Dartford, Gravesham and Swanley

Dartford, Gravesham and Swanley

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 info@livewellkent.org.uk 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.


Live Well Kent Central Referral Line

0800 567 7699 or info@livewellkent.org.uk

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 info@livewellkent.org.uk


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

Click here to find out more…


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  admin@speakupcic.co.uk

Support for BAME (black, Asian and minority ethnic) groups

  1. 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

Click here to find out more…


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

Click here to find out more…


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

Click here to find out more…

Housing issues

Porchlight Community Housing Service

Support if you have housing needs related to your mental health porchlight.org.uk

Click here to find out more…

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

Click here to find out more…


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 paulbuggs@northkentmind.co.uk


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.

Click here to find out more…

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

Click here to find out more…

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.