The Early Help  Programme is made up of several courses across Swale, Ashford, Canterbury and Maidstone. Services can be accessed by young people between the ages of 11 and 18.

Referrals to services must be made through Early Help.

Current Services in Maidstone

Bounce Back (Available In Maidstone)

Bounce Back is a 6 week course which focuses on youth emotional resilience. This course aims to teach young people how they can combat stress, deal with emotions and reduce anxiety so that they are able to “bounce back” from the challenges they face in life.

Youth Recovery Action Plans (YRAPs) (Available In Maidstone)

Youth Recovery Action Plans (YRAPs) provide young people with the opportunity to work one-to-one with a Wellbeing Worker to tackle problem areas across a period of six or twelve weeks.

If you would like to know more about the Early Help programme and the courses available within your area, please contact Maidstone and Mid-Kent Mind on 01622 692383 or email

Kent County Council Logo - Early Help Programme

The Early Help Programme is funded by a Kent County Council Early Help Grant