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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MHAG South West Kent

The next meeting of the Mental Health Action Group (MHAG) for South West Kent will be on Thursday 12 December. It will be held at: The Angel Centre Angel Lane Tonbridge TN9 1SF 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 runs from 2pm – 4pm. West Kent Mind provide...

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Address your Stress

To mark World Mental Health Day on 10 October we have designed a new workshop called “Address Your Stress”. The 2.5 hour workshop has 4 parts – understanding stress, listening skills, patterns of behaviour and practical mindfulness. Thursday 10 October 9.30-12 at Hotel du Vin, Tunbridge Wells. Cost £55.   The 2.5 hours will include time for a coffee break and will be facilitated by two West Kent Mind staff. Book and pay for your place(s) with the form below. Spaces are limited! Address your Stress booking/payment form The lawful...

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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 new 2 hour workshop is an introduction on how to actively hear the complete message that is being communicated. Monday 1 July 10am in Sevenoaks at only £40. 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! Monday 1...

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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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Zen at Ten for World Meditation Day

Please join us on Wednesday 15 May for ‘Zen at Ten’ to mark World Meditation Day. We will be running mindful meditation sessions throughout the day at our Sevenoaks wellbeing centre. Each class will run for 45 minutes and is only £10 per person per session. Complete beginners and those with experience are all welcome at any of the sessions. Mindful meditation has been linked with improved mental health by helping us to reduce stress, anxiety and other overwhelming feelings. The meditation exercises are easy to follow and focus the...

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