• 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, view there website here

  • SpeakUpCIC delivers peer support activities under Live Well Kent in Thanet, Ashford, Dover and Deal. We run LGBTQ group, Music Appreciation Groups and an Art Therapy Groups. To find out more about these groups, have a look at your area or contact one of the team. We also have an online service called Night Owls, which is a secret Facebook group for those who struggle to sleep at night.

  • Thanet

    Music Appreciation Group - This group runs weekly in Margate. Members of the group bring along a piece of music that inspires them or that they enjoy to share with the group. The group listens to the music together, and have a bit of dance if you want to. Music has a fantastic ability to bring people together, and this peer support group shows this benefit.

    LGBTQ Group - This group meets once a month in Margate. The group meets at a restaurant for dinner in a supportive and safe environment where people can be free to be themselves and gain support from other members of the community, make new friends and share experiences.

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

  • Ashford

    Art Therapy Group - This 8-weekly Peer Support Art Group Project is an opportunity for you to start a journal about your journey of recovery to mental wellbeing. You are invited to be part of a group who will provide mutual support in a shared journey of recovery through the experience of making art together. You will be helped by an Art Therapist and a Peer Support Volunteer, both with lived experience of Mental Health Issues.

    This group is by referral by Live Well Kent only. If you would like to find out more about what the group can offer, contact Amanda at SpeakUpCIC on 01843 448 384 or, for a referral, contact Live Well Kent on 0800 567 7699.

  • Dover and Deal

    Music Appreciation Group - This group runs once a week in Dover and once a week in Deal. Members of the group bring along a piece of music that inspires them or that they enjoy to share with the group. The group listens to the music together, and have a bit of dance if you want to. Music has a fantastic ability to bring people together, and this peer support group shows this benefit.

    LGBTQ Group - This group meets once a month in Dover and once a month in Deal. The groups meet in a safe and supportive environment for a friendly discussion to gain support from other members of the community, make new friends and share experiences.

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

  • Night Owls

    Night Owls is a Secret Facebook group that supports people across Kent. The group offers a safe environment for people who struggle with their mental health out of hours, especially at night. Members of the group post questions, tips, messages or requests for help and other members of the community offer their support.

    To join this group, or to find out more, speak to Maggie at the office on 01843 448 384 or contact us.