A big thank you Neill Wright and the Yorkshire Building Society for their donation!

We’d like to thank Neill Wright and the Yorkshire Building Society, for their donation of one thousand pounds worth of gardening materials for our new Wellbeing Gardening Project.

The Yorkshire Building Society allows staff to nominate charities of their choice to receive a donation and Neill very kindly decided to nominate us, as it’s a charity that he can relate to due to some personal experiences he has encountered.

Neill and colleague Ryan Donnellon came to the North Kent Mind offices to visit the garden where the tools will be used!

We are extremely grateful for the support, and look forward to the Garden Project getting started with the weather warming up!

Neill Wright and colleague Ryan Donnellon in the Almshouses garden

Donation from The Shoker family & friends

The Shoker family & friends have raised an amazing £11,500 for North Kent Mind.

Tragically one of their beloved family members, Amarjit Singh Shokar, took his own life late last year. Since this, the family have been committed to spreading awareness and raising money, to help support those struggling with mental health.

We had the pleasure of visiting them to hand over the cheque, as well as a plaque in memory of Amarjit, which will be kept in their family home.

Their bravery and dedication as a family is inspiring, and we thank them so much for their continued support.

They have been in connection with Kent Online to share their experience and raise awareness, you can find the article here:


North Kent Mind Fundraising Officer Kimberley Tough and Communications Officer Maria Kent with some of the Shoker family.

The Dockyard Sessions

Do you have a passion for music?

North Kent Mind, along with the music students from the University of Kent and their lecturers, have created the Dockyard Sessions.

An all-comers Band/jamming session for anyone interested in music.

The sessions will be held at The University of Kent in the Clock Tower Lecture Theatre on March 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th from 10:30am-12:30pm.

Download poster.

February Half Term Sessions 2022 (young persons)

North Kent Mind are running a free, friendly and welcoming group session for young people aged 11-18. The session will explore self-esteem and managing comparisons, whilst learning how to build positive coping mechanisms.

Friday 18th February, 11.30AM – 1.00PM

Riverside Community Centre Gravesend

To book your place, please email Rebecca Smith: rebeccasmith@northkentmind.co.uk

Download poster here.

Donation from Ian Leicester on behalf of the 24th Borstal Scout Group

North Kent Mind would like to thank Ian Leicester for his incredibly generous donation of £1,000 on behalf of his Scouts’ group. 

The Scouts have been travelling around Africa and helping various causes worldwide, but also wanted to help a charity closer to home and we are thrilled that they nominated us. 

They have a particular passion for helping youth and requested that we use their donation for our Children and Young People’s service. 

Thank you so much Ian and Scouts!

Fundraising at St George’s Church of England School, Gravesend

Matt Joblin, a former student of St George’s Church of England School Gravesend, ran a campaign this month to raise money for North Kent Mind, by collecting donations in exchange for original 1976 bricks from his old school. 

The campaign was a huge success, and they were able to able to raise an amazing £1055 for North Kent Mind.  

All donators collected their bricks this weekend and were thrilled with the experience.  

We are hugely grateful for the effort gone into by everyone involved and a big thank you to Matt, St George’s Church of England School and all donators for their support.