Monthly Archive 28th October 2020

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School hunger bites

If you normally recieve free school meals during term time, you can contact us to get a free lunch pack or supermarket vouchers. Please look at the poster below for more details.

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New Young People’s Wellbeing Instagram account

On Friday 9 October a new Instagram account was launched, aimed at young people within NHS services and their peers; @kentandmedwaycamhs

The channel has been set up to help better support and communicate with young people who might be struggling with their mental health or wellbeing. The service wants to raise awareness and understanding of various wellbeing challenges and empower young people to feel more in control of their own mental health.

Below are some of the key aims for the account:

· Improving service awareness

· Helping young people to build positive relationships with social media

· Improving participation and young people’s involvement in service improvements

· Increasing young people’s emotional resilience

· Removing the stigma around receiving mental health treatment.

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Social Media and Mental Health Training

We are pleased to share that Mid Kent Mind’s Social Media and Mental Health Training has proved popular – with several people already booked on to give this new mental health training a try.
 
This course aims to dive into the way social media can impact on our mental health and wellbeing – exploring some of the facts and myths which we commonly think of when we associate our mental health with social media.
 
This course will help to introduce you to the potential benefits social media can have on our mental health and wellbeing, whilst also exploring some of the negatives and drawbacks – helping you to develop a well-rounded perspective on the pros and cons when it comes to our digital activity.
 
Spaces are still available – but at just £5 per person, they are filling quickly! Don’t miss out on your chance to try this brand new training course at a low price.
 
Visit our website to book today.

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Free Anger Management Course For 12-17 Year Olds – Starting 11th of November 2020

Mid Kent Mind are pleased to share that our last Taming My Temper course will be taking place this year – starting on the 11th of November, and running through until the 16th of December 2020.
 
Taming My Temper is a 6 week course dealing with anger management specifically designed for young people that may have issues controlling their emotions and want to reduce the levels of anger and hostility that they display.
 
This course looks at the causation of negative emotional behaviour and the anger response displayed by people. It then looks at ways to minimise negative emotions and alternative ways to cope and remain calm.
 
This course provides a safe space for young people to explore anger, and understand the wider impact it can have on their thoughts, feelings and behaviours. The course will take place over virtual video conferencing platform ZOOM to make it accessible for all during the difficult times we all find ourselves navigating currently.
 
Spaces on this final course are limited. If you know a young person who would benefit, then please visit this link to book.

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New Older People Finance surgery

From the 2nd November citizens rights for older people will be running a Finance Surgery for those over the age of 55. The surgery can help with benefit enquiries, council tax and other financial issues. For more details please see the poster below.

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Space2beme resumes

Space2beme are resuming there one to one sessions at Fusion starting on the 13th November. If you like more details see the poster below.

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KCC Emergency Assistance Grant

We can provide short term assistance to households facing financial hardship as a direct result of the coronavirus pandemic.

If you, or someone you know has experienced a reduction in income, loss of employment or suffered financially from coronavirus, then they may be eligible to apply for support with:

supermarket vouchers

pre-paid energy and clothing vouchers for school uniform (non-branded)

or household items required to meet a basic need if there are no other means of assistance available.

Visit the KCC website for more information on how to apply. 

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Crafty Kids Halloween/remembrance special

Fusion are delighted to announce the relaunch of our Crafty Kids sessions starting with a Halloween/Remembrance Day Special on Wednesday 28th October 3.30pm-5.30pm. This activity is open to primary school aged children who can attend unaccompanied. There is a charge of £1 per child. We also require 5 adult/parent helpers for this session. BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL. Please contact Sue on 01622 320134 to book a space or to volunteer as an adult helper.

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Additional Dates For Mid Kent Mind’s Free Adult Suicide Prevention & Awareness Course

Our FREE Adult Suicide Prevention & Awareness course continues to be one of the most popular training programmes which we offer virtually over ZOOM. We currently have additional dates available throughout October, providing an opportunity for individuals who have yet to benefit from this free training package to do so.
 
This 2 1/2 hour, interactive session will help people understand the mental health drivers that can cause suicidal thoughts and to recognise the signs that someone may be feeling suicidal early on.
 
As we approach World Mental Health Day, this course is the perfect way to increase your knowledge and your confidence when it comes to having difficult discussions about mental health – equipping you with the tools and the knowledge to make a difference in the lives of others.
 
Click here to book your space.

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Mid Kent Mind Offer Free Calligraphy Workshop For Young People

Mid Kent Mind are offering a FREE, one-hour calligraphy Workshop for young people as a part of the second year of our Reaching Communities programme.
It is our hope that the one-hour workshop will engage young people, encouraging them to try new activities which enable them to express themselves and use creativity as a positive and meaningful coping strategy for their mental health and wellbeing.
At present, just a single, one-hour session is being made available as a trial – but if we see a significant level of demand, then we may develop a further calligraphy course to benefit young people in the future.
 
For more details, and to register your young person’s interest, please visit our website.

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Heart of Kent Hospice Moonlit Walk 2020

Heart of Kent HospiceMoonlit Walk 2020Being together while walking apart
Saturday 10th OctoberAny time between 10 am and 10pm Any distance between 1K and 10K. The team at the Hospice would love to be walking alongside you from the doors of the Hospice but sadly this year this cannot happen. We know that this beloved walk is as important to you as it is to us so we have created a special version of the Moonlit Walk for individuals or small groups to take part in.Choose your own route and look out for fellow Moonlit walkers wearing their special t-shirts – bring the community together by waving and shouting hello. Now more than ever we need your support .For full details of how to join in and entry fees please visit www.hokh.org/events. Your entry fee includes a Moonlit Walk t-shirt, medal (by post) and pdf certificate. Sign up by 13th September for a £2 early bird discount.