Mind the Knife

Mind the Knife

‘Mind the Knife’ Programme for Secondary School aged children

Maidstone and Mid-Kent Mind are pleased to be partnering with Youth Resilience UK to deliver a brand-new programme in Maidstone, known as ‘Mind the Knife’.

The programme has been funded by the Home Office and the Office of the Kent Police and Crime Commissioner and aims to look at the potential ties between knife crime and poor mental health.

Over the course of a five-week programme, young people will have the opportunity to explore practical ideas around how they can keep themselves safe without breaking the law. This will be combined with a resilience-driven focus, encouraging young people to build and develop positive coping strategies which help to boost both their self-esteem and confidence – leading to an improved self-image.

The programme will combine MMK Mind’s wellbeing and resilience focus with Youth Resilience UK’s specialist knowledge around knife crime – enabling the course to go more in-depth around particular problem areas which young people may encounter.

Two FREE five-week courses are available for members of the public. Both will begin on the 25th of February 2020, and will run from 10am till 11:30am, and from 12noon till 1:30pm. These hour and a half sessions will take place at Maidstone and Mid-Kent Mind’s office on College Road in Maidstone (ME15 6YH).

For more details, visit the following webpage: https://www.maidstonemind.org/mind-knife-knife-crime-course-kent/

Alternatively, you can E-Mail James Walker directly via jameswalker@mmkmind.org.uk.

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