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Time running out to nominate Be Kind and Wellbeing initiatives for annual awards

Tell us how your school raises awareness of 'be kind' or wellbeing topics - or how you deliver mental health support - and it could win an award.

Kent Mental Health and Wellbeing Awards logo The Kent Mental Health and Wellbeing Awards is now open for nominations from schools and the wider community.

The annual event aims to showcase the people, organisations and initiatives that help us cope with life. Never has that support been more important than in the last two years as we struggled to comprehend Covid-19.

It is time to celebrate those wellbeing champions in our school community and share this best practice. The awards are staged by the mental health charity South Kent Mind, in collaboration with local Mind charities in Kent and Medway.

Nominations can be linked to a simple act of kindness that lifted the spirits, a school that has improved staff wellbeing, through to a targeted initiative delivered by a charity or statutory organisation to support a mental health issue.

Of particular interest to the judges for this year are schools that deliver:

  • Awareness initiatives that promote variations of the Be Kind message.
    Initiatives that have brought on to campus external charities or professional providers to support student mental health.
  • Measures to support staff wellbeing.
  • School Council or student-led initiatives promoting Be Kind or positive mental health messaging.
  • Mental health or wellbeing initiatives or messaging that includes or involves parents.

Simon Dolby from the awards team said: "Kindness and wellbeing are two sides of the same coin and are the foundation of good mental health - so whether your Be Kind messaging focused on, for example, bullying, thank your boards where students express positive feelings towards each other, or looking out for those feeling lonely - we want to hear about it."

To find out more or to submit a nomination visit the Kent Mental Health Awards website

The event is supported by Stagecoach, Kent Community Foundation, The National Lottery Community Fund, Loch Associates, Kent County Council, Medway Council, Independent Music Productions, Cactus Graphics previously known as Buckland Press, Blé Couture Cakes, Ashford International Hotel.

Contact Details

Simon Dolby
Telephone: 07989 164752