Autumn Workshops and Courses

We are pleased to taking bookings for our forthcoming autumn workshops and courses, to be held at our Sevenoaks Wellbeing Centre. Included are counselling and listening skills, mindfulness and understanding stress. Reserve places now! Listening Skills workshop Tuesday 17 September 10am – 12pm Cost £40 per person Listening is an important skill and how you listen to others can have a major impact on your relationships both personally and professionally. This new 2 hour workshop is an introduction on how to actively hear the complete...

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Jobs at West Kent Mind

We have a new opportunity to join our busy and thriving charity. We are looking for someone to provide excellent administrative and marketing support for our diverse portfolio of therapeutic and training programmes. You will be a highly efficient and proactive administrator who can confidently manage the administrative process and assist with the marketing of our various complex programmes. Location: Sevenoaks 37 hours per week: £17,874 Contract term: 12 months This new role is to provide administrative and marketing support for West Kent...

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Calendar of Wellbeing Events 2019

We are thrilled to be offering a calendar of wellbeing events for 2019/20. 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 and improve your wellbeing. All the while fundraising and supporting local mental health...

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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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