Jobs with us

We have an opportunity to join our passionate and highly motivated team. We are looking for a Therapeutic Programmes Manager. If you are driven by excellence, creativity, and inspired by change, we would love to hear from you. Therapeutic Programmes Manager 0.8 FTE – 4 days per week, NJC Pay Scales 35-38 £31,401-£34,106* (£25,120-£27,285 pro rata) We are looking for a confident and experienced person to manage our range of therapeutic programmes with the assistance of a team including a Lead Counsellor, Counselling Coordinator,...

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Virtual London Marathon Runner Raising Funds for West Kent Mind

THANK YOU to our fantastic supporter, Sarah Spence, who took on the Virtual London Marathon raising a fantastic £660 for West Kent Mind! “I’ve been running for 3 years now, starting in September 2017 at the age of 56, and this was my first marathon. It was meant to be in London in April this year, I’d won a ballot place, but due to C-19, not only the London Marathon but life in general was cancelled. So I opted for the October Virtual London Marathon along with 45,000 people worldwide. I ran locally around Hadlow on the...

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Black History Month 2020

October is Black History Month, the annual celebration of the history, achievements and contributions of black people in the UK. This month take the time to listen, learn, share and celebrate black history, culture and heritage. Now more than ever, in light of the recent Windrush scandal (2018) and the Black Lives Matter movement (2020), it is important that we come together to recognise and value black culture, raising awareness of the positive contributions black people have made to British society. While the coronavirus pandemic means that...

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Do One Thing for Better Mental Health

This year’s World Mental Health Day on Saturday 10 October is the most important one yet. 2020 has been a tough year for all of us and the past few months have had a huge impact on our mental health. So we are asking you to #DoOneThing for Better Mental Health today. It could be anything – reading a book, catching up with a friend, going for a walk, listening to a favourite song. Or maybe you will reach out for help for yourself, or for someone else. It can be hard to know where to start, so Mind have produced a calendar with suggestions, you...

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Black Lives Matter

We believe Black Lives Matter and black mental health matters. We have publicly shared our support for the Black Lives Matter movement. In mental health – as in other areas of life – there is a huge disparity in how black people are listened to and supported at every level. People from black and minority ethnic (BAME) groups living in the UK are more likely to: be diagnosed with mental health problems be diagnosed and admitted to hospital experience a poor outcome from treatment disengage from mainstream mental health services, leading to...

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Community Contact Telephone Support Line

West Kent Mind are delighted to have received funding from Kent Community Foundation to offer a free telephone support line throughout July 2020. The service ‘Community Contact Line’ will be staffed by qualified counsellors and will run 4 mornings per week for anyone in the West Kent area needing to talk to someone. Call us on 01732 647032. Please read on for times and days that the service is available. What is it? Community Contact is a free telephone support line that gives anyone in the West Kent community the opportunity to talk...

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5K, Your Way virtual challenge

Join West Kent Mind throughout the month of July for ‘5K, Your Way’. With annual sports days being cancelled this year, why not get involved and have your own with all the family! You can run, walk, jog with the dog, cycle, swim or anything you like, to complete your own 5K. Medals awarded to all successful participants. You don’t have to miss out on all the fun of your annual sports day or running event this July. We’d like to invite you to get active by participating in our “5K, Your Way” challenge. It’s so easy to take...

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Digital Befriending

Do you want to keep in touch with friends and family online, but don’t know where to start? Is it difficult to use an iPad, tablet, mobile phone or laptop? If the answer is yes, we can help. Our Digital Befriending service is designed to help clients increase their ability and confidence to communicate online. Everyone needs to be able to keep in touch through online technology at this challenging...

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CEO Statement

A statement from our CEO Stevie Rice: You will all be aware of the changing circumstances that are impacting all of us. In response to government advice, West Kent Mind’s staff team will be working from home as far as they are able to. All of our face to face services will be suspended from Monday 23 March 2020 and we will be delivering them online and by telephone. We recognise how important our services are to our clients and I want to personally reassure you that we are committed to providing you with the same level of support you have...

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Park Time

Park Time is a 9 week programme in Tunbridge Wells 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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