Public Health East Kent Statement

Kent health experts are urging users of illicit recreational drugs to be vigilant following a number of hospital admissions. Kent Police, health providers and Kent County Council’s Public Health team are investigating a number of incidents after East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust treated 11 patients in the past two weeks. Clinicians are concerned…

HeadStart youngsters speak at conference with Kate Middleton as guest

Young people from Kent have spoken at a national mental health conference where Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, was among the special guests. Five young people and senior management from the HeadStart Kent programme were invited to the ‘Improving young people’s mental resilience and wellbeing: Learning from HeadStart’ conference in London on Thursday (11 January)…

Join Dry January and find support from Kent’s frontline staff

As Dry January gets underway, special training is helping Kent’s frontline staff to identify and support people who may have an alcohol dependency. The sessions for professional workers, including probation officers, job centre staff, careers advisors and social workers, are just one of the many support services available from Kent County Council-commissioned drugs and alcohol…