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Where can I get advice?

There are many people who can help you resolve problems.

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YMCA West Kent cannot be help responsible for any advice given by others, but please find below some useful links to other organisations who may be able to help you:

DEBT
West Kent Debt Advice
: is a local charity supported by a partnership of Christian churches across West Kent who serve the whole community regardless of race, belief or gender.  They help anyone who has debt problems - big or small - including credit card debt, council tax arrears, utility bills through to threatened eviction or county court action. More resources on their Website www.wkda.org.uk | Call 01732 300425 | advice@wkda.org.uk

RELATIONSHIPS
Relate - www.relate.org.uk are highly skilled at working with individuals, families, couples, parents, children and young people. Phone them for more info on 0300 1001234. 

FEELING DOWN? / SUICIDAL? / WANTING TO END IT ALL?
HopeLine UK - contact 0800 0684141 or visit www.papyrus-uk.org

ADDICTION - DRUGS, ALCOHOL
Kenward Trust - transforming lives, creating choice www.KenwardTrust.org.uk, call 01622 814 187 [Mon-Fri 9-5] - offering recovery, rehab, ex-offenders, supported housing, young people, training in Kent and East Sussex.

MENTAL HEALTH ADVICE, SUPPORT & RESOURCES
MIND - Sevenoaks - www.sevenoaksareamind.org.uk
Mental Health Resource - Tunbridge Wells - www.twmhr.org.uk/ or tel 01892 615 552
Live it Well - advice from www.liveitwell.org.uk/support-and-help/need-help-now/

MEDIATION
West Kent Mediation - http://www.wkm.org.uk/

HOUSING / HOMELESSNESS / HOUSING ADVICE
YMCA West Kent Supported Housing Ryder House - click here - if age 16-24 and some connection with Kent or escaping domestic abuse etc
The Bridge Trust - Housing Advice Centre and housing www.thebridgetrust.org.uk
PORCHLIGHT - housing services / referrals www.porchlight.org.uk/our-services/make-a-referral or call 0800 567 76 99 
Shelter - for legal advice / local surgeries rather than housing - www.shelter.org.uk
Centrepoint - if in London - see www.centrepoint.org.uk/about-us/what-we-do/get-help-now
Tunbridge Wells Winter Shelter - office.twcws@gmail.com | www.tunbridgewellswintershelter.co.uk

SAFEGUARDING - CHILD PROTECTION - PROTECTION OF VULNERABLE ADULTS
Contact the safeguarding lead / named worker in the school, church, hospital, club
CCPAS - 0845 120 4550 advice 24/7 helpline support for victims/survivors, organisations and workers 
NSPCC - If you're worried about a child, even if you're unsure, contact professional counsellors 24/7 for help, advice and support, call 0808 800 5000
KCC Duty Team - Tel 03000 411111 or Tel 03000 419191 [out of hours]
Kent Police Child Abuse Team - call 01622 690 690
CEOP - advice and to report concerns / possible crime www.ceop.police.uk - on line safety advice www.getsafeonline.org