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Building Bridges Challenge

The Headteacher at Sevenoaks Primary School, Mr Alan Duffy, is to complete a 25km ‘Building Bridges’ walk to raise funds for the school and awareness of wellbeing and mental health. West Kent Mind suggested the title ‘Building Bridges’ following a successful partnership with the school in delivering education about wellbeing, mental health, early intervention and prevention to the teaching and support staff. All at West Kent Mind wish Mr Alan Duffy both physical and mental strength for this challenge. To find out more...

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D’Vine Singers concert

The D’Vine Singers held a fundraising concert on Saturday 7 March. It was a great event! As well D’Vine in full voice, there was strong representation from Edenbridge in the form of accomplished folk singer Sue Rule, the Eden Djembe Drummers, and the Eden Songsters. Ann Ransom performed a couple of moving solo spots, as did the professional singers Nicola Wydenbach and her colleague Barbara O’Neill, accompanied by pianist Siobhain O’Higgins. D’Vine was set up in 2014 as part of a study into the benefits of singing for...

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Are you a Nationwide Customer?

If you are a Nationwide Customer, please VOTE for West Kent Mind as we have been shortlisted as part of the Nationwide Community Match programme, Nationwide’s in-branch, local charity voting scheme. We are one of three local charities/causes selected from customer nominations, and are being featured in a selection of local branches. Customers are invited to vote for one winner with a blue token, issued in branch. Shortlisted causes will receive a £100 donation. Winning causes, receiving the most votes at the end of the voting campaign, will...

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New Jasmine and Headspace groups

Jasmine (for women) and Headspace (for men) are 8 week therapeutic support groups led by qualified and experienced therapists. New groups beginning in March 2017 in Sevenoaks are announced, and for the first time the Headspace group will be held on a weekday evening.  Each programme offers an opportunity to explore problems with emotional health and wellbeing, share experiences with others who may have similar issues, and learn about different ways to help feel and cope better. There is also a support worker attached to the programme who can...

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Thanks to Sevenoaks Round Table

Our Community Wellbeing team would like to thank the Sevenoaks Round Table for their generous funding which has enabled us to buy a sound system. We can now play CDs and link up an iPod or MP3 player to the system, which we use during support groups to help our clients with “mindfulness” and relaxation. The funding has also enabled us to install new shelving in the Art Room. This is a huge benefit to the clients, as there is more space to store equipment and materials needed by the Art Group and has provided a more organised environment for...

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Christmas Strictly

Our trustee Margaret Sargent was one of the lucky ones invited to a party thrown by the Christmas celebrities and professionals from Strictly Come Dancing. Here is her account of the day: “7.2 million people watched the 2016 Strictly Come Dancing Special on Christmas Day, which means they all saw the Mind Party! One in ten of the population!! A month before, forty people associated with Mind got the most exciting email, inviting them to come to the Old Town Hall, Haverstock Hill, London – and to be dressed for Christmas. David and I...

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Time Travel Tour of Tunbridge Wells

Here is an amazing and unique opportunity to see history and the current day in the same photograph. In support of West Kent Mind and 3H Helping Hands for Holidays, Jonathan Bolland from AXA PPP and Ed Langridge from 3H have created this wonderful photo art book ‘The Time Travel Tour of Tunbridge Wells’. It shows images of daily life many years ago contrasted and displayed with those of today. We see 100 years in one scene, sometimes showing great change and sometimes very little. With fascinating snippets of information and...

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Support us at Waitrose in Edenbridge

If you shop at Waitrose in Edenbridge, please consider supporting our ‘Creative Mind’ group with your green token! The group meets fortnightly and supports people with mental health problems through creative activities including life drawing, jewellery making, decoupage and more. Your green token will help the group with materials and the cost of tutors. Thank you!...

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‘Good bloke’ Apprentice JD does good

Recently fired 2016 BBC Apprentice candidate JD is doing good for our local mental health charity.  JD, 38, lives locally with his wife and young family. Reflecting on his time in the Apprentice process where he earned the nickname “the good bloke”, JD wants to continue doing good but this time for charity. In exchange for a donation to West Kent Mind, JD is visiting local businesses, organisations and schools to talk and meet with them.   Have you got what it takes? Have you got what it takes to fundraise for charity in return for...

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NCS Autumn Team 3

Big thanks to NCS Autumn Team 3 who are supporting West Kent Mind. National Citizen Service (NCS) is a way for 15-17 year olds living in England and Northern Ireland to make extraordinary friendships, learn the skills they don’t teach you in class, and create unforgettable memories. Joining West Kent Mind for the ‘Making a Difference’ part of the project, the students are putting skills and experience into practice as a team, agreeing on a social action project that will really make a mark on the community. So far the team have...

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