World Mental Health Day 2023

The raffle has now ended and the draw will take place on 20th October.
Good luck!

The 10th October is World Mental Health Day and the theme for 2023
(set by the World Foundation of Mental Health) is ‘Mental health is a universal human right’.

North Kent Mind are hosting a stall at Bluewater from the 8th—10th October to raise awareness around this important day.

We will be on hand to engage in conversations with the local community about what support we can offer
those who feel they are struggling.

It is important to talk about your mental health and everyone should know that they are not alone.

We will also be holding a raffle.

Tickets start from as little as £2 and we have some amazing prizes to be won, just in time for Christmas!

Tickets can be purchased in person at our stall in Bluewater or through our website at the link below.

All money received goes back into our charity and towards running our services for our local community.

We hope to see you at our Bluewater event and thank you for your continued support.

Easyfundraising – North Kent Mind

Did you know that whenever you buy anything online – from your weekly shop to your annual holiday – you could be raising free donations for North Kent Mind with easyfundraising?

There are over 7,000 brands on board ready to make a donation – including eBay, Argos, John Lewis, ASOS, and M&S – and it won’t cost you a penny extra to help us raise funds.

All you need to do is:

  1. Go to and join for free.
  2. Every time you shop online, go to easyfundraising first to find the site you want and start shopping.
  3. After you’ve checked out, the brand will make a donation to Mind – North Kent at no extra cost to you whatsoever!

There are no catches or hidden charges and North Kent Mind will be really grateful for your donations.

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.

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.

Fundraiser for North Kent Mind

On Saturday 2nd March, Ash Stone and Adam Palmer walked with their football team, Medway United Unver 12s East, as part of a 12 month fundraiser for North Kent Mind.

They set off from Strood and walked 7.5 miles to the Howard School in Rainham, completing this in 2 hours and 45 minutes.

As a result of the walk, they raised around £1000, bringing their total so far to £3660.

Great effort from all involved and all monies raised will be used for local services to make sure no one has to face a mental health issue alone!

Thank you, Calli

Calli Malpas is a local musician and supporter of North Kent Mind who wrote the song, ‘A Hedgehog Named Bob’ which is featured on Our Creative Space .

Calli has just donated £87.00 to us via Virgin Money Giving from Spotify sales of the song.

Thank you, Calli

*Content Warning* Although this is quite an uplifting song and has a cute cartoon video, the lyrics briefly mention experience of suicidal ideation/thoughts.