Canterbury and Coastal

This page contains services relevant to the following postcode areas:
CT1 CT2 CT3 CT4 CT5 CT6 CT13 ME13

 

Map showing the Canterbury and Coastal service area

 


CORE PROGRAMMES


Well Being Course

Provides an understanding of how each element can build a more positive lifestyle to allow them to manage their mental health more effectively.

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.

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


Coping With Depression

6-week course to help clients develop an understanding and coping strategies for Depression. Learn what causes depression and risks of self-harm and 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).


Managing Stress and Anxiety

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.


PEER-LED PROGRAMMES – Project Based


Canterbury Art Studio

Monthly Art Group facilitated by an Art Therapist with an exhibition at the end of the project. This is a six session group offering structure to your week, where there is no pressure to talk but where you can express yourself and be alongside others experiencing a difficult time and may be feeling isolated or lonely.

With an emphasis on well-being and increasing self-esteem, you will have two hours per session to use the materials provided in a creative environment without judgement or expectation. Two artists, one of whom has had similar experiences to you, are on hand to offer support and guidance if needed and help you work towards a joint exhibition with others at a gallery in Canterbury. You will contribute to some of the preparation of the exhibition and take part in a ‘meet the artists’ viewing which will be an opportunity to invite family and friends to share in your achievement should you wish.


SOCIAL SUPPORT


Canterbury Umbrella

The Canterbury Umbrella Centre is a charity community centre that is open to everybody, providing support to people with mental health problems.

Canterbury Umbrella Centre – 4 days a week. Package TBC – based on Media, Food/Nutrition, Arts/Culture, Physical Activity

Herne Bay Umbrella

Friendly staff are on site every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 10am to 4pm (Except on the first Wednesday of each month when they close at 2pm).

Provides friendly community-based support for Herne Bay residents who may be experiencing difficulties with their mental health and well-being. Activities and support include: Arts and Crafts, IT Computer Skills Learning, Singing and Musicality, Gardening Groups, Healthy Group Walks, Social Support and Interaction Sessions, The Parasol Peer Support Group


Programme for September 2017 – October 2017

Mindfulness with Sue Inkpen – Mindfulness definition, thoughts, emotions, Mindful body, Mindful eating, Mindfulness in the external world.


EMPLOYMENT SUPPORT


Shaw Trust                                     

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

HOUSING SUPPORT


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

OTHER MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES


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
admin@favershamcounselling.co.uk (opens in new tab or window) or call 01795 591019

Insight Healthcare:
kent@insighthealthcare.org (opens in new tab or window) or call 0300 555 5555

Psicon Talking Therapies:
talkingtherapies@pscion.co.uk (opens in new tab or window) or call 01227 479902

Thinkaction Canterbury:
kca.canterbury@nhs.net (opens in new tab or window) or call 01227 781297

University Medical Centre:
www.umckent.co.uk (opens in new tab or window) or call 01227 469338


Community Mental Health Team (CMHT) – Canterbury

01227 597111 / 01227 597120

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

The Canterbury CMHT provides services to adults of working age with moderate to severe mental health problems or needs. Service users are normally referred by their GP but they also accept referrals from other agencies and professionals. They offer a duty service during opening hours to give advice, guidance and support to those with mental health needs.

www.kmpt.nhs.uk (opens in new tab or window)

Community Mental Health Team (CMHT) – Coastal

Admin: 01227 812291 / 01227 812299
Duty: 01227 812241 / 01227 812242

Location: Eastern and Coastal Area Offices, Littlebourne Road, Canterbury, Kent CT1 1AZ

The Coastal CMHT provides services to adults of working age with moderate to severe mental health problems or needs. Service users are normally referred by their GP but they also accept referrals from other agencies and professionals. They offer a duty service during opening hours to give advice, guidance and support to those with mental health needs.

www.kmpt.nhs.uk (opens in new tab or window)


Here are some organisations we work alongside: