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Winners at the Kent Charity Awards!

West Kent Mind has been announced as the Disability and Mental Health Charity of the Year 2021 at the Kent Charity Awards. The award is wonderful recognition of the incredible work that West Kent Mind staff, volunteers, trustees and community fundraisers have undertaken in the past year. Now in its sixth year, the annual celebration recognises the hard work that Kent charities undertake to make the lives of others better. At a wonderful ceremony in the stunning Rochester Cathedral on 9th September presented by ITV Meridian’s Sangeeta Bhabra,...

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Take a look at our online auction site!

With just 7 weeks to go until our Online Auction goes live on Friday 15th October, you can now visit our special auction site and take a peek at some of the brilliant prizes on offer! We are so grateful to all the generous local businesses and individuals who have donated so far. With increased demand for our services we need your support more than ever. Here is the important link that you need! https://givergy.uk/westkentmind  There are 3 easy ways you can support us: • Donate a fabulous prize for our auction, we’d love to hear from...

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They did it!

Huge congratulations to our brilliant team of runners who recently completed the ASICs London 10km to raise funds for West Kent Mind! Congratulations to our brilliant team of runners who recently took part in The ASICS London 10K – they all smashed it!! It was an extraordinary race day and collectively #TeamWKM raised £4,970 which is incredible. Thank you so much to Erica, Chris, Harry, Paul, Sue, Toby, Sam, Teresa, Penny and Kate who took to the streets of London and went the extra mile to support better mental health in our community....

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Join our dog friendly walking group

Join our dog friendly walking group! If you would like some gentle exercise and social contact, come along with your dog to our Sevenoaks walking group and feel positive benefits for your mental health. Caring for a pet can help our mental health in so many ways. They offer us companionship, particularly important when maybe we can’t get out to see other people. Getting up in the morning to care for them gives us purpose and a focus to the day and our pets can have a really calming effect, helping to reduce stress, anxiety, and...

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Jobs at West Kent Mind

We have an opportunity to join our passionate and highly motivated team. We are looking for a Grants Manager. Grants Manager (22.5 hours per week) This is a new role and a key addition to our newly formed Development and Sustainability Department. The role will develop and implement new high level relationships with a diverse range of grant providers as well as taking on the management and stewardship of some complex and exciting funding relationships. With a demonstrable track record in income generation and supporter stewardship, the Grants...

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We’ve got news… and we want to share it with you!

SIGN UP to our mailing list today and keep up to date with all the latest news from West Kent Mind! Whether you are an individual or a business, we’ve got news for you. Join the conversation! You can choose to receive: ✳️Our monthly newsletter, with all the latest news including our services & community wellbeing groups, training courses, fundraising events and updates from our team ✳️Our new corporate newsletter for local businesses bringing you exclusive updates on how your business can get involved and...

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Join us for the West Kent Mind Cold Water Challenge!

Will you join us for the West Kent Mind Cold Water Challenge this month? While it may be challenging at first, with practice, a cold shower can be a relaxing and mindful start to your day. Ready to get started? During Mental Health Awareness Week, our Counselling Coordinator and Volunteer Counsellor Anna, shared a photo of open water swimming, explaining how much it calmed and grounded her. Although Anna started open water swimming as a child, she didn’t realise the benefits it was giving her until she went through a particularly stressful...

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We are finalists!

Exciting news…we are thrilled to announce that we are finalists in the Kent Charity Awards for Disability and Mental Health Charity of the year 2021. We are so proud to be finalists, it is wonderful recognition of the incredible work that West Kent Mind staff, volunteers and our community fundraisers have undertaken in the past year during such challenging circumstances. We are grateful to everyone in our community who supports us and the work we do. We also want to thank all those we work with with, as our CEO Stevie Rice says,...

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Kent Mental Health and Wellbeing Awards

Kent Mental Health and Wellbeing Awards announced! The awards are a fantastic new opportunity to highlight the excellent mental health support that so many organisations and individuals provide to communities across Kent. The Kent Mental Health and Wellbeing Awards is an annual event to showcase the people, organisations and initiatives that help us cope with life. Never has that support been more important than in the last year as we struggled to comprehend Covid-19 and the impact and stress of lockdown. Whether it is in your business,...

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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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