• Live Well Kent

    Live Well Kent is one of the mental health support commissioners for the region of Kent.

    They commission mental health services as well as operate a central referral line to signpost people who struggle with mental health difficulties to local support services. SpeakUpCIC is proud to be one of the Live Well Kent Delivery Partners.

    Live Well Kent is comprised of Porchlight and Shaw Trust. To find out more about their service, visit their website www.livewellkent.org.uk, Telephone 0800 567 7699 or Email info@livewellkent.org.uk.

  • How to Take Part

    SpeakUpCIC are delighted to be part of the Live Well Kent Partnership, and deliver peer support groups and activities. These groups are open to people living in Thanet, Dover, Deal and surrounding areas.

    To join any of the groups, or to find out more, speak to Kay at the office on 01843 448 384 or contact us.

  • Music Appreciation Group

    Weekly group sessions in Thanet and Deal - where people can meet, socialise and share experiences - with music being the connective and mood-lifting tool.

    The Thanet group meets every Thursday 1.30 to 3.30pm at the Druid's Hall, Unity Hall, Percy Road, Cliftonville, Margate CT9 2DR.

    The Deal group meets every Monday 1.15 to 3.15pm at the Deal Ability Centre, 43 Victoria Road, Deal CT14 7AY.

  • LGBTQ Peer Support Group

    Monthly meet-ups and activities in Thanet and Deal - providing the opportunity fro people to meet and interact within an environment where they feel comfortable, accepted and able to share experiences while making new friends.

    The Thanet Group meets every last Thursday of the month for a meal at The Promenade, Margate (next to the train station) at 4.30 to 6.00pm (approx.)

    There will be a Saturday Brunch Group meeting every month in Thanet starting in September - this will be held in different locations (starting in Broadstairs). Information to be confirmed.

    The Deal and Dover Group meets every fourth Monday of the month 3.30 to 5.00pm at the Deal Ability Centre, 43 Victoria Road, Deal CT14 7AY.

    SpeakUpCIC have a closed LGBT Facebook group. If anyone wants to join this group, please contact Maggie Gallant: maggie@speakupcic.co.uk.

  • SpAce - Art Peer Support Group

    SpAce helps people to find ways forward via art and crafts through the opportunity to be creative, connect with others, shaer experiences, feel accepted and support each other.

    SpAce takes place every Saturday and Sunday 1.00 to 4.00pm at the Media Centre Margate

    As part of SpAce, a new ART WORKSHOP: " Walking in My Shoes " will be starting on Saturday 1st September.

    These fun workshop sessions will explore creative ways to explain meantal health illness via decorating old footwear which will be exhibited at the National Mental Health Day event (being co-hosted by SpeakUpCIC and Richmond Fellowship).

  • Thanet Personality Disorder Peer Support Service (PERDI)

    This NEW weekly support group will be starting on Tuesday 1st October 10.00am to 12 noon at Richmond Fellowship, 17 St. Johns Road, Margate CT9 1LU.

    Alongside the weekly meetings, PERDI will also incorporate a closed Facebook group where people can communicate online in a safe place.

    N.B. As with all our closed Facebook Groups this will be moderated by trained volunteers with lived experience.

    For further information about PERDI contact either Kay or Maggie - Tel:01843 448384 / 07543 776670 or use the Contact Us Form here .

  • Thanet Saturday Activity Group

    Every month we arrange a meet-up based on a range of fun activities chosen by the group, i.e. film and buffet, indoor bowling, picnic in the park and mini golf.

    Sometimes we arrange trips where Thanet members meet with Deal and Dover members.

    For further information about the monthly session please call the SpeakUpCIC office or check our Facebook Page.

  • Night Owls - Online Peer Support Group

    Night Owls is a closed Facebook group covering East Kent and is for people who are finding it difficult to sleep during the night and wish to post in a safe place or chat to others who are also awake.

    Although this is not a crisis helpline, Night Owls provides a support network so that we can help each other as best we can - just knowing someone else is out there can ease the feeling of loneliness at night.

    We share nothing but kindness and compassion towards each other, and are all here for each other - including the moderators - because we all share mental illness.

    If anybody wishes to join this group, please contact Maggie: maggie@speakupcic.co.uk or telephone 01843 448384.