Dartford, Gravesham and Swanley News

This is the local news page for Dartford, Gravesham and Swanley where you will find listed local news and events to support your mental health and wellbeing in Dartford, Gravesham and Swanley. 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 Dartford, Gravesham and Swanley information.

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

Vacancies at West Kent Mind Add to Your Support

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

Vacancy at Maidstone & Mid Kent Mind Add to Your Support

To view Bid Writer job description click here

To download an application form click here

Vacancies at North Kent Mind Add to Your Support

To view details of vacancies click here

Dartford, Gravesham & Swanley 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 DGS Mental Health Action Group meeting will be on 16th May 2017 at 12.30pm at Dartford Civic Centre, Home Gardens, Dartford DA1 1DR. The pre-meeting is at 12pm for service users and carers to meet with the chair in confidence before the main meeting.  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.


January 2017 – click here

March 2017 – click here

May 2017 – click here

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January 2017 – click here

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Kent County Council Commissioners Update: Porchlight provide the updates on the Live Well Kent service on behalf of Kent County Council.

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Porchlight Live Well Kent Updates: 

January 2017 – Dashboard –click here Update  – click here

February 2017 – Dashboard  – click here

May 2017  End of Year Report – click here


DGS Clinical Commissioning Group Update (CCG):

January 2017 – click here

March 2017 – click here

May 2017 – click here

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Abbreviations & Acronyms – click here

MHAG draft Terms of Reference March 2017 – click here

Street Triage Update March 2017 – click here

Therapy Partners Eating Disorder Service – click here

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