World Mental Health Day Press Release

MAIDSTONE & MID KENT MIND

World Mental Health Day Press Release

FAST-GROWING MAIDSTONE CHARITY LAUNCHES ONLINE

SERVICE TO MARK WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY

To mark World Mental Health Day (Monday, 8 October), Maidstone & Mid Kent Mind (MMKM) are launching a new online service to help address the rapidly rising growth of mental health issues in the community.

This comes as the College Road-based charity are…..

  • Investing £140,000 on a new extension to their offices and counselling rooms;
  • Winning more contracts and Increasing the number of  grants to run mental health services from £380.000 to £558,000 in the past 12 months.
  • Increasing staffing levels to 20 to deliver the new contracts.

The new digital course – Mental Health Awareness Online – has been created to provide an introduction to common mental health issues that people experience every day, and help dispel the stigma and discrimination which are so often associated with these issues.

Says MMKM chief executive officer Julie Blackmore: “We have grown considerably to help cope with increasing mental health needs in the local community.

“We have a programme of more than 40 courses, from supporting young people at school to adults struggling with loneliness and isolation.”

Commenting on the new digital launch, MMKM operations manager James Walker said: “We want there to be an opportunity for everyone to have access to mental health knowledge so we can dispael the stigma and discrimination so often associated with these issues.”

For more information, call Julie Blackmore or Tom Fishenden on 01622 692383 or E-Mail: mindhelp@mmkmind.org.uk

To learn more about the Online Training Package, visit http://onlinementalhealthtraining.co.uk/.

Date: 08/10/18