South Kent Coast

South Kent Coast

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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.

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


Support and advice on where to get help

Porchlight

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 info@livewellkent.org.uk

You can also find out more about this type of support here


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.

To find out more call 01303 250090, email contact@southkentmind.co.uk or visit the South Kent Mind website.

You can also download a document with more information here


Supporting and socialising with one another

SpeakUp CIC

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.

For more information call 07543 977670, email Maggie at Maggie@speakupcic.co.uk or Kay at Kay@speakupcic.co.uk or visit the SpeakUpCIC website.

You can also download a timetable of SpeakUp CIC activities here


Housing and mental health issues

Porchlight

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 info@livewellkent.org.uk


Employment support

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 working4wellbeing@porchlight.org.uk

Shaw Trust supports people in the Dover and Deal area. To find out more, call 0800 567 7699 or email info@livewellkent.org.uk


If you’re feeling lonely, cut off or isolated

Porchlight

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.

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


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:


Asian mental health helpline

Rethink Sahayak

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.

To find out more, visit the Kent Carers Matter website