Our Ethos, approach & aim
We believe in recognising people as unique individuals and not as a diagnosis or a label and that empowerment is key in recovery and maintaining wellbeing.
Maidstone & Mid-Kent Mind work in the community to promote social inclusion for people who experience mental health problems. We strive to tackle stigma and discrimination through a number of projects that promote a better understanding of mental health.
We support individuals from a person centred approach and work with them to develop skills that aid them in their recovery, encouraging self-management of their wellbeing. The six ways to wellbeing are central to our community service activity provision and other courses and programmes. It is important to ascertain if our approach is achieving results and to this end we implement the Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Wellbeing Scale as a method of measuring wellbeing and psychological functioning. Our one to one framework and measurement of recovery is the Recovery Action Plan. This collaborative and visual tool identifies the aspects of life that affect mental health, encourages structured and useful dialogue, gives users insight, and empowers them with self-led action plans to move forward with their recovery.
Through ongoing partnership working and self-evaluation, we aim to ensure that the needs of each individual, who experiences a mental health problem, are met with the best possible support and outcome.