Live Well Kent

At Live Well Kent we help people improve their mental and physical health and wellbeing. It is a free new service for anyone over 17. Live Well Kent is delivered on behalf of Kent County Council and the NHS by two charities, Porchlight and Shaw Trust. Some of the things we can help with are:

Mental health and wellbeing

  • Understanding and managing thoughts and emotions
  • Achieving personal goals
  • Accessing therapies and support groups

Training and work

  • Gaining new skills
  • Finding the right job

Keeping active

  • Healthy living support eg stopping smoking or cutting down on alcohol
  • Dance clubs
  • Walking groups and sporting activities

Everyday living

  • Managing money, including debt and benefits
  • Housing support and guidance
  • Improving relationships with family and friends

Meeting people

  • Volunteering
  • Social enterprises and community projects
  • Arts, music and culture group

Talk to us

If you’re seeking help for yourself, please get in touch and we’ll talk you through how we can help you and give the support and advice you need.
T: 0800 567 7699
E: info@livewellkent.org.uk

If you’d like to refer a client or a friend to the service, please get in touch on:
T: 0800 567 7699
E: info@livewellkent.org.uk

If you’re based in West Kent, Ashford and Canterbury Coastal, we can also answer general enquiries on:
T: 0300 790 0532
E: livewellkent@shaw-trust.org.uk

If you are in emotional distress and need urgent support, please ring the Mental Health Matters helpline (24/7) on:
T: 0300 330 5486 (free for mobiles)
T: 0800 107 0160 (free for landlines)

You can download our information leaflets for clients and referrers below:
Live Well Kent client leaflet (1MB)
Live Well Kent referrer leaflet – West Kent, Ashford and Canterbury Coastal (1MB)
Live Well Kent referrer leaflet – other areas (1MB)