Livewell Kent Services (Ashford, Canterbury and Faversham) We offer a range of services in Maidstone including Community Groups and Peer Support groups. View full details below.


Mid Kent Mind have been funded by Livewell Kent to provide a range of different services to residents in Ashford, Canterbury and Faversham. The support we are offering is split into Community Activity Groups, which encourage people to engage with activities which will positively benefit their mental health and wellbeing, and also Peer Support Groups, which aim to provide people with a safe space and time where they can share lived experience with each other. 

To access any of these services you must be registered with Livewell Kent.

You can access services easily by completing an online self-referral form with Livewell Kent.


On this page, services which are virtual will be listed in pink. Services which are accessible face-to-face will be listed in purple.


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Community Groups


Our Ashford, Canterbury and Faversham Community Groups are available to people across these areas, and can be accessed as a part of a 12-week programme thanks to funding from Livewell Kent. 

You can download dates for the full 12-week programme of sessions here.


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.

Once you have completed your referral form, you can click this link to access the session every other week.


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.

Once you have completed your referral form, you can click this link to access the session every other week.


The Recipe for the 17th of November is 5-Day Bolognese (Recipe here) and Apple and Cinnamon Crumble (Recipe here).


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!

Once you have completed your referral form, you can click this link to access the session every other week.


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.

Once you have completed your referral form, you can click this link to access the session every other week.


Walking Group (Starting 17th 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.

We will choose from a range of locations every week – but our walks will generally be focussed around the Faversham Town Walk History Trail, the Faversham Town Walk Gunpowder Trail, and also the Oare Gunpowder Works Country Park.

For more details on which walk we will be doing each week, you can either e-mail mindhelp@midkentmind.org.uk or can call 01622 692383.


Gardening Group (Starting 11th January 2022 at the Ashford Live Well Centre) – Every Tuesday 2:30pm – 4:30pm


Get outdoors and embrace the benefits of nature! Gardening can be a great way for us to get outside and feel as though we are a part of nature, whilst also caring for plant life and helping it to grow.

Our Gardening Sessions will be taking place at the Ashford Live Well Centre. The address for this is Breathorpe House, Canterbury Rd, Ashford TN24 8QF.


Arts Group (Starting 11th January 2022 at the Ashford Live Well Centre) – Every Other Tuesday 12pm – 2pm


Arts and Crafts are a great way for us to express ourselves and get our thoughts on paper in a way which we may not always appreciate. This can be a fantastic chance for us to get our feelings out if we don’t feel comfortable talking.

Our Arts & Crafts group will be taking place at the Ashford Live Well Centre. The address for this is Breathorpe House, Canterbury Rd, Ashford TN24 8QF.


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.


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Peer Support Groups


Our Peer Support Groups aim to provide a safe environment where people can come and meet others who may have shared life experience. This group aims to promote people sharing how they may positively manage their mental health and wellbeing, with the intention of the group providing support for each other.

You can click here to download dates for these groups up to April of 2022.


Personality Disorder Peer Support Group (Ashford) –  Fourth Tuesday of every month. Sessions At Ashford Live Well Centre.


Our Personality Disorder Peer Support Group is designed to provide a safe space and time where people with Personality Disorder Peer Support Group can meet other people with shared life experience to share advice and provide guidance on the experiences that others have had. 

Sessions take place once a month – but attendees can attend the other once-monthly sessions and also community groups should they wish.


Personality Disorder Peer Support Group (Canterbury and Faversham) –  Second Tuesday of every month. Sessions At Ashford Live Well Centre.


Our Personality Disorder Peer Support Group is designed to provide a safe space and time where people with Personality Disorder Peer Support Group can meet other people with shared life experience to share advice and provide guidance on the experiences that others have had. 

Sessions take place once a month – but attendees can attend the other once-monthly sessions and also community groups should they wish.


Bi-Polar Peer Support Group (Ashford) –  Third Tuesday of every month. Sessions At Ashford Live Well Centre.


Our Bi-Polar Peer Support Group is designed to provide a safe space and time where people with Bi-Polar Peer Support Group can meet other people with shared life experience to share advice and provide guidance on the experiences that others have had. 

Sessions take place once a month – but attendees can attend the other once-monthly sessions and also community groups should they wish.


Bi-Polar Peer Support Group (Canterbury and Faversham) –  First Tuesday of every month. Sessions At Ashford Live Well Centre.


Our Bi-Polar Peer Support Group is designed to provide a safe space and time where people with Bi-Polar Peer Support Group can meet other people with shared life experience to share advice and provide guidance on the experiences that others have had. 

Sessions take place once a month – but attendees can attend the other once-monthly sessions and also community groups should they wish.


For more details on the services listed on this page, we recommend contacting your Livewell Navigator in the first instance.

Alternatively, you can contact mindhelp@midkentmind.org.uk


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