Mental health, health, wellbeing services

Mental health, health and wellbeing services

We offer a range of services to support people with their mental health and wellbeing.

Live Well Kent and Medway

Through Live Well Kent and Medway we help people improve their mental health and wellbeing. It is a free service run in partnership with Kent County Council (adult social care and public health teams) and NHS clinical commissioning groups across Kent and Medway. Porchlight is one of two strategic partners, the other is Shaw Trust.

The service includes supporting people with everyday living, to become more independent and confident, meet new people, get better skills or find a job. We have a ‘no wrong door’ approach. This means that people can get help from us through any community service, via their GP, by contacting us direct, or a friend can refer them to us.

We will talk through how we can help each individual and give the support and advice they need.

To make a referral

Please call the free Porchlight helpline on 0800 567 7699 to discuss a referral, visit the Live Well Kent and Medway website or contact the Live Well Kent service direct at


Aspirations is a free service available for people who are unemployed in Kent and East Sussex that can help if they feel that their mental health is standing in their way.

We can help people using the service:

  • Feel more in control of your mental health
  • Feel more confident in yourself
  • Find work, volunteering, or education.

Aspirations is funded by the European Social Fund and the National Lottery, through The National Lottery Community Fund.

To make a referral

You can get in touch about a referral by calling the Aspirations team on 0333 880 2730, sending an email to or filling in our contact form.

Porchlight Open Door

People who feel lonely or isolated are more likely to develop mental health problems that put them at risk of homelessness. That’s why we support vulnerable people in the community who may be feeling isolated, or lonely.

We help people build and strengthen relationships with families and communities, widen their social networks and reduce isolation. As well as one to one support, we do this through our Porchlight Open Door community hubs where group activities take place and we create opportunities for people to develop new support networks.

How to refer to Porchlight Open Door

For more information call 0800 567 7699.

Porchlight Mental health recovery service

We offer up to six months’ free support for people (aged 17+) who have complex mental health needs, which may be affected by social factors such as housing issues and isolation. This service covers Dartford, Dover, Folkestone & Hythe, Gravesham, Medway, Swale, Swanley and Thanet.

Our support can include:
• one-to-one and group support
• community activities to build confidence and independence
• support with relationships
• help to address the complex social factors they are experiencing
• support to access education, training and employment opportunities

If you are working with someone who is struggling with their mental health and requires longer-term recovery support, Porchlight’s mental health recovery service can help. Our aim is to prevent people’s mental health issues from escalating to a point where more specialist support is needed.

For information, or a referral form, email We accept referrals from health and social care professionals and voluntary sector organisations.

Our mental health recovery service is part of Live Well Kent & Medway and is delivered by Porchlight on behalf of Kent County Council and the NHS.