Live Well Services (Ashford, Canterbury and Faversham) We offer a range of services in these areas - including Community and Peer Support Groups. Full details below.


Please Note: April service dates will be released soon. There may be some changes to the days and times of groups as we adapt the services available to ensure they are available on a more consistent basis. This may mean eventually moving some of our virtual sessions to venues in Ashford and Canterbury again. We will update you with more information as soon as this is finalised.


Mid Kent Mind have been funded by Live Well 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 Live Well Kent.

You can access services easily by completing an online self-referral form with Live Well 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 Live Well Kent. Face to Face groups will return as soon as the Ashford Live Well Centre reopens, and we are currently in the process of identifying a venue to provide support in Canterbury.


Singing Group – 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.


Upcoming Dates: Postponed pending new dates.


Baking Group – 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.


Upcoming Dates: Postponed pending new dates.


Crafts Group – Virtual Group – Every Other Tuesday – 12pm – 1:30pm


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!

You can join the group using this link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/87937329060


Upcoming Dates:  22nd March, 5th April, 19th April


Mindful Group – 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.

You can join the group using this link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/84440397154


Upcoming Dates: 16th March and 30th March.


Arts & Wellbeing Group – Every Tuesday 2pm – 3:30pm (Group moved to virtual provision)


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.

You can join the group using this link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/84955544586


Upcoming Dates: 15th March, 22nd March and 29th March.


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.


Livewell Kent Peer Support Group


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.


Bi-Polar Peer Support Group (Canterbury and Faversham) –  First Tuesday of every month. 9:30am – 11:30am.  (Group moved to virtual provision)


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. 

You can join this session by clicking this link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/84755081480

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


Upcoming Dates: 5th April, 3rd May, 7th June and 5th July.


EUPD Peer Support Group (Canterbury and Faversham) –  Second Tuesday of every month. 9:30am – 11:30am.  (Group moved to virtual provision)


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

You can join this session by clicking this link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/89919841002

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


Upcoming Dates: 12th April, 10th May and 14th June.


Bi-Polar Peer Support Group (Ashford) –  Third Tuesday of every month. 9:30am – 11:30am.  (Group moved to virtual provision)


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.

You can join this session by clicking this link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/82957267061

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


Upcoming Dates: 19th April, 17th May and 21st June.


EUPD Peer Support Group (Ashford) –  Fourth Tuesday of every month. 9:30am – 11:30am.  (Group moved to virtual provision)


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

You can join this session by clicking this link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/81217371774

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


Upcoming Dates: 22nd March, 26th April, 24th May and 28th June.


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

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


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