Local Services

Mental Health Services

Services for mental health issues, including memory assessments and treatment.

Dartford Community Mental Health for Older People
Darent Valley Hospital, Darenth Wood Road, Dartford, Kent DA2 8DA
01322 421289 / 01322 421287
Open Monday - Friday 9am to 5pm
Referrals to the teams are made through GPs

This services provides a single point of entry to a number of mental health services for older adults. We also provide services to any individual with a diagnosis of dementia including adults under the age of 65. The teams assess patients' needs and then offer appropriate services, including memory assessments and treatment. The assessments are carried out by the most suitable member of the team.

Dartford, Gravesend and Swanley Mental Health Team
Arndale House, 18-20 Spital Street, Dartford, Kent DA1 2DL
01322 622230 / 01322 622239
Open Monday - Friday from 9am to 5pm.

We accept GP referrals and self referrals. If you are considering referring yourself please discuss this with your GP first to ensure that we are the correct service to meet your needs.

We provide assessments and interventions for individuals experiencing severe mental health problems. If offered an assessment you will be contacted by the team to arrange a mutually agreeable time. Please ensure your GP has the correct contact details for you. After the assessment you will be informed of the outcome; this may include short term interventions with a care plan to aide your recovery or advice on where to get support for your current issues.

Dartford Gravesham Swanley Mind
01322 291380

North Kent Mind (formerly Dartford, Gravesham and Swanley Mind) is an independent mental health charity operating in North Kent. We provide a wide range of services for people who experience mental health problems, whether these are described as anxiety, depression, bipolar, schizophrenia, OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder), Personality Disorder, or otherwise. We work with people individually or in small or large groups.

Our services include supported housing, low cost counselling, agoraphobic support, activity sessions, springboard, social groups, person centred planning, self-management courses, peer-led activities and open sessions. We work closely with other local organisations, where this is the best way of achieving our aims, and are supported in our work by paid staff, trained volunteers, and student social workers and trainee mental health nurses on placement.


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