Reaching Communities Programme - A 5-Year youth programme in Maidstone and Swale.

MMKM have been generously awarded £449,000 by the National Lottery Community Fund to deliver Youth Support in both Maidstone and Swale for five years – starting in 2019. The programme aims to fund an assortment of different support.

Cognitive Behavioural Coaching (CBC) courses will be provided for young people alongside a drop-in Wellbeing Café service – providing young people with opportunities to develop their knowledge of coping mechanisms and seek support for poor mental health. This is combined with interactive training for young people in the form of Mental Health First Aid – providing young people with opportunities to access training which will increase their knowledge of different mental health problems. 

Alongside support for young people, the programme also aims to introduce training opportunities for adults – with both Youth Mental Health First Aid and Mental Health Awareness courses taking place. These courses will aim to increase adult confidence around mental health in young people, so that adults feel better prepared to support young people who may be struggling with their wellbeing. 

Below, you can find current courses and support available under the Reaching Communities Programme:

Youth Wellbeing Café – Maidstone

A service which young people can drop-in and access in Maidstone every Wednesday from 5:15pm til 7:15pm.

Click here for more details.

Youth Wellbeing Café – Swale

More details coming soon.

Cognitive Behavioural Coaching Courses for Schools

Some of MMK Mind’s CBC Courses are available to schools as part of the Reaching Communities programme.

You can find full details on our CBC courses by clicking here.

Interested in booking one of our Reaching Communities CBC coursers? E-Mail to learn more about our availability. 

Mental Health Awareness

FREE Mental Health Awareness training is available as part of the Reaching Communities Programme.

If you would like to see our current dates for MHA, please click here.

Courses listed as ‘Reaching Communities Programme’ will be available for you to access for free. 

Youth Mental Health First Aid Two-Day Course

As part of the Reaching Communities Programme, future Youth Mental Health First Aid courses will be available at a subsidised cost.

If you would like to learn more, please click here.

For full details on this new programme, you can read our press release, found here.

We are excited about the impact this project will have in the local communities across the next five years. Stay tuned to our website, and our Social Media Channels, for details on additional courses, events and more which will be delivered as a part of the RC programme.

If you have any questions about the programme, you can E-Mail the project lead, Xenia West, via

Made possible by the National Lottery Community Fund.