Welcome to East Kent Mind

East Kent Mind is an independent, charity providing quality outcome-based services to make a positive difference to the Mental Health of the people of East Kent which includes the Canterbury District and Thanet.

East Kent is affiliated to Mind in Bexley. Our charity is affiliated to National Mind but is run independently and has its own constitution and board of Trustees.

Who we Are

We’re Mind, the mental health charity. We’re here to make sure anyone with a mental health problem has somewhere to turn to for advice and support.


Our purpose is to promote better mental health and wellbeing across East Kent including the Canterbury District and Thanet.

Charitable Objects

To promote the preservation and the safeguarding of mental health services and provide relief to those suffering from mental health disorders.

How We Do It

  • Delivering services offering support focussed on individual needs through a Person Centred approach.
  • Helping and supporting people to build resilience to improve and sustain their mental and physical wellbeing.
  • Seeking funding to deliver a range of services to meet a variety of needs both short and long term.
  • Developing better support for people who are at risk of self-harm and/or suicide.
  • Assisting in the promotion, support and maintenance of good mental health in the community.

East Kent Mind General Information Leaflet

Contact Numbers

East Kent Mind main number & email 01843 319 193

KMPT Crisis Contact Centre Telephone number: 0800 783 9111

Thanet Safe Haven (Closed 25-26 Dec) 07850 655877

Canterbury Safe Haven  07876 476 703

MHM Helpline   0800 182 2418

Mental Health Matters Helpline – Kent and Medway 0800 107 0160

SHOUT  Text KEYWORKER to 85258

If you require urgent safety advice, please contact your local GP, go to A&E or call 111/999

East Kent Mind Crisis Café