Coronavirus and your mental health

The most pressing event for all of us at the moment is the public health emergency we are experiencing. Mind have put together an information hub on the coronavirus and your mental health, to help those of us finding things hard emotionally right...

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LMHN South West Kent

POSTPONED – The next meeting of the Local Mental Health Network (LMHN) for South West Kent scheduled for Thursday 26 March at Highlands House has been postponed. Local Mental Health Network (LMHN) meetings, previously known as Mental Health Action Groups (MHAGs) form part of the Mental Health User Voice (MHUV) contract in Kent. They provide a facilitated platform for service users, carers and stakeholders to take part in discussions and problem solving around locally evidenced issues. LMHNs are open to anyone using mental health...

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RED January Calendar of Events

Our Calendar of Events for RED January 2020 is now available. We have a wonderfully diverse range of fitness events scheduled for the whole month. Everyone who has signed up for RED January with West Kent Mind is invited to join us for these FREE events. Some of the events have limited places, so check the schedule and sign up now!  

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RED January

Announcing RED January 2020! We know the benefits of physical activity for mental wellbeing and want to offer something that’ll inspire you to support yourself and others. Challenge yourself to get active in January, your way. Whether you run, swim, cycle or choose your own fitness activity, set your goal and enjoy support from the RED community every step, splash and pedal of the...

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Sevenoaks in Focus competition

Announcing our brand new amateur digital photography competition ‘Sevenoaks in Focus’. Twelve eye-catching photographs on the theme of Sevenoaks selected by our judges will appear in the Sevenoaks in Focus calendar for 2020. Closing date 3 October, now open for online entries!        

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World Suicide Prevention Day

10 September is World Suicide Prevention Day. In association with Kent County Council we invite you to an invaluable and vital free community awareness-raising event. At the Oaks Theatre in Knole Academy on Tuesday 10 September at 7pm we will be showing the powerful documentary ‘Steve’ followed by refreshments and a panel discussion hosted by leading...

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Listening Skills workshop

Listening is an important skill and how you listen to others can have a major impact on your relationships both personally and professionally. This 2 hour workshop is an introduction on how to actively hear the complete message that is being communicated. Developing your listening skills can help you to hear what people are really saying. Begin to pick up on non-verbal clues and help to avoid conflict or misunderstandings from escalating. Anyone can benefit from improving these skills!      ...

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The Congo Faith Healers

The Congo Faith Healers are a unique outfit that defy description. Playing mostly their fantastic original music, they perform down and dirty, swamp infested gypsy swing blues and rockabilly! On Wednesday 26 June, 8pm at Walthamstow Hall School Hall. This is the annual Doug Revell Memorial Concert promoted by the Blues With Bottle Club raising funds for West Kent Mind. The Congo Faith Healers live shows are energetic and compelling with a sound all of their own, and which invariably has audiences dancing in the aisles! Fronted by the...

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Hoarding Information Morning

To tie in with National Hoarding Awareness Week from 20 May, we are holding a free information morning on Friday 24 May from 10am to 1pm at the Sevenoaks Town Council chamber. At 11am we will have a presentation on the innovative new range of support programmes and workshops that we offer under our ‘New Beginnings‘ banner. There will be an opportunity to meet people who have experienced the programme and to view some of the resources we use. Tea and pastries will be provided! Note that these programmes and workshops require...

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Resilience – film showing

Women with a passion for improving children’s lives are organising Kent’s second screening of the award-winning documentary Resilience. They want to help our whole society wake up to the impact of childhood trauma. Pamoja Hall, Sevenoaks School on Thursday 16 May at 7pm. Tickets £5 from Eventbrite. Proceeds to West Kent Mind and Tonbridge Trauma Informed Communities. The findings of the Adverse Childhood Effects study (1998) have revealed the most important public health findings of a generation. Scientists now realise that extreme...

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