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.
Kimberley was delighted to attend the opening of Dartford’s brand new B&M store on Saturday, after they very kindly chose us as their nominated charity.
Shoppers were queuing outside at 8am, eager to see what the megastore had to offer and they were not disappointed! From homeware to pet supplies, kids toys and its very own garden centre, B&M is your one stop shop for everything you could possibly need this Christmas.
Congratulations to the staff for all of their hard work in the lead up to the much anticipated opening.
We would also like to thank B&M for their very generous £250 charity donation to North Kent Mind.
Congratulations to Adam Palmer and Ashley Stone for their double win at the Kent Mental Health and Wellbeing Awards.
As well as winning fundraisers of the year for Medway, they also picked up the champion award at the end of the show.
Adam and Ashley have worked tirelessly on their 12 months of fundraising challenge and have raised a hugely impressive amount of £8200.
Taking part in various activities such as a charity football match, sponsored walk, monthly scratchcard and speed quizzes, Ashley was keen to support North Kent Mind as a charity close to his heart after experiencing mental health issues in his own life. Thank you so much to Adam and Ashley for their amazing fundraising efforts, commitment and dedication.
North Kent Mind are running FREE wellbeing sessions in the October half term for Children and Young People to attend. The sessions will be held at the Riverside Community Centre in Gravesend, to promote positive wellbeing. Places are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis – book now to secure your place!
Medway Lottery is an exciting weekly lottery that raises money for good causes in Medway area. All good causes supported by the lottery will benefit Medway area and its residents.
Play the lottery, support Medway area – it’s that simple!
Tickets for the lottery cost just £1 a week. Each ticket has a 1 in 50 chance to win a prize each week, with a top prize of £25,000! That’s a better chance of winning than the National Lottery or the Health Lottery.
Each ticket has six numbers and each number is between 0 and 9. There will be a draw every Saturday night when a six digit winning combination will be picked. Prizes will be given to players with tickets that match the first or last 2 to 6 numbers from the winning combination. Match all six and you win the jackpot!
To enter and support North Kent Mind, please click on the image below:
North Kent Mind have been working with local young people to create a workshop on ‘Social Media Resilience’. This workshop has been created by Sixth form students and is designed for those aged 11-18 to expand their knowledge about social media and its impact on mental health, learn new coping mechanisms and to connect with other young people. The workshop is FREE to attend, please complete the form below. This is not one to be missed!!
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Access to mental health support is too often determined by where we live or who we are. It shouldn’t be like this. But we can change things. This World Mental Health Day, do one thing and add your voice. Use our resources to start a conversation about mental health inequality. Because if we all do one thing, we can change everything.
Use our resources to learn about mental health inequality, add your voice to our campaign and spread the word. To find out more please click here.
North Kent Mind is delighted to announce that our groups & sessions are now running back at local community venues. These include activity sessions, coping with life courses, mindfulness courses & peer led groups…
What is World Suicide Prevention Day? Every year organisations and communities around the world come together to raise awareness of how we can create a world where fewer people die by suicide. Each year has a different theme and focus, to bring to light a specific aspect of suicide prevention.
When is it? World Suicide Prevention Suicide Day is always on 10 September.
What do Samaritans do? Every year Samaritans campaign with over 70 other suicide prevention and mental health groups under the National Suicide Prevention Alliance (NSPA). Together, we ask governments in the UK and Ireland to make suicide prevention a priority, and help raise awareness about how we can each support each other better.
This year’s theme, which will be the theme until 2023, is ‘Creating Hope Through Action’, which aims to empower people with the confidence to engage with the complexity of ‘hope’. On the day we will be asking people to share the things that they do which helps them feel hopeful when they’re going through a difficult time. For example:
Reaching out for a coffee with my best mate
Taking a walk in the fields and letting the wind blow everything away
Go for a run along the seafront
Support WSPD There are lots of ways you can support World Suicide Prevention Day. Over the upcoming weeks, we will be working on content for you to share on the day. Keep an eye out on this page for downloadable resources and supportive content to share online and help raise awareness of suicide prevention.