Live Well Kent and Medway

Mental health and wellbeing support

Are your feelings or worries impacting your relationships, work or day-to-day life?


Live Well Kent and Medway offers free help to anyone 17+ Use our online referral form, or call free on 0800 567 7699 (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm).

* We are not able to provide emergency support if you are in crisis. Scroll to the bottom for a list of people who can help.

We offer a choice of support

  • Free therapy and counselling services
  • Manage anxiety and depression
  • Gain confidence, meet new people
  • Help finding work, volunteering and education opportunities
  • Support for issues with drug or alcohol
  • Activities and support groups run locally
LiveWell Kent Medway support services


No waiting list for support

Once you've called or emailed asking for a referral, we will get in touch to tell you more about the service.

There is no waiting list for Live Well Kent and Medway. You'll be matched with the right support package then can begin receiving help within 7 days.

You can self-refer

You can refer yourself, refer someone else or ask somebody to refer you for help. You can then choose to have support in person, online or over the phone.

Our team will take time to understand your situation and help you access the right local support for you. They won’t judge you and are committed to your privacy.

If you need urgent help

The Release the Pressure team in Kent is available 24/7. They provide urgent support with trained counsellors who will listen, no matter what you are going through. You can text the word KENT to 85258 or call 0800 107 0160

You can also webchat with Mental Health Matters, an independent charity, who are available 24/7.

About Live Well Kent and Medway

Porchlight delivers Live Well Kent and Medway in partnership with Shaw Trust. The service is funded by Kent County Council and NHS services.


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