Kindness in abundance for those in need

2024-05-21T17:00:22+01:00

Tackling need through community action Sitting at the heart of the community in Herne Bay is Maya’s Community Support Centre - described as “a home from home to many” by nominator Eleanor Holmes, a Social Worker from the Kent County Council Adult Social Services Community Team.  Francesca Day from the awards team contacted her to [...]

Kindness in abundance for those in need2024-05-21T17:00:22+01:00

Tackling crisis in young people’s mental health

2024-05-02T17:43:06+01:00

Artwork created during wellbeing sessions delivered by North Kent Mind   North Kent team respond to growing mental health pressure on students North Kent Mind's Children and Young Persons (CYP) Service offers a range of support to help those with mental health concerns. The team have now been nominated for the Kent Mental [...]

Tackling crisis in young people’s mental health2024-05-02T17:43:06+01:00

Volunteer is a friend to the community

2024-05-02T17:28:28+01:00

Adrian Friend 'Force of nature' keeping vulnerable connected Adrian Friend has been described as a force of nature who is making life easier for people in his local community through his generosity and kindness.  Reporter Francesca Day contacted Tracy Carr, founder of Talk It Out, who has nominated Adrian for the 2024 Kent [...]

Volunteer is a friend to the community2024-05-02T17:28:28+01:00

Defibrillator team expand circuit to 10 sites in Dover

2024-04-23T20:13:07+01:00

Defibs for Dover team: Sam Hammond, Jan Hyde and Clare Sykes   Award nomination for inspirational Dover group To be able to say that you are responsible for saving just one person’s life is something that most of us will never be in a position to do. But a dynamic team in Dover [...]

Defibrillator team expand circuit to 10 sites in Dover2024-04-23T20:13:07+01:00

Team’s speedy service brought relief to couple

2024-04-23T20:13:30+01:00

Outstanding dementia care unit at hospice earns award nomination The Heart of Kent Hospice in Aylesford has been nominated for a Kent Mental Wellbeing Award by Maidstone resident Bob Burns. This is in recognition of the outstanding support the dementia team at the hospice gives to Bob, his wife Anne and to other dementia sufferers [...]

Team’s speedy service brought relief to couple2024-04-23T20:13:30+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
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