South Kent Coast News

This is the local news page for South Kent Coast where you will find listed local news and events to support your mental health and wellbeing in South Kent Coast. 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 South Kent Coast information.

Aspirations Care – Support Worker Vacancy Add to Your Support

For more information and contact details 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 SpeakUp CIC Dover/Deal May Diary of events click here

To view SpeakUp CIC Sandwich May Diary of events click here

To view the Deal & Sandwich 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

South Kent Coast Mental Health Action Group Information Add to Your Support

Dates & Venues for all Mental Health Action Groups (MHAG) for 2017/18 – click here (Updated 4 April 2017)

The next Dover, Deal & Shepway MHAG meeting will be on 23rd May, 2017 at 11am at Dover Town Council, Maison Dieu House, Biggin Street, CT16 1DW. The pre-meeting is at 10.30am for service users and carers to meet with the chair in confidence before the main meeting starts.  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 (MHAG’s) 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 Updates: Porchlight provide updates below on behalf of KCC.

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Porchlight Live Well Kent Updates:

January 2017 – Dashboard – click here  Explanatory notes – click here

Innovation Fund Awards – click here

March 2017 – click here

May 2017 – End of Year Report – click here


South Kent Coast Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) Update:

January 2017 – click here

March 2017 – click here

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Abbreviations & Acronyms – click here

Integrated Accountable Care Model presentation by Justine Leonard – click here

MHAG draft Terms of Reference March 2017 – click here

Street Triage Update March 2017 – click here


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