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Mind and Body in Kent and Medway

Mind and Body supports children and young adults who are self-harming, at risk of self-harming or struggling with their mental wellbeing.

We help people find positive ways to manage difficult thoughts and feelings, working with small groups in secondary schools and in the community.

  • Small group work
  • 1:1 support
  • In schools and education settings
  • In the community
  • Support for parents and professionals
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How we can support you

We provide support, without judgement and work with you, side by side. At Mind and Body you can connect with others and get friendly, expert help.

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The Mind and Body programme is free

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We provide support without judgment

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Your privacy is important to us

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How it works

The Mind and Body programme is delivered to small groups in secondary schools, other education settings, in the community and virtually.

We also provide parents, carers, supportive others and professionals with information and guidance to help you be the best support you can be.  

This is a safe space for young people to share their worries, and explore new coping strategies. 

We’ll never judge and we are here to listen. You don’t have to pay for this service.

The Mind and Body programme

Our Mind and Body programme teaches healthy coping strategies and helps young people to find new positive ways to manage their emotions.

This service is for you if you are:

  • Aged 13-25 living in Kent
  • Aged 18-25 living in Medway
  • Finding it difficult to manage your emotions and / or worried about self-harm
  • Keen to make positive changes in your life

We deliver sessions in secondary schools and education settings as well as in the community.

We also provide support and advice to parents, carers and professionals working with young people to help you be the best support you can be.

WithYou helped me to learn how to cope with daily life and helped me to see myself in a better light. Today, I am happy and confident in my own skin.

How it works

  1. The journey begins with an initial one-on-one appointment. The Mind and Body practitioner will talk about individual needs and goals to see if the programme is the right fit. 
  2. The programme then runs as a series of small group sessions, working through a range of activities to explore different coping strategies.
  3. Everyone gets a workbook to practise tools and recap on learning.
  4. Following the group sessions, there’s a review with your practitioner to look at what has been learned and identify any additional areas where support may be needed.
The programme was really good. I was given great tools, some of which I can really use to help me with my struggles. The workbook is also a lovely addition, I really like how you can make it personal, as I love colouring.

More about the programme

Small groups offer the potential to learn from the experience of others. Often, the groups develop strong bonds and friendships which last beyond programme delivery. 

Some people can initially be daunted by the idea of working in a small group. But delivering the sessions in this way can help you to see that you're not alone in your thinking. 

 

Here at WithYou, we want you to feel safe and comfortable when seeking support, and your privacy is really important to us.

Everything you tell us, whether in person or online, is confidential. The only time this might change is if we have serious concerns about your own or someone else’s safety. 

Alongside supporting young people, we provide parents, carers, supportive others and professionals with information and guidance on how to help young people who may be struggling with their emotions and wellbeing, or who are at risk of self-harming behaviours.  

If you’re a parent looking for support, or if you are a professional wanting some training, we can talk you through the different options available to help you be the best support you can be to the young person in your care.  

Book parent/carer training

Book parent/carer introduction session

Book professional training

If you are a school in Kent and would like us to deliver the Mind and Body Programme in your setting, you can request this by completing a Project Request Form.

Contact us and we’ll send this Project Request form to you. One of our team will then get in touch with details of what we can deliver.

 

How to access Mind and Body in Kent

If you're a young person, a parent or carer, or a professional working with young people and would like to know more, then please get in touch. 

We are here to listen to any concerns you have and to provide you with any information you might need. We are not here to judge and will provide you with a safe space to talk. 

Refer yourself to Mind and Body in Kent

To refer yourself you can:

Refer someone else to Mind and Body in Kent

Mind and Body takes referrals from professionals, parents and carers.

To refer someone into our community service or request support in your school:

Book Mind and Body for your School

Schools can book in a Mind and Body programme by emailing MABadmin@wearewithyou.org.uk with a completed Project Request Form. (If you do not have one of these, please email us and we’ll send one to you.) 

One of our team will get in touch to arrange a meeting to agree which year group(s) will be targeted and to plan a schedule.

You can also use our free, online webchat service for advice and support.

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Get in touch with us

Call us on 01795 500882

Email us:  mabadmin@wearewithyou.org.uk

Office address: Unit H, Jubilee Way, Faversham, ME13 8GD

Opening hours: 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday

Need urgent help?

If there is an immediate risk to life - for example, if someone has tried to or is about to end their life - call 999 for urgent help.  

If you can travel, you can also get urgent support by visiting an emergency department (hospital A&E).