Free access to our
online course: Mental Health Awareness for Sport and Physical Activity
Now more than ever, we need to look after each other’s mental
health and wellbeing. Coaches and coaching organisations have told us that they
are increasingly concerned about supporting the mental health of those whom
they coach, as well as ensuring their own wellbeing.
The course which takes 2-3 hours to complete, is aimed at everyone
who works in clubs, community sport and physical activity – including coaches,
activators, sports administrators, front of house staff or volunteers. Learners
will be able to increase their knowledge of mental health, and confidence when
applying the learning into their coaching practice.
learners will be able to:
• welcome and support people living with mental health problems in
their sport and physical activity sessions
• increase their knowledge of mental health problems
Free veterinary consultation for local Mind staff and service users
Many of us have four-legged family members and may be concerned about their health during this period. In order to help, FirstVet has kindly offered a free video consultation with one of their many experienced vets, open to the local Mind network, service-users and any family and friends who may benefit until the end of June 2020.
Their experienced vets will provide advice and at-home treatment recommendations, and send call notes to share with your usual vet, all while you are in the comfort and safety of your own home. FirstVet is the largest veterinary telemedicine service in Europe, and want to provide a service which helps people’s peace of mind during these challenging times.
FirstVet will provide support for most common pets. Example of conditions that FirstVet can help with include:
● Vomiting and diarrhoea
● Eye and ear problems
● Coughing and sneezing
● Itching and skin problems
● Minor injuries and accidents
If FirstVet advises you to physically take your pet to your regular vet, and the vet is not available, they will refer you to the closest open clinic.
If you would like to take them up on their offer, simply register for FirstVet and download the app, then click on this link. Please note that you won’t have to enter any payment information to access the free initial consultation, and this service is available 12pm – 5pm, 7 days a week.
See our new ‘Mindfulness’ page. We invite you to use this page to share photos that you feel have a mindful effect on you, and that create opportunities for mindful awareness, in the present moment. Whatever creates a space for calmness and peace for you that you would like to share with others’
notice – take time
to be aware of the world around you, whether it’s while exploring your local
area for your daily exercise, out in the garden looking at plants and wildlife,
while preparing and eating a meal, spending time with your pets, a picture or
an object you may find … Pause to take
photos of something beautiful.
We’ve added a Ziffit link to our Virgin Money Giving account! You can now support our work from the comfort of your home, get involved as we #DeclutterAndDonate on May 5th for #GivingTuesdayNow
To make donating faster and easier supporters can download the Ziffit app. Anyone making trade-ins through Ziffit can now donate the value of their unwanted goodies directly to any charity registered with Virgin Money Giving by selecting North Kent Mind charity at the checkout.