Jobs at West Kent Mind

We have two new opportunities to join our busy and thriving charity. As Fundraising and Marketing Manager you will lead on the development and implementation of fundraising and marketing strategies – maximising income, reach and creating a diverse funding base. As Business Development Officer you will increase our partnership network, identify new funding streams and create innovative training programmes. Fundraising and Marketing Manager Location: Sevenoaks Hours of work: 37 hours per week (full time) Salary: £33,895 Contract term:...

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Mindfulness and Meditation

We are pleased to be taking bookings for our forthcoming Introduction to Mindfulness and Meditation course, to be held at our Sevenoaks Wellbeing Centre. 6 consecutive weeks starting Monday 4 November from 1pm – 2pm, only £120. Learn the core concepts of Mindful Meditation as well as practical meditation exercises, how to introduce mindful exercises into your day to day life and reduce feelings of stress and anxiety. Read more and reserve your place(s)....

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Autumn Workshops and Courses

We are pleased to taking bookings for our forthcoming autumn workshops and courses, to be held at our Sevenoaks Wellbeing Centre. Included are counselling and listening skills, mindfulness and understanding stress. Reserve places now! Listening Skills workshop Tuesday 17 September 10am – 12pm Cost £40 per person 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...

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Calendar of Wellbeing Events 2019

We are thrilled to be offering a calendar of wellbeing events for 2019/20. The calendar shows a wide range of topics and workshops on offer, all organised with you in mind. Enjoy a day away, try something new, learn different approaches and improve your wellbeing. All the while fundraising and supporting local mental health...

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ASIST

Every year more people die by suicide than from all of the several armed conflicts around the world. How can further deaths and injuries be prevented? How can we support people to choose life? ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) is the foremost practical training for caregivers seeking to prevent the immediate risk of suicide. We’re delighted to offer this important 2 day training in Tonbridge on 24/25...

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Mental Health Awareness Week

13 – 19 May is Mental Health Awareness Week – and what better time to show your support for better mental health. Mental health problems can affect anyone, any day of the year, and Mind are always on hand to provide information and support for anyone that needs it. But this week is a great time to have a chat with a friend, family member or colleague and have think about your own wellbeing too. You could even join one of our campaigns to help make sure no one experiences a mental health problem alone. Visit Mind’s website for more...

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Park Time

Park Time is a new 9 week programme in Sevenoaks for adults experiencing mental health problems. Join in with gardening and conservation activities, and experience the wellbeing benefits of nature. You don’t need to know anything about gardening or horticulture to join...

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The Lonnigans skiffle concert raises £250

The Lonnigans skiffle concert and craft fair, with special guest Percy Chin, raised money for 3 charities of which West Kent Mind was one. We were so thrilled to receive a cheque from Eddie Armer for £250, thanks to everyone who supported the event! Margaret, John and Eddie of the skiffle group said: We would like to thank all those who helped to make the concert and craft fair so enjoyable and a great success. The evening was enthusiastically supported by our regulars and our wonderful team of volunteers. We raised £850 in total to be shared...

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Introduction to Counselling Skills course

We are delighted to announce a brand new course ‘Introduction to Counselling Skills’. Counselling skills can be useful in daily life, whether in our work supporting others or just listening to a friend in distress. They help us communicate effectively and enable us to relate better to the people we are talking to. The course begins on Monday 3 June from 1pm to 2.30pm and runs for 4 consecutive Mondays, only...

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Understanding Stress workshop

Announcing a new 2 hour workshop about stress and how to combat it in daily life. Understanding Stress is for anyone who finds themselves overwhelmed with stress, has an interest in how we behave and why we respond to situations in a certain way, and who would like tools to help manage stress.  

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