This page contains services relevant to the following postcode areas:
CT4 ME13 ME17 TN17 TN18 TN23 TN24 TN25 TN26 TN27 TN30


Map showing the Ashford service area


Wellbeing Course delivered by MCCH

6 week course to help clients learn about the Six Ways to Wellbeing to improve their management of daily life.

Learn about available support, Recognise signs, symptoms & develop coping mechanisms, Learn about the theory of CBT, Discover the importance of diet, healthy sleep, smoking/alcohol, Learn how to cope with anxiety.

Ashford Live Well Centre
Wednesday – 9am-1pm for 6 weeks
Thursday – 10am-11.30am for 6 weeks Commences May 4th

Managing Depression Delivered by West Kent Mind

6 week course to help clients develop an understanding and coping strategies for Depression.

Learn what causes depression and risks of self-harm & suicide, Explore the basics of CBT, Analyse thoughts, feelings & behaviours looking at common unhelpful thinking patterns,  Be able to challenge unhelpful thinking, Identify methods to help plan a balanced day (routine, pleasurable activities).

Ashford Live Well Centre
Tuesday – 10am-11.30am for 6 weeks Commences May 16th

Managing Stress and Anxiety delivered by West Kent Mind

6 week course to help clients develop coping strategies for Anxiety & Stress.

Understand stress and anxiety, physical symptoms and triggers, Learn CBT basics, Awareness of unhelpful thinking patterns, feelings and behaviours associated with anxiety, Examine anxious behaviours in particular ‘safety’ & ‘avoidance’, Plans for sustained recovery and dealing with relapse.


Marchwood Forest

Marchwood – Natural Environment

Take Off – Ashford Live Well Centre

Cycle/Recycle Project
Ashford Live Well Centre, 1st Wednesday of every month from 3rd May – 10.30-12.30pm

Dance Group
Ashford Live Well Centre, 3rd Wednesday of every month from19th April – 2-3.30pm

Yoga Group
Ashford Live Well Centre Thursday – 9am-12pm

Canterbury Art Studio

Art Project with Exhibition


Take Off – Depression Group

Ashford Live Well Centre


Ashford Umbrella Centre Sports and Leisure

Table Tennis, Pool, Snooker, Swimming, Walking Groups

Ashford the Parish Rooms, The Churchyard, TN23 1QG

Walking Group – Thursday 10.30am-11.45am

Pool/Snooker and Table Tennis – Thursday – 11am-3pm

Tenterden Umbrella Centre

Swimming – Wednesday 11am-12.30pm

Walking Group – Walking Group Wednesday 11.30-12.15pm

Pool and Table Tennis – Wednesday  12.30pm-14pm

West Kent Mind

Ashford Live Well Centre – 2nd May Onwards

Creative Minds includes: Visual arts, introduction to crafts, make friends with a book, drama , dance and wellbeing though music.

Wednesday 10am-12pm

Natural ways to Wellbeing includes: Gardening, wildlife walks, birdwatching, foraging and wildlife photography.

Thursday 10am-12pm

Living Well includes: Healthy eating, cookery, mood and food, walking/running, sports awareness and relaxation techniques.

Living Well Group 1 – Tuesday 10am-12pm
Living Well Group 2 – Friday 10am-12pm


Shaw Trust

  • One to one support
  • Job Clubs
  • Personal Development Courses
  • Employability Courses.


Centra offer housing related advice in the following areas:

  • Rent or Mortgage arrears
  • Repairs
  • Homelessness
  • Drugs and Alcohol
  • Benefits and Debts
  • Anti -Social Behaviour
  • Domestic Violence
  • Social inclusion
  • Promoting health and well-being


Free NHS Talking Therapies (IAPTS)

Thinkaction: (opens in new tab or window) or call 0300 012 0012


KMPT (opens in new tab or window) or call 01233 658100