South Kent Coast

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


If you need support or would like to refer someone, please contact Live Well Kent  0800 567 7699 or or scroll down the following pages to see what services there are in your area and contact them directly.


Live Well Kent services in the South Kent Coast area are continuing to provide support while adapting the way we work to follow the latest official advice and guidance.

We are still accepting referrals so if you need support or wish to refer someone you can call our referral line on 0800 567 7699, email us on or contact services directly.

Click here for more information on coronavirus and managing your mental health…

Support and advice on where to get help

Porchlight Community Link Service

We can offer you one to one support on a range of issues which are impacting your mental health and wellbeing including benefits, finance, housing, relationships, community help and food parcels.

Click here to find out more…

Support and activities to promote good mental health and wellbeing

South Kent Mind

We operate in Folkestone & Hythe, Dover and Deal. We can offer you a range of wellbeing services and resources if you are going through a difficult time or struggling emotionally. Click here to find out more…

Click here for our current activities…

Support to improve and sustain health and wellbeing

Take Off

We operate in Folkestone & Hythe and Dover and offer a range of groups which are run by people with experience of mental ill health. You can get advice about managing your own health, talk about your experiences with others and take part in well being activities. Click here to find out more…

Click here for our activities calendar…

Supporting and socialising with one another


We operate in Deal and Dover and offer support and social groups run by people with similar experiences to you including an online LBGT+ group and ‘Night Owls’. You can connect with others, share experiences and support one another. Click here to find out more…

Click here for our activities in April 2021…

Support for people with housing and mental health issues

Porchlight Community Housing Service

Our housing service offers support for people with housing and mental health issues. We can help with housing advice, helping you speak to local authorities and landlords, and supporting you to access legal advice.

Contact us by phone on 0800 567 7699 or by email at


Support into employment

Porchlight Working4Wellbeing Employment Service (Folkestone & Hythe District) and Shaw Trust Employment Service (Dover & Deal)

Looking for work but feel as though your mental health has become a barrier? We can offer you an employment-related support service.

Click here to find out more for Folkestone & Hythe District…

Click here for Dover & Deal…

Support for people who are socially isolated

Porchlight Community Inclusion Service

If you are feeling socially isolated, lonely or anxious we can support you and help you to find ways to improve your wellbeing. Click here to find out more…

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. Click here to find out more…

For free NHS talking therapy or counselling please contact:

Asian Mental Health Helpline

Rethink Asian Mental Health Helpline

We offer caring, non judgemental and empathetic support covering mental health and domestic abuse issues. It is free and confidential. You can speak to us 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 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.