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Get Involved

08 Jun 2015

The new edition of Get Involved highlights how volunteering and volunteers support the development and sharing of skills, improves employment prospects and benefits the wider Kent economy. 

 

Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC)

15 May 2015

Pilot inspection of Kent’s effectiveness in meeting its responsibilities for disabled children and young people and those who have special educational needs

 

Short Breaks Service

vawk short breaks service

25 Feb 2015

More About VAWK's Short Breaks Service

 

“Strictly is staying in Tunbridge Wells for 2015”

Strictly is staying in Tunbridge Wells for 2015

17 Dec 2014

The Tunbridge Wells Tea Dances will return in the new year.  If you enjoy meeting new people, listening to live music and dancing then the tea dances are just right for you.  They start in January and run once a month.

Time 2.pm  - 4.30pm Venue The Camden Centre, Tunbridge Wells

 

VAWK Impact Report 2014-15

VAWK Impact Report 2014-15

12 Jun 2014


To view our new and exciting 2014 Impact Report please click here

 

Play our 500 Club Lottery

Play our 500 Club Lottery

24 Jun 2013

Please Play our 500 Club Lottery and help support our projects. 

On Friday 29th May we had our 25th 500 club draw! Congratulations to Karen who won £50!

Also to Barbara who won £20 and Joni who won £10! Also, many thanks to Stella who kindly donated her £20 winnings from the April 2015 draw.

 

 

 

The Kent Volunteers Advisory Group's Newletter

10 Jun 2013

The Kent Volunteers Advisory Group’s newsletter, Get Involved, has lots of inspirational stories and information about volunteering across Kent. VAWK is thrilled to see Weekend Fun Clubs, Safe, 121 Young Carers and Business in the Community included.

 
 
 

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SAFE

Safe now has a brand new website www.safekent.org.uk please visit us

 

Three children in every classroom have a diagnosable mental health problem, one in 5 has an eating disorder and one in twelve self-harms

What is safe?

Safe is a youth-led project, which aims to raise awareness of mental health, reduce suicide breaking down, stigma, getting young people to talk about their feelings, recognise the danger signs and to seek support, if and when they need it. SAFE was established in October 2011 in memory of James Naylor, a young man from Brenchley who tragically took his own life at the age of 23. 

Who are we?

Starting from one committee made up of 6 young people in Tonbridge, SAFE is now operating in 35 schools across Kent, Medway and East Sussex.  

Working in Schools

Funded by the Department for Education, our project aims to raise awareness of mental health issues amongst pupils, including the danger signs to look out for and challenges the stigma associated with mental health.  As part of the programme we develop the skills of young peer ambassadors within schools and help to create safe environments in which young people feel able to talk about their feelings and seek help if they need it.

We also deliver sessions working with small groups, or whole class/year groups around a weekly theme, with a series of 20 sessions of PHSE related study delivered as part of the programme.

 

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Contact Details

Voluntary Action Within Kent
John Spare House, 17-19 Monson Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent,
TN1 1LS

Telephone:
01892 530330
Fax:
01892 532539
Email:
info@vawk.org.uk

Offices also throughout Kent and Medway

Registered charity number 1108388
Registered company number 5354482