Covid-19 Update

Live Well Kent services in Ashford are continuing to provide support while adapting the way we work to follow the latest official guidance.

Please see details on how our services are currently being delivered.

For further information on Covid-19 please see our dedicated page.

This page contains services relevant to the following postcode areas:
CT4 ME13 ME17 TN17 TN18 TN23 TN24 TN25 TN26 TN27 TN30


Managing Depression Course

West Kent Mind

6 week course to help clients develop an understanding and coping strategies for Depression.

Learn what causes depression and risks of self-harm & suicide, Explore the basics of CBT, Analyse thoughts, feelings & behaviours looking at common unhelpful thinking patterns,  Be able to challenge unhelpful thinking, Identify methods to help plan a balanced day (routine, pleasurable activities).

Ashford Live Well Centre
Thursday – 10am-11.30am for 6 weeks

Managing Stress and Anxiety Course

West Kent Mind

6 week course to help clients develop coping strategies for Anxiety & Stress.

Understand stress and anxiety, physical symptoms and triggers, Learn CBT basics, Awareness of unhelpful thinking patterns, feelings and behaviours associated with anxiety, Examine anxious behaviours in particular ‘safety’ & ‘avoidance’, Plans for sustained recovery and dealing with relapse.

Ashford Live Well Centre
Tuesday – 10am-11.30am for 6 weeks


Marchwood Forest

In to the Wild includes fire lighting techniques, foraging & camp cooking, natural shelter and woodland management & conservation. Mini bus pick up from Live Well Kent, Ashford.

12 week programme on Mondays 2.30pm – 4.30pm

Women’s Mental Health Forest Spa includes natural crafts, wild food foraging & camp cooking, green woodworking, tai chi and qi gong. Mini bus pick up from Live Well Kent, Ashford

12 week programme on Thursdays 10.30am – 12.30pm

Woodland Wellbeing includes mindfulness & meditation, forest bathing, camp cooking, woodland walks and natural art. Mini bus pick up from Live Well Kent, Ashford

12 week programme on Wednesdays 10am – 12pm

Take Off – Ashford Live Well Centre

Cycle/Recycle Project
TBA Dance Group
Ashford Live Well Centre, 1st Wednesday of every month – 10.30am-12.30pm Yoga Group
Ashford Live Well Centre, 3rd Wednesday of every month – 2pm-3.30pm

Speak Up CIC

Speak Up provides 8 week Art Therapy courses to an Art Therapy Model. The sessions explore suppressed feelings and allow the client to express these through art. The group get to adopt their learning and undertake art activities away from the group.


Take Off – Depression Group

A positive and constructive environment which aims to provide a safe space in which service users can discuss and support one another in mental and physical wellbeing and depression. The peer support model will be the basis for this group with trained facilitators and service users coming together to support each other.

Ashford Live Well Centre, 3rd Wednesday of every month – 4.30pm-6pm


Ashford & Tenterden Umbrella Centre


Table Tennis, Pool, Snooker, Swimming, Walking Groups

Ashford the Parish Rooms, The Churchyard, TN23 1QG

Walking Group – Thursdays 10.30am-11.45am

Pool/Snooker and Table Tennis – Thursdays – 11am-3pm


Swimming – Wednesdays 11am-12.30pm

Walking Group – Walking Group Wednesdays 11.30-12.15pm

Pool and Table Tennis – Wednesdays 12.30pm-14pm

West Kent Mind

Ashford Live Well Centre

Creative Minds includes: Visual arts, introduction to crafts, make friends with a book, drama , dance and wellbeing though music.

Wednesdays 10am-12pm

Natural ways to Wellbeing includes: Gardening, wildlife walks, birdwatching, foraging and wildlife photography.

Thursdays 10am-12pm

Living Well includes: Healthy eating, cookery, mood and food, walking/running, sports awareness and relaxation techniques.

Living Well Group 1 – Tuesdays 10am-12pm
Living Well Group 2 – Fridays 10am-12pm


Shaw Trust

  • One to one support
  • Job Clubs
  • Personal Development Courses
  • Employability Courses.


Centra offer housing related advice in the following areas:

  • Rent or Mortgage arrears
  • Repairs
  • Homelessness
  • Drugs and Alcohol
  • Benefits and Debts
  • Anti -Social Behaviour
  • Domestic Violence
  • Social inclusion
  • Promoting health and well-being


We’re looking for volunteers to run fun, engaging activities for our clients that improve their wellbeing such as photography groups, arts and craft sessions or gentle exercise groups. We also need volunteers who can work with our clients on a one-to-one basis to help them reach their goals. You can give from two hours per month and we provide full support and training.

To find out more about our volunteer roles, please contact Alison Grainger on 07779 453770 or email

To apply now, click here (opens in new window) to complete our online application form.


Free NHS Talking Therapies (IAPTS)

Insight Healthcare:
Go to, email or call 0300 555 5555

We Are With You: (formerly Think Action)
Go to

Community Mental Health Team (CMHT)


Go to or call 01233 658100