"Reachout gives me a lot of confidence & signposts organisations I never knew existed. It is enlightening, encouraging & the group is my light at the end of a tunnel." Reachout client, 2020. 

Reachout Groups.

Reachout is a free service for adults living in Kent, who are looking for some support for their mental and emotional wellbeing. Our trained and supportive staff deliver weekly online, telephone & 'walk & talk' support groups to offer you a space to receive some caring and non-judgemental support. 

By joining, you can find out what has helped others and have a safe space to talk about things you might not usually share with friends or family. 

Our groups are built on shared personal experience and empathy, focusing on your strengths with the goal of achieving wellbeing and recovery.

During the groups, are staff are able to:

  • Advise clients of the current Covid19 updates.
  • Signpost to 24/7 mental health helplines.
  • Discuss specific needs such as food, cleaning, money, work, medication, health, commitments, connectivity, new daily routines, exercise, nature, entertainment and relaxation, and anything else that they wish to discuss.  
  • Ensure clients are connected to their GP surgery and signposted to appropriate agencies.

Read about *Sylvia's experience with Reachout

When do the groups run?

    We are currently running a revised timetable which will likely change over the coming months, depending on restriction changes.

    FREE REACHOUT ADULTS GROUP MEETINGS FOR JULY 2021 

    Please email or text Jill if you cannot make the meeting, or if new member and you would like to join us – Tel:   07989 219185 or E:  [email protected] (Tues, Weds, Thurs).   

    All groups are covid safe with social distancing in place.

    Please bring your own refreshments.

    Date

    Group

    Time

    Event

    Tues 6th

     

    Edenbridge & Tun. Wells/Southborough  

    11 – 12pm

     

    2 – 3pm

    Joint Groups Zoom

    or 

    Telephone Conf. Call.

    Weds 7th

    Paddock Wood

    11 – 12pm

    Group Zoom

    Tues 13th

    Edenbridge

    11 – 12.30pm

    Walk n Talk & Landart/craft at Blossoms Park, Mill Hill, Edenbridge, TN8 5DG.

     Free parking

    Tues 13th

    Tun. Wells & Southborough

    2.30 - 4.00pm

    Walk n Talk & Landart/craft at Southborough Common, meet outside St Peters Church, TN4 0RX. Free parking.

    Weds 14th

    Paddock Wood

    11 - 12.30pm

    Walk N Talk at Foal Hurst Wood & Nature Reserve, PW,

    TN12 6LR. Free parking.

    Tues 20th

     

    Edenbridge & Tun. Wells/Southborough

    11 – 12pm

     

    2 – 3pm

    Joint Zoom Mtg

    Or

    Telephone Conf. Call

    Weds 21st

    Paddock Wood

    11 - 12.30pm

    Meeting At Wallis Room, St Andrews Church. Maidstone Rd, Paddock Wood.

    Tues 27th

    Edenbridge

    11 - 12.30pm

    Walk /Landart & crafts @ EB Recreation Ground, Coomb Rd entrance TN8.  Free parking.

    Tues 27th

    Tun. Wells & Southborough

    2.30 - 4.00pm

    Walk n Talk and Landart/crafts in Grosvenor Park, meet by the Lake. TN1 2EF.  Parking nearby.

    Weds 28th

    Paddock Wood

    11 – 12pm

    Zoom Mtg.

     

     

    We can also give the opportunity to provide us with 'Mental Health & Carers Service User Voice' experiences on local mental health services, undertaken by pre-arranged 1-1 telephone calls or Zoom with Jill.  

    Reachout Referral Form

    Download our Reachout Referral form

    Any questions? Get in touch!

    Name Phone Email
    Jill, (Reachout Project Manager) 07989 219185 [email protected] 

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    Mental Health Resource Reachout

    Our Funders - EK 360

    EK 360 logo

    Our Reachout projects are supported by EK 360, (previously known as Engaging Kent) who were commissioned in 2018 to facilitate a co-production process to develop a new model to ensure the voice of mental health service users is heard in the right way, by the right people to generate change within Kent.

    To find out more about this process, you can download their 'Co-production for the mental health community in Kent' document.