External Service Directory

Folkestone & District 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 are 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
  • Folkestone & District Mind

    A range of social activities including Active, Creative, & Social groups
    www.folkestonemind.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

3 Mill Bay
Folkestone CT20 1JS

9.30am – 2.30pm Weekdays

01303 250090