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Medway and Swale Advocacy - a voice for people living with mental illness

Sometimes you may feel you are not being listened to, for example by health and social care professionals, or by those who provide services, or even perhaps your own family, and you may feel unable to communicate or express yourself in order to get your…
Telephone:
01634 713739
E-mail:
advocacy@msap.org.uk
Website:
www.signpostuk.org/.../medway-swale-advocacy-services

Kent and Medway Mental Health Matters phone helpline

Confidential 24 hour helpline, 7 days a week that provides emotional support and practical advice.
Telephone:
0800 107 0160
E-mail:
info@mentalhealthmatters.co.uk
Website:
www.mentalhealthmatters.com/.../helpline-services

Porchlight - breaking the cycle of homelessness

Porchlight offers a free telephone 24 hour helpline for people who are street homelessness, sofa surfing or about to lose their home. Information, advice and guidance is provided to enable you to find accommodation that meets your needs and keeps you safe from harm. Support is available to develop life long skills to break…
Telephone:
0800 56 77 699
01227 760078
E-mail:
headoffice@porchlight.org.uk
Website:
www.liveitwell.org.uk/

Canterbury and Coastal Rethink Carers Support Group

A safe and welcoming group for people looking after (being an unpaid carer for) someone living with mental illness. The group helps people to come together to share experiences and support each other. The informal group discussions provide valuable information and the more formal meetings with guest speakers also provide…
Telephone:
01227 760707
E-mail:
rethinkcanterbury@googlemail.com
Website:
www.rethink.org/.../canterbury-coastal-rethink-carers-support-group

Richmond Fellowship - helping people achieve their potential

From your own home, Richmond Fellowship can offer information, advice and support that meets your needs. Help is offered if you are living with stress, anxiety and depression to strengthen your ability to cope better with the challenges of daily life. The Employment programme supports people who wish to retain…
Telephone:
01732 773674
E-mail:
denise.tushingham@richmondfellowship.org.uk
Website:
www.richmondfellowship.org.uk/

Shepway Open Forum (SWOF) - for people living with mental illness

A confidential, friendly and non-judgemental service run by volunteers that offers a platform to make a difference in services for people living with mental illness.
Telephone:
01303 850856
E-mail:
shepwayopenforum@gmail.com
Website:
www.liveitwell.org.uk/

Canterbury Take Off - a forum for people living with mental illness

A charity dedicated to promoting wellbeing and giving a voice to people who use mental health services
Telephone:
01227 788211
E-mail:
office@takeoff.works
Website:
www.liveitwell.org.uk/

IMAGO - support for older people

The service offers impartial advice on adaptations and equipment in your home; help with gadgets; benefits; help with form filling; home maintenance; information to enable you to consider your options for housing as your needs change and advice on how to stay safe in your home. Trusted volunteer drivers…
Telephone:
01892 530330
E-mail:
hello@imago.community
Website:
www.imago.community

Folkestone Wheelchair Users Group and ShopMobility

Practical information to help people living with physical disabilities to lead full and active  lives. The services offered include access to Folkestone ShopMobility; regular newsletter; free helpline; talks by experts; guidance on NHS wheelchair provision and advice on Blue Badges.
Telephone:
01303 226500
E-mail:
enquiries@wheelchairusers.org.uk
Website:
www.wheelchairusers.org.uk/

Porchlight Rough Sleeper Service

The rough sleeper team is based in Canterbury and Maidstone and works throughout Kent. Outreach workers will undertake street outreach sessions to locate people who are homeless. We will respond to any calls notifying us of people sleeping rough. We are also trying to prevent…
Telephone:
0800 567 76 99 (Calls are free from landlines but will cost from a mobile. If you call us, we will call you back).
E-mail:
headoffice@porchlight.org.uk
Website:
Porchlight Rough Sleeper Service

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