External Services Directory

South Kent Mind offers a varied programme of activities and groups which aim to promote good mental health in a friendly informal and safe environment. Our programme includes social activities, music, conservation, our SELF programmes, and Person-Centred Planning (PCP).

There is also a wide range of external organisations that work to support positive mental health in the community:

Finding the Correct Support
  • Porchlight Community Link
    Pointing you in the right direction of other services
    www.porchlight.org.uk
    0800 567 7699
Mental Health Groups
Housing
  • Porchlight Community Housing
    Housing support for those with mental health problems
    www.porchlight.org.uk
    0800 567 7699
Employment
  • Porchlight & Shaw Trust Employment Services
    Personal support for people looking for work who have mental health problems
    www.livewellkent.org.uk
    0800 567 7699
  • Porchlight Aspirations
    Free service to help you rediscover confidence, cope with your mental health problems, and get into work, volunteering, or education
    www.porchlight.org.uk/aspirations
    0333 8802730
Isolation & Loneliness
  • South Kent Mind
    A range of social activities including Active, Creative, & Social groups
    www.southkentmind.org.uk
    01303 250090
  • Porchlight Community Inclusion
    A service to help you reconnect with people
    www.porchlight.org.uk
    0800 567 7699
Therapy & Counselling
  • Insight Healthcare
    0300 555 5555
  • Dover Counselling Centre
    01304 204123
  • University Medical Centre (Canterbury)
    01227 469338
Welfare & Finance
  • Shepway Citizens Advice
    01303 241435
Dementia
  • Mind doesn’t offer dementia support, but there are a number of local and national organisations that can help:
  • Pebbles Dementia Cafe
    Second Thursday of each Month, 10:30 am – 12 pm
    St Peter’s Church Hall, Roberts Road, Greatstone, TN28 8RG
    01797 364555
  • Kent Dementia Helpline
    0800 500 3014
  • Hythe Dementia Awareness Forum
    Meet on 3rd Thursday, at 2 pm at the Council Offices, Stade Street, Hythe.
    Plus Let’s talk Dementia session in the Library, Stade Street, on the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays 10 am – 12 pm
    dementiaawarehythe@ageukhl.org.uk
  • National Dementia Helpline
    0300 222 1122
  • Alzheimer Society
    0330 333 0804
    www.alzheimers.org.uk