ASIST

Every year more people die by suicide than from all of the several armed conflicts around the world. How can further deaths and injuries be prevented? How can we support people to choose life? ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) is the foremost practical training for caregivers seeking to prevent the immediate risk of suicide. We’re delighted to offer this important 2 day training in Tonbridge on 24/25...

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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...

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Park Time

Park Time is a new 9 week programme in Sevenoaks 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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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...

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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...

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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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