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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.