Did you know that mental health support is something that United Response provides?

We support people with a range of complex mental health needs, many of whom are profoundly unwell before accessing our services. We support them in recovery and empower them to regain a greater sense of self-worth and independence.


The nature of a complex mental health need is often ongoing and can be a frightening and isolated experience, without the right support. In everything we do, we take a person centred approach to provide whatever is needed for each individual to recover from a period of mental health distress. We support them to move on from psychiatric care and become part of their community. 


Lucy’s dad, Roger, had bipolar disorder. He was referred to United Response after experiencing a manic episode.  We supported Roger for 15 years before he passed away in 2014.


"I cannot imagine what it would've been like if our paths hadn't crossed with United Response and hadn’t been given that support. We'd been through many years of struggling to be heard in the mental health system, which felt complex and tangled, where people suffering become labelled.

What United Response did for Dad we are forever thankful for and in many ways United Response gave him a new lease of life. They gave Amy and me relief, support and reassurance in our deepest days of despair and sadness." – Lucy


With over 2% of the population diagnosed as experiencing bipolar disorder*, the need for this type of support is ever increasing.

 Simon playing chess

We also support people experiencing psychosis, schizophrenia, multiple personality disorder and severe depression. 


I have spent over two decades being supported by United Response and for me, it’s a dream come true. I am treated as a person – a valued person." – Simon, who has been supported by our Dover mental health team for 20 years. Read more about how we support Simon.


Help us support more people like Simon and Roger in the community by becoming one of our regular givers.


*According to the NHS Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing, England 2014