West Kent

This page contains services relevant to the following postcode areas:
ME6 ME10 ME14 ME15 ME16 ME17 ME18 ME19 ME20 TN1 TN2 TN3 TN4 TN8 TN9 TN10 TN11 TN12 TN13 TN14 TN15 TN16 TN17 TN18 TN27

 

Map showing the West Kent service area


CORE PROGRAMMES


Wellbeing Course

Running in Maidstone, Sevenoaks, Tonbridge & Tunbridge Wells.

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

Provides an understanding of how each element can build a more positive lifestyle to allow them to manage their mental health more effectively. Learn about available support, Recognise signs, symptoms & develop coping mechanisms, Learn about the theory of CBT, Discover the importance of diet, healthy sleep, smoking/alcohol, Learn how to cope with anxiety.

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Running in Sevenoaks, Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells.

Learn what causes depression and risks of self-harm and suicide, Explore the basics of CBT, Analyse thoughts, feelings & behaviours looking at common unhelpful thinking patterns, Be able to challenge unhelpful thinking, Identify methods to help plan a balanced day (routine, pleasurable activities).

Coping with Depression

Running in Maidstone.

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.

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Running in Sevenoaks, Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells.

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 the 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.

This group is to understand stress and anxiety, physical symptoms and triggers, Learn
CBT basics, Awareness of unhelpful thinking patterns, feelings and behaviours
associated with anxiety, Examine anxious behaviours in particular ‘safety’ & ‘avoidance’,
Plans for sustained recovery and dealing with relapse.

Coping with Anxiety

Running in Maidstone.

Understand stress and anxiety, physical symptoms and triggers, Learn CBT basics, Awareness of unhelpful thinking patterns, feelings and behaviours associated with anxiety, Examine anxious behaviours in particular ‘safety’ & ‘avoidance’, Plans for sustained recovery and dealing with relapse.


PEER-LED PROGRAMMES – Project Based


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The peer led programmes are suitable for anyone who would like to and is able to engage in a group activity. The actual projects will be decided with the group once they start to try to match the project to the skills, interests of the group etc.… An example of a project: Art in Mind – aims to develop and deliver an art exhibition. Type of activities – introduction to art and group discussion, creating art works, planning exhibition, assigning tasks e.g. venue, invitations ends with an art exhibition. Groups are facilitated by a Wellbeing Project Worker and supported by Peer Volunteers. People can start at any time.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

Market Garden
Organised activity based on growing of organic fruit and vegetables, dependent on produce available.

Cooking
You will cook 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 providings a garden that is a place for birds, bugs and wildlife to include doing an activity in the garden.

Craft Activity
It is a dependent on group interests which will be indentified in initial meeting.

Physical Activity
You can take part in some or all of the Field Trail around Bore Place, led by a member of the Bore Place staff (approximately 2.5 miles).

Blackthorn Trust

Cooking Group
Learn to cook nutritious meals on a budget alongside food safety and hygiene.

Gardening Group
Set in our organic vegetable, fruit and flower garden. Develop skills for your own outside space and get fitter too whilst you interact with nature.

Baking Group
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.

Stained Glass Crafts Group
Come and join our therapeutic stained glass course where you will learn to safely design, cut and solder artwork for sale to customers.

Craft Group
Improve your creativity and dexterity by learning techniques with paper, paint, pastels, felt and create items for sale.

Park Art

Tunbridge Wells Hub

This will run over 12 sessions – starting on 10th April with the 1st Session being a presentation and ‘ Ideas Gathering’ 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.


CONDITION BASED PROGRAMMES


Bi-polar Support Group

Self-help support group, facilitated by a person with lived experience. The group shares information, experience and self-management techniques in a confidential and supportive environment. Helps people living with Bi-polar manage their long-term condition.

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This group is suitable for people who experience things differently from others e.g. hearing, seeing, feeling, tasting or smelling something that others do not and may also include people living with distressing beliefs.

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All groups are run by an experienced Wellbeing Project Worker assisted by skilled volunteers and occasional guest speakers for additional expertise. Creative Minds includes: Visual arts, introduction to crafts, make friends with a book, drama, dance and wellbeing though music.

 


SOCIAL SUPPORT


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Creative Minds
Visual arts, introduction to crafts, make friends with a book, drama, dance and well-being through music.

Natural ways to Wellbeing
Gardening, wildlife walks, birdwatching, foraging and wildlife photography.

Living Well
Healthy eating, cookery, mood and food, walking/running, sports awareness and relaxation techniques.

Tunbridge Wells Mental Health Resource Hub

Community Meal
Join us to help prepare and enjoy a nutritious lunch with staff, volunteers and peer support. Enjoy sharing experiences and making friends in a supportive environment.

Needlecraft
Enjoy working on your own project, learning sewing, knitting and crochet skills in a supportive environment.

Walking Group
Walk and talk: Enjoy fresh air, exercise and peer support in Tunbridge Wells and the beautiful West Kent countryside. Itinerary set each month.

Book and Film Review Group
An informal group – the group will choose a book to read or film to watch and then meet to discuss and explore ideas in a supportive atmosphere.

Social Support
General social support and Art and Craft sessions. Pop in for a cuppa and/or work on craft projects. Materials provided. Meet staff, volunteers and staff and enjoy sharing experiences and making friends in a supportive environment.

Maidstone and Mid-Kent Mind

Garden Sheds
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

Culture Clubs Arts & Crafts
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Culture Club Baking
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Mindful Social Group
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 My Mind
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.


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 (IAPT)

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


Community Mental Health Team (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

The Maidstone CMHT provides services to adults of working age with moderate to severe mental health problems or needs. Service users are normally referred by their GP but they also accept referrals from other agencies and professionals. They offer a duty service during opening hours to give advice, guidance and support to those with mental health needs.

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