"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. 

What is Reachout?

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 support groups, to give 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. Activities include:

  • Friendly conversations and support
  • Discussions on wellbeing
  • Mindful and relaxation exercises
  • Quizzes and games
  • Creative activities

How can Reachout help?

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.

Case studies

When do the groups run?

Southborough

Date: Alternate Tuesdays 11- 12.30pm

    Edenbridge 

    Date: Alternate Wednesdays 11 – 12.30pm

    Paddock Wood

    Date: Alternate Tuesdays 12 – 1.30pm

    June- August Timetable 

    Tuesday 21 June 12 – 1.30pm

    Paddock Wood

    Wednesday 22 June 11- 12.30pm

    Edenbridge

    Tuesday 28 June 11- 12.30pm

    Southborough

    Tuesday 5 July 12 – 1.30pm

    Paddock Wood

    Wednesday 6 July 11- 12.30pm

    Edenbridge

    Tuesday 12 July 11- 12.30pm

    Southborough

    Tuesday 19 July 12 – 1.30pm

    Paddock Wood

    Wednesday 20 July 11- 12.30pm

    Edenbridge

    Tuesday 26th July 11- 12.30pm

    Southborough

    No groups w/c 1 August due to staff annual leave

    Tuesday 9 August 10.30am– 12pm

    Southborough

    Tuesday 9 August 1.30 – 3pm 

    Paddock Wood

    Wednesday 10 August 11- 12.30pm

    Edenbridge

    No groups w/c 15 August due to staff annual leave

    Tuesday 23 August 12 – 1.30pm

    Paddock Wood

    Wednesday 24 August 11 – 12.30pm

    Edenbridge

    Tuesday 30 August 11 – 12.30pm

    Southborough

    How do I get involved?

    1. Our Southborough group is currently full, but to register your interest for our Edenbridge and/or Paddock Wood, please complete our confidential enquiry form.*
    2. To join any of the groups, please download our Reachout referral form and return to Sarah at [email protected]

    Download our Reachout Referral form

    * We will only use your contact information to give you more information about Reachout. 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.

    Get yourself heard!

    Are you a mental health service user or carer? Have you been to hospital, or on waiting lists? 

    Reachout is 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. 

    Find out more about sharing your experiences.

    Get in touch.

    Name Email Phone
    Sarah T (Reachout Manager) [email protected] 

    07989 219 185

    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.