Monthly Archive 10/15/2021


Spaces on Mid Kent Mind Youth Courses Starting Next Week

There are currently last-minute spaces available on Mid Kent Mind’s Managing Me and Bounce Back courses – providing young people with the opportunity to learn more about mental health and how they can positively and proactively take steps to support themselves.
Our Bounce Back course is focussed on emotional resilience- teaching young people how they can combat stress, deal with emotions and reduce anxiety so they can ‘bounce back’ from the challenges they face in life.
We currently have space available on a course starting on the 22nd of October – with full details here:
Managing Me is a 6 week course specifically designed to provide young people with a chance to learn how to cope with life and focuses on dealing with stress, anxiety, depression and self-image. We have two Managing Me courses starting soon – with details found below.
Managing Me – Ages 9 – 13 – Starting 20th of October:
Managing Me – Ages 14 – 18 – Starting 21st of October:
If you have any queries about these courses, you are welcome to e-mail mid-kent mind


Free Five Week Life Skills Course from Mid Kent Mind – in partnership with West Kent Mind

Life Skills is a 5-week virtual psychoeducational course to help you challenge unhelpful thinking and behaviour and make positive changes to your life. By the end of the course, you will have a better understanding of:
· Anxiety, depression, and related problems
· How your thinking affects your mood and behaviour
· How negative moods and behaviours are maintained
· How to challenge unhelpful thinking
· How to develop and use a range of strategies to help you manage mood and behaviour
For more details, please visit Mid Kent mind’s website.


New Domestic Abuse Service for Men Opens in Kent

A new confidential Domestic Abuse Victim Empowerment Service, funded by the Police and Crime Commissioner will support male victims in Kent and Medway. 

In a first for Kent, a new victims service wholly focused on men will offer support to male victims of domestic abuse. The new Domestic Abuse Victim Empowerment Service will be managed by Ashford based charity Dads Unlimited and has secured two years funding for this vital service from the Police and Crime Commissioner. The Domestic Abuse Victim Empowerment Service also known as ‘DAVE’ will make a huge difference across the county to the estimated one in six men who are, or have been, victims of domestic abuse.

Please see more information about this new service attached


One-To-One Recovery Action Plan

Adult RAPs are being offered to increase the wellbeing and improve the mental health of those who have been adversely affected by the pandemic. These one-on-one sessions with Mid Kent Mind’s wellbeing workers will provide people with structured support as they begin to return to life under the ‘New Normal’.
Over the course of a Recovery Action Plan, people will have the opportunity to identify areas where they may have struggled during the pandemic, and will be encouraged and supported as they take proactively steps to manage those areas in the future.
The Recovery Action Plan consists of the ten following areas:

  • Managing Mental Health
  • Life Skills
  • Physical Health and Self-care
  • Relationships
  • Social Networks
  • Aspirations
  • Responsibilities
  • Addictive / Challenging Behaviour
  • Identity 
  • Self-esteem

For more details on how to book a six-week Recovery Action Plan, click here:


Suicide&Co Counselling Service

Navigating suicide bereavement can be hard. Suicide loss is devastating and quite often adds complicated layers to the already difficult grieving process.

We want to give those bereaved access to a safe space where they can work through this grief with trained counsellors. We offer up to 12 sessions of counselling and people can apply by simply filling out our online form ( someone will then be in touch within 48 hours to discuss the application.

All sessions are happening via video call for the foreseeable future, but we will send a revised version of this document when we change that due to the relaxing of Covid-19 restrictions.

Please find information providing more details on the service and eligibility criteria attached