This page contains services relevant to the following postcode areas:
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org or contact services directly.
Support and advice on where to get help
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.
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.
Coming out of Covid
Mid Kent Mind
If the pandemic has left you feeling depressed, anxious or worried, Mid Kent Mind can help. It provides support for people who are apprehensive about returning to life under the ‘new normal’.
This includes support for: managing mental health, managing physical health, addressing addictive or challenging behaviour, improving self-esteem, relationships, social networks, achieving your aspirations and more. Support is given via one-to-one Zoom sessions over six weeks.
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 email@example.com
Housing and mental health issues
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.
Support with personality disorder
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.
Asian mental health helpline
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 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.
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:
- Refer yourself into your local NHS talking therapy service – click here
- Insight Healthcare – 0800 555 5555 or visit the Insight Healthcare website here
- VitaMinds 0333 0153 495 or visit the VitaMinds website here
- We Are With You – to find out more and register for this service, visit the We Are With You website here
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.
Professionals referring patients to a primary care mental health specialist service
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.