Digital and In Person Group Timetable

East Kent Mind are offering an array of of live workshops, courses and activities that you can access on your phone or on your computer at home. 

Please call 01843 319193 if you need help completing this form.


Our Online groups and activites are now running on Microsoft Teams, please see this guide on how to access.

Registered clients can now register for activities and workshops using the online form. Please note that it is not possible to sign up for the same workshop or course more than once in this period.


East Kent – Face to Face Groups

Every Tuesday 09:00 – 11:00 Chatty Tuesday
Every Tuesday 13:30 – 15:30 Arts and Creative Activities – Herne Bay Group
Monthly: Second of Tuesday of each month 14:00- 16:00 What Next – Peer Support Group
Weekly every Wednesday 18:00 – 19:00 MenTalk Group Whitstable
Weekly every Wednesday 10:00 – 11:30 Women’s Wellness Group Whitstable
Weekly every Wednesday 10:00 – 14:00 Kent COG Organic Gardening
Weekly for 8 Weeks from 18th October 10:30 – 12:00 Wellbeing Walk – Thanet various locations
Weekly Ongoing from Wednesday 18th October 14:00 – 16:00 Creative Writing
6 Sessions (various dates) 14:30 – 16:30 Kent Oasis Garden Monthly Wild Wellbeing Workshops
Weekly every Wednesday 18:00 – 19:30 Women’s Wellness Group Whitstable East Kent
Every Thursday 15:30 – 18:30 Revival Lates
Weekly Every Friday 10:00 – 12:00 Make Mend and Motivate
Weekly Every Friday 10:00 – 14:00 Kent COG Organic Gardening
Weekly Ongoing from 13th October 10:30 – 12:30 Make, Mend & Motivate
Weekly every Sunday 10:00 – 11:30 Walking Group Whitstable East Kent
Face to Face Courses
Monday 16th October for 6 weeks 14:00 – 16:00 5 Ways to Wellbeing – Ramsgate

Online Groups

Monday 09:00 – 10:00 Yoga for mental health
Monday 10:00 – 12:00 Women’s Group
Monday 12:00 – 13:30  Creative Writing – From Monday 6th November
Tuesday 09:30 – 10:00 Breath & Meditation
Tuesday 09:30 – 10:30 Tai Chi
Tuesday 10:30 – 12:30 Men’s Group
Tuesday 12:00 – 12:45 Pilates
Tuesday 12:00 -13:30 Ask an Employment Specialist – Re-Instate
Tuesday 14:00 -15:00 Preparing to return to work  (Also Face to Face) Re-Instate
Tuesday 18:00 – 18:45 Yoga
Wednesday 09:30 – 10:30 Photography For Fun
Wednesday 11:00- 13:00 Mend, Make and Motivate
Wednesday 16:00 – 17:30 Together we can
Thursday 12:00 – 12:45 Pilates
Friday 09:00 – 09:45 Yoga
Friday 10:00 – 11:00 Test your brain
Friday 12:00- 13:00 Employment Briefings  – Re-Instate
Friday 14:00 – 16:00 Music For Fun

Online Courses

Monday 10:00 – 11:30 COURSE – Money management
Tuesday 14:00 – 16:00 COURSE – Positivity
Tuesday 18:00 – 20:00 COURSE -Stress and Anxiety
Thursday 14:00 – 16:00 COURSE – Stress and Anxiety
Thursday 10:00 – 12:00 COURSE – Confidence and Assertiveness

Additional December Groups 

Monday 25th December 10:00 – 12:00 Christmas Day games and music
Tuesday 26th December 10:00 – 12:00 Boxing Day games and music
Sunday 31st December 15:00 – 17:00 New Year’s Eve music for fun special


03/10/2023 Tuesday 10:00 – 12:00 Body Image (week 1)
04/10/2023 Wednesday 10:00 – 11:30 Visualising Intentions and Affirmations
04/10/2023 Wednesday 14:00 – 15:30 Mental Wellbeing with Nutrition & Lifestyle Interventions
10/10/2023 Tuesday 10:00 – 12:00 Body Image (week 2)
17/10/2023 Tuesday 10:00 – 12:00 Low Mood & Depression
16/10/2023 Monday 10:00 – 11:00 Healthy Mind and Body
18/10/2023 Wednesday 10:00 – 11:30 Journaling
19/10/2023 Thursday 17:00 – 19:00 Understanding Anxiety & Panic
24/10/2023 Tuesday 10:00 – 12:00 Anger Management
31/10/2023 Tuesday 10:00 – 12:00 Emotional Intelligence
01/11/2023 Wednesday 14:00 – 15:30 Mental Wellbeing with Nutrition & Lifestyle Interventions
06/11/2023 Monday 10:00 – 11:00 Healthy Mind and Body
07/11/2023 Tuesday 10:00 – 12:00 Mental Health in the Workplace
14/11/2023 Tuesday 10:00 – 12:00 Sleep & Relaxation Techniques
15/11/2023 Wednesday 10:00 – 11:30 Visualising Intentions and Affirmations
21/11/2023 Tuesday 10:00 – 12:00 Understanding Self-Harm
23/11/2023 Thursday 17:00 – 19:00 Low Mood & Depression
27/11/2023 Monday 10:00 – 11:00 Healthy Mind and Body
28/11/2023 Tuesday 10:00 – 12:00 Understanding Anxiety & Panic
29/11/2023 Wednesday 10:00 – 11:30 Journaling
05/12/2023 Tuesday 10:00 – 12:00 Body Image (week 1)
06/12/2023 Wednesday 14:00 – 15:30 Mental Wellbeing with Nutrition & Lifestyle Interventions
12/12/2023 Tuesday 10:00 – 12:00 Body Image (week 2)
13/12/2023 Wednesday 10:00 – 11:30 Mindfulness
19/12/2023 Tuesday 10:00 – 12:00 Anger Management

Face-to-Face Groups and Courses

Being creative improves our mental health and wellbeing. Enjoy the creative activities with new ideas for inspiration each week. A welcoming and friendly group for beginners and those with more experience.

Location: East Kent Mind Umbrella, 54 William Street, Herne Bay, CT6 5PB

Friday’s: 10.30am to 12.30pm. 

If you want to write a story, read a story, play word- games and experience gentle learning and have fun within a group of likeminded people.
Then you are welcome to come along and join us at this weekly group to increase your word power and broaden your horizons at your own pace.

34 King Street, Ramsgate, CT11 8NT

Pop in for a chat from 10-3pm, our friendly staff and volunteers are extra aware today of anyone dining alone and will turn up the talk to brighten your day.

If you know someone living alone, new to the area, retired, lonely or in anyway needing a friendly face and chat do point them in our direction, quietest times are before 11 and after 2pm (open 10-3pm)

It’s also a good opportunity to make the time to meet the friend you have been meaning to catch up with – see this as your reminder – make the time to talk

Revival, where community blossoms on the High Street

A 6 week course to meet others and find out more about what keeps us well and how to introduce it to our day to day lives

Revival Food & Mood, 58 High St, Whitstable, CT5 1BB

The Kent COG garden is a multiuse, accessible, safe space that provides opportunities for students, staff and the community to engage with sustainable food, biodiversity, gardening, community action and mental health and wellbeing activities, whilst making new friends, getting some time outdoors, building up skills, confidence and making new links.

We offer 2 weekly sessions on Wednesdays and Fridays for participants to engage with general gardening activities. Individuals can just turn up and spend between 1 and 4 hours per session outdoors, working with a facilitator or other professional in a group setting, taking part in growing activities, sharing knowledge and learning new skills.  In addition, we offer monthly Saturday sessions focused on developing and maintaining wellbeing for all, and seasonal Sunday sessions, promoting sustainability and exploring our connection with the natural environment.

KentCOG are eager to liaise with individuals to make the programme appropriate for their needs. We are experienced in working with a variety of needs and our site is partially accessible for wheelchair users.  We are working towards creating a fully accessible site and any feedback is welcome.  We are happy to show students and staff around the garden and discuss their particular needs or requirements, as well as offering additional sessions to try out activities and to discuss ideas.

The programme can be accessed by visiting the garden on a regular basis throughout the year, or by liaising with staff at the University or via Mind to agree a specific block of sessions for individuals or groups which can be delivered on site

MenTalk is a drop in for men where you can unwind, talk, listen and make local connections in a friendly supportive social space.  We meet every Wednesdaya at 6-7 pm at Revival Whitstable.

See our social media and events for more details and contact Men Talk Peer Support Group Whitstable (East Kent Mind)

Days and Times: Wednesday 18:00 – 19:00  Duration: One Hour

Come and Join our Mood Menders at our Face To Face 2 hour workshops. A welcoming  space to learn, share new skills, meet or make new friends. Restore and relax.

Every Friday 10.00 – 11.00

Whitstable East Kent

Social late night café for young people.

Thursdays 3.30pm to 6.30pm – Ages 11 to 16 years

Walking for wellbeing is open to all.  It is a friendly relaxed group helping you to connect with nature, the community and your local area.  You can walk and talk, walk and watch or just walk your way knowing you are not alone.

We meet in various locations within the Canterbury District and walk for about an hour from 10am every Sunday, details can be found on our Facebook events – Walking for Wellbeing Revival East Kent Mind

Days and Times: Sunday  10:00 – 11:30 Duration: One Hour to 90 minutes

The group is a friendly, welcoming female space for of all ages to come together to chat, listen, share wellbeing journeys and support each other. We meet every Wednesday at 10am and at 6pm in Whitstable.  See our social media events for details:

FB: Women’s Wellness Peer Support Group (Revival)

Days and Times: Wednesday 10:00 – 11:30, 18:00 – 19.30  Duration One hour to 90 minutes

A monthly group to meet others and find out what is next for you!

34 King Street, Ramsgate, CT11 8NT

Online Groups

You are all invited to learn what self-care is all about. By showing you A different method of self-care each weekday evening at 6 P.M. On teams, you will find what really works for you.

I will introduce you to 31 different self-care methods that will benefit you by;

Helping you prevent stress
You can learn to feel good about yourself
You can learn to self-soothe
It aids productivity
It can make you more resilient to illness
Improving your self-esteem

And we all know taking care of ourselves, helps you take care of others.
You will be sent all tasks via email as well so if you can’t make specific dates and over the weekends, you can continue the challenge by yourself.
You will need a notebook but pen and paper will do

Learn a breathing technique and understand the points of breath on the body followed by a guided body scan meditation.

Weekly 9.30am – 10am Tuesdays

Mind in Bexley’s creative writing group meets every Monday.

If you want to write a story, read a story, play word-games and experience gentle learning and have fun within a group of likeminded people.

Then you are welcome to come along and join us where you can increase your word power and broaden your horizons at your own pace.

Days and Times: Monday 12:30 – 13:30 Duration: One Hour

This group is your time to put aside 2 hours for arts, craft, making, mending and DIY. Grab a cup of tea and the project you are working on to meet likeminded crafters for inspiration, tips, and giggles. Don’t know what to bring ? still come along to get the motivation.

Creating is a form of selfcare, it benefits you and those around you. It can help you feel more able to cope with situations.

Days and Times: Wednesday 11:00- 13:00 Duration: One Hour

Men’s Group is a Peer Support Group.  This is a friendly and informal group that includes group discussion on a variety of topics such as: current affairs, football, family and general well-being.

Days and Times: Tuesdays  10:30 – 12:00 Duration: 90 Minutes

Music for Fun is a Music Peer Support Group.  Every participant gets a chance to select a song of their choice to be played to the group and are giving time to talk about their selection.  This is a relaxed group with great discussion.

This group will motivate you to take pictures each week by giving you new themes like food, nature, wildlife and many more. We discuss top tips for improving your photography and editing techniques. Your homework will be to have fun creating your shot and then you can email your top 3 photos for the group to admire the following week.

We welcome all abilities, skill levels and types of cameras

Pilates, pronounced “Puh-Lah-Tees”, takes its name from Joseph Pilates who was born in Germany in 1880.

Pilates believed mental and physical health were closely connected. His method was influenced by western forms of exercise, including gymnastics, boxing and Greco-Roman wrestling. He immigrated to the US in the 1920s and opened a studio in New York, where he taught his method – which he called Contrology – for several decades. Pilates mat-work classes are not only fun, they are designed to help you improve flexibility and strength. Small equipment such as bands, toning circles and balls are used during mat-work classes to help you achieve better movement patterns and provide you with more awareness of your body – and of course to challenge you!  Our instructors cater to each individual, offering alternative movements if required so there is never a reason to feel worried about your ability.

Days and Times:  Tuesday 12:00 – 12:45, Thursday 12:00 – 12:45 Duration: 45 Minutes

Tai chi is an ancient Chinese tradition that, today, is practiced as a graceful form of exercise.

It involves a series of movements performed in a slow, focused manner and accompanied by deep breathing.

Tai chi, also called tai chi chuan, is a non-competitive, self-paced system of gentle physical exercise and stretching.

Each posture flows into the next without pause, ensuring that your body is in constant motion.

Days and Times:  Tuesday 09:30 – 10:30

You are Invited to join us on Zoom for Quizzes, Memory Games, spelling tests, boggle, spot the difference, math’s problems and much more…

All you need is a pen and paper. No scores are read aloud, this is all for Fun!

Days and Times: Friday 11:00 – 12:00 Duration: One Hour

In this group, we are going to encourage each other to get them jobs done ! Whatever is on your to do list bring it along (with a cup of tea) and get tips from your peers on the best way to achieve what you want, as you are doing it !

From sorting your bills/benefits, decluttering, craft project, homework from another group or a course you are doing, DIY, selfcare/glow ups, housework, journaling, planning, creative writing, gardening, shopping lists, to do lists and so much more..

Days and Times: Wednesday 16:00 – 17:30

The women’s group is an opportunity for ladies to come together for coffee and a chat in a safe environment where they can feel comfortable and relaxed.

Group meeting Face to Face and also on Teams.

Days and Times:   Monday  10:00 – 12:00 Duration: Two Hours

Yoga is an ancient form of exercise that focuses on strength, flexibility and breathing to boost physical and mental wellbeing. The main components of yoga are postures (a series of movements designed to increase strength and flexibility) and breathing.

Many studies suggest that yoga is a safe and effective way to increase strength, flexibility and balance.  There is some evidence to suggest that regular yoga practice is beneficial for people with high blood pressure, heart disease, aches and pains, depression, anxiety and stress.

Days and Times: Wednesday   18:00 – 18:45  Friday  09:00 – 09:45 Duration: 45 Minutes

In this session we move through a gentle sequence designed to cultivate relaxation and resilience.

Throughout the class you will practice techniques that help calm the body and mind. This session offers

you both breathing exercises and physical techniques that help balance your mood, calm negative thoughts, and reclaim a sense of self-control.

Days and Times: Monday 09:00 – 10:00 Duration: One Hour


The Anger Management workshop helps you to understand the cycle of anger and when certain types of anger become problematic. During this workshop you will identify the causes of anger, the e­ffects of anger on your health and your relationships and most importantly a variety of coping strategies to deal with anger.  

 The workshop promotes the use of self-awareness and self-reflection to aid anger management. Sometimes the simplest coping strategies are the most effective!  

 The workshop promotes group participation and interaction with discussion points aimed to encourage participants to grasp a better understanding of the thoughts and patterns that surround anger. 

This workshop will run over a two-week period, split into two 2-hour sessions. It will try to adjust your way of thinking about body-image and challenge the images of idealised bodies shown throughout the media that can negatively impact people’s perceptions of themselves.

By the end of the course, you will hopefully have achieved:

– An improved self-image

– A more realistic approach to body-image

By the end of the course, you will have hopefully learnt:

–  A better understanding of body image and how it is affected

– How external / internal factors that influence how we think and feel

– Body image in men and women

– How to accept your body and not aspire to unrealistic ideals

– How not everything in the media is as it seems

– How body-image affects mental health

– Ways to overcome negative body image

– An understanding of body image disorders / eating disorder

– Help that is available

Days and Times: Monday 13:00- 15:00 – Two Hours

This workshop aims to give you the ability to distinguish between helpful and unhelpful thinking patterns and how to manage negative emotions effectively. The hoped outcome of attending this workshop is that you will become more self-aware, be able to regulate your emotions more effectively and to develop your social skills including empathy and understanding different perspectives. Overall, the suggested tips and coping strategies should help you to start challenging your learnt behaviours; become more in tune with your emotions and in time build up your resilience. 

 This workshop promotes group participation and interaction with discussion points aimed to encourage participants to grasp a better understanding of emotional intelligence.  

In this one-hour workshop, you will be given many ideas, inspirations and encouragements to start living a more balanced lifestyle.

Achieving optimal health requires taking care of both your BODY and MIND.

We are going to look at what we should and shouldn’t be doing to bring BALANCE into our lives.

We all need to exercise, eat well, get enough sleep and practise self-care but to truly follow this way of life we must work out what methods suit us BEST.

Learn to journal by expressing thoughts, feelings, inspirations or emotions through writing. We will look at different journaling methods and how to get started. You will need a pen and notebook to journal in.

10am -11.30am Wednesday

This workshop looks at the key differences between low mood and depression and the psychological, physical, emotion, social and behavioural symptoms linked to both.

The main focus of this workshop is looking at the many causes of depression and understanding them fully and the most effective coping strategies to help manage depression in daily life.

This workshop promotes group participation and interaction with discussion points aimed to encourage participants to grasp a better understanding of low mood & depression.

A multi-faceted approach to improve mental wellbeing, first looking at the nutritional perspective by making sense of all the conflicting information about diet, then a  close-up on the brain and the best nutrients to support mental wellbeing. Each workshop will also have a different focus to support mental wellbeing, from the role of improving the gut-brain connection to balancing the nervous system and understanding the effect of blood glucose, all providing simple nutrition & lifestyle intervention methods.

This Mindfulness Workshop encourages a positive Mindful approach to feeling present and to bring awareness, an open mind, forgiveness and acceptance to ourselves and others, as we use practical tools to help gain an understanding. The workshop finishes with a small guided mindful breath meditation.

10am – 12pm Wednesday

Researchers have found that sleep and relaxation are important for us because it can support us in achieving

  • Better productivity and concentration ● Lower weight gain risk ● Better calorie regulation ● Greater athletic performance ● Lower risk of heart disease ● More social and emotional intelligence ● Preventing depression ● Lower inflammation ● Stronger immune system

Aims of the Workshop

  • simple relaxation methods, that promote health and general well-being ● the scientific background of why we sometimes can’t sleep ● practical implementation in daily life ● how to relax yourself

Days and Times: Thursday  12:00 – 14:00 Duration: Two Hours

This workshop is for those who would like to learn more about what anxiety and panic is. We learn and explore different types of negative thinking patterns and share our own experiences of how we can relate. We’ll also incorporate different ideas on how we can turn these negative thought patterns into positives by incorporating different healthy ways to wellbeing.

Days and Times: Tuesday 10:00 – 12:00 Duration: Two Hours

The Understanding Self-Harm Workshop is aimed at those wishing to increase their awareness of self harm and for those that wish to learn how to develop better coping strategies. The workshop looks at self harm facts and myths, how and why people may self harm and how to best manage and control urges.

The workshop promotes the use of cognitive coaching, self awareness and personal reflection. With discussion, participation in peer support group activities and exercises you will be able to explore how to incorporate what you learn into your daily life.

Days and Times: Thursday 12:00 – 14:00 Duration: Two Hours

Learn to use Visualising skills to set intentions and affirmations using practical tools and guided meditation.

10am – 11.30am Wednesday

Online Courses

A positive self-image is key to living a happy and healthy life. Research shows that people who feel confident in themselves can problem solve and make better decisions, take more risks, assert themselves, and strive to meet their personal goals. In fact there is an entire field devoted to it called Positive Psychology.

Aims of the workshop:
● Provide the participants with a better understanding of what is positive thinking, how it impacts and how to develop it

  • Enable a greater self-awareness
  • Equip the participants in effective techniques for changing attitudes
  • Support well-being

Course Content:

  • What is positive thinking made of?
  • Why is positive thinking the key to a successful life?
  • How to develop the skill of positive thinking?

Days and Times: Tuesday 14:00 – 16:00

Anxiety and stress cause more sick days, illness and presenteeism than physical ailments. Discover the difference between stress and anxiety and why in combination they are the single biggest cause of concern for the working population.

Aims of the workshop:

  • Provide the participants with a better understanding of what is positive thinking, how it impacts and how to develop it
  • Enable a greater self-awareness
  • Equip the participants in effective techniques for changing attitudes
  • Support well-being

Course Content:

  • Typical causes of anxiety
  • How to become familiar with triggers
  • How to select coping strategies that work specifically for you

Days and Times: Tuesday 18:00 – 20:00 Thursday 14:00 – 16:00 Duration: Two Hours

Confidence and Assertivenes

 The course aims to increase group members’ self-awareness, coping mechanisms in stressful situations and teach techniques to enable individuals to plan positively for the future.

The course is in modules and covers:

  • Building Confidence
  • Self-awareness and building positive self-image
  • Stress management
  • Assertiveness
  • Goal planning

Thursday       10:00 – 12:00

In this amazing two week course you will learn the importance of knowing where your money goes each month.
We will look at many ways to save on spending, how to budget our money, how to manage debt and where to seek help.

We are living through “the cost of living crisis”, Mind in Bexley and East Kent would like to offer you the information you need to get your money in order and control your debts

Mondays 10:00 – 11:30