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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.
To find out more, call 0800 567 7699 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Mental health and general wellbeing support
South Kent Mind
South Kent Mind can help if you are going through a difficult time or struggling emotionally. This includes one-to-one support, mindfulness workshops, group activities and online chat groups.
Supporting and socialising with one another
SpeakUp CIC offers support and social groups run by people with similar experiences to you. These include groups and activities to improve your wellbeing, an online LBGT+ group and an online ‘Night Owls’ group for people who are awake at night and want to talk with others in a safe and understanding environment. These services allow you to connect with others, share experiences and support one another.
Housing and mental health issues
Porchlight supports 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 supporting you to access legal advice.
Contact Porchlight by phone on 0800 567 7699 or by email at email@example.com
Porchlight and Shaw Trust
If you’re looking to work but feel as though your mental health has become a barrier, Porchlight and Shaw Trust provide one-to-one support, job clubs, employability courses and more.
Porchlight supports people in the Folkestone and Hythe area. To find out more, call 0800 567 7699 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Shaw Trust supports people in the Dover and Deal area. To find out more, call 0800 567 7699 or email email@example.com
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.
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
- Dover Counselling Centre 01304 204123
- University Medical Centre 01227 469338
- We Are With You 0300 0120012
- Refer yourself into your local NHS talking therapy service – click here
Asian mental health helpline
Rethink Sahayak’s Asian mental health helpline offers caring, non-judgemental and empathetic support for mental health and domestic abuse issues. It is free and confidential. You can speak to an adviser 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
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.