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...

read more

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...

read more

Raise funds with easyfundraising

Raise donations for us whenever you shop online. Turn your everyday online shopping into free donations to West Kent Mind. There are over 4,000 shops and sites on board ready to make a donation – including eBay, Argos, John Lewis, ASOS, Booking.com and M&S – and it won’t cost you a penny extra to help us raise funds. Visit easyfundraising to sign up now! Every time you shop online, go to easyfundraising first to find the site you want and start shopping. Or even better, get the Donation Reminder tool for your browser and never miss out....

read more

RED January Champions

West Kent Mind are gearing up for RED January 2020!  Thank you to all our local supporters who have already signed up to take on the challenge of getting active every day in January. We are excited to introduce our RED January champions who we hope will inspire you to join us, starting with West Kent Mind ambassador and RED January Champion Dame Kelly Holmes. And if you haven’t already, sign up here for Red January! Read more stories from our RED January Champions: Steve Wolfe, CEO Kent Sports Trust Read Steve's story Running? What...

read more

Calendar of Wellbeing Events 2020

We are thrilled to be offering a calendar of wellbeing events and training courses for 2020. 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 to supporting and improving your own and others’ wellbeing. All the while fundraising and supporting local mental health...

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more

Address Your Stress workshop

Announcing a new 3 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.  

read more

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....

read more