West Kent Mind | Mental Health Charity
We are proud to announce that MP Payroll Solutions will be supporting this charity throughout the year. We have selected this local charity because there is no better feeling than giving back to a great cause. Our aim is to raise funds through various events in order to support West Kent Mind. We challenge other local brands to support a local charity and drive awareness for the positive work they do.
Mind is the leading mental health charity in England as well as Wales. West Kent Mind began as the Sevenoaks and District Association for Mental Health (SDAMH) in 1962. It was one of the first local associations to affiliate to national Mind (then known as the National Association for Mental Health) in 1964. SDAMH became Sevenoaks Area Mind in 2005, and became West Kent Mind in 2015. As part of their 50th Anniversary celebrations in 2013/14, West Kent Mind interviewed some of the early pioneers and compiled this history of the charity
What is Mind’s goal?
Staying well: Support people likely to develop mental health problems, to stay well.
Empowering choice: Empower people who experience a mental health problem to make informed choices about how they live and recover.
Improving services and support: Ensure people get the right services and support at the right time to help their recovery and enable them to live with their mental health problem.
Enabling social participation: Open the doors to people with experience of mental health problems participating fully in society.
Removing inequality of opportunity: Gain equality of treatment for people who experience both mental health and other forms of discrimination.
Organisational excellence: Make the most of our assets by building a culture of excellence.
In conclusion, we are excited about this partnership and challenge other local businesses to give their support a local charity such as West Kent Mind.