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In this area of the website we have listed how you can get information on what is happening locally, as well as where to connect with services and get support if you, or someone you care for, experiences mental health issues. You can also read and share your experiences here.

If you want to find some suggestions for getting more active or finding out what clubs and activities are available locally to you as well as how to connect or even volunteer, go to our Six Ways to Wellbeing section which you can access by clicking here.

If you want to connect to your community using our recovery star resource click here.

  1. Live Well Kent: The Live Well Kent service is there to help people improve their mental and physical health and wellbeing. It is a free service for anyone over 17. For more about this service go to the link here.
  2. County Mental Health Action Groups. The County Mental Health Action group is an active platform to engage with the Mental Health Commissioners to inform commissioning and feedback from the ground up to improve the lives of people living with mental health issues and their carers, both locally and county wide. To explore further or to get more information click here.
  3. Kent Sheds Project. Kent Sheds is a project that is looking to establish a number of Shed projects across Kent. Kent Sheds provides opportunities for people to Kent Sheds participate in practical group activities such as engineering projects, woodworking or gardening. Find out more here.
  4. Community Mapping. Community mapping (sometimes called asset mapping) is all about involving residents in identifying the assets of their neighbourhood, looking at opportunities and creating a picture of what it is like to live there. Find out more here.
  5. East Kent Mental Health. Find out about the work happening in east Kent to support mental health, this includes the five year strategy for mental health and how to get involved in co creating how east Kent mental health services should look.  Find out more here.
  6. Peer Support and Services.  Peer Support is people who understand the experience of mental illness and have themselves been able to recover can make a real difference to a person’s confidence in the recovery process. This information includes details on local service user groups and forums. To access this information follow the link here.