet.

Contact: www.kooth.com and click the ‘join Kooth’ button.


Chat online with a counsellor about whatever’s worrying you. Either send a message, call, or read and post to the message boards.

Contact: www.childline.org.uk/get-support/1-2-1-counsellor-chat/ or call 08001111.

Emerge Project

Based at Medway Hospital. Youth Workers providing short term support for young people who find themselves struggling with self-harm or feeling suicidal. Available from 7pm-11pm Tuesday to Thursday.

Further information available: emergeadvocacy.com/medway-maritime-hospital/

Contact: Telephone 07983136215 or email hellomedway@emergeadvocacy.com

NEFLT - NHS Foundation Trust

The Medway Young Persons' Wellbeing Service provides emotional wellbeing and mental health advice and support for young people and their families across Medway. The service is available to young people from the age of 0-19 and in some cases up to the age of 25 for some young people with complex special educational needs.

To make a self referral, contact: https://www.nelft.nhs.uk/what-is-medway-young-persons-wellbeing-service

Young Minds

Young Minds want to see a world where no young person feels alone with their mental health, and all young people get the mental health support they need, when they need it, no matter what.

Contact: https://youngminds.org.uk/

Medway Healthy Weight Campaign

We all want to live a healthy and happy lifestyle, but we understand that it isn’t always easy for everyone to do so. A new healthy weight campaign is being developed by Medway Council and Medway health partners, for everyone who lives, works, or studies in Medway. A short survey was recently run by Medway Council, to gather an insight from the public about how changes could be made. This survey has now closed, and further information regarding the campaign will be added here in the future.