West Kent Mind
We are very proud to support West Kent Mind.
A minimum of £2 from each membership sold goes to this incredible charity.
West Kent Mind is one of 135 local Mind associates affiliated to the national mental health charity, Mind. We are an independent charity and work tirelessly to raise funds to benefit the West Kent community and keep our vital services running. Our mission is to work with and on behalf of people with mental health problems, ensuring fair and equal treatment and to promote better mental health for all.
Our services are more in demand than ever and our focus is very much that of early intervention – our work saves lives. As our strategy has developed, we find ourselves working more closely with businesses and schools to provide vital training and awareness. Below are some the types of work that we do.
Our Community Services include:
Community Wellbeing projects, including Creative Minds, Natural Ways to Wellbeing, Money Works, Mum’s Support Group, Music Group, Befriending and Nutrition Matter
Solace Café – drop-in café in Tonbridge running twice a week for up to attendees
Supported Housing – two properties with 14 individual rooms, benefiting people with or recovering from a mental health illness
Counselling (affordable counselling service and private appointments)
Mental Health for Schools:
A whole school approach training staff, pupils and parents in mental health awareness.
Training focuses on early intervention and imparts the skills and confidence to support children and young people experiencing mental health problems.
Mental Health for Businesses:
Providing organisations with tailored training programmes to create mentally healthy workplaces. Products include:
Mental Health First Aid certified courses
Mentoring and Support for Mental Health First Aiders
Workshops in Building Business Resilience, Recognizing and Coping with Stress, Suicide Awareness and Prevention, Mental Health Awareness and Wellbeing Skills