Swale

Swale

This page contains services relevant to the following postcode areas:
ME10 ME11 ME12 ME8 ME9

 

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.

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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


Activities and support for good mental health

Swale Your Way

Swale Your Way can help you manage your mental health, find new hobbies and social activities, make new friends, organise your finances, get into education or work, and more. This includes support groups led by people with similar experiences of mental health.

To find out more call 07515 099191, email swale-yourway@together-uk.org or visit the Swale Your Way website.

You can also download a timetable of Swale Your Way activities here


Employment support

Shaw Trust

If you’re looking to work but feel as though your mental health has become a barrier, Shaw Trust and North Kent Mind provide one-to-one support, job clubs, personal development courses and employability courses. Other services (such as Rethink Mental Illness) may be available in your local area – your support worker will be able to help you access them.

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


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


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


Support with personality disorder

Megan CIC

Megan CIC has a range of support groups run by people who have experienced mental health issues (and may still experience them). This includes a support group for people who have experienced a diagnosed personality disorder or personality difficulties.

To find out more call 01634 402077, email enquiries@megancic.org.uk or visit the Megan CIC website.


Asian mental health helpline

Rethink Sahayak

Rethink Sahayak’s Aisan 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, 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

If you are finding it difficult sleeping and want to talk

SpeakUp CIC

SpeakUp CIC offers a Night Owls service. It is a closed, moderated Facebook group for people who are awake at night and want to talk with others in a safe and understanding environment.

To find out more, contact Maggie at Maggie@speakupcic.co.uk  or Kay at Kay@speakupcic.co.uk or call 07543 977670


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:


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


Professionals referring patients to a primary care mental health specialist service

Invicta Healthcare

This service offers support for people with serious mental health issues. Referrals can be made by GPs and other organisations including Live Well Kent, NHS talking therapies and Community Mental Health Teams.

If you are a professional looking to refer someone to Invicta Healthcare, you can find out more on the Invicta website.

You can also download a document with more information here