Thanet

Thanet

This page contains services relevant to the following postcode areas:
CT10 CT11 CT12 CT13 CT7 CT8 CT9


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.

Click here for further information on coronavirus and managing your mental health


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 workshops for your mental health and wellbeing

East Kent Mind 

East Kent Mind offers a range of support and resources that can help if you are going through a difficult time or struggling emotionally. This includes workshops to help you manage stress and depression, arts & crafts and creative writing groups, yoga and pilates groups, sessions around positivity and setting goals, and more.

To find out more call 0203 912 0031, email info@eastkentmind.org.uk or visit East Kent Mind’s website.


Housing and mental health issues

Porchlight

Porchlight offers support for 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 support 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 and socialising with one another

SpeakUp CIC

SpeakUp CIC offers social groups run by people with similar experiences to you, including a LGBT+ social group and a weekend online art group. These are places you can connect with other people, share your experiences and support one another.

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

You can also download a timetable of SpeakUp CIC activities here


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


Employment support

Rethink

Looking for work but feel as though your mental health has become a barrier? Rethink can help you manage your mental wellbeing, find job opportunities and get prepared for job interviews. It can also help you find support for any other issues you.

To find out more, email thanetway@rethink.org or visit Rethink’s website.

You can also download a Word document with more information here


Asian mental health helpline

Rethink Sahayak

Rethink Sahayak offers caring, non judgemental and empathetic support covering mental health and domestic abuse issues. It is free and confidential.

You can speak to the Asian mental health helpline in Asian languages (Gujarati, Punjabi, Hindi, and Urdu) or in English on 0808 800 2073 at these times:

  • Mondays and Wednesdays 4pm to 7pm
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays 12pm to 3pm

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:

  • Insight Healthcare 0300 555 5555
  • Dover Counselling Centre 01304 204123
  • University Medical Centre 01227 469338
  • We Are With You 0300 012 0012
  • Refer yourself into your local NHS talking therapy serviceclick 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.

To find out more, visit the Kent Carers Matter website