Seeking Help for a Mental Health Problem

I was pleased to contribute to the Thanet Mental Health forum, held in Ramsgate in July 2019. We have a growing demand for mental health support across East Kent and I promised everyone present Iā€™d post links to further sources of support for visitors to my website.

Seeking help is often the first step towards getting and staying well, but it can be hard to know how to start or where to turn to. It's common to feel unsure, and to wonder whether you should try to handle things on your own. But it's always okay to ask for help ā€“ even if you're not sure you are experiencing a specific mental health problem.

Your GP is there to help you with your mental health as well as your physical health and should be the first place we go when we're unwell. But there are a number of other sources of support, in addition to the professional medical help your GP can point you to: