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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Fundraising Pamper and Self Care Day

We are thrilled to have the support of our fantastic ambassador Dame Kelly Holmes for Pamper and Self Care day at Kelly’s venue The 1809 Hub in Hildenborough. Please come along on Wednesday 27 March from 10am. Help us to raise money for local mental health services and enjoy some self care and pampering at the same time!    

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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 28 March. It will be held at: The Camden Centre,  Market Square, Royal Victoria Place Tunbridge Wells, TN1 2SW 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 with...

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Natural Solutions to the Menopause with Dr Marilyn Glenville PhD

On Thursday 21 March at 7.30pm we welcome the Dr Marilyn Glenville clinic to Salomon’s Estate in Tunbridge Wells for a fascinating and informative talk on ‘Natural Solutions to the Menopause and Prevention of Osteoporosis’. Places for this fundraising event are £30 per person. Dr Glenville says: “Learn how to boost your energy, improve your health, eliminate night sweats and hot flushes, mood swings, headaches, aching joints, ageing skin, loss of confidence and self-esteem, memory changes and lack of concentration,...

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Sevenoaks Christmas Lights Switch On

Come and warm your cockles with our fantastic festive mulled wine at the annual Sevenoaks Christmas lights switch-on this Friday 30 November from 6pm. Head over to the High Street and find us outside Oliver Bonas. All money raised will go directly towards ongoing provision of local mental health services. See you there!...

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