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Jobs at West Kent Mind

Would you like to be part of an exciting new pilot project to help people in Sevenoaks who hoard? As a Declutter Buddy Support Worker you will join clients in their therapeutic group work and manage a caseload of up to 48 people over 12 months. Our new Declutter Buddy Volunteers will bring additional skills and experiences to the project and will support a caseload of up to 8 people. If this sounds like you we would love to hear from you! You will need to be a creative thinker, a great organiser and passionate about making a difference. The...

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Fun Run thanks

We would like to say a big thank you to Lauren Tunwell, Becky Syms and Claire Catterall, all of whom joined in on our BIG BLUE RUN in Knole Park. Their amazing fundraising efforts amounted to over £600 and to add to this AXA PPP Healthcare generously added £150 to their total! Thank you all for your continued support!...

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Friendly Faces at Uplands Community College

Friendly Faces is the initiative of Charlotte Davis-Knowles at Uplands Community College. Charlotte applied for the role of Mental Health Ambassador, part of a student leadership programme at Uplands. Her passion for mental health came from her personal experience with friends and family members in their struggles with mental health challenges. This encouraged her to help support students at her school. Her work now sees her champion a group of volunteer students who have set up a peer to peer support group called Friendly Faces. The focus of...

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14 triathlons in 14 days

Sam Carrington from Blue Motor Finance will be raising money for West Kent Mind by completing 14 triathlons in 14 days. Phew! Sam will be covering a total distance of 16.8 miles rowing, 784 miles cycling and 183.4 miles running in an adapted office environment. The challenge starts on 31 May. To follow Sam’s progress or to donate go to his Virgin Money Giving page. Each day he has set himself the challenge of completing a 1.2 mile row, a 56 mile cycle and a 13.1 mile run. Respect, Good Luck and THANK YOU Sam!    ...

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Sporting Challenges

Are you interested in taking on a sporting challenge and raising money for West Kent Mind? We have places available for the Virgin Sport 10k run and the Prudential Ride London-Surrey 100, plus others coming up. Email us to find out...

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MH4 Schools

Evidence suggests that incidents of mental health problems are increasing in children, with 1 in 10 children aged 5-16 experiencing a mental health problem. This is equivalent to about 3 children in every class. In response to these statistics West Kent Mind have created MH4 Schools. This innovative project enables us to partner with schools and train staff in Mental Health First Aid (MHFA), Mind Fitness and Suicide Awareness and...

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Christmas message

Thank you to everyone who supported and worked with us over the past year. We are delighted to have supported and learnt from so many people in their recovery from mental health problems, and to have worked with some amazing partners. We are proud of our training which has reached 1,000’s of people in their work place. We are proud of our work in schools, colleges and other young people’s groups and clubs. As a result many more of us are better equipped to support each other and our children and young people with their mental health and...

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Mental Health First Aid (Youth) in Sevenoaks

We are delighted to announce a new adult Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) YOUTH 2-day training in Sevenoaks. Friday 19 and 26 January. Through the use of subsidised venues and as part of our charitable mission, we can offer this valuable programme at only £120. Book online...

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Way to go Warners

Local firm Warners Solicitors and Handlesbanken will be taking on the Three Peaks Challenge in July 2018. The challenge involves climbing the highest peaks in Scotland, England and Wales (Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon) within 24 hours. The team have set themselves an ambitious target of £10,000 for West Kent Mind and will be holding various fundraising events throughout the year. The team of 10 hikers and 3 support drivers will travel to Fort William and start their challenge with Ben Nevis, before taking on Scafell Pike in the Lake...

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Fun run turns park BLUE

Thanks to everyone who joined us for our first family fun run on Sunday. We managed to turn Knole Park briefly blue when over 200 runners, walkers and their families took on the 5km route through the park, all sporting outfits in various shades of blue. With a rare burst of October sun and the deer watching curiously on, this fantastic fundraiser raised £2040. This helps us to continue supporting local people. With one in four of us experiencing a mental health problem in any given year it’s important for us all to find ways to look after our...

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