Mental health survey gives young adults a voice

How would you improve support?

Have you, or has someone you know, been through a mental health crisis? If you’re 18-25 and live in Kent or Medway, we want to hear from you.

We want to improve mental health support for young people – and you can use your voice and experiences to help us do it.

In particular, we’d be interested to hear from young people who have:

  • Visited A&E for mental health support
  • Engaged with the community mental health or crisis home treatment teams
  • Had a hospital stay for intensive support
  • Visited a Safe Haven or used a crisis support line (like SHOUT or Samaritans)
  • Struggled to access any help at all while going through a crisis.

Talk to us confidentially

Whatever your story or experience, we want to empower you to help make real change to these vital services. Your voice matters.

We know it can be hard to talk about what you’ve been through. We won’t pressure you to talk about anything that makes you uncomfortable, and all our discussions are confidential.

There are lots of ways to get involved, including one to one sessions, groups and by volunteering. To find out more email yaparticipation@porchlight.org.uk or use our online survey below.

If you are in emotional distress and need urgent support

Life can get tough sometimes, but talking can help. The Release the Pressure team in Kent is available 24/7. They provide urgent support with trained counsellors who will listen, no matter what you are going through. You can text the word KENT to 85258 or call 0800 107 0160

You can also webchat with Mental Health Matters, an independent charity, who are available 24/7.