Dartford, Gravesham and Swanley

Dartford, Gravesham and Swanley

This page contains services relevant to the following postcode areas:
BR6 BR8 DA1 DA10 DA11 DA12 DA13 DA14 DA17 DA2 DA3 DA4 DA5 DA9 ME2 ME3 TN13 TN14 TN15





Live Well Kent Central Referral Line

0800 567 7699 or info@livewellkent.org.uk

Help finding the right support

Porchlight Primary Care Community Link Service

We can meet you to discuss issues related to mental health, finance, housing, employment and more porchlight.org.uk

Click here to see our list of advice sessions…

Mental health support

1.North Kent Mind Wellbeing Services          

Specialist support and courses if you are going through a difficult time or are struggling emotionally. northkentmind.co.uk

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2. SpeakUpCIC Night Owls

Night Owls is a closed on-line peer support group which is moderated by staff and volunteer peer support mentors.  Night Owls is for people 17+ who have trouble sleeping at night and who would like to chat with others in a safe space. 01843 448384 or  admin@speakupcic.co.uk

Support for BAME (black, Asian and minority ethnic) groups

  1. Rethink mental illness – Sayahak services

Culturally sensitive support for people from minority communities – we speak Asian languages (Gujarati, Punjabi, Hindu, and Urdu) and English. rethink.org

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2. Rethink Asian Helpline Mental Health Service

A free and confidential telephone helpline – you can speak to us in Asian languages (Gujarati, Punjabi, Hindu, and Urdu) and English. rethink.org

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Help into employment

North Kent Mind

Looking for work but feel as though your mental health has become a barrier? Get personal support, help with job hunting, interview skills training, and help when you do find a job. northkentmind.co.uk

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Housing issues

Porchlight Community Housing Service

Support if you have housing needs related to your mental health porchlight.org.uk

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Feeling lonely or cut off

Porchlight Community Inclusion Service

Sometimes meeting others can make life a little easier; we can help you reconnect with people in your community porchlight.org.uk

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2. North Kent Mind Computer Group

If you would like to learn basic Microsoft and internet skills please get in touch with our computer group ( age 17+) . northkentmind.co.uk

01322 291380 or paulbuggs@northkentmind.co.uk


Personality disorder support


If you have a diagnosed personality disorder or experience personality difficulties, this support group can help. It’s run by people who have experienced (and may still experience) the condition themselves megancic.org.

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Primary Care Mental Health Specialist (support for people with serious mental health issues)

Your GP or the Community Mental Health Team can refer you to us for support with your mental health invictahealth.co.uk

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Therapy and counselling

If you are struggling emotionally, you can access free NHS talking therapy or counselling.
Insight Healthcare – 0300 555 5555
North Kent Mind – 01322 291380

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.