Reachout continues to offer FREE weekly online and telephone support groups and occasional face to face groups. To receive support, please contact Jill, our Reachout Project Manager.

You can also download the Reachout Referral form and email directly to Jill.


Online + Telephone Reachout Groups

If you live in Kent and are looking for some support for your mental and emotional wellbeing, Mental Health Resource provide a free service, called Reachout.

Our trained and supportive staff deliver weekly online and telephone support groups to offer you a space to receive some caring and non-judgemental support. Last year alone we provided support to 44 people across West Kent through these community groups.

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.

When do the groups run?

    We are currently able to offer a face to face meetings for our Paddock Wood group once a month, with a view to resuming all groups face to face in the near future.

    *During Lockdown there is a slight change to our group timetables. Please see the table below for further details.

    Group Day & Time Lockdown Day & Time

    Paddock Wood Group

    • 2 Zoom meetings a month (all members welcome) Wednesdays 11am-12midday.
    • 1 Face to face group meeting (max 6 people) on the last Wednesday in the month, 11am-1pm.
    • Zoom Meetings, Wednesdays 11am-12midday
    • Face2Face seated meeting 11.15-12.45pm on Weds 25th Nov only.
    Edenbridge Group
    • 2 Zoom meetings a month (all members welcome) Wednesdays 11am-12midday.
    • Group Telephone Call fortnightly alternate Tuesdays, 11am-12midday
    • Telephone Group Calls,  Tuesdays 11am-12midday  
    • OR Zoom meetings Wednesdays 11am-12 midday (apart from Weds 25th Nov).
    Tunbridge Wells & Soutborough Group
    • 2 Zoom meetings a month (all members welcome) Wednesdays 11am-12midday.
    • Group Telephone Call fortnightly alternate Tuesdays, 11am-1pm
    • Telephone Group Calls,  Tuesdays 11am-12midday  
    • OR Zoom meetings Wednesdays 11am-12 midday (apart from Weds 25th Nov).

    Reachout Referral Form

    Download our Reachout Referral form

    Any questions? Get in touch!

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

    ""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.

    Mental Health Resource Reachout

    Engaging Kent

    Engaging KentOur Reachout projects are supported by 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.