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Support During Covid-19

As we’re sure you’re aware, it’s been a tricky time for a lot of people. Unfortunately in March Kettering Mind had to close a large amount of face to face services and we operated a telephone support service so we could still continue to offer support during these unsettling times.

As restrictions begin to ease we are pleased to let you know that we are slowly reintroducing some of our services with social distancing measures in place.

Our Crisis Cafe has been extended to run every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday between 12:00pm-11:00pm. There are Mind workers and NHS staff available to chat with any troubles you may be experiencing. This is a drop-in service so no appointment is necessary. Due to social distancing measures we are limiting the amount of people in at one time, so there is a chance you may have to wait outside until a member of staff is free.

We are beginning to accept referrals for the following courses, we will be trialling some online and some face-to-face. If you are interested in applying for any of these courses, you can fill in a referral form (found under the ‘contact us’ section of the website):

Anxiety Management (online/face to face)

Understand Yourself Better (CBT) (face to face)

Anger Management (online)

Hoarding Peer Support Group (online)

Creative Arts Collective (online)

Our Mixing Bowl cafe remains closed until further notice.

Our therapeutic groups such as art and sewing are still on hold for the time being but we hope to get them up and running as soon as we feel it is safe to do so.

We are still continuing to offer telephone support Monday-Friday 9:00am-4:30pm so if you would like to chat with us about what support we can offer, please don’t hesitate in contacting us on 01536 523216.

Thank you for your continued support,

Best wishes,

All at Kettering Mind

We are Kettering Mind, your local mental health charity. We believe no one should have to face a mental health problem alone, so we’re here for you whether you’re stressed, depressed, in crisis or just want someone to talk to. We’ll listen, give you support and advice and fight your corner.

Hardly anyone expects to go through life without experiencing physical problems, from colds to serious illnesses, and in the same way almost everyone faces challenges to their mental well being. These can range from short periods of stress caused by life events to longer lasting conditions.

For 1 in 4 people these challenges can prevent them from living their lives to the full. Kettering Mind works to promote and enhance mental well being and supports anyone in Kettering and surrounding areas who is concerned about mental health. Kettering Mind seeks to empower people to lead a full life as part of their local community.

Mind Quality Mark

Kettering Mind has been awarded the Mind Quality Mark (MQM). The MQM is a robust quality assurance framework created by Mind, the mental health charity.

MQM sets out the baseline of best practice and legal compliance in all areas of a local Mind’s governance and activities. To achieve the MQM, a local Mind must meet or exceed all 24 key standards.

Local Minds undergo a rigorous assessment which includes a thorough appraisal of organisational policies and procedures as well as a visit and interviews with trustees, staff, volunteers and people who use services. MQM is awarded when all standards are fully met.

The MQM provides assurance that local Minds across England and Wales are well-run organisations who meet Mind’s expectations of good practice, and in many cases excel beyond those expectations. It provides assurance that they are healthy, ambitious and strong in providing the highest quality support to people experiencing or at risk of developing mental health problems.