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…

HeadStart Kent – Big Conversation for Young People

More than 100 secondary school pupils from schools and colleges across Kent met together to join the ‘Big Conversation’ about mental health in young people on Wednesday, March 21. The event, organised by Big Lottery Fund-supported HeadStart Kent, gave students information on improving their mental health, with workshops leading up to a big debate. Workshops…

Live Well Kent helps thousands in first year

People using Live Well Kent, a community support service which is marking its first year, have been sharing their personal stories as Mental Health Awareness Week focusses on ‘Surviving or Thriving’. Live Well Kent is a network of mental health and wellbeing organisations, co-run by charities Porchlight and Shaw Trust, which support residents to manage…