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Live Well Kent services operate in line with the latest official coronavirus safety guidelines. If you need support or wish to refer someone to us, you can call our referral line on 0800 567 7699, email email@example.com or contact services directly.
Support and advice on where to get help
Porchlight gives advice and support for issues affecting your mental health and general wellbeing. This can include help with benefits, finance, housing, relationships, feelings of isolation and obtaining food parcels.
Support and activities to promote good mental health and wellbeing
North Kent Mind
North Kent Mind can offer you a range of wellbeing services and resources if you are going through a difficult time or struggling emotionally.
This includes courses to develop mental health coping strategies, help you manage depression, anxiety and stress, and to improve your self-esteem and become more confident. There is also employment support if you feel that your mental health has become a barrier to finding work.
Support for BAME (black, Asian and minority ethnic) groups
Rethink Sahayak specialises in BAME (black, Asian & minority ethnic) mental health and can offer you culturally sensitive support on a range of issues including isolation, housing issues, domestic abuse/honour based violence and social issues.
Support into employment
North Kent Mind
Looking for work but feel as though your mental health has become a barrier? North Kent Mind’s springboard employment service offers employment over the phone or via email.
Support for people with housing and mental health issues
Porchlight’s housing service offers support for people with housing and mental health issues. It can provide housing advice, help you speak to local authorities and landlords, and support you to access legal advice.
Contact Porchlight by phone on 0800 567 7699 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Support for people who are socially isolated
We can help you build your confidence, regain your independence and become part of the community – whether that’s by taking part in local activities, sports clubs, education programmes or just developing friendship groups.
Support with personality disorder
If you have a diagnosed personality disorder or experience personality difficulties, Megan CIC can offer you support. It’s run by people who have experienced (and may still experience) the condition themselves.
Primary care mental health specialist service
This service offers support for people with serious mental health issues. Referrals can be made by GPs and other organisations including Live Well Kent, NHS talking therapies and Community Mental Health Teams.
If you are a professional looking to refer someone to Invicta Healthcare, you can find out more on the Invicta website .
Asian mental health helpline
Rethink Sahayak offers caring, non judgemental and empathetic support covering mental health and domestic abuse issues. It is free and confidential.
You can speak to the Asian mental health helpline in Asian languages (Gujarati, Punjabi, Hindu, and Urdu) or in English on 0808 800 2073 at these times:
- Mondays and Wednesdays 4pm to 7pm
- Tuesdays and Thursdays 12pm to 3pm
Support for people who are finding it difficult to sleep
SpeakUp CIC Night Owls
SpeakUp CIC offers a closed, moderated Facebook group for people who are awake at night and want to:
- post in a safe place
- see if anyone else is awake and up for a chat
You may find the Night Owls site especially helpful during this difficult period.
Are you feeling low, anxious, or stressed? Are you living with a long-term health condition and feeling worried about your health? Are you finding it hard to cope? NHS funded Talking Therapies (also known as IAPT) can help.
For free NHS talking therapy or counselling please contact:
- Insight Healthcare 0300 555 5555 or
- North Kent Mind 01322 291380 or
- VitaMinds 0333 0153 495 Click here for the VitaMinds brochure…. or
- We Are With You 0300 0120012
Support for Carers
Do you care for a family member, partner, friend or neighbour? Being a carer can be a positive experience but it might also be challenging and impact on your health. Kent Carers can provide specialist support.