What we do

Maidstone & Mid Kent Mind deliver a `Work and Wellbeing lite’ course – a bespoke training course for individuals who are unemployed and experiencing mental health issues such as anxiety, depression and stress or have Special Educational Needs. The course runs with between 1 and 3 sessions a week over 6 weeks.

The approach we take is person centred through a series of cognitive behavioural therapy courses, one to one reflective sessions using the `Recovery Action Plan’ and team building activities.


CBC course

A (CBC) Cognitive Behavioural Coaching course aimed at helping people develop strategies for themselves. The course includes focusing on personal barriers to unemployment and training in particular at: developing self-awareness, understanding anxiety and depression whilst improving self-esteem.


Recovery Action Plan

A tool for supporting and measuring change. These one to one sessions encourage participants to look holistically at their wellbeing, plotting where they feel they are on a scale of 1 ± 10 on the 10 following areas over a number of weeks.

  • Managing Mental Health
  • Life Skills
  • Physical Health and Self-care
  • Relationships
  • Social Networks
  • Aspirations
  • Employment/Volunteering/Training
  • Addictive/Challenging Behaviour
  • Responsibilities
  • Identity & Self-esteem 

Each participant works to a tailored Recovery Action Plan, and is steered to take actions that will allow them measurable improvement in the ten areas.


Team and confidence building skills

To encourage creativity, improve decision making, increase confidence, understand goals, and build trust through developing positive relations. This will be delivered through group activities as part of a varied programme. These activities may include: arts and media, photography, walking/exercise, team games.


Work skills

Finally included in this course is a work skills section focusing on: importance of first impressions, interview questions and techniques, managing anxiety towards interviews, job/volunteer search, CV writing, communication, planning and organising.


Where & when

The Work, You & Wellbeing course is being held at:

New House,
Chalkwell Road
Sittingbourne, ME10 2LP

The course starts on: Mon 5th Feb 2018


Referrals

All referrals need to be made by Swale Early Help to MMK Mind on:

tel: 01622 692383 or e-mail: mindhelp@mmkmind.org.uk 

A referral form will need to be completed.


Work, You & Wellbeing is funded by a Kent County Council Early Help Grant