Suicide prevention groups

Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM)

CALM is a charity dedicated to preventing male suicide. It operates 5pm to midnight every day.


For children and young people under 19.
The number will not show up on a phone bill.


For urgent support for someone who is not already open to services.


Grassroots is a small charity focused on suicide prevention.

They have developed a mobile app for those at risk of suicide and people worried about someone. Available from the Apple Apps store or Google Play.

Maidstone Community Mental Health Team


Are the national charity for the prevention of suicide by young people (people under 35), they run HOPE Line UK, a dedicated suicide prevention hotline for anyone up to the age of 35 who maybe feeling suicidal or anyone who is concerned about a young person.

Available from:
Monday to Friday 10am to 10pm,
Weekends 2pm to 10pm,
Bank holidays 2pm to 5pm.

Place 2 Be

Place2Be is a children's mental health charity providing school-based support and in-depth training programmes to improve the emotional wellbeing of pupils, families, teachers and school staff.

Release the Pressure

A 24/7 helpline with trained professionals.

Student Minds

Student Minds is the UK’s student mental health charity.

The Hope Café Maidstone

Hope Café is an out-of-hours crisis support service in Maidstone.
It operates from Fridays 5pm to 8:45pm and Sundays 1pm to 4:45pm.
At the Mid Kent Mind wellbeing center:

23 College Road,
ME15 6YH

The Samaritans

These services are available 24/7 all year round.

The Silver Line

Helpline for older people, they offer a service which is available 24/7.

Young Minds

Young Minds is the UK’s leading charity championing the wellbeing and mental health of young people.
Mon-Fri. 09:30am to 4pm