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Map showing the Thanet service area


Live Well Kent services in Thanet 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 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.

Thanet District Council’s  COVID-19 community support line is 01843 577330  or email

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

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

Mental health help

1. East Kent Mind

We offer a varied programme of activities and groups which aim to promote good mental health in friendly, informal and safe environments. Our programme includes social and self-help activities, person-centred planning (PCP) and a crisis cafe.

To find out more: email or call 07950 608827 or visit


2. Rethink Asian Helpline Mental Health service ( Age 17+)

This is a free and confidential telephone helpline offering caring, non-judgemental and empathetic support covering mental health and domestic violence issues. The helpline operates  Mondays and Wednesdays 4pm to 7pm and Tuesdays and Thursdays 12pm to 3pm. You can speak to us in Asian languages (Gujarati, Punjabi, Hindu, and Urdu) or in English on 0808 800 2073


3. Richmond Fellowship       

Personal support sessions, weekly Recovery focused workshops designed to aid your recovery, and wellbeing courses. Also runs a Peer Leader course that teaches you how to help others using your own experiences. Weekly Peer lead groups in Art, Cycling and Mental Health Wellbeing 

To find out more: or call 01843 280022


Housing issues

Porchlight Community Housing Service

Support if you have housing needs related to your mental health

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…

Supporting and socialising with one another


Support and social groups run by people with similar experiences to you. Includes a music appreciation group, LGBT+ social group, an online support group and a weekend art group. You can connect with others, share experiences and support one another.

Click here to find out more…

Help into employment


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…

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

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.