This week is Mental Health Awareness Week. The theme this year is Kindness.

All over the world, we have seen kindness prevailing in uncertain times.

We have learnt that amid the fear, there is also community, support and hope.

Helping others is good for our own mental health. It can help reduce stress and improve your emotional wellbeing.

Stone Parish Council have put together a list of support services available to help with mental wellbeing. If anyone you know is struggling, there are ways to help.


Promotes the views and needs of people with mental health problems.

Phone: 0300 123 3393 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm)



  • Samaritans

Confidential support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair.

Phone: 116 123 (free 24-hour helpline)



  • YoungMinds

Information on child and adolescent mental health. Services for parents and professionals.

Phone: Parents’ helpline 0808 802 5544 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 4pm)



  • Release the Pressure

A new text service has been launched across Kent for people of all ages needing mental health support.

Simply text the word “Kent” to 85258 to have a conversation with a trained volunteer who can offer support.

Phone:  0800 107 0160 (free 24 hour helpline)



Stone Parish Council urges everyone to remember to be kind to one another during these difficult times.