Pride Month 2021

Happy Pride Month! Everyone deserves support and respect, whatever your identity or background and you have legal rights to healthcare without discrimination.At West Kent Mind, we believe we should all look out for one another’s mental health. Especially when we know that some of us deal with higher levels of discrimination and isolation. Anyone can experience a mental health problem. But those of us who identify as LGBTIQ+ are more likely to develop problems like: low self-esteem depression anxiety, including social anxiety eating...

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FREE Life After Lockdown Wellbeing Workshop

How do you feel about Life After Lockdown? Come along to a FREE wellbeing session on Wed 9 June 1-2pm and learn useful coping strategies and self care tips. We all need to adjust to changes at our own pace and that’s OK. Many of us, alongside the excitement and relief, will also feel tension and stress and may feel overwhelmed. Feelings are complex, and all are valid. At our FREE wellbeing session on Wed 9 June we will discuss positive changes to take forward, identify helpful coping strategies, and share plenty of self care tips,...

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Vacancies in Supported Housing

Did you know we offer supported living for local people who are experiencing or recovering from mental health problems? Our supported houses offer a safe and secure environment where, together with help from our support staff, you can work towards increasing your independence at your own pace. We currently have vacancies in our supported houses in central Sevenoaks and welcome enquiries. Find more information about our houses here: West Kent Mind Supported Housing. To express interest, or for further information on eligibility, please email...

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Mental Health Awareness Week 10-16 May

10-16 May is Mental Health Awareness Week! It’s an opportunity for us to talk about all aspects of mental health, and with your help, we can continue to raise awareness. During this pandemic, millions of us have experienced a mental health problem, or seen a loved one struggle. This Mental Health Awareness Week is your chance speak out, to spread the word and make change happen. Studies show that access to nature is crucial for our mental health, and visits to UK parks are up by 25% on pre pandemic levels. It seems only fitting then,...

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Online Auction Fundraising Spectacular!

We are excited to announce a new fundraising event for 2021 – an online auction! The auction will take place in October and we are appealing to Kent businesses and individuals to donate amazing prizes for our fundraiser. What could you give? Having been unable to run our usual programme of fundraising events, we need your help now more than ever so we can continue to provide vital support to people experiencing mental ill health in our community. 100% of the profits raised will go towards helping local people to get well, stay well and...

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New – Book Spring Mental Health Courses & Workshops

We are delighted to share with you our Spring programme of training courses and workshops, all designed to help increase awareness of mental health problems, to provide support and to promote better mental health for everyone in West Kent. Are you a teacher or NHS worker? We are offering a 10% discount on all our courses, please do email us training@westkentmind.org.uk for more details. It is crucial to maintain mentally healthy workplaces in an increasingly uncertain environment. For businesses we offer a tailored and bespoke selection of...

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Connecting Minds

Connecting Minds NEW online social activity groups for the over 55s in West Kent. Chat, connect, create and participate for better mental health. Loneliness, a lack of contact with others and social isolation have been key contributors to poor mental health throughout the coronavirus pandemic. We know that staying connected and social relationships are crucial for promoting wellbeing and protecting our mental health and resilience, so we are delighted to announce Connecting Minds, a new programme of social activity groups for the over 55s....

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We want to hear from you!

Can you spare 10 minutes today to help us by completing our short questionnaire? If you are in the Sevenoaks, Tonbridge & Malling and Tunbridge Wells districts, we want to hear from you! We anticipate demand for our services will continue to increase over the next weeks, months and years ahead. We want to offer the right support, at the right time, in the right way to ensure no one in our community experiences a mental health problem alone. With this in mind we are asking you to complete a short online survey, to help us identify...

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Jobs at West Kent Mind

We have no vacancies at this time.    ...

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One Year On

One year on since the first lockdown in March 2020 we are still here; continuing to provide support for those who need us in our community in West Kent, delivering our services and support online and by telephone. Can you help us reach and support everyone who needs us? So much has happened in the past year; we know the pandemic has had a significant impact on the mental health of so many people and we’ve seen increased demand for all our services. Our thoughts this week are with all of those who have lost a loved one to Covid or other...

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