Support In Ashford. Support funded by Live Well Kent.


Mid Kent Mind will be closed from 5pm on the 27th of May 2022 and will reopen at 9am on the 6th of June 2022. As a team we will be taking a break over the Jubilee week ready to return refreshed and re-energised in June.

Our counselling services will run as normal unless you have been otherwise notified.

Our Cafe Services will be run as normal on the 27th, 28th and 29th of May but will be closed on the 3rd, 4th and 5th of June.

If you need additional support whilst we are closed, Release The Pressure will be available 24/7 on 0800 107 0160. You can also text the word ‘Kent’ to 85258 to access text support. 

Thank you for your support. We look forward to seeing you again in June!


Mid Kent Mind provide a mixture of face-to-face and virtual peer support groups for people living in the Ashford area – enabling you to meet new people, take part in fun activities and also share live experience with others!

All of these services are funded by Live Well Kent – meaning you must be registered with them before you seek to access these services.

A Live Well Kent referral can be completed quickly and easily by clicking here.


PLEASE NOTE: Services will not be available on Bank Holidays due to Office Closures. These include the 15th of April, the 18th of April, the 2nd of May, the 2nd of June, the 3rd of June and the 29th of August.


‘Healthy & Home-Made Cooking Sessions’ – Online Sessions (For Canterbury, Ashford, Faversham & Maidstone) – Every Other Thursday from 2pm – 3:30pm


‘Healthy & Home-made’ is live, online, and interactive! Join our cooking sessions and learn how to cook healthy meals from your own home. Your ‘host’ will be 1 of our Wellbeing staff members, cooking from their very own kitchen to help create that ‘home-made’ feel.

Recipes will be pre-arranged ahead of each session (listed on our website) to allow time for participants to shop for ingredients (should they wish to join in ‘live’). These sessions are also supported by a second Wellbeing staff member.

Fortnightly online sessions, held over zoom.


Upcoming Dates For Healthy & Home-Made Cooking Sessions. April Dates 07/04/22 21/04/22. May Dates 05/05/22 19/05/22. June Dates 16/06/22 30/06/22. July Dates 14/07/22 28/07/22. August Dates 11/08/22 25/08/22. September Dates 08/09/22 22/09/22.


The recipe for the 19th of May is Fajita-Style Pasta

Click Here to download these recipes.


You can click here to join this group via ZOOM: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/84362323266


Ashford Gardening Group – Once a month on a Friday from 11:30am – 1pm


Every week we host a Gardening Group at the Ashford Livewell Centre (Canterbury Rd, Ashford TN24 8RH) – providing an opportunity for people to come together and look after a beautiful outdoor space that has been designed to encourage the benefits of Mindfulness.
This is a great space to learn more about Gardening and to embrace the great benefits the outdoors can have on our moods.


Online Bi-Polar Support Group (For Canterbury, Ashford, Faversham & Maidstone) – Once a month on a Thursday from 1:30pm – 3pm


This monthly, online group is for those with a diagnosis of Bi-polar. The group is facilitated by 2 of our Wellbeing staff members.

Each monthly session is facilitated to involve structured conversation around peer support, with the aim of building confidence and self-esteem.

Sessions are 1.5 hours, held over ZOOM.


Upcoming Dates For Our Bi-Polar Support Group. 14th of April 2022. 12th of May 2022. 9th of June 2022. 7th of July 2022. 4th of August 2022. 1st of September 2022.


You can click here to join this session: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/84056691429


Online EUPD Support Group (For Canterbury, Faversham and Ashford)


This monthly, online group is for those with a diagnosis of EUPD. The group is facilitated by 2 of our wellbeing staff members.

Each monthly session is facilitated to involve structured conversation around peer support, with the aim of building confidence and self-esteem.

Sessions are 1.5 hours, held over zoom.


Upcoming Dates For Our EUPD Support Group. 28th of April 2022. 26th of April 2022. 23rd of June 2022. 21st of July 2022. 18th of August 2022. 15th of September 2022.


You can click here to join this session: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/81481698409


Additional details on Community Groups and Structured Courses will be made available in the near future. We will share more details on venues and session availability as soon as we have them.


If you have any questions about the services which Mid Kent Mind are providing, please don’t hesitate to contact mindhelp@midkentmind.org.uk