West Kent

This page contains services relevant to the following postcode areas:
BR6 DA13 ME1 ME2 ME5 ME6 ME7 ME9 ME13 ME14 ME15 ME16 ME17 ME18 ME19 ME20 ME99 TN1 TN2 TN3 TN4 TN5 TN8 TN9 TN10 TN11 TN12 TN13 TN14 TN15 TN16 TN17 TN18 TN20 TN27

 

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CORE PROGRAMMES
PEER-LED PROGRAMMES – Project Based
PEER-LED PROGRAMMES – Condition Based
SOCIAL SUPPORT
EMPLOYMENT SUPPORT
HOUSING SUPPORT
OTHER MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES


CORE PROGRAMMES


Well Being Course delivered by MCCH

6 week course to help clients learn about the Six Ways to Wellbeing to improve their management of daily life.


Tonbridge: Bridge House 97-101 High Street, Tonbridge, TN9 1DR

Course 1: 10am-12pm
30th May, 6th June, 13th June, 20th June, 27th June, 4th July, 11th July

Course 2: 10am-12pm
7th November, 14th November, 21st November, 28th November, 5th December, 12th December


Sevenoaks: WK Mind Wellbeing Centre, 34 St John’s Rd, Sevenoaks TN13 3LW

Course 1: 2-4pm
2nd August, 29th August, 5th September, 12th September, 19th September, 26th September, 3rd October

Course 2: 10am-12pm
2nd Jan, 9th Jan, 16th Jan, 23rd Jan, 30th Jan, 6th Feb, 13th Feb


Tunbridge Wells: St Phillips Church, St Philips Vicarage, Birken Rd, Tunbridge Wells TN2 3TE

Course 1: 10am-12pm
25th April, 2nd May, 9th May, 16th May, 23rd May, 30th May, 6th June

Course 2: 10am-12pm
11th July, 18th July, 25th July, 1st August, 8th August, 15th August, 22nd August

Course 3: 10am -12pm
3rd October, 10th October, 17th October, 24th October, 31st October, 7th November, 14th November

Contact Paul Head via email on p.head@mcch.org.uk (opens in new tab or window)

Maidstone

Compass House: 84 Holland Rd, Maidstone ME14 1UT
Course 1: 2nd May, 9th May, 16th May, 23rd May, 30th May

Fusion: 2 & 3 Cobb Way, Maidstone ME15 9XF
Course 2: 30th May, 6th June, 13th June, 20th June, 27th June, 4th July, 11th July

Compass House: 84 Holland Rd, Maidstone ME14 1UT
Course 3: 11th July, 25th July, 1st August, 8th August, 15th August, 22nd August, 29th August
Course 4: 29th August, 5th September, 12th September, 19th September, 26th September, 3rd October, 12th October


Managing Depression delivered by West Kent Mind

6 week course to help clients develop an understanding and coping strategies for
Depression.

Tonbridge: WK Mind Wellbeing Centre,3, St Mary’s Road, Tonbridge, TN9 2LD
Course 1: June: 7, 14, 21, 28 July: 5, 12, 19

Course 2: Oct: 30 Nov: 6, 13, 20, 27 Dec: 4

Sevenoaks: WK Mind Wellbeing Centre, 34, St John’s Road, Sevenoaks,TN13 3LW
Course 1: May: 16, 23 June: 6, 13, 20, 27

Tunbridge Wells: St Phillips Church, St Philips Vicarage, Birken Rd, Tunbridge Wells TN2 3TE

Course 1: 12-2pm
2nd May, 9th May, 16th May, 23rd May, 30th May, 6th June

Course 2: 12-2pm
4th July, 11th July, 18th July, 25th July, 1st August, 8th August

Course 3: 12-2pm
12th September, 19th September, 26th September, 3rd October, 10th October, 17th October

Edenbridge: Four Elms Rd, Edenbridge TN8 6BY

Course 1: 1.30pm to 3pm.
Sep: 8, 15, 22, 29 Oct: 6, 13 from


Managing Depression delivered by Maidstone and Mid Kent Mind

Coping with Depression is a Mind registered course that runs for 5 weeks and helps participant’s to understand the signs of depression and the affects that it has upon them.

Through use of Cognitive Behaviour Coaching you gain strategies and techniques to aid recovery from periods of depression and build resilience against developing future episodes of depression.

Maidstone: Maidstone and Mid Kent Mind, 23 College Rd, Maidstone ME15 6YH

Five week course commencing:

  • 3rd July 2017
  • 5th September 2017
  • 7th November 2017
  • 27th February 2018

Contact James Walker jameswalker@mmkmind.org.uk (opens in new tab or window) for referrals


Managing Stress and Anxiety delivered by West Kent Mind

Tonbridge: WK Mind Wellbeing Centre, 3, St Mary’s Road, Tonbridge, TN9 2LD
Course 1: Sept: 6, 13, 20, 27 Oct: 4, 11
Course 2: Feb: 5, 19, 26 Mar: 5, 12, 19

Sevenoaks: WK Mind Wellbeing Centre, 34, St John’s Road, Sevenoaks, TN13 3LW
Course 1: Jan: 23, 30 Feb: 6, 20, 27 Mar: 6

Managing Stress and Anxiety delivered by Maidstone and Mid Kent Mind

Coping with Anxiety is a Mind registered course that runs for 5 weeks and helps participant’s to identify and understand the stressors in the lives and realise what triggers their feelings of anxiety.

Through use of Cognitive Behaviour Coaching you can learn new strategies for coping with anxiety and stress as well as techniques for reducing these and building your own positive wellbeing.

MMK Building, College Rd

Five week courses commencing:

  • 2nd May 2017
  • 7th August 2017
  • 9th October 2017
  • 22nd January 2018

Contact James Walker jameswalker@mmkmind.org.uk (opens in new tab or window) for referrals.


PEER-LED PROGRAMMES – Project Based


West Kent Mind

Click and Walk, Community Nature and Eco Therapy, Music for Wellbeing, Make friends with a book.

Tonbridge: WK Mind Wellbeing Centre, 3 St Mary’s Road, Tonbridge TN9 2LD
Sevenoaks: WK Mind Wellbeing Centre, 34 St John’s Road, Sevenoaks TN13 3LW

Bore Place

Bore Place Road, Chiddingstone, Edenbridge TN8 7AR
Themed sessions comprising elements of Six Ways to Wellbeing, to be drafted but agreed with the group. Sessions to include:

  • Initial meeting – introduction to Bore Place, tour of farm and site. Introduction to building a portfolio from the time at Bore Place
  • Market Garden – organised activity based on growing of organic fruit and vegetables, dependent on produce available
  • Cooking – producing a simple healthy main meal, working with our chef and/or assistant chef using food from the Market Garden
  • Wildlife gardening – learning the benefits of providing a garden that is a place for birds, bugs and wildlife to include doing an activity in the garden
  • Craft Activity – dependent on group interests which will be identified in initial meeting
  • Physical activity – part or all of the Field Trail around Bore Place, led by a member of the Bore Place staff (approximately 2.5 miles)

First Thursdays of the month starting from May, timings 1 – 5pm as follows:
Thursday 1 June
Thursday 6 July
Thursday 3 August
Thursday 7 September
Thursday 5 October

Contact Sally Potter SallyP@boreplace.org (opens in new tab or window) for referrals

TWMHRC

Grosvenor & Hilbert Recreational Grounds – Bowling Green Building
Park Art

Do Not Judge Art Project – will run over 12 sessions – starting on 10th April with the 1st Session being a presentation and ‘Ideas Gathering’ (at MHR -Hub) (Session dates to follow shortly), in the TW Park – Grosvenor &Hilbert Recreational Grounds – Bowling Green Building. This is an opportunity to produce art work, with a theme of ‘Do not Judge’ supported by a volunteer and staff, that will lead to an exhibition finale – to showcase people’s creativity and expression.

Suitable for all abilities – Mondays – 10am -12pm – Grosvenor & Hilbert Recreational Grounds – Bowling Green Building- Materials Provided – Peer Support Led – tea & coffee/biscuits provided.
24th April – Intro and Inspo
15th May – Workshop
22nd May – Workshop
26th June – Workshop
3rd July – Workshop
17th July – Workshop
31st July – Workshop
14th Aug – Workshop
21st Aug – Workshop
11th Sept – complete Art Work & begin Prep Exhibition
25th Sept – Prep Exhibition
9th Oct – Exhibition

Blackthorn Trust

St Andrews Road, Maidstone,Kent ME16 9AN
– Monday, Tuesdays & Thursdays for 8 weeks 9-3.30pm

A Place to change – Join One of our Wellbeing Courses and learn a new skill too

Set in a beautiful garden, our workshops provide a place to get support to feel well, meet other people in similar situations and learn a new skill. Over eight weeks, come and spend a day a week at Blackthorn where you can choose of the following welcoming workshops:-

Blackthorn Trust – Mondays & Wednesdays 9-3.30pm
Cooking – Learn to cook nutritious meals on a budget alongside food safety and hygiene

Blackthorn Trust – Available all week
Set in our organic vegetable, fruit and flower garden.

Gardening – Develop skills for your own outside space and get fitter too whilst you interact with nature

Blackthorn Trust – Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays 9-3.30pm
Bakery – Baking artisan bread in our bakery you’ll learn how to create bread and dough products for sale in our café and for our customers

Customer Service – learn how to interact with customers in our café, use a cash register as well as hospitality and retail skills

Blackthorn Trust – Mondays 9-3.30pm
Stained Glass – come and join our therapeutic stained glass course where you will learn to safely design, cut and solder artwork for sale to customers

Blackthorn Trust – Thursdays 9-3.30pm
Craft – Improve your creativity and dexterity by learning techniques with paper, paint, pastels, felt and create items for sale

All group workshops are run by a qualified mentor who will support you to feel well and learn an new skill which you could use to progress to further training or work

Gardening Project

Delivered by MMK Mind, Mind Building, College Road, Maidstone.


PEER-LED PROGRAMMES – Condition Based


TWMHRC

Bi-Polar Support Group, 2 Grosvenor Park, Tunbridge Wells TN1 2BD
Start date- May 2017.

WK Mind

Personality Disorder, Hearing Voices

Tonbridge: WK Mind Wellbeing Centre, 3 St Mary’s Road, Tonbridge TN9 2LD

Sevenoaks: WK Mind Wellbeing Centre, 34 St John’s Road, Sevenoaks TN13 3LW

Tunbridge Wells: TN2 Community Centre, Lakeside, Tunbridge Wells TN2 3LZ

MMK Mind

TBA – 23 College Road, Maidstone ME15 6YH


SOCIAL SUPPORT


Delivered by West Kent Mind

All groups are run by an experienced Wellbeing Project Worker assisted by skilled volunteers and occasional guest speakers for additional expertise. The groups are based on the 6 ways to wellbeing and offer social support along with a range of activities known to improve mental health and wellbeing. All sessions will encourage and motivate people to engage in universal activities including volunteering. Groups are offered as a 12 month rolling programme meaning that people can start/stop at any time and new referrals will be introduced to the group and the activity as and when they join.

Tonbridge: WK Mind Wellbeing Centre, 3, St Mary’s Road, Tonbridge, TN9 2LD
Creative Minds.- Tuesday: 12.30-2.30pm
Includes : Visual arts, introduction to crafts, make friends with a book, drama , dance and wellbeing though music.

Natural Ways to Wellbeing – Thursday: 10am-12pm
Includes: Gardening, wildlife walks, birdwatching, foraging and wildlife photography

Sevenoaks: WK Mind Wellbeing Centre, Sevenoaks 34 St John’s Rd, Sevenoaks TN13 3LW
Living Well – Wednesday: 10.30-12.30pm
Includes: Healthy eating, cookery, mood and food, walking/running, sports awareness and relaxation techniques.

Natural Ways to Wellbeing – Thursday: 1-3pm
Includes: Gardening, wildlife walks, birdwatching, foraging and wildlife photography

Creative Minds – Friday: 10am-12pm
Includes : Visual arts, introduction to crafts, make friends with a book, drama , dance and wellbeing though music.


Delivered by T.W.M.H.R.C.

Tunbridge Wells Mental Health Resource Centre, 2 Grosvenor Park, Tunbridge Wells TN1 2BD
Community meal – Monday 12.00-1.30
Needlecraft, Walking Group – Wednesday 10.00-11.30
Social support – Friday 2.00-3.30

Tunbridge Wells Library Mount Pleasant Rd, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN1 1NS
Book and film review – Wednesdays 10-11.30

Contact for referral: Carol Lawrence: CarolL@twmhr.org.uk (opens in new tab or window)


Delivered by MMK Mind

23 College Road, Maidstone ME15 6YH

Garden Sheds – Monday – 2pm – 4pm
Garden Sheds is a peer support activity group that offers the opportunity to learn about garden maintenance, landscaping and growing your own food and flowers. Led by our wellbeing staff and volunteers the garden group takes place at the Live It Well Centre in Hollands Rd and the Mind Building in College Road.

Culture Club – Tuesday – Food 2pm – 4pm
Our Food based Culture Club teaches you to prepare and cook a healthy meal, which you then eat with your group of peers sharing experiences. Alternating weekly between sweet and savoury dishes the group aims to enhance your skills at making healthy food choices within a reasonable budget.

Culture Club – Wednesday – Arts 2pm – 4pm
Our Arts based Culture Club is based around arts and crafts activities. Ranging from glass painting and portraits to decoupage and pottery you will get to try different arts mediums in a fun and friendly environment. We also tailor our creative sessions around annual events including Easter, Halloween and Christmas.

Mindful Social Group – Thursday – 2-4pm
The Mindful Social group offers you a chance to relax and be with your peers in a safe environment with refreshments provided and a wellbeing worker offering information and support. We also provide mindful activities including a weekly quiz for everyone to take part in to help keep our minds active and engaged.

Running for Mental Health – Friday – 2pm – 4pm
Based on the Couch to 5K basic training programme our Running group aims to get novice runners to a 5k standard through a twelve week programme. Facilitated by a qualified sports coach, who has represented GB in Triathlons this group offers a friendly way to improve both your physical and mental health.

Delivered by MCCH – Parkwood/Shepway TBC
Healthy living group, IT skills, social skills development, walk and talk/photography and creative writing.


EMPLOYMENT SUPPORT


Shaw Trust
One to one support
Job Clubs
Personal Development Courses
Employability Courses


HOUSING SUPPORT


West Kent Housing
One to one support Clinics

Eureka Business Park, Eureka Place, Trinity Road, Ashford TN25 4BY

www.kmpt.nhs.uk (opens in new tab or window)


OTHER MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES


Increasing Access to Psychological Therapies

Ieso (Psychology Online) info@iesohealth.com (opens in new tab or window) or call 01954 230066.

Insight Healthcare kent@insighthealthcare.org (opens in new tab or window) or call 0300 555 5555.

KMPT Primary Care Psychological Therapies www.kmpt.nhs.uk (opens in new tab or window) or call 0800 279 9500.

Sleepstation – Help for Insomnia or Anxiety support@sleepstation.org (opens in new tab or window) or call 0845 260 6106.

Thinkaction – Silvercloud kca@westkent.nhs.net (opens in new tab or window) or call 0300 021 0021


CMHT

Maidstone Community Mental Health Team

01622 766900 / kamnascpt.maidstonecmht@nhs.net (opens in new tab or window)

Albion Place Medical Centre, 23-29 Albion Place, Maidstone, Kent ME14 5TS

www.kmpt.nhs.uk (opens in new tab or window)