Feeling lonely or isolated?

We can help you connect with your community

Sometimes meeting others can make life a little easier. We can help you reconnect with people in your community.


Worried about someone? Call our free helpline on 0800 567 7699 or tell us online.


Need to get help for yourself today? Call our free helpline on 0800 567 7699, we're open 24/7.


Like to know more? Email us here, you can ask for a callback.

We can help you build your confidence, regain your independence and become part of the community – whether that's by taking part in local activities, sports clubs, education programmes or just developing friendship groups.

Porchlight's helpline is also a gateway to other support with housing, mental health, wellbeing and employment. You choose what we help you with and what activities you would like to access locally.

We also offer a range of specialist services, including:

If you are in emotional distress

Life can get tough sometimes, but talking can help.

The Release the Pressure team in Kent is available 24/7. They provide urgent support with trained counsellors who will listen, no matter what you are going through. You can text the word KENT to 85258 or call 0800 107 0160

You can also webchat with Mental Health Matters, an independent charity, who are available 24/7.