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Local News

Live It Well has the local news and events for maintain your wellbeing and better mental health in Kent and Medway. On these pages we publicise events and information so you can see what is happening locally to you.

Live It Well also has details about the Mental Health Action Groups (MHAGs) previously known as LPMGs. MHAGs are your opportunity to get involved in issues concerning mental health services in both locally and county wide. Everyone who is concerned about mental health services is invited to get involved, you can find out more about Mental Health Action Groups by following the link or to find details of your local group click on the area of Kent or Medway closest to you, below.

For Mental Health Action Groups meeting dates and venues for 2017 /18 follow the link: Mental Health Action Groups meeting dates and venues.

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JOBS AT WEST KENT MIND Add to Your Support

Do you want an interesting and varied job, working for a forward thinking charity passionate about its mission? We have a new part-time opportunity to join our dynamic and motivated team as Mental Health Action Group (MHAG) Coordinator.
The purpose of this role is to to provide high quality coordination and administration of the 9 bi-monthly MHAG meetings across Kent. Each MHAG comprises commissioners, commissioning agents, service providers, service users, and carers of service users. We are looking for excellent communication and people skills and a strong commitment to the aims and values of West Kent Mind.
Offered as a part-time position of 22 hours per week. £10,523 pro-rata, equivalent to £17,697 full-time. Contract term: permanent.
Closing date is 9am on Monday 3 July. Interviews to be held on Thursday 6 July.

Please visit West Kent Mind for more information and an application form

Get on your bike for Rethink Mental Illness Add to Your Support

Rethink Mental Illness are organising a sponsored ‘Cloisters to Oysters’ cycle ride between Canterbury and Whitstable on Sunday 27th August and they want you to be Rethink Mental Illness Cycle Rideinvolved. The funds raised from the event will raise awareness of mental health issues and the work of Rethink Mental Illness.

The cycle event will be two ways from Canterbury to Whitstable and will begin and end at  the Dolphin Public House garden with registration starting at 9am and the ride starting at 11.30am and the event is due to finish approx. 5pm.

The cycle journey each way takes about 1 hour 15 minutes for a moderate rider and is open to people of all cycling abilities.

The cycle ride is being supported by the Crab and Winkle Trust who will be supporting the  event on the day by giving historical information about this route and will include details (with brief talks along the route) of their restorative work to re-establish a complete walking or cycling route between Canterbury and Whitstable.

If you want to get involved in this event please complete the application form here  and email it to rethinkevents@rethink.org. You will then be sent an information pack and a free Rethink cycling jersey.

More information will be posted on the Facebook ‘Cloisters to Oysters‘ event page, click on the link to find out more.

North Kent Mind 50th Anniversary event Add to Your Support

North Kent Mind is celebrating it’s 50th Anniversary by holding an event at the Orchard Theatre in Dartford on Tue 13 June 7.30pm.

The Limelight Project will be presenting an evening to celebrate 50 years of North Kent Mind, though the voice, stories and talents of some of their service users.

for tickets go to Dartford Orchard Theatre website : orchardtheatre.co.uk or call them on: 01322 220000. Tickets cost £5.

For more information see the poster at the link.