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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
A support worker will give advice and support for issues that are affecting your mental health or general wellbeing. They will help you access a range of services provided by Live Well Kent and Medway as well as others that are suited to your needs.
Mental health and general wellbeing support
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.
Coming out of Covid
Mid Kent Mind
If the pandemic has left you feeling depressed, anxious or worried, Mid Kent Mind can help. It provides support for people who are apprehensive about returning to life under the ‘new normal’.
This includes support for: managing mental health, managing physical health, addressing addictive or challenging behaviour, improving self-esteem, relationships, social networks, achieving your aspirations and more. Support is given via one-to-one Zoom sessions over six weeks.
North Kent Mind
If you’re looking to work but feel as though your mental health has become a barrier, North Kent Mind can provide one-to-one support, job clubs, employability courses and more.
Housing and mental health issues
Porchlight offers support for people who have housing issues and are also struggling with their mental health. It can provide housing advice, help you speak to local authorities and landlords, and support you to access legal advice.
If you’re feeling lonely, cut off or isolated
Porchlight 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.
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.
To find out more, contact Rethink Sahayak on 01474 364837.
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, Hindi, and Urdu) or in English on 0808 800 2073 at these times:
- Mondays and Wednesdays 4pm to 7pm
- Tuesdays and Thursdays 12pm to 3pm
If you are finding it difficult sleeping and want to talk
SpeakUp CIC offers a Night Owls service. It is a closed, moderated Facebook group for people who are awake at night and want to talk with others in a safe and understanding environment.
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:
- Refer yourself into your local NHS talking therapy service – click here
- Insight Healthcare – 0800 555 5555 or visit the Insight Healthcare website here
- North Kent Mind 01322 291380
- VitaMinds 0333 0153 495 or visit the VitaMinds website here
- We Are With You – to find out more and register for this service, visit the We Are With You website here
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 Matter can provide specialist support.
Professionals referring patients to a 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.