Free bus travel and leisure centre discounts as Reconnect: Kent Children and Young People summer programme launched

Children and young people in Kent will be given free bus travel and offered discounted leisure centre passes as businesses, organisations and members of the community unite with Kent County Council to launch a programme of fun activities and learning opportunities for the school summer holidays. The summer activities are part of Reconnect: Kent Children…

Ambitious KCC-led community programme will help children and young people reconnect with their pre-Covid-19 lives

Kent County Council is preparing to lead an ambitious community-based programme of activities, to help children and young people reconnect with their pre-Covid-19 lives. The Reconnect: Kent Children and Young People Programme will be available to every child and young person in Kent, from early years through to the end of secondary school and onto…

School Award for Resilience and Emotional Wellbeing

St Anthony’s School in Thanet was recently awarded the Kent School Award for Resilience and Emotional Wellbeing. This Award has been developed by HeadStart Kent, which is funded by The National Lottery Community Fund. The Award recognises and celebrates everything schools do to support young people’s emotional wellbeing through a whole school approach. Achieving the…

Kent County Council hosts ‘Art in Mind’ – an exhibition on mental health  

An exhibition highlighting the therapeutic value of art in managing mental health issues is being held at County Hall, Maidstone this month. The display, entitled ‘Art in Mind’ will see the art gallery next to the Stone Hall filled with drawings, paintings, photography, sculpture and papier-mâché from Monday, September 23, until October 11. Organisations taking…

Kent young person speaks at HeadStart parliamentary event on mental health

A teenager from Kent has spoken in Parliament about her own mental health struggles and the importance of involving young people in shaping and improving the services that support them. On Tuesday, February 5, four young people, from Folkestone, Ashford and The Canterbury High School, attended a Parliamentary event on the mental health of young…