Blackthorn Trust will be closed from Thursday 20th December and will re-open on Wednesday 2nd January. We wish you all a very merry Christmas and a happy new year.


If you are in immediate life-threatening danger call 999

If you need urgent support from your local community mental health team outside of hours please follow your crisis plan or contact your local crisis team:

Maidstone & SWK Crisis team: 01622 725 000 or 0300 222 0123 or text 07860 022 819 (8am – 10pm)

When calling you will be speaking to someone who can ensure you are put through to the right person or service.

Mental Health Matters Helpline

This helpline is a confidential service staffed by highly trained and experienced telephone helpline workers, offering emotional support to its callers

Freephone: 0800 107 0160 Opening hours: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

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Minicom: 0191 549 8563


The Samaritans are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and provide confidential, non-judgmental emotional support

Telephone: 116 123

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