• How to Join

    Before you join our groups, you'll need to speak to one of the team to make sure that we are able to support you. You can find an application form here. Or you can contact us directly here


    Get Involved in Our Activites

    To find out more about the groups, click on the relevant links below.

  • Thanet Users' Forums
    When & Where
    • The St John's Group meets weekly with a formal meeting the last Monday of the month at 12:30 - 2:30pm
    • St John's Community Centre, Victoria Road, Margate, CT9 1LN.
    • The Beacon Forum meets every 3rd Thursday of the month at 11:00am
    • The Beacon, Manston Road, Ramsgate, CT12 6NT.

    We welcome comments and views on all issues concerning your mental health care provided by mental health services. Service users can discuss these issues together highlighting gaps in services and establishing new services. Come along and join us for a cup of tea or coffee.

    Thanet Speakers' Forum
    When & Where
    • Meets at least once a month at 12.30 - 2.30pm
    • St John's Community Centre, Victoria Road, Margate, CT9 1LN.
    Walk & Talk Group
    When & Where
    • Meets once a week on a Tuesday at 1:00pm
    • Margate Clock Tower.
    LGBTQ Forum
    When & Where

    The LGBTQ Forum is a peer support group that meets on a monthly basis This is an opportunity to meet new people in a warm and friendly atmosphere.

    Margate Women's Group
    When & Where
    • Meets weekly at Media Centre
    • 11-13 King Street, Margate, Kent, CT9 1DD.
    Ramsgate Women's Group
    When & Where
    • Meets monthly on the third Thursday of the month at 12:30pm - 2:30pm
    • The Goose, 34-38 Harbour Street, Ramsgate, CT11 8HA.
    The 'John Baker' Art Group
    When & Where
    • Meets fortnightly
    • Media Centre, 11-13 King Street, Margate, Kent, CT9 1DD.

    Come along and try your hand at art making. Beginners welcome. Led by volunteer Cary.

    Gardening Wellbeing Group
    When & Where
    • Meets every Friday of the month at 10:00am - 2:00pm
    • The Windmill Community Allotment Project, Dane Valley Road, CT9 3RU.

    Come along and take part in this local community gardening project. Led by David.
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    Tea and Chat
    When & Where
    • Meets every Wednesday 11:30am - 1:30pm
    • Media Centre, 11-13 King Street, Margate, Kent, CT9 1DD.
    Music Appreciation Group
    When & Where
    • Meets every Thursday at 4:00pm
    • Druid's Social Club, Cliftonville, Margate, Kent.

    If you are interested in joining any of the groups or forum activities listed above, simply complete our application form and return it to us. Alternatively if you have any questions about our forum or its activities call us for a chat on : 01843 448 384


  • Deal Service User Clinic
    When & Where
    • Meets every Monday at 1.30pm
    • Deal Ability Centre, 43 Victoria Road

    Come along and air your views on local mental health services.

    Deal Music Appreciation Group
    When & Where
    • Meets every Monday at 1.30pm.
    • Deal Ability Centre, 43 Victoria Road

    Come along and enjoy a piece of music that's special to you in a friendly and encouraging environment.

    Deal LGBTQ Group
    When & Where
    • Meets once on a month on a Monday at 3.30pm.
    • Deal Ability Centre, 43 Victoria Road.

    SpeakUpCIC welcomes the group to the the Deal LGBTQ group. Come along, find out how SpeakUpCIC can support you and have your say on how the groups run moving forward.

    Dover Service User Clinic
    When & Where
    • Meets every Wednesday at 12pm.
    • Take Off Building, Granville Street.

    Come along and make your voice heard in a friendly and informal atmoshphere.

    Dover Music Appreciation Group
    When & Where
    • Meets every Wednesday at 12pm.
    • Take Off Building, Granville Street.

    Come along and enjoy a piece of music that's special to you in a friendly and encouraging environment.

    Dover LGBTQ Group
    When & Where
    • Meets once on a month on a Wednesday at 2.30pm.
    • Take Off Building, Granville Street.

    SpeakUpCIC welcomes the group to the the Deal LGBTQ group. Come along, find out how SpeakUpCIC can support you and have your say on how the groups run moving forward.

    If you are interested in joining any of the groups or forum activities listed above, simply complete our application form and return it to us. Alternatively if you have any questions about our forum or its activities call us for a chat on : 01843 448 384


  • Ashford Users' Forum
    When & Where
    • Meets first Tuesday of the month at 11:00am
    • Live-it-Well Centre, Canterbury Road, Ashford. TN24 8QF.

    Come along and air your views on local mental health services.

    Ashford Peer Support Group
    When & Where
    • Meets every Tuesday at 11:00am - 12:00pm
    • Scout Hut, Forge Lane, Ashford
    Ashford Peer Support Group
    When & Where
    • Drop-In meets every Tuesday at 1:30pm - 3:30pm
    • By The Tank Cafe, 8 New Street, Ashford, TN24 8TT

    If you are interested in joining any of the groups or forum activities listed above, simply complete our application form and return it to us. Alternatively if you have any questions about our forum or its activities call us for a chat on : 01843 448 384