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


Map showing the Ashford service area


Wellbeing Course delivered by MCCH

6 week course to help clients learn about the Six Ways to Wellbeing to improve their management of daily life.

Learn about available support, Recognise signs, symptoms & develop coping mechanisms, Learn about the theory of CBT, Discover the importance of diet, healthy sleep, smoking/alcohol, Learn how to cope with anxiety.

Ashford Live Well Centre
Wednesday – 10am-12pm for 6 weeks Commences August 2nd

Managing Depression Delivered by 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 Commences September 7th

Managing Stress and Anxiety delivered by 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 Commences July 25th


Marchwood Forest

Marchwood – Natural Environment

Take Off – Ashford Live Well Centre

Cycle/Recycle Project

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

Canterbury Art Studio

Art Project with Exhibition – TBA


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 Umbrella Centre Sports and Leisure

Table Tennis, Pool, Snooker, Swimming, Walking Groups

Ashford the Parish Rooms, The Churchyard, TN23 1QG

Walking Group – Thursday 10.30am-11.45am

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

Tenterden Umbrella Centre

Swimming – Wednesday 11am-12.30pm

Walking Group – Walking Group Wednesday 11.30-12.15pm

Pool and Table Tennis – Wednesday  12.30pm-14pm

West Kent Mind

Ashford Live Well Centre – 2nd May Onwards

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

Wednesday 10am-12pm

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

Thursday 10am-12pm

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

Living Well Group 1 – Tuesday 10am-12pm
Living Well Group 2 – Friday 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


Free NHS Talking Therapies (IAPTS)

Thinkaction: (opens in new tab or window) or call 0300 012 0012


KMPT (opens in new tab or window) or call 01233 658100