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Live Well Kent services in the South Kent Coast area 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.
Councils in the South Kent Coast area are offering the following COVID-19 community support contact points:
Dover: 01304 821199 or Covidfirstname.lastname@example.org
Folkstone and Hythe: 01303 761116 or email@example.com
Romney Marsh Community Support Hub: 01797 208590 or Covidfirstname.lastname@example.org
Hythe Community Hub:01303 269602 or email@example.com
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.
Mental health support
1. South Kent 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. southkentmind.org.uk
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
Support groups for mental health
Take Off takeoff.works
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.
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 speakupcic.co.uk
Porchlight Community Housing Service
Support if you have housing needs related to your mental health porchlight.org.uk
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 porchlight.org.uk
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
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.