Youth Services

We work closely with local schools to provide children and young people with mental health-focused activities, workshops, and awareness.

Working with children and young people is incredibly important to improving mental health at an earlier age and to ensuring we can prevent mental ill health in a young person’s life. Without the work we do, many young people would not have access to vital mental health awareness and support.

Did you know?

  • 1 in 6 children aged 5-16 are likely to experience a mental health problem.
  • 17 – 22-year-old young women are the group most at risk of developing a mental health problem.
  • In the last three years, the likelihood of young people having a mental health problem has increased by 50%.
  • 50% of all mental health problems start by the age of 14.

Are you a school that is looking to offer your students with mental health awareness or a one-off activity? See how your school can get involved!

Current projects

CYP Live Minds

Local schools have been taking part in workshops designed to support students who are impacted by money worries and the cost of living crisis.

Youth Wellbeing Project

Schools from across the Folkestone & Hythe and Dover districts have been taking part in mental health awareness sessions tailored to year groups in both primary and secondary schools.

Young People’s Workshops

South Kent Mind have been delivering targeted workshops in local schools across the Folkestone area to build the awareness and understanding of mental health in young people.

Past projects

Moving Minds

Local schools have been taking part in skating, rock climbing, swimming, and water sport activities to build confidence and improve mental health.

Youth Self-Harm & Resilience

Local schools have been taking part in workshops designed to support students who are struggling with thoughts of self-harm and depression.

Mental Health Ambassadors Project

South Kent Mind worked with local schools to upskill students into becoming mental health ambassadors. Ambassadors had the opportunity to present mental health from a young persons’ perspective and to be videoed with the footage published on school websites.

Reconnect Project

South Kent Mind worked with schools in Folkestone & Hythe, Dover, and Ashford districts to deliver mental health workshops and activities, along with an artwork project with primary schools where a mural was created from the artworks that students had produced.

Early Help in Folkestone & Hythe and Dover

South Kent Mind worked within early year’s settings in the Folkestone & Hythe and Dover districts to deliver early years mental health awareness designed to be accessible for younger children.

Resilience Initiative

South Kent Mind delivered one-to-one support for students along with group workshops on topics including healthy relationships, how food affects mood, understanding anxiety, and more.

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