South Kent Coast

This page contains services relevant to the following postcode areas:
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Map showing the South kent Coast service area


We work with local partners to deliver the support you may need. You can either contact them directly or speak to us on 0800 567 7699.

Primary Care Link Worker Service

We can meet you one to one to talk about the difficulties you are facing and provide advice and guidance to help you move forward. (opens in new tab or window) or 0800 567 7699

Download the Primary Care Community Link Service leaflet (opens in new tab or window).

Folkestone Mind

Our wellbeing service helps you think about the changes you would like to make to improve your mental health and wellbeing. We offer:

  • one to one support
  • wellbeing activities such as creative arts, music, walks and swimming
  • group work with a programme to help improve your mental health and well-being. (opens in new tab or window) or call 01303 250090

Live Well Kent Advice Clinic

Experienced and trained staff offer free, confidential advice about housing, benefits, health and employment.

  • First Thursday every month from 10am -12 noon
  • At Dover Big Local, 18 Charlton Centre, High Street, Dover.
  • Just drop in and we will help you.

Employment Services – Shaw Trust and JET

Help to return to or stay in employment while recovering from mental illness

  • One to one support with your own advisor
  • Personal development programmes
  • Interview skills and job opportunities
  • Help with benefits, debt and housing issues
  • Support when you are in work

For Dover and Deal contact Shaw Trust call 0300 790 0532 or visit (opens in new tab or window)
For Shepway contact the JET team call 0800 567 7699 or email (opens in new tab or window)

Take Off

Provides you with support from others who have lived experience of mental health problems (opens in new tab or window) or call 01227 788211

Community Inclusion Service

We help you to access your community if you are socially isolated. (opens in new tab or window) or 0800 567 7699

Community Housing Support Service

Advice and support if you have housing needs resulting from mental health issues.

Call 0800 567 7699 if you need this service.

MCCH (mental health support & wellbeing support)

Wellbeing courses to help you improve your mood, reduce the risk of depression and strengthen relationships. The courses last six weeks and are based in Deal & Dover.

Find out more at (opens in new tab or window), by calling 01304 242558 or emailing

Talking therapy and counselling

If you are going through a bad time or are struggling emotionally you can access free NHS talking therapy or counselling. This helps in situations such as anxiety, low mood, low self-esteem, stress, trauma, phobias, anger and problems with relationships, work or debt.

For this free support in South Kent Coast contact

Dover Counselling Centre call 01304 204123 or email (opens in new tab or window)
Insight Healthcare call 0300 555 5555 or email (opens in new tab or window)
Thinkaction call 01843 293844 or email (opens in new tab or window)
University Medical Centre call 01227 469338 or visit (opens in new tab or window)