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Children and Young People Suicide Awareness

Announcing a new free programme of half-day Children and Young People Suicide Awareness and Prevention workshops across Kent and Medway. Suicide is a difficult and often taboo subject, however we can all learn how to listen to and help a young person who is having suicidal thoughts. We expect the programme to be popular so book...

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Aleck Graeme Thomson

West Kent Mind trustee Aleck Thomson sadly died on 23 July 2018. I first met Aleck in the summer of 2011 and shortly afterwards, in September 2011, he joined our board. At that time Aleck was about to retire early from his position as a senior civil servant at the Home Office. It was clear right from the outset that his work and life experiences were going to be invaluable to West Kent Mind. Aleck’s expertise in governance and policy development meant that he quickly became the leading light in guiding and supporting West Kent Mind to gain...

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MHAG South West Kent

The next meeting of the Mental Health Action Group (MHAG) for South West Kent will be on Thursday 29 November. It will be held at: The Eden Centre,  Four Elms Road,  Edenbridge, TN8 6BY Mental Health Action Groups (MHAGs) provide a local forum for mental health information, support and expertise. They are an active platform and welcome everyone to participate in equal partnership to improve the lives of people living with mental health issues and their carers, both locally and county-wide. The meeting starts at 2pm. There will be a...

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World Suicide Prevention Day

World Suicide Prevention Day is observed on 10 September each year to promote worldwide action to prevent suicides. On the day West Kent Mind will play our part by holding two free Suicide Awareness and Prevention workshops at Café 1809 in Hildenborough. Places are limited so apply now! Suicide is a difficult and often taboo subject. However we can all learn how to listen to and help someone who is having suicidal thoughts. Every year, suicide is among the top 20 leading causes of death globally for people of all ages.  It is responsible for...

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A whole school approach to mental health

West Kent Mind and St Michael’s Preparatory School (Otford) lead the way with a whole school approach to mental health awareness. Join us in congratulating the first group of parents to become certified Youth Mental Health Champions. We look forward to training a further 4 groups over the coming academic year. Through our MH4 Schools programme we are working tirelessly to equip both teachers and parents with the knowledge and skills to help our young people cope with the increasing pressure and stress of everyday life. We hope that early...

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