Where to Access Help In Folkestone

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Where to Access Help In Folkestone

Where to Access Help In Folkestone


Folekstone and the surrounding area is an amazing place to live, but, like anywhere, can feel isolating and lonely if you are struggling.  Here is a round up of helpful organisations, websites and numbers to help you get access to help In Folkestone if you are having challenges.

Mental Health in Folkestone


The Good Therapy Practice

Psychotherapy and counselling in Folkestone.  This could be for challenges like anxiety, depression, OCD, grief, pain, relationships or panic attacks, or could just be that you’re struggling and need some extra support right now. You can contact me here to arrange a chat. I can currently usually see a new patient within a week.

Your GP

Your GP can refer you for counselling or CBT, although there may be a waiting list.  You can find a list of GPs for the Kent region here.

The Hestia Centre

This is a drop-in service where you can talk to a recovery worker if you’re having a hard time. You can check out the address and opening times here.

Peer Support

If you’d like to talk to other people who are going (or have gone) through what you are struggling with, this peer support service may be useful.




The Rainbow Centre

You can still access this if you technically have a roof over your head, if you’re sofa surfing for example, or at risk of eviction.  The Rainbow Centre offers practical help that can get you back on your feet again.

Kent County Council

For housing crises, contact them here.


A charity for homeless and vulnerable people. Click here.



Citizens Advice and Free Legal Services


If you need advice on benefits, employment rights or legal issues, this a good place to start – CAB.


Many solicitors do free consults where you can start to get an idea of your options. Here is a list of solicitors in Folkestone.


Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence


This site has many helpful links of places that can offer support, provide sheletered accomodation, or medical assessments after sexual violence.


Medical Help


See Mental health above for a list of GPs surgeries. The closest proper A and E is at The William Harvey in Ashford, while the Folkestone community hospital is The Royal Victoria.




Age Uk

AgeUk has a number of service for peope with dementia ranging from mild to severe and you can find out more here.


Vist this site to access a 24 hour helpline and other helpful services.


Job Hunting and Education


Folkestone Job Centre Plus

14, Woolworths Building, 16 Sandgate Rd, Folkestone CT20 1DP. 0800 169 0190

Folkestone College

This has programmes and courses for aduts, with advice on access to funding,  and a number of cousres that offer professional qualifications. Click here.


You don’t have to be a school or college leaver to benefit from an apprenticeship. You can do one at any age and there is a wide choice of industries where you can earn as you learn. Click here to find out more.