The Kitchen Table
The Kitchen table is our latest project and is a community cafe at 19 Camden Road Tunbridge Wells. The Kitchen Table is a different sort of cafe. It’s not just about coffee and cake. It’s about community, about connecting and about chatting.
We believe that talking with someone is a great way to improve our mental health. So we have staff available if you would like to chat and our staff can also point you towards other resources that might help you. But if you would like just to sit quietly and enjoy your cuppa that is absolutely fine too. The Kitchen table is helping us to support people in our community who live with poor mental health.
Unfortunately, due to government restrictions over Covid-19, the Kitchen Table is closed until further notice. Please accept our apologies.
Click HERE to go to our ‘Get Support’ page. We have listed some useful websites offering mental health support.
A Message From Our Friends at TW Citizens Advice
Citizens Advice at the Kitchen Table
Until March, Chris, one of our advisers, was based at the Kitchen Table offering free advice on a drop-in basis on Tuesdays and Fridays.
As the café is now closed due to Coronavirus, Chris can be contacted for advice by phone during office hours on Tuesdays and Fridays. If you need help or advice with issues such as benefits, debt, employment or housing, he’ll be happy to take your call on 0778 7758755.
Outside of these hours, please phone our Adviceline on 0344 8487978. You can also email us your phone number at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you.
If your need is urgent, please call the Citizens Advice National Adviceline on 03444 111444.
We look forward to speaking to you and hope to be back at the Kitchen Table soon.
Here’s what one of our volunteers has to say about the impact the Kitchen Table has had on them:
I absolutely love every aspect of the job. From washing up to chatting to customers. When working my heart feels lighter. It gives me purpose and structure to my day otherwise I would be in bed. It also gives me a break from my damning thoughts, a bit of respite. Occasionally I seek reassurance and the team happily reassure me. I really look forward to going to work. I am made to feel part of a team and valued and supported too.
We are delighted that this community resource is having such a significant impact on the people around us.
If you are interested in volunteering at the Kitchen Table, you can get in touch here. If you are in Tunbridge Wells town centre, pop in and see us, it’s a good place to chat – we are open Tuesdays to Saturdays.
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19 Camden Rd, Tunbridge Wells TN1 2PS
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