Release the Pressure

A project developed in partnership with KCC

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Life can get really tough sometimes, but talking can help. Release the Pressure, a project developed in partnership with KCC provides confidential support to get you back on track. So if you are beginning to feel the pressure, don’t suffer in silence. Make the call.

Quick Facts 

  • Suicide is the leading killer of men under 45 in Kent (Source – Kent Public Health Observatory)
  • In 2014, there were 163 registered suicides in Kent, of which 128 (79%) were men(Source – Kent Public Health Observatory)
  • Given that the majority of these men are not in contact with mental health services before they take their own lives, they are a very difficult group to reach through traditional interventions

Release the Pressure aims to change all that! 

The projects’ aim is to reduce the number of suicides in Kent by encouraging men who are feeling under pressure to phone a free-phone helpline (with trained staff available 24 hours a day 7 days a week)

The campaign uses two images displayed throughout Kent of male heads filled with words, and the quotes of real men in Kent, to communicate that this pressure is understandable, but that talking can help.

There is an integrated social media campaign (facebook, google, twitter), as well as newspaper and radio adverts alongside the free phone helpline (0800 107 0160) and a web page, www.releasethepressure.uk, providing more details and case studies of men whose lives have been turned around after they found the courage to talk about their problems.

If you’d like to get involved or collaborate with us, contact us today!

Do you need urgent help?

If your mental or emotional state quickly gets worse, or you’re worried about someone you know – help is available.

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Your generous donations help us to reach more people affected by poor mental health with advice, support and information.

We believe that, with the right personalised support, anyone with a mental health need can live the life they want to live. It is our vision that everyone gets the personalised services and support they need.

To make this vision a reality, our mission is to help people achieve good physical and mental wellbeing and live life to the full.

We do this by providing mental health support services, ranging from ‘talking therapies’ for men, women, adults, families, children and young people to coaching Workplace wellbeing and Psychoeducational support and training, and all based on the principle of supporting every person, as an individual, towards their own goals and aspirations.

Our values are at the core of everything we do:

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