Covid-19 (Coronavirus)

Live Well Kent services in all areas 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 our dedicated Coronavirus page

For support about managing your mental health during this difficult time, there is some useful advice on Mind’s website and Rethink’s website.

Call us on 0800 567 7699

We can help with lots of things

Keeping active and healthy

We can help you improve your lifestyle by:

Meeting people

Sometimes meeting with others can make life a little easier. We can help you get involved with activities like:

  • Volunteering
  • Community projects
  • Arts, music, culture or sporting groups.

Everyday living

If you need that bit of extra help with practical things, we can support you with:

  • Managing your money, including debt and benefits
  • Housing support and guidance
  • Improving your relationships
  • Accessing counselling.

Training and work

We can help you gain new skills and qualifications, or support you to try a work placement or find a job.

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If you are in emotional distress and need urgent support, please contact:

Mental Health Matters – 0800 107 0160 24/7 helpline
Samaritans – 116 123 (free phone number) 24/7 support line
Saneline – 0300 304 7000 4.30 pm – 10.30 pm helpline
Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust (KMPT) – Single Point of Access (SPA) 0800 783 9111 – referral line for NHS Mental Health Services

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Where can you access Live Well Kent services?

For more information about where to access Live Well Kent services visit our In your area page.

Dartford, Gravesham & Swanley*
South Kent Coast*

* Live Well Kent is delivered by Porchlight in these areas

West Kent**
Canterbury and Coastal**

** Live Well Kent is delivered by Shaw Trust in these areas

How to get help?

We have a ‘no wrong door’ approach. You can get help from us through any community service, by contacting us yourself, or someone like your doctor or a friend can refer you to us. We will talk you through how we can help you and give the support and advice you need. Please call on 0800 567 7699 or email info@livewellkent.org.uk.

To find out more about getting support from Live Well Kent, please visit how to get help.

There is also a whole range of support available at One You Kent, a local health programme to help you make simple changes towards a longer and happier life.

To make a referral

Call 0800 567 7699 or email info@livewellkent.org.uk or fill out our online referral form.

‘I was given new confidence and a fresh outlook on life with guidance and encouragement from the staff at Live Well Kent.’

‘When you’re in a dark forest, having someone to give you the time to share your thoughts and lift your spirit is one of the ways forward. I’ve learnt to say ‘no’ and step back at the right time before I’m overwhelmed.’

‘When you’re in a dark forest, having someone to give you the time to share your thoughts and lift your spirit is one of the ways forward. I’ve learnt to say ‘no’ and step back at the right time before I’m overwhelmed.’

‘For the last 30 years I never knew I had a voice until I came to Live Well Kent.’

‘I felt like the door had been opened for me to be able to move again.’

‘I learned to believe in myself again, gain skills and take a different direction.’

‘I can do more, I can go to public spaces. I don’t experience so much anxiety.’

‘I still have a way to go but I feel 10 times better now.’

‘It was nice having somebody to talk with again – it gave me back a sense of normality.’

‘I’ve been using my old skills and it’s given me back my confidence.’

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About Shaw Trust and Porchlight

Shaw Trust

Registered Charity No. England and Wales: 287785, Scotland: SC03985.

Shaw Trust is a national charity working to create brighter futures for the people and communities we serve.

The charity was formed in 1982 in the village of Shaw in Wiltshire to support local disabled people to find employment. Since then Shaw Trust has grown in reach and now supports over 50,000 people a year to live independent and inclusive lives.

Today we provide employment opportunities, skills development training and health and well-being services across the UK. We operate charitable social enterprises, retail shops and work alongside Shaw Education Trust, which runs a diverse chain of academy schools.

For more information about Shaw Trust visit: www.shaw-trust.org.uk (opens in new tab or window).


Registered Charity No. 267116

At Porchlight, we help vulnerable and isolated people get support with their mental health, housing, education and employment. We provide young people and adults with the advice, guidance and skills to live independently in the future, to play an active role in their local community and to fulfil their potential.

For more information about Porchlight visit: www.porchlight.org.uk (opens in new tab or window).