South Kent Coast

South Kent Coast

This page contains services relevant to the following postcode areas:
CT2 CT3 CT4 CT13 CT14 CT15 CT16 CT17 CT18 CT19 CT20 CT21 CT25 CT50 TN25 TN26 TN28 TN29 TN31


Map showing the South kent Coast service area


To learn more, contact the services directly or call Live Well Kent on 0800 567 7699.

Help finding the right support

We can meet you to discuss issues related to mental health, finance, housing, employment and more.
Run by Porchlight’s community link team.  or 0800 567 7699

Mental health help in Folkestone & Dover

Help if you are going through a difficult time or struggling emotionally. Includes one-to-one support and group activities such as creative arts, music, walks and swimming.
Run by Folkestone Mind or 01303 250090

Support groups for mental health

Groups run by people with experience of mental ill health. Get advice about managing your own health, talk about your experiences with others and take part in activities.
Run by Take Off 

Download our diary of groups in Shepway in November 2019

Download our diary of groups in Dover in November 2019 or 01227 788211

Supporting and socialising with one another

Support and social groups run by people with similar experiences to you. Includes a music appreciation group, LGBT+ social group and an online support group. You can connect with others, share experiences and support one another.
Run by SpeakUpCIC   Download our list of activities in Dover and Deal during November 2019 or 01843 448384

Housing issues

Support if you have housing needs related to your mental health.
Run by Porchlight’s community housing team
0800 567 7699

Help into employment

Looking for work but feel as though your mental health has become a barrier? Get personal support, help with job hunting, interview skills training, and help when you do find a job.
Run by Porchlight & Shaw Trust’s employment services
Call 0800 567 7699

Feeling lonely or cut off

Sometimes meeting others can make life a little easier. This service will help you reconnect with people in your community.
Run by Porchlight’s community inclusion team or 0800 567 7699

Therapy and counselling

If you are struggling emotionally, you can access free NHS talking therapy or counselling.
Insight Healthcare – 0300 555 5555
Dover Counselling Centre
01304 204123
University Medical Centre  01227 469338

Drop-in advice in Dover

Did you need advice related to health, housing, benefits, health or employment?
Come and chat with specialists at Dover Big Local,18 Charlton Centre, Dover High Street – every Tuesday (10am-4pm). No appointment necessary.

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.