Police called to welfare concern report in Margate

Police attended the scene Photo Carl Hudson

A teenager was taken into the care of health professionals after police attended a welfare concern report in Margate last night (March 6).

Officers attended after a call about a teenage male in distress on the roof of a carpet shop in Ramsgate Road.

A Kent Police spokesperson said: “Kent Police was called at around 7pm following reports of concern for a teenager in Ramsgate Road, Margate.

“Officers attended and the teenager has been taken into the care of health experts.”

Get help:


Email [email protected] or phone 116 123. Click here to visit the Samaritans website

Mental Health Matters

Call 0800 107 0160 for 24 hour phone support from compassionate helpline staff, trained in counselling skills.

Visit https://www.mhm.org.uk/

Safe haven support

Safe havens are available between 6pm-11pm, 365 days a year.


Call 07850 655877

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Thanet Safe Haven,  Thanet Mental Health Unit, Queen Elizabeth Queen Mother (QEQM) Hospital site, 164 Ramsgate Road, Margate, Kent, CT9 4BF. (Enter the QEQM car park (Ramsgate side) and turn left. The first door you come to is where you will find the haven. Ring the bell and someone will come down to meet you.)

Release the Pressure – 24 hour mental health crisis support

Text “Kent” to 85258 for 24 hour mental health crisis support via text from trained volunteers.

Alternatively, call the 24/7 freephone helpline on 0800 107 0160.

Find out more about ‘Release the Pressure’ at www.releasethepressure.uk

East Kent Mind

0795 060 8827 or visit their website

Ramsgate Crisis Cafe

34 King St, Ramsgate

For people aged 18 and over. Open from 6pm to 9.30pm, seven-days a week.

SpeakUp CIC peer support in Thanet

Email: [email protected]

1 Comment

  1. From my heart, i hope the person involved gets the help they need.
    Margate (part of tdc) has £4.5M relocation of funds, great idea to spend that cash to prevent similar incidents ever happening again.
    Art is uberscribed Spend the cash on helping people out.

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