Our Canterbury, Ashford and Faversham Community Groups are funded by Live Well Kent, and they aim to provide a safe and readily-accessible space where people living in and around the Maidstone area can benefit from support with both their mental health and their wellbeing.
These services aim to encourage people to learn new skills or embrace activities which promote positive wellbeing. This means that we have a range of sessions – from more Traditional Social Groups, to an Arts & Crafts group – and even a Walking Group, too!
All clients looking to access these services must register with Live Well Kent for a 12-Week Programme. Please contact your Live Well Navigator for more details.
You can find full details on the services available for people in Canterbury, Ashford and Faversham Below. Face-to-Face groups are titled in purple, and Virtual Groups are titled in pink.
You can also access a full timetable of our Faversham, Canterbury and Ashford Live Well Groups through to March 2022 by clicking here. Please be aware that some dates may be affected due to Office Closures on Bank Holidays – but we will always endeavour to notify you when this is the case.
Singing Group (Starting 19th October) – Virtual Group – Every Other Tuesday – 2pm – 3pm
A chance to come together and embrace a sing song in a virtual environment. Meet new people, sing along to some of your favourite songs, and leave the group with a smile on your face.
Baking Group (Starting 20th October) – Virtual Group – Every Other Wednesday – 2pm – 3:30pm
A chance to connect with new people in a virtual capacity and share new recipes with each other. Head out, get the ingredients and learn how to cook something new.
The Recipe for the 20th of October is Chicken and Mushroom Risotto. Click here to download the recipe.
Crafts Group (Starting 26th October 2021) – Virtual Group – Every Other Tuesday – 2pm – 3:30pm
Come along and embrace how getting creative can have benefits for our mental health and wellbeing. From drawing to painting – there are lots of things to try!
Mindful Group (Starting 27th October 2021) – Virtual Group – Every Other Wednesday – 2pm – 3:30pm
This session includes a Quiz to engage your mind with a challenge, as well as a chance to use square breathing techniques to create calmness and allow people to reflect. We will also look at how progressive muscle relaxation can help to reduce stress, and will learn grounding techniques for coping with anxiety.
Walking Group (Starting 10th November 2021 in Faversham) – Face-to-Face – Every Other Wednesday – 2pm – 3pm
Get outdoors and explore Faversham! A lovely park on our doorstep, we’ll help you to see your local area in a new light as we head around the park and notice some of it’s natural beauty.
Location is currently TBC – but we will update you with more information when we have this.
Please note that sessions run for a full 12-week programme with no room for sessions to be moved – meaning that you may miss a session if it needs to be cancelled due to exceptional circumstances, or if the session falls on a Bank Holiday.
All sessions are available free-of-charge to people in Canterbury, Ashford and Faversham thanks to funding from Livewell Kent. To take part in this sessions, you must register to attend a full 12-week programme of sessions.
If you have any questions then we encourage you to contact your Livewell Navigator.