Mental Health Charity Mid Kent Mind (herein referred to as MKM) received a wealth of recognition at the Kent Mental Health & Wellbeing Awards – showing how their continued work to support people with poor mental health in Mid Kent is making a difference.
The organisation won an award for their Youth Programme work throughout 2021 – with the organisation’s team recognised for their continued hard work and determination throughout the pandemic. MKM’s team adapted quickly to the challenges presented by COVID-19 – evolving their support offering so young people could continue to access support from the comfort of their own homes.
On the award, Julie Blackmore, CEO, says:
“I’m incredibly proud of our team and their continued commitment to putting our clients at the heart of the work we do. The Pandemic has adversely affected young people – irreversibly changing their education and taking away many of the support networks which we often take for granted. We are proud to have been able to continue to positively intervene in the lives of the young people we work with during such a challenging period of time – making a positive difference.”
Alongside the award, MKM’s team also saw a range of praise for their work both in and outside of the organisation. Suzanne Middleton, who works for MKM as a Wellbeing Worker, was recognised for her outstanding fundraising contributions to both national and local mental health charities – making a huge difference.
Madison Hinton, who has volunteered for MKM with the production of positivity packages for their clients, was also recognised as an award recipient for her incredible contributions which have made a huge difference to the lives of MKM’s clients.
Alongside success with the awards, MKM also received the ‘Highly Commended’ status for their Low Cost Counselling Service – reinforcing the hard work which the Counselling team continue to do to support their clients. Heidi Bunting, team leader, was also commended for ten years of service with the organisation, and John Churcher was commended for his continued volunteering with the organisation for over five years.
MKM have been delighted to be involved in the Kent Mental Health & Wellbeing Awards for 2021 – and the organisation look forward to continuing to mark the annual event with partners from across the county in the future.