Ashford News

This is the local news page for Ashford where you will find listed local news and events to support your mental health and wellbeing in Ashford. We also have information on the Mental Health Action Groups (MHAGs) which are happening in your area and how you can get involved.

Click here for Mental Health Action Group Ashford information.

Free Courses Add to Your Support

West Kent Mind are pleased to announce a new free Coping with Life programme to help you challenge unhelpful thinking and behaviour and make positive changes in your life.

‘Managing Depression’ and ‘Managing Stress and Anxiety’ are each programmes of six 90-minute psycho-educational classes held at locations in Ashford, Edenbridge, Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells and Sevenoaks.

For more information click here

Community Services Project Manager Vacancy Add to Your Support

Porchlight have a vacancy for a Community Services Project Manager. For more information please follow the link:


Kent Fire & Rescue Service Add to Your Support


Kent Fire & Rescue Home Safety Services are offering information sessions for staff about their Safe and Well visits and the types of free equipment they can provide and install free of charge to keep people safer in their homes.

If you would like to refer a client for a home visit please complete the referral form and send it to  home@kent.fire-uk.org

To view the  ‘Safe & Well’ leaflet click here

To view the  ‘Do you care leaflet’ click here

For more information contact:

Rachael Spencer  | Vulnerable Person Liaison Officer | Kent Fire & Rescue Service

Tel: 01662 692121 x8462   M: 07834569626 | Service Headquarters | www.3breaths.info

SpeakUp CIC Add to Your Support

To view the SpeakUp CIC Ashford May Diary of Events click here

To view the Ashford service user forum April minutes click here

Vacancies at West Kent Mind Add to Your Support

For details and application forms for all vacancies at West Kent Mind click here

Ashford Mental Health Action Group Information Add to Your Support

Dates & Venues for all Mental Health Action Groups  for 2017/18 – click here (updated  21 April 2017)

The next Ashford Mental Health Action Group will be on 11th May 2017, 2-4pm at the Live It Well Centre, Canterbury Road, Ashford, CT12 6NT. The pre-meeting for service users and carers is at 1.30pm to meet in confidence with the chair before the main meeting begins. No need to book, just turn up.

To go to the County Mental Health Action Group page follow the link.

What are Mental Health Action Groups?

Mental Health Action Groups provide a local forum for Mental Health information, support and expertise across Kent. You can find out more about Mental Health Action Groups (MHAG’s) and how you can get involved by following the link.

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January 2017 – click here

March 2017 – click here

May 2017 – click here


January 2017 – click here

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Kent County Council: Shaw Trust provide Live Well Kent Updates on behalf of KCC.

Shaw Trust Live Well Kent Updates: 

January 2017 – click here

Ashford Clinical Commissioning Group:

January 2017 – click here

May 2017 – click here

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Supporting Documents: 

Abbreviations & Acronyms – click here

Street Triage Update March 2017 – click here

Draft Terms of Reference March 2017 – click here


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