Canterbury & Coastal Rethink Carers Support Group

Open to: Carers

St Stephens Community Centre
Tenterden Drive
Hales Place
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The Group meets on the third Tuesday of every month except Aug from 7.30pm - 9.30pm

Group Coordinator: Paul Marsh and Rebecca Nakalema

Our group aims to help carers and their partners, relatives and friends with a wide range of mental health problems, including accessing the information they need. We offer a safe environment where people feel at ease. We hold monthly meetings that give carers the opportunity to talk about the issues that are affecting them. At alternate meetings, we invite speakers to share their expertise to a wider audience. We also produce a monthly newsletter and offer telephone support.

Our group members raise awareness of the support of Rethink Mental Illness in the community by attending at Southeastern train stations health events, we also stage an annual sponsored fundraising bike ride event, the next being on Sunday 15th May 2022. Our group has a physical activity initiative too, called the ‘Bike Ride, Walk and Talk’, further details can be obtained by contacting

We embrace opportunities to extend our provision of activities that bring families of Carers and their loved ones who are service users.