This page contains services relevant to the following postcode areas:
CT10 CT11 CT12 CT13 CT7 CT8 CT9
Live Well Kent services in Thanet are continuing to provide support while adapting the way we work to follow the latest official advice and guidance.
If you are currently being supported by a Live Well Kent service, we will be in touch with more information about how we can continue to support you. If you have any questions or need to speak to someone, please contact the particular service that is supporting you.
We are still accepting referrals so if you need support or need to refer someone you can call our referral line on 0800 567 7699, email us on email@example.com or contact services directly.
For up-to-date information and advice about the Coronavirus, please visit the government website (click here).
Click here for government advice on how and when to self-isolate.
Thanet District Council’s COVID-19 community support line is 01843 577330 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For support about managing your mental health during this difficult time, there is some useful advice on Mind’s website (click here) and Rethink’s website (click here). You can also get support from Release the Pressure by texting the word KENT to 85258 or calling 0800 107 0160.
SUPPORT IN YOUR AREA
Live Well Kent Central Referral Line
0800 567 7699 or email@example.com
Help finding the right support
Porchlight Primary Care Community Link Service
For age 17+, the link service can offer you one to one support for up to 8 weeks addressing a range of issues which are impacting your mental health and wellbeing. Issues include benefits, finance, housing, relationships, education, training or employment. Staff can link you to specialist services if you need further support.
Mental health help
1. East Kent Mind
We offer a varied programme of activities and groups which aim to promote good mental health in friendly, informal and safe environments. Our programme includes social and self-help activities, person-centred planning (PCP) and a crisis cafe.
2. Rethink Asian Helpline Mental Health service ( Age 17+)
This is a free and confidential telephone helpline offering caring, non-judgemental and empathetic support covering mental health and domestic violence issues. The helpline operates Mondays and Wednesdays 4pm to 7pm and Tuesdays and Thursdays 12pm to 3pm. You can speak to us in Asian languages (Gujarati, Punjabi, Hindu, and Urdu) or in English on 0808 800 2073
3. Richmond Fellowship
Personal support sessions, weekly Recovery focused workshops designed to aid your recovery, and wellbeing courses. Also runs a Peer Leader course that teaches you how to help others using your own experiences. Weekly Peer lead groups in Art, Cycling and Mental Health Wellbeing
To find out more: richmondfellowship.org.uk or call 01843 280022
Porchlight Community Housing Service
Support if you have housing needs related to your mental health porchlight.org.uk
Feeling lonely or cut off
Porchlight Community Inclusion Service
Sometimes meeting others can make life a little easier; we can help you reconnect with people in your community porchlight.org.uk
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, an online support group and a weekend art group. You can connect with others, share experiences and support one another. speakupcic.co.uk
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. Rethink.org
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
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.