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Online Auction Fundraising Spectacular!

We are excited to announce a new fundraising event for 2021 – an online auction! The auction will take place from 15th-24th  October and we are appealing to Kent businesses and individuals to donate amazing prizes for our fundraiser. You can also sign up to receive special auction updates as we countdown to October. Having been unable to run our usual programme of fundraising events, we need your help now more than ever so we can continue to provide vital support to people experiencing mental ill health in our community. 100% of the...

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New – Book Spring Mental Health Courses & Workshops

We are delighted to share with you our Spring programme of training courses and workshops, all designed to help increase awareness of mental health problems, to provide support and to promote better mental health for everyone in West Kent. Are you a teacher or NHS worker? We are offering a 10% discount on all our courses, please do email us training@westkentmind.org.uk for more details. It is crucial to maintain mentally healthy workplaces in an increasingly uncertain environment. For businesses we offer a tailored and bespoke selection of...

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Connecting Minds

Connecting Minds NEW online social activity groups for the over 55s in West Kent. Chat, connect, create and participate for better mental health. Loneliness, a lack of contact with others and social isolation have been key contributors to poor mental health throughout the coronavirus pandemic. We know that staying connected and social relationships are crucial for promoting wellbeing and protecting our mental health and resilience, so we are delighted to announce Connecting Minds, a new programme of social activity groups for the over 55s....

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We want to hear from you!

Can you spare 10 minutes today to help us by completing our short questionnaire? If you are in the Sevenoaks, Tonbridge & Malling and Tunbridge Wells districts, we want to hear from you! We anticipate demand for our services will continue to increase over the next weeks, months and years ahead. We want to offer the right support, at the right time, in the right way to ensure no one in our community experiences a mental health problem alone. With this in mind we are asking you to complete a short online survey, to help us identify...

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One Year On

One year on since the first lockdown in March 2020 we are still here; continuing to provide support for those who need us in our community in West Kent, delivering our services and support online and by telephone. Can you help us reach and support everyone who needs us? So much has happened in the past year; we know the pandemic has had a significant impact on the mental health of so many people and we’ve seen increased demand for all our services. Our thoughts this week are with all of those who have lost a loved one to Covid or other...

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Happy Mother’s Day!

This Mother’s Day, a huge shout out to all Mums in our community who have juggled family, work, lockdown and life. It has not been easy. You might be finding life with children particularly challenging; experiencing feelings of stress, isolation and depression. Our Mums’ Support Groups could provide the support you need. Our Mums’ Support Group is a mutual support group where you can share thoughts and feelings with others who may have had similar experiences. The groups currently meet online on Tuesday mornings for our...

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University Mental Health Day 2021

University can be a stressful time for students for lots of reasons, but what can you do when the pressure gets too much? You don’t have to deal with it alone. A large survey of 38,000 UK students found that 21.5% had a mental health diagnosis, 53% said their wellbeing and mental health had worsened as a result of the pandemic and 60% of students reported having felt anxiety or depression during the pandemic. Mind has a dedicated Student Mental Health Hub which provides information about how to cope with the challenges of student life...

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LGBT History Month

Each year LGBT History Month recognises the contribution of lesbian, gay, bi and trans people to history, and the history of the LGBT rights movement. This LGBT History Month, we stand in solidarity with all LGBT people who experience mental health problems, past and present.We have seen many successes over the last few decades. But there is still a long way to go. Many of us are still struggling. Those of us who identify as LGBTIQ+ are more likely to experience a mental health problem. This is because of the bullying, rejection, stigma and...

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Time to Talk

Let’s start talking! Thursday 4 February is Time to Talk day, it’s a chance for all of us to be more open about mental health, to talk, to listen, to change lives. The focus of Time to Talk Day this year is on the Power of Small, we know that a small conversation about mental health has the power to make a big difference. Time to Talk is a nationwide campaign to get people talking more openly about mental health for one day. The focus of Time to Talk Day this year is on the Power of Small, because however you have a conversation...

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Still Here For You

We know many of you may be feeling worried or anxious about the continuing lockdown and coronavirus situation. We want you to know that we are here to support you, your family, friends, colleagues, neighbours and communities. Our drop in Solace Cafe is still running via Zoom on Thursday & Saturday evenings CLICK HERE Our community wellbeing groups and counselling service are continuing online and via telephone support We are running several online courses to give you tools to support your wellbeing this winter CLICK HERE Our website has...

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