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Summer Success partnering with Charlton Athletic and NCS

This summer we partnered with Charlton Athletic working alongside The National Citizen Service (NCS) to deliver 15 one hour workshops to 560 students aged 17 years. The workshops were interactive and covered content about West Kent Mind’s role in the local community. Topics included stigma and discrimination around mental health, what is mental health, influences on our wellbeing, social media, and looking after our mental health and wellbeing. The National Citizen Service NCS is open to all 16 and 17-year-olds in England. It helps young...

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Ride Across Britain

Over 9 days from 9 September, from Land’s End to John O’Groats, Nick and Peter will Ride Across Britain. That’s 969 miles averaging over 100 miles a day and climbing over 40,000ft. It’s a gruelling challenge both physically and mentally. Nick and Peter have joined together to raise money for West Kent Mind and Sense. You can support their epic challenge on their VirginMoneyGiving page. Peter says: “West Kent Mind do a brilliant job of raising awareness in the local community and as fathers to a combined 7 young...

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New Stress Less programme

Starting on Tuesday 12 September, Stress Less is a new free 6 week programme to help you learn tools and techniques to manage stress better. Mindfulness, breathing exercises, guided meditations and movement together with a safe and confidential space for discussion can help you to feel calmer and less...

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Supported Housing vacancy

We  currently have vacancies in our supported houses. The houses offer a safe and secure environment in which people who have had or who are recovering from mental health problems can work, with our support staff and at their own pace, towards increasing levels of independence prior to moving on. Read more on our Supported Housing page. For more information on the scheme and on how to apply, contact the Supported Housing team by email or on 01732 744950. Applications should be submitted by Friday 1 September....

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Ben’s Ironman Challenge

Ben Alexander completed his Ironman Challenge in an incredible 12 hours and 2 minutes. What a phenomenal achievement! On his return home Ben said the challenge included ‘some of the worst and best moments of his life’. Ben chose to fundraise for us and raised an amazing £3,300. You can still support Ben on his JustGiving page. Ben’s training and journey to Austria on 2 July to compete in the Klagenfurt Ironman competition was prompted by his response to the death of a rugby coach at the hands of depression and although Ben didn’t know him too...

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Staff VIP tickets for Robbie Williams

Four lucky staff members were very kindly given VIP tickets to see Robbie Williams in concert at the London Stadium on Friday 23 June. Local actor, producer and business man Mark Harris generously donated the VIP tickets. The staff who went had a wonderful time, they reported feeling thoroughly spoilt and that it was a night to remember.  Our thanks go to Mark for gifting such an amazing once in a lifetime opportunity. Mark said: “It was really emotional to go and drop the tickets off. I just wanted to do something to make someone feel...

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The Sky is NOT the Limit!

Congratulations to our brave supporter Amy Welland. Amy and her friend Hannah took on the challenge of a tandem sky dive at Headcorn. Organised through Skyline, a tandem sky dive is an exhilarating experience flying through the clouds from over 10,000 feet at up to 120 mph. Amy has already raised an amazing £900 and you can still lend your support on her JustGiving page. Amy had never raised money for charity and is thrilled to be able to give something back.  She said: “Mind have really helped me this past year and I feel stronger as a...

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Otford Charity Football Match

Our thanks to PSCO Jane Wright for organising the Otford Charity Football Match which took place last week. A team from Kent Police battled it out in the sunshine against Otford Football Club. All players donated their time to raise funds for West Kent Mind and with a brilliant raffle the total raised was £727! Congratulations to Kent Police for winning 2-1.  Jane has been organising the event for nine years and said this is the biggest sum raised to support a local charity. Thanks to everyone...

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RideLondon 2017

RideLondon is the planet’s largest annual cycling fundraising event. It’s the flagship of the Mayor of London’s cycling programme to encourage people to cycle more often and more safely. Since the launch of RideLondon in 2013 over £17 million has been raised for good causes. On Sunday 30 July we have two cyclists of our own fundraising for us, Gavin Barden and Rob Westwood.They will be taking on the 100 mile route from London into the countryside of Surrey to raise awareness and funds for West Kent Mind. With the money raised we will be...

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ASIST in Tonbridge

Announcing a new Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) at the Tonbridge Baptist Church on 11 and 12 September. ASIST is the foremost practical training for caregivers seeking to prevent the immediate risk of suicide. Most people considering suicide share their distress and their intent. This valuable training can help us see and respond to these invitations to help. We are delighted to offer this 2-day training at only £150 on Monday 11 and Tuesday 12 September. Read more and book your place(s) from our ASIST page....

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