Ashford

Ashford

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. 

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


MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT

For full details on the below services please click here

Amanda Godley Art Therapy

Group Art Therapy

  • 8 sessions over 8 consecutive weeks
  • Delivered face-to-face or online

Carrie Neeves

Empowerment Coaching For Women

  • Each client will receive 8 sessions (1 per week)
  • Can be done 1-2-1 or as a combination of group and 1-2-1
  • Delivered online

J R Counselling

1-2-1 Bereavement & Loss counselling

    • Up to 8 1-2-1 sessions
    • Help to deal with loss
    • Delivered online and by telephone

Living in the Moment workshop

  • 6 group sessions
  • Help to deal with loss
  • Delivered online

Kent High Weald

Connect with Nature

  • Programmes run for 9 weeks
  • Up to 15 clients on each programme
  • Delivered online on Wednesday mornings

Mid Kent Mind

Art group

  • 12 week program of weekly 2 hour sessions
  • 12:00-14:00 every Tuesday
  • Delivered face-to-face

Baking group

  • Fortnightly group lasting 6 months
  • 14:00-15:30 every other Wednesday
  • Delivered online

Bipolar Support Group

  • For people with a diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder
  • Sessions will last for 2 hours and take place monthly, for a period of 6 months
  • Delivered face-to-face and online

Coping with Life course

  • This course focuses on anxiety, depression and stress
  • Sessions are run in blocks of 5 weeks and take place at set times throughout the year
  • Delivered face-to-face and online

Crafts group

  • Fortnightly group lasting 6 months
  • 14:00-15:30 every other Tuesday
  • Delivered online

EUPD Support group

  • For people with a diagnosis or Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder (EUPD), also known as Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
  • Sessions will last for 2 hours and will take place monthly, for a period of 6 months
  • Delivered face-to-face and online

Gardening group

  • 12 week program of weekly 2 hour sessions
  • Delivered face-to-face

Mindfulness group

  • Fortnightly group lasting 6 months
  • 14:00-15:30 every other Wednesday
  • Delivered online

Singing group

  • Fortnightly group lasting 6 months
  • 14:00-15:00 every other Tuesday
  • Delivered online

Pathways To Independence

Insight Programme

  • The programme combines Cognitive Behavioural Theory with theatre and storytelling, inviting participants to explore themselves, developing communication and cooperation skills to improve confidence, self-esteem, and wellbeing
  • Sessions are 2 hours long and will run twice weekly, for 3 weeks
  • Delivered online

PoetsIN

Creative Mental Health Programme

  • A weekly 90 minute session for 6 weeks
  • Standard programme for clients with mild to moderate mental health needs
  • Advanced programme for clients with higher level needs
  • Delivered online

Creative Mental Health Community

  • Runs 24/7, 365 days a year
  • Peer-to-peer support

Buddy Service

  • 1-2-1 peer-to-peer support
  • 9am-10pm, 7 days a week

Take Off

Depression & Anxiety group

  • Peer-led group
  • 14:00 to 16:00 every Monday for up to 6 months
  • Delivered online

Mood group

  • For clients with Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder (EUPD), Borderline Personality Disorder (BPS) or Bipolar Disorder
  • Clients must have a formal diagnosis, suggested diagnosis, or be awaiting assessment
  • 14:00 to 16:00 every other Tuesday for up to 6 months
  • Delivered online

Peer Support group

  • General peer support group
  • 12:00 to 14:00 every Thursday
  • Delivered online

West Kent Mind

Money Works

  • 1-2-1 support is delivered online/by telephone. Weekly sessions for the first 2/3 weeks, then monthly check-ins until goals are achieved
  • Group support is delivered online in 3 peer self-help group sessions

Wing Training

Moving Forward

  • This course utilises ‘Forum Theatre’ teaching techniques and specialised ‘Peer to Peer’ teaching and learning.
  • 6 sessions during a 1 month period
  • Mix of 1-2-1 and group sessions
  • Delivered online

Community Performance Programme

  • Participants build and create a ‘community performance’ – a performed sharing of positive thoughts, ideas, inputs, insights, and narratives with a strong community focus.
  • Participants can choose to perform in the community performance or have actors perform for them
  • The programme will last 24 weeks in total with an average of two sessions per month
  • Delivered as a mix of face-to-face and online

EMPLOYMENT SUPPORT


Shaw Trust

1-2-1 employment-related support for individuals with a mental health diagnosis, who are ready to move into paid employment.

  • Support includes but is not limited to:
  • Updating CVs and writing cover letters
  • Job searching and completing job applications
  • Interview skills
  • In work support for 6 months

HOUSING SUPPORT


Clarion Housing

A floating support offer around tenancy sustainment. Individuals must have an existing tenancy to be eligible. 

Issues we can offer support for include:

  • Rent and mortgage arrears
  • Risk of homelessness or threat of eviction
  • Repairs
  • Unsuitable accomodation
  • Benefits and debt
  • Anti-social behaviour
  • Domestic violence

VOLUNTEERING


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 Alison.Grainger@shaw-trust.org.uk

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


OTHER MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES


Free NHS Talking Therapies (IAPTS)

IAPTS (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) delivers psychological services to adults with symptoms of anxiety or depression who have been referred by their GP or other health professionals.

FCS Talking Therapies: Go to www.fcstalkingtherapies.org or call 01795 591019

Insight Healthcare: Go to www.insighthealthcare.org, email kent@insighthealthcare.org or call 0300 555 5555

We Are With You (formerly Think Action): Go to www.WeAreWithYou.org.uk


Community Mental Health Team (CMHT)

Ashford CMHT

Go to www.kmpt.nhs.uk/our-services/ or call 01233 658100

Location: Eureka Place, Eureka Business Park, Trinity Road, Ashford, Kent, TN25 4BY

We provide support and treatment in the community to adults between the ages of 18-65 who are experiencing a mental illness. We provide assessment of their current need and treatment for service users with moderate to severe mental health needs.

The team includes psychiatrists, community mental health nurses, occupational therapists, psychological services and support staff. We also work in partnership with social care.

Social workers provide assessment under the Care Act 2014 and work with service users who have social care eligibility.

We offer a comprehensive assessment of health and social care needs and signpost service users to the most appropriate service or offer interventions.