Black Lives Matter

We believe Black Lives Matter and black mental health matters. We have publicly shared our support for the Black Lives Matter movement. In mental health – as in other areas of life – there is a huge disparity in how black people are listened to and supported at every level. People from black and minority ethnic (BAME) groups living in the UK are more likely to: be diagnosed with mental health problems be diagnosed and admitted to hospital experience a poor outcome from treatment disengage from mainstream mental health services, leading to...

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Community Contact Telephone Support Line

West Kent Mind are delighted to have received funding from Kent Community Foundation to offer a free telephone support line throughout July 2020. The service ‘Community Contact Line’ will be staffed by qualified counsellors and will run 4 mornings per week for anyone in the West Kent area needing to talk to someone. Call us on 01732 647032. Please read on for times and days that the service is available. What is it? Community Contact is a free telephone support line that gives anyone in the West Kent community the opportunity to talk...

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5K, Your Way virtual challenge

Join West Kent Mind throughout the month of July for ‘5K, Your Way’. With annual sports days being cancelled this year, why not get involved and have your own with all the family! You can run, walk, jog with the dog, cycle, swim or anything you like, to complete your own 5K. Medals awarded to all successful participants. You don’t have to miss out on all the fun of your annual sports day or running event this July. We’d like to invite you to get active by participating in our “5K, Your Way” challenge. It’s so easy to take...

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Digital Befriending

Do you want to keep in touch with friends and family online, but don’t know where to start? Is it difficult to use an iPad, tablet, mobile phone or laptop? If the answer is yes, we can help. Our Digital Befriending service is designed to help clients increase their ability and confidence to communicate online. Everyone needs to be able to keep in touch through online technology at this challenging...

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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...

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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...

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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....

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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...

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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...

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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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