I would like to access one of the Blackthorn programmes. What do I need to do?2023-07-20T10:33:21+00:00

Links to the requirements for our current programmes and their referral procedures can be found HERE.

For placements on our mental health programme please speak to your GP or your current medical professional / support team and ask them to make a referral. (If you are already working with Live Well Kent they can also make a referral for you.)

To access our chronic pain programme please ask your GP to complete the referral form.

If you are interested in our self-funded services, please complete and return the application form.

We also run 8-week INVOLVE craft workshops for people who feel isolated or lonely. For more details please contact Carrie: carrie@blackthorn.org.uk / 01622 828377

Do I have to pay for Blackthorn Therapies?2023-07-19T12:05:08+00:00

You do not have to pay for places on our mental health or chronic pain programmes but you will need to be referred to us by your GP (if you are already working with Live Well Kent they can also make a referral for our mental health programme). More details about the referral process and eligibility criteria can found HERE.

We also offer self-funded services – you can find all the details, including the application form, HERE.

I would like to volunteer for the Blackthorn Trust. How do I do that?2023-05-25T11:15:49+00:00
Could you spare some time to volunteer in our café, charity shop, garden or workshops?
Please contact our Volunteer Co-ordinator, Sue: call 01622 828374 or email sue.shaw@blackthorn.org.uk
Can members of the public visit the Blackthorn Trust garden?2023-07-19T12:08:28+00:00

Yes, members of the public are welcome to visit the garden free of charge. The garden (along with the onsite café and charity shop) is open 10am-3pm, Monday to Friday.

How do I book a table in your café?2023-07-19T12:09:54+00:00

For café bookings please call 01622 725585.

The café is open 10am to 3pm, Monday to Friday (lunch is served between 12pm and 1.45pm).

What are the opening hours?2023-07-19T12:21:20+00:00

The site is open 10am to 3pm, Monday to Friday. Members of the public are welcome to visit our café, charity shop, garden and plant nursery during these hours.

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