Mid Kent Mind are working with Kent County Council’s Early Help teams to offer mental health and wellbeing support to young people in Kent as a part of the Early Help Programme.

As a part of the programme, we have been funded to offer a Cognitive Behavioural Course (CBC) known as Bounce Back, and have also been funded to offer one-to-one support in the form of Youth Recovery Action Plans.

More details on both these courses can be found below.


Bounce Back 


This course teaches young people how they can combat stress, deal with emotions and reduce anxiety so they can `bounce back’ from the challenges they face in life.

The course includes:

– An introduction to emotional resilience, get to know you games and activities.

– Identifying support networks and understanding the importance of having a support network.

– Understanding anxiety and how it can impact on you.

– Understanding stress and how to tackle it.

– The impact of relaxation on wellbeing & de-stress techniques.

– Understanding decision making and how to make emotionally intelligent decisions.


Youth Recovery Action Plans 


Youth Recovery Action Plans are designed to offer 1 To 1 Youth Support to young people who may benefit more from individual support instead of group-based activities.

The Recovery Action Plan (RAP) has been designed to allow individuals to take a holistic look at their life and identify areas where they can take action to help their wellbeing.

RAPS are tailored specifically for people who may benefit from support in a more one-to-one environment. With the support of a Wellbeing Worker, young people are able to set realistic, timely goals in areas of need.

The Recovery Action Plan will cover the following areas:

  • Managing My Wellbeing and Anger
  • Living Skills 
  • Social Networks
  • Physical Health and Self-Care
  • Social Networks
  • Relationships
  • Identity and Self-Esteem
  • Aspirations
  • Addictive/Challenging Behaviour

Taming My Temper


This course looks at the causation of negative emotional behaviour and the anger response displayed by people. It then looks at ways to minimize negative emotions and alternative ways to cope and remain calm.

Utilising Cognitive Behavioural Coaching, peer interaction support, self-discovery exercises, relaxation techniques and task setting, the course enables participants to:

– Explore anger in it’s broadest context and improve awareness.

– Understand anger and how it can affect people, introducing theory around thoughts, feelings and behaviours and encouraging participants to explore their own emotions.

– Learn about different cognitive styles and how these can have an impact upon life.

– Learn different techniques to improve relaxation, and much more.


1/2 Day Anger Management Course


Anger Management is a half-day course specifically designed for people that may have issues controlling their emotions and want to reduce the levels of anger and hostility that they display.

Utilising Cognitive Behavioural Coaching, peer interaction support, self-discovery exercises and task setting, this course enables participants to:

– Explore anger in it’s broadest context and improve awareness

– Understand anger and how it can affect people, introducing theory around thoughts, feelings and behaviours whilst encouraging participants to explore their own emotions

– Understand emotional responses and how they can be better managed.

Please note – this course is available to young people as long as they do not present too high of a risk to the other course participants.


Support is available to young people in Ashford, Canterbury, Swale and Maidstone.

All Early Help Programme courses are available through Early Help Team’s referrals, so please use the details found on this page to find your local Early Help Contact.


As a part of this programme, schools are eligible to book Bounce Back courses for internal delivery to their students. This can be delivered in a face-to-face format, or via a virtual format given the circumstances we all find ourselves in currently.

For more details and to enquire about running a course in your school, please contact James Walker via jameswalker@mmkmind.org.uk.


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