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A Brighter Future

Coping with the loss of someone or something you love is one of life’s biggest challenges. Often the pain of loss can feel overwhelming. People may experience all kinds of difficult and unexpected emotions, from shock and anger to disbelief, guilt, and profound sadness. The pain of grief can disrupt physical and mental health, making it difficult to sleep, eat, or even think straight.

A Brighter Future is a new programme from Live Well Kent and West Kent Mind for people who want help to deal with loss. This could be the loss of a partner, loved one or a pet, loss of employment or a home, loss of mobility or independence, or any other kind of loss.

The programme offers 8 weeks of 1:1 counselling followed by a one-off workshop facilitated by a qualified therapist. The programme runs in Sevenoaks, Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells. The counselling programme will re-open for new applications in January, using the form below.

A Brighter Future counselling application

Referrals currently closed, will reopen in January.

We are now pleased to offer the free ‘Brighter Future’ 90 minute workshop to anyone who would like some group support and psychoeducation around grief and loss. The aim of the workshops is to help people better manage their emotional wellbeing at a time of loss, and to help avoid developing a mental health problem as a result of loss and grief. Workshops are facilitated by a qualified counsellor at locations in Sevenoaks, Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells. To book your free place, choose a workshop from the table and then apply with the form below.

LocationDayTimeVenue
Tunbridge WellsThursday 7 February10.30am-12pm(tbc)
SevenoaksThursday 21 February2pm-3.30pmWest Kent Mind, 34 St John's Road, TN13 3LW
TonbridgeFriday 1 March11am-12.30pmWest Kent Mind, 3 St Mary's Road, TN9 2LD
Tunbridge WellsThursday 21 March10.30am-12pm(tbc)
SevenoaksThursday 28 March2pm-3.30pmWest Kent Mind, 34 St John's Road, TN13 3LW
TonbridgeFriday 12 April11am-12.30pmWest Kent Mind, 3 St Mary's Road, TN9 2LD

A Brighter Future workshop application

A Brighter Future is operated by West Kent Mind on behalf of Shaw Trust, who are the Live Well Kent partner in west Kent. Your data will be shared with Shaw Trust, who may contact you directly about this and other Live Well Kent services.

 

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