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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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‘Don’t stew, have a brew!’ for World Mental Health Day

Could you support us by holding a ‘Don’t stew, have a brew!’ tea and cake event on World Mental Health Day in October? This year, World Mental Health Day is recognised on Wednesday 10 October and we would like to connect people across our community at one of these fun, social events.   We are asking local businesses, groups and individuals to organise an event, to bring people together for a chat over tea and cake. We want to raise awareness of World Mental Health Day, encourage people to connect, as well as some fundraising...

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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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Virgin Oxford Half Marathon

Do you fancy a sporting challenge? We have limited charity places available for this years Virgin Oxford Half Marathon on Sunday 7 October 2018. Enjoy a fast and flat 13.1 mile route through historic Oxford that kicks off from City Centre. You’ll pass world-famous museums, universities, parks and more on this one-of-a-kind run. Registration is free if you take one of our charity places and we suggest a fundraising target of £150. If you would like to be part of our team we can offer you full support with your fundraising. If you are...

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Brushworks

The Sevenoaks Art Club annual exhibition and sale ‘Brushworks’ runs from 2 – 14 July at The Sevenoaks Kaleidoscope Gallery. The event is raising funds for West Kent Mind and we are very grateful for the support of the Sevenoaks Art Club. The  gallery is at Sevenoaks Library Buckhurst Lane Sevenoaks TN13 1LQ and is open during library hours.  ...

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Resilience

Two mothers from Sevenoaks with a passion for improving children’s lives are organising a screening of the award-winning documentary Resilience.  This is the first screening of this film in Kent. They want to help our whole society to wake up to the impact of childhood trauma. Tonbridge School on Thursday 19 July at 7.30pm.  Tickets £8 from Eventbrite. All proceeds to go to West Kent Mind. The findings of the Adverse Childhood Effects study (1998) have revealed the most important public health findings of a generation. Scientists now realise...

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Women in Blues

Women In Blues is a very special blues concert celebrating the role of women blues performers from both the U.K. and the U.S. with three exceptional musicians and their bands. On Wednesday 27 June, 8pm at The Stag Plaza, Debbie Bond (U.S.), Katie Bradley & Fran McGillivray. This is the Doug Revell Memorial Concert, an annual event raising funds for West Kent Mind. Debbie Bond is known as ‘The Queen of Alabama Blues’ – she will be singing and playing guitar with her partner, ‘Radiator Rick’ on keyboard, harmonica and foot bass with backing...

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Do You Mind?

‘Do You Mind?’ brings together the work of artists and makers from the West Kent Mind and Live Well Kent art groups. This exhibition is a celebration of the energy and enthusiasm which comes from making art. 9—19 May at the Sevenoaks Kaleidoscope Gallery, Buckhurst Lane, Sevenoaks TN13 1LQ. The show features pieces made by individuals and collaborative groups who come together to work on specific projects. Artists work in a variety of media and bring a diverse range of experiences and styles to their art making. At West Kent Mind...

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Get Set to Go

We are delighted to be partnering Kent Sport in delivering an interactive 3 hour workshop to people working in the sports industry. Mental Health Awareness Training for Sport & Physical Activity will be held at the Angel Centre in Tonbridge on Wednesday 2 May 6.30pm – 9.30pm.  The aim is to give attendees the tools and confidence to support people with mental health problems in getting active. Places are only £20. For more information and to book your place visit kentsport.org.  ...

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Sport and wellbeing exhibition

On Thursday 26 April from 6.30pm our team will be at the Kent College Sport and Wellbeing Exhibition. The event is aimed at younger people so entry is free to under 18’s and adults pay only £5. The keynote speaker is Ben Smith, who ran 401 marathons in 401 days! See the flyer and timetable below for full details. Click on the image to view or download a PDF copy.  ...

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