Mental Health and Wellbeing

It can be an emotional roller coaster when a relationship ends, with feelings ranging from heartbreak to hatred, and everything in between.

Concerns over relationships, children, housing, money and debt means that family separation is can be hard and it is natural to feel worried, anxious or depressed. It is important to look after your mental health and wellbeing, so you can think clearly, make better decisions and look after those people who are around you.

Mental Health and Wellbeing Support

A great place to start is with Release The Pressure. It is a 24-hour emotional wellbeing support service which is available by phoning 0800 107 0160 or texting the word Kent to 85258 (texts are free, confidential and anonymous) or by visiting Trained and experienced teams are available day and night to give confidential support to anyone who is struggling for any reason and needs a bit of help and guidance. Support is provided by independent charities and is free to access for everyone in Kent and Medway.

If you need more detailed support you can find access to a range of options here.

If you know a child or young person who is struggling emotionally, you can find the right support for them here.

Young Minds have a useful section for how parents can support their child’s mental health on their website here. They have also provided an online guide for how parents can support their child through divorce or separation. The online guide can be accessed here.

There are many ways to access mental health support. You may want to talk to your GP about how you are fee. You can find more information on the types of talking therapy on the NHS website here.