“Reach out Youth helped me when I thought I couldn’t get through. I feel less alone and understand it's normal to have bad days. It's nice to speak to people who get how you're feeling and give you advice on how to cope. It's also a nice distraction to switch off from the real world. Thank you.”  

What is Reachout Youth? 

Reachout Youth is a free service offering wellbeing support to young people throughout West Kent.

Our trained and supportive staff are delivering weekly groups (both online and in person) to offer you a safe space to talk about things you might not usually share with friends or family. 

Who can join?

Anyone aged 13-19 may join. You may be struggling with your mental health, feeling low, anxious or lonely, want to meet new people, or are just looking for something fun to do.

Why join Reachout Youth?

The groups offer young people a confidential, supportive and inclusive space to share things not usually shared with friends or family. You may want to...

  • make new friends who understand what you’re going through;
  • take part in fun activities;
  • learn tools and resources to manage your wellbeing;
  • develop coping strategies;
  • improve your confidence and self-esteem;
  • feel part of a community;
  • help to reduce the stigma surrounding mental health.

By joining, you'll also receive a monthly support pack via email filled with tips for managing your wellbeing.

What will a session look like?

Sessions are informal and focus on wellbeing, including activities, games and discussions and we always begin with a check-in. Two trained and supportive members of staff facilitate the group.

Each week we choose a theme to focus on such as family relationships, loneliness, anger, mindfulness, self-care and stress.

The groups are peer-led meaning that you choose what you’d like to do in each session. We still do fun activities, just virtually - recently we have held quizzes, arts & crafts, yoga, games and movie nights.

Reachout Youth sessions

When & Where?

Online: Wednesday 5-6pm; term-time only. 

We are currently unable to deliver our Tonbridge group face to face, but we are still able to provide online meetings once a week, during term time. You may drop in for as long as you like, there is no pressure to stay for the full session.

Tunbridge Wells: Thursday 4.30-6pm; term-time only. 

We are now excited to return to our face to face groups for our Tunbridge Wells participants.

Location: The Hub, 2a Grosvenor Park, Tunbridge Wells, TN1 2BD.

How do I join?

  1. You may self-refer or be referred by your GP. 
  2. To self refer, you can complete this confidential enquiry form with your name and email address and someone will get in touch with you to let you know more about this service.* 

 Complete confidential enquiry form

* Please note: we will only use your contact information to contact you to give you more information about Reachout Youth. We will not hold your details on a database and will not use it to market any of our other services. We will not share your details with anyone outside of our charity.

    3. To self-refer, you can also download our short referral form and return it to Anna at [email protected] 

Download our short referral form

Get yourself heard!

We are working with EK360 as the Engagement Provider for Mental Health Service User voice for South West Kent covering Sevenoaks, Tonbridge & Malling and Tunbridge Wells areas.

We want to hear from people who have a mental illness and experience of mental health services in Kent. We'd particularly like to hear from young people about their experiences with mental health services.

Find out more about sharing your experiences.

Any questions? Get in touch.

Name Phone Email
Anna (Reachout Youth Support Worker) 07545 208899 [email protected] 

Follow Reachout Youth on social media.

Instagram: @mhr.reachoutyouth / Facebook: @MHReachoutYouth / TikTok: @reachoutyouth / Twitter: @Reachout_Youth

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