This page contains services relevant to the following postcode areas:
BR6 BR8 DA1 DA10 DA11 DA12 DA13 DA14 DA17 DA2 DA3 DA4 DA5 DA9 ME2 ME3 TN13 TN14 TN15
Live Well Kent services in Dartford, Gravesham and Swanley are continuing to provide support while adapting the way we work to follow the latest official advice and guidance.
If you are currently being supported by a Live Well Kent service, we will be in touch with more information about how we can continue to support you. If you have any questions or need to speak to someone, please contact the particular service that is supporting you.
We are still accepting referrals so if you need support or need to refer someone you can call our referral line on 0800 567 7699, email us on email@example.com or contact services directly.
For up-to-date information and advice about the Coronavirus, please visit the government website (click here).
Click here for government advice on how and when to self-isolate.
For support about managing your mental health during this difficult time, there is some useful advice on Mind’s website (click here) and Rethink’s website (click here). You can also get support from Release the Pressure by texting the word KENT to 85258 or calling 0800 107 0160.
SUPPORT IN YOUR AREA
Live Well Kent Central Referral Line
0800 567 7699 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Help finding the right support
Porchlight Primary Care Community Link Service
For age 17+, the link service can offer you one to one support for up to 8 weeks addressing a range of issues which are impacting your mental health and wellbeing. Issues include benefits, finance, housing, relationships, education, training or employment. Staff can link you to specialist services if you need further support.
Please contact us on 0800 567 7699 or email@example.com
Mental health support
1.North Kent Mind Wellbeing Services
Specialist support and courses if you are going through a difficult time or are struggling emotionally. northkentmind.co.uk
2. SpeakUpCIC Night Owls
Night Owls is a closed on-line peer support group which is moderated by staff and volunteer peer support mentors. Night Owls is for people 17+ who have trouble sleeping at night and who would like to chat with others in a safe space. 01843 448384 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Support for BAME (black, Asian and minority ethnic) groups
- Rethink mental illness – Sayahak services
Culturally sensitive support for people from minority communities – we speak Asian languages (Gujarati, Punjabi, Hindu, and Urdu) and English. rethink.org
2. Rethink Asian Helpline Mental Health Service
A free and confidential telephone helpline – you can speak to us in Asian languages (Gujarati, Punjabi, Hindu, and Urdu) and English. rethink.org
Help into employment
North Kent Mind
Looking for work but feel as though your mental health has become a barrier? Get personal support, help with job hunting, interview skills training, and help when you do find a job. northkentmind.co.uk
Porchlight Community Housing Service
Support if you have housing needs related to your mental health porchlight.org.uk
Feeling lonely or cut off
Porchlight Community Inclusion Service
Sometimes meeting others can make life a little easier; we can help you reconnect with people in your community porchlight.org.uk
2. North Kent Mind Computer Group
If you would like to learn basic Microsoft and internet skills please get in touch with our computer group ( age 17+) . northkentmind.co.uk
01322 291380 or email@example.com
Personality disorder support
If you have a diagnosed personality disorder or experience personality difficulties, this support group can help. It’s run by people who have experienced (and may still experience) the condition themselves megancic.org.
Primary Care Mental Health Specialist (support for people with serious mental health issues)
Your GP or the Community Mental Health Team can refer you to us for support with your mental health invictahealth.co.uk
Therapy and counselling
If you are struggling emotionally, you can access free NHS talking therapy or counselling.
Insight Healthcare – 0300 555 5555
North Kent Mind – 01322 291380
Support for Carers
Do you care for a family member, partner, friend or neighbour? Being a carer can be a positive experience but it might also be challenging and impact on your health. Kent Carers can provide specialist support.