Craig is briefed on Rethink Mental Health’s work supporting people in Thanet with mental health conditions

Craig has met with representatives of Rethink Mental Illness Employment Service to be briefed on a project in operation throughout Thanet under Live Well Kent that assists the recovery of people with mental health conditions. 

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Rethink Mental Illness Employment Service, commissioned by Porchlight under the partnership of Live Well Kent supports individuals in all aspects of employment - from finding a job to liaising with employers on issues such as mental health disclosure.  And also works with different services with the overarching aim of supporting wellbeing and aiding recovery, and tackles issues such as mental health, housing, homelessness and isolation.

The service is free to anyone who is over 18 and registered to a GP and suffers from Mental Health difficulties.

Craig Mackinlay MP commented:

“At least 1 in 4 people in the UK experience a mental health problem each year.

“That’s why the work of Live Well Kent and recovery-based services such as Thanet Way are so important.

“If you want to improve your everyday living, become more independent and confident, meet new people, get better skills or find a job, Live Well Kent are able to provide free support in confidence on 0800 567 7699.”