Who We Are

Folkestone & District Mind is an independent charity which provides support, information and advice to anyone resident in the Shepway area, who has experienced or is experiencing mental distress.

Our organisation shares the view that without mental health there is no health. Most of our staff have either experienced mental distress themselves or through relatives and friends. We understand how difficult it can be for anyone exposed to mental distress and the impact this can have on others.

We believe that as a part of our work we should offer hope and support for people to recover and live their lives on their own terms. Everyone has a contribution to make and has a voice to be heard regardless of their mental health.

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of young people with a mental health problem are not receiving treatment
in the UK experience a mental illness
for men under 35 suicide is the biggest cause of death.

What We Do

Promoting Better Mental Health & Wellbeing.

Current Projects

We have three projects that urgently need funding

Suicide Prevention

Suicide Prevention

To further our essential work with suicide prevention we would like to extend our safeTALK service to provide additional listeners, additional hours of operation, and additional locations.

A donation to Folkestone & District Mind’s Suicide Prevention Project would enable us to further this service and to provide support available to help those with suicidal thoughts or ideation.

If you are feeling suicidal or are supporting someone who is, telephone Mind on 01303 250090 and book a time to come in.

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Wellbeing Cafe – Refurbishment

Wellbeing Cafe – Refurbishment

Our Wellbeing Café within our Folkestone & District Mind headquarters is frequently used and provides a safe and enjoyable community helping to decrease isolation and enable us all to make new friends.

The space is always in need of further development, repair, and upgrade; and a donation to our refurbishment project would help us to keep this service running and improve the offering.
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Furnishing Community Space

Furnishing Community Space

Folkestone & District Mind provides a wide range of community activities and would like to furnish a dedicated space to provide activities such as Yoga, arts & crafts workshops, Music lessons

and much more.

A donation to our community space fund will enable us to offer all our community activities at a much-reduced rate by removing the need for us to spend much needed funds on renting halls and community spaces elsewhere.

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Support Us

The incredible work that we are able to do is because of the generosity of the people in our community stepping forwards to support those among us who need our help.