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

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

Maidstone & Mid-Kent Mind

This service helps you improve your mental health and wellbeing. Offering courses in:

  • coping with life
  • coping with anxiety & stress
  • coping with depression

All services are based in Deal.

Email or call 01622 692383

Porchlight Advice Clinic  

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

Employment Services – Shaw Trust and Porchlight

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 on 0300 790 0532 or 
For Shepway, contact Porchlight on  0800 567 7699 or email 

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


Peer support groups for people with mental ill health. SpeakUpCIC offers:

  • Music appreciation groups
  • LGBTQ support groups
  • Night Owls online support groups

Email or call 01843 448384

Porchlight 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

Porchlight 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.

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)
University Medical Centre call 01227 469338 or visit (opens in new tab or window)

Support for Carers

Kent Carers Matter is a county-wide campaign to raise the profile of Carers, increase access to Carer services and to give Carers the opportunity to have their say about issues that affect them. 1 in 9 adults in Kent are Carers looking after a family member, partner, friend or neighbour who due to physical or mental illness, disability, age related difficulties or an addiction cannot cope without their support. Being a Carer can be a positive experience but it can also be challenging and exhausting and may impact on your physical and mental health. To find out what support is available for Carers in your area