South Kent Coast

South Kent Coast

This page contains services relevant to the following postcode areas:
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Map showing the South kent Coast service area


Live Well Kent Central Referral Line

0800 567 7699 or

Help finding the right support

Porchlight Primary Care Community Link Service

We can meet you to discuss issues related to mental health, finance, housing, employment and more

Click here to see our advice sessions in Aylesham, Dover and Folkestone..

Mental health support

1. Folkestone Mind

Help if you are going through a difficult time or struggling emotionally. Includes one-to-one support and group activities such as creative arts, music, walks and swimming.

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.

Click here to find out more…

Support groups for mental health

Take Off  

Groups run by people with experience of mental ill health. Get advice about managing your own health, talk about your experiences with others and take part in activities Click here to find out more…

Click here for our activities in Dover in February 2020

Click here for our activities in Folkestone in February 2020

Supporting and socialising with one another


Support and social groups run by people with similar experiences – you can connect with others, share experiences and support one another

Click here to find out more…

Click here for our activities in Dover and Deal in February 2020

Housing issues

Porchlight Community Housing Service

Support if you have housing needs related to your mental health

Click here to find out more…


Help into employment

Porchlight Working4Wellbeing Employment Service (Folkestone & Hythe District)  and Shaw Trust Employment Service (Dover & Deal)

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.

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

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
Dover Counselling Centre
01304 204123
University Medical Centre  01227 469338

Drop-in advice in Dover

Dover Live Well Kent Advice Drop-in at the Big Local in the Charlton Centre

Multi agency drop in for advice on health, housing, benefits, employment – just drop in to chat to a specialist. Every Tuesday 10am to 2pm.

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.