Quick Exit

South Kent Coast – Folkestone, Hythe, Dover, Deal


We’re still here to support you but have temporarily changed the way this happens. We’re now providing support and running group meet-ups over the phone and online instead of meeting face-to-face. Find out more about our online meet-ups and how to join.

If you need to speak with someone urgently, you can call: 

  • The LGBT+ Switchboard helpline on 03003 300 630 (you can also contact them online here) 
  • Mermaids UK on 0808 801 0400 or via their website if you under 19 and experiencing issues around gender dysphoria 
  • NHS Kent and Medway mental health helpline on 08007 839 111 if you are struggling emotionally.  
  • Call 999 or visit your nearest A&E if you feel unable to keep yourself safe due to your mental health


We’re running two weekly meet-ups in your area. These are safe spaces that anyone who thinks they might be LGBT+ can come along to. You can meet new people who share some of the same feelings and experiences as you, socialise and just hang out in a safe and non-judgemental setting.

When? What time? Where?
Every Tuesday 4-6pm Shepway Youth Hub, Folkestone CT20 1HA
Every Thursday 4-6pm The Charlton Centre, Dover CT16 1TT
If you have any problems finding this venue, please call 07966 368251.


To find out more about our groups, please email beyou@porchlight.org.uk.