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


SERVICES YOU CAN ACCESS


Mental Health Support
Employment Support
Housing Support
Volunteering
Other Support


MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT

 


For full details of the services below please click here

Canterbury Art Studio

Group Art Therapy

  • 8 weekly sessions, usually on Wednesdays
  • Art materials are provided
  • Delivered face-to-face

Canterbury Umbrella

Finding You Voice

  • Explore what makes communication effective and how you can use this in your daily life
  • Runs for 4 weeks in the format of an informal chat and interactive workshop
  • Groups start in May 2022, September 2022 March 2023
  • Delivered face-to-face

Making Connections & Building Relationships

  • How to build connections with your community and break down social isolation
  • Runs for 4 weeks in the format of an informal chat and interactive workshop
  • Groups start in February 2022, June 2022 and November 2022
  • Delivered face-to-face

Mental Health and ‘The Family’

  • Runs for 4 weeks in the format of an informal chat and interactive workshop
  • Groups start in April 2022, August 2022 and February 2023
  • Delivered face-to-face

Self Help for Holistic Health

  • The practices behind the theory for self-help and how to apply it to your life.
  • Runs for 4 weeks in the format of an informal chat and interactive workshop
  • Groups start in January 2022, June 2022 and October 2022
  • Delivered face-to-face

Stress Management

  • Runs for 4 weeks in the format of an informal chat and interactive workshop
  • Groups start in March 2022, July 2022 and January 2023
  • Delivered face-to-face

Wellbeing Programme

  • Explore wellbeing and ways to manage it using CBT strategies
  • Runs for 6 weeks
  • Groups start in February 2022, May 2022 and September 2022
  • Delivered face-to-face

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

Herne Bay Umbrella

Art & Wellbeing

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

Crafting Session

  • 6 month programme fortnightly sessions
  • Delivered face-to-face

Singing for Wellbeing

  • 6 month programme of fortnightly sessions
  • Delivered face-to-face

Social Group for Mindful Time

  • 6 month programme of fortnightly sessions
  • Delivered face-to-face

Walking and Taking Notice

  • 6 month programme of fortnightly sessions
  • Delivered face-to-face

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

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

Art group

  • Peer-led group
  • 14:00 to 16:00 every other Tuesday for up to 6 months
  • Delivered face-to-face

Depression & Anxiety group

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

Gardening & Allotment group

  • The allotment in Faversham
  • 3 hour weekly sessions for up to 6 months
  • Delivered face-to-face

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

On the Farm group

  • The farm is in Shatterling, near Canterbury
  • Can work directly or indirectly with the animals
  • 09:30 to 14:00 weekly for 3 months, with a possibility of an additional 3 months
  • Delivered face-to-face

Peer Support group

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

 

The Activity Box

Art & Craft Activities

  • 6 week programme
  • Art materials are provided
  • Delivered face-to-face, online or a mixture of both

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

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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

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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 either 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.

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OTHER MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES


Speak Up

Go to www.speakupcic.co.uk/contact 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 (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 https://fcstalkingtherapies.org/, email kmccg.fcstalkingtherapies@nhs.net or call 01795 591019

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

University Medical Centre Psychological Therapies: Go to www.umcpt.co.uk, email ccccg.umcpt@nhs.net or call 01227 469 338

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


Community Mental Health Team (CMHT)

Canterbury and Coastal CMHT

Go to www.kmpt.nhs.uk/our-services/ 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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