Dartford, Gravesham and Swanley

Dartford, Gravesham and Swanley

This page contains services relevant to the following postcode areas:
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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 info@livewellkent.org.uk or contact services directly.

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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.

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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.

You can download more a document with more information here

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

Rethink Sahayak 

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.

You can download a document with more information here

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.

To find out more visit the North Kent Mind website, call 01322 291380 or email admin@northkentmind.co.uk

You can also download a document with more information here

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 info@livewellkent.org.uk

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.

To find out more call 0800 567 7699 or email info@livewellkent.org.uk

Support with personality disorder

Megan CIC

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.

To find out more visit the Megan CIC website, call 01634 402077, email  enquiries@megancic.org.uk

Primary care mental health specialist service

Invicta Healthcare

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 .

You can also download a document with more information here

Asian mental health helpline

Rethink Sahayak

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.

Please contact Maggie at Maggie@speakupcic.co.uk  or Kay at Kay@speakupcic.co.uk  or on 07543 977670

 Counselling support

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:

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.