Updated 17 March 2020 09:58
The trustees and staff at South Kent Mind have taken the decision to suspend face-to-face services with effect Tuesday 17 March 2020.
We have had no reported cases amongst our staff, volunteers, or members.
The Resource Centre at Folkestone and the Hub at the Charlton Shopping Centre in Dover are now closed to South Kent Mind members and to the public.
South Kent Mind has moved to remote delivery of services including Wellbeing Registrations & Assessments, Counselling, and safeTALK Suicide Prevention
Welfare Calls will be replacing our Wellbeing Activities. Our staff team will be calling our members on a regular basis to speak and find out how everyone is coping and to try and combat the negative effects of social isolation.
Bernie Mayall, our CEO has made a statement:
“Although this is a challenging time for all of us, those facing mental health challenges can find it especially tough when faced with anxiety, depression, isolation, and more.
Rest assured that our wonderful team of staff, volunteers, and trustees are working tirelessly to continue to deliver the best mental health care that we are able to under difficult circumstances.
We’re Mind, the mental health charity and we believe no one should have to face a mental health problem alone. We’re here for you on the end of a phone or online.
Whether you’re stressed, depressed, or in crisis. We’ll listen, give you support and advice and fight your corner.Bernie Mayall, CEO of South Kent Mind
- If you require emergency help, please call 999.
- If you are in crisis click here to access the Mind.org.uk tool or call the Samaritans on 116 123
- If you require help and support Monday – Friday, 09:30-15:00 call South Kent Mind on 01303 250090 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- For online information and support – visit the South Kent Mind Information and Support Webpage
- For safeTALK Suicide Prevention call 0300 12 11 101 to have a chat
- Tuesdays 5 pm – 9 pm
- Wednesdays 5 pm – 9 pm
- Saturdays 12pm – 3 pm
- Sundays 10 am – 2 pm