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Foundation awards funding to develop veterans project

2024-04-16T19:19:23+01:00

Veterans project expands in East Kent East Kent Mind is delighted to announce it has received a grant of £25,000 from The Veterans' Foundation to support its work. The funding will enable the charity to develop and expand its pilot Armed Forces Connector post linking ex-military, reservists and their adult family members who are isolated, [...]

Foundation awards funding to develop veterans project2024-04-16T19:19:23+01:00

Quex Gardens aims to strengthen community

2024-04-16T14:41:40+01:00

Museum provides ray of sunshine for the isolated and lonely Museums often have a reputation for being stuffy and under-used, so to discover a thriving range of wellbeing and community engagement sessions being delivered at Quex Gardens - part of the Powell-Cotton Museum - enthralled Heidi Flood. The project has been nominated for the 2024 [...]

Quex Gardens aims to strengthen community2024-04-16T14:41:40+01:00

Domestic abuse organisation now offers help outside of Kent

2024-04-07T13:40:41+01:00

  'If it helps a survivor of domestic abuse we’re willing to do it' Highly Commended at the 2023 Kent Mental Wellbeing Awards and now nominated for a second consecutive year A Survivor’s Story CIC is an inclusive organisation that supports men, women and children that are experiencing or have experienced domestic abuse.  Francesca Day [...]

Domestic abuse organisation now offers help outside of Kent2024-04-07T13:40:41+01:00

School puts Mental Health First Aid ‘on the syllabus’

2024-04-07T12:40:57+01:00

  Art therapy and wellbeing walks put staff first at Folkestone school   Earlscliffe is the latest school to be nominated for the Kent Mental Wellbeing Awards and puts wellbeing at the heart of its operation. Kate Orr from the awards team talked to the school to find out more. In a world where work [...]

School puts Mental Health First Aid ‘on the syllabus’2024-04-07T12:40:57+01:00

Dementia charity nominated for regional awards

2024-03-17T21:01:42+00:00

Lizzie and John Charity's outstanding care following dementia diagnosis Lizzie and John's world crumbled when he was diagnosed with dementia. Crossroads Care Kent were there to support the couple in their darkest hour and following his death. Now Lizzie has nominated the charity for this year's Kent Mental Wellbeing Awards to publicly thank [...]

Dementia charity nominated for regional awards2024-03-17T21:01:42+00:00

Project Talking Football nominated for regional awards

2024-03-05T18:46:14+00:00

Kyle Ingram-Baldwin Striking a link between football and wellbeing Men are statistically less likely to take their mental health seriously and are reluctant to seek out help. One solution, devised by Kyle Ingram-Baldwin, has created a project that merges football with mental health. Now Kyle's initiative - Project Talking Football - has been nominated [...]

Project Talking Football nominated for regional awards2024-03-05T18:46:14+00:00

Make-up guru nominated for bringing joy to others

2024-03-05T17:20:23+00:00

Sophie Dodds Bringing joy during the darkest of times How we perceive we look to others can hugely affect our self-confidence and self-belief. To ease this anxiety Sophie Dodds offers a clinic providing a range of free beauty treatments. The JOY initiative was sparked following the death of her father when she at [...]

Make-up guru nominated for bringing joy to others2024-03-05T17:20:23+00:00

The search is on for the region’s wellbeing champions

2024-03-01T14:06:09+00:00

The search is on for the region's wellbeing champions Nominate now Nominations are now being accepted for an annual awards event that focuses on wellbeing and the people, organisations and initiatives that support our mental health. This support can be crucial to help us cope with life, particularly as the cost-of-living-crisis [...]

The search is on for the region’s wellbeing champions2024-03-01T14:06:09+00:00

Amy’s emotional and mental health resilience were tested to the limit

2024-03-07T13:51:56+00:00

Amy Hopper “I’d forgotten what it was like to do basic tasks without being in pain” Amy Hopper's emotional and mental health resilience were tested to the limit by a series of circumstances, each of which might have broken any other person. After surviving a car crash and coping with the death of [...]

Amy’s emotional and mental health resilience were tested to the limit2024-03-07T13:51:56+00:00

The first step is the hardest

2024-01-29T15:48:49+00:00

  The first step is the hardest It is estimated that nearly 1 in 4 people suffer from some type of mental health problem; I am not ashamed to admit that I am part of that statistic. I have been diagnosed with OCD, anxiety and depression. It took me a few years to truly come to terms with my [...]

The first step is the hardest2024-01-29T15:48:49+00:00
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