Canterbury and Coastal

Canterbury and Coastal

Covid-19 Update

Live Well Kent services in the Canterbury and Coastal area 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:
CT1 CT2 CT3 CT4 CT5 CT6 CT13 ME13


Mental Health Support
Employment Support
Housing Support
Other Support

Please see below the services we offer. For full details please click here



Activity Box


  • Art And Craft Activities

Face To Face

  • Art And Craft Activities 

Canterbury Umbrella

Face To Face

  • Self Help For Holistic Health
  • Making Connections & Building Relationships 

Carrie Neeves


  • Carrie Neeves Empowerment Coaching For Women -121

Herne Bay Umbrella

Face To Face

  • Art And Wellbeing 
  • Singing For Wellbeing
  • Walking And Taking Notice 
  • Crafting Session
  • Social Group For Mindful Time

J R Counselling


  • Bereavement & Loss -121
  • Bereavement & Loss – Group

Kent High Weald


  • Connect With Nature

Mid Kent Mind


  • Coping With Life
  • Bipolar Support Group
  • EUPD Support Group
  • Baking
  • Singing
  • Mindfulness
  • Crafts 
  • Youth MHFA Champions 

Face To Face

  • Walking

Pathways To Independence


  • Insight Programme

Take off

Face To Face

  • Depression And Anxiety
  • Art


  • Depression And Anxiety
  • Mood

West Kent Mind


  • Money Works -121
  • Money Works -Group

Wing Training 


  • Moving Forward
  • Community Performance Programme 


Employment support is provided by Shaw Trust and covers the following:

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

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  • rent and mortgage arrears
  • risk of homelessness / threat of eviction
  • repairs
  • unsuitable accommodation
  • benefits and debts
  • anti-social behavior
  • domestic violence

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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 either contact Alison Grainger on 07779 453770 or email

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

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Speak Up
Go to or call 01843 448 384

SpeakUpCIC has a broad range of Peer Support activities and services to offer the many individuals with lived experience of mental ill health in our region. As an organisation our work is supported, informed, developed and delivered by people who have a real understanding of what it is like to live with mental distress. Through different SpeakUpCIC activities people can share their experiences and views of mental health services in a safe and confidential environment, either individually or within a group.

The SpeakUpCIC forum facilitator or Service User Representative can then represent these views and concerns (anonymously, if desired) to the organisations and/or commissioners responsible for planning and providing mental health services. Through the groups, members can therefore be involved in helping develop their local services with a view to ensuring that people are provided with the necessary help they want, when they want it.

Free NHS Talking Therapies (IAPTS)

IAPTS deivers psychological services to adults with symptoms of anxiety or depression who have been referred by their GP or other health professionals.

Faversham Counselling
Go to, email or call 01795 591019

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

Psicon Talking Therapies:
Go to, email or call 01227 379099

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

University Medical Centre:
Go to or email 

Community Mental Health Team (CMHT)


Go to or call 01227 597111

Location: Laurel House, 41 Old Dover Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 3HH.

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.

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