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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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‘Empower Me’ bracelet raises £720

We would like to extend huge thanks for Bella Jane Jewellery and to every one of our supporters who purchased one of the special edition ‘Empower Me’ bracelets. The total amount raised was a staggering £720. This was the first time that we have collaborated with a jewellery designer in this way, and we couldn’t be more thrilled with the outcome! The bracelet was launched on World Mental Health Day last October and was available to buy up until Christmas. £10 from every bracelet was donated to West Kent Mind. Annabel Davies,...

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Pippa’s Yoga raises £550

Every year Pippa’s Yoga likes to give something back to the local community as a way of saying thank you for all the support they’ve received. For 2018 Pippa’s charity choice was West Kent Mind. We’re very grateful for the marvelous £550 raised in a December Yoga session. Pippa said: “I’ve struggled with anxiety and depression since my teens. 2018 has been a particularly challenging year and I’ve been extremely lucky to have been able to access the support I’ve needed through mental health charities such as Mind....

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‘Don’t Stew Have a Brew!’ for Time to Talk Day

Could you support West Kent Mind by holding a ‘Don’t stew, have a brew!’ tea and cake event on Time to Talk Day on Thursday 7 February? 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 Time to Talk Day, encourage people to connect, as well as some fundraising to help support local mental health services. Please get in touch if you have an idea about an event, or could host one at home or in your workplace. We would...

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Introduction to Mindful Meditation

The next 6 week Introduction to Mindful Meditation courses run from Monday 14 January or Tuesday 26 February, both at our Wellbeing Centre in Sevenoaks. Suitable for complete beginners or those wishing to improve their Mindfulness practice. Learn the core concepts of Mindful Meditation as well as practical meditation exercises and how to introduce mindful exercises into your day to day life. Only £90!  

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Nizels present us with a big cheque

We were thrilled to be invited along to the Nizels Annual Members Dinner recently, where we were presented with a huge cheque for £21,590.51, having been the captain’s chosen charity for the past year. Nizels Golf and Country Club in Hildenborough chose West Kent Mind as their captain’s charity for an entire year and manage to raise a staggering figure of £21,591.51 through multiple events and, of course, golf days. We are extremely grateful to receive such a huge sum of money and it will go a very long way to help us in...

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Warners exceed their fundraising target

We were presented this week with an impressive cheque from Warners Solicitors who have been fundraising for us across the entire year.  The fantastic amount of £12,029.27 is an invaluable contribution towards our continued work, providing mental health services across West Kent. As part of the fundraising activities, a team of 10 from Warners Solicitors and Handelsbanken in Sevenoaks took on the Three Peaks Challenge in July.  They successfully climbed Ben Nevis in Scotland, Scafell Pike in England and Snowdon in Wales, all in 24 hours!...

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Children and Young People Suicide Awareness

Announcing a new free programme of half-day Children and Young People Suicide Awareness and Prevention workshops across Kent and Medway. Suicide is a difficult and often taboo subject, however we can all learn how to listen to and help a young person who is having suicidal thoughts. We expect the programme to be popular so book...

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Debs Raymond takes on the Great South Run

Congratulations and huge thanks to Debs Raymond who has just completed the Great South Run and has raised over £2,600 for West Kent Mind! Debs chose to run for West Kent Mind after her close friend took her life in 2012. Here is what Debs said: She was just like me; had lots of loving friends, a wonderful and supportive family, a growing career, hobbies she was proud of, she liked keep fit and healthy and so on. She led a full life and was happy for much of the time, but she also suffered with severe depression and other mental health...

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‘Empower Me’ Limited Edition Bracelet Now Available

We are delighted to announce that we have been working with a wonderful local supporter Annabel Davies from Bella Jane Jewellery to launch a special limited edition bracelet. The ‘Empower Me’ bracelet will help us to raise awareness and funds for local mental health services. £10 from every bracelet is being kindly donated to West Kent Mind.   Buy yours directly from Bella Jane Jewellery. Thank you for your support...

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