Free activities for Thanet teens with Changing Minds Kent

Free activities with CMK Photo Anrita

Changing Minds Kent (CMK) CIC is running free activities for Thanet teens aged 13-17 years during the Christmas break.

The activities are in partnership with local providers, through the CMK Connect Programme.

Young people in Thanet can take part in free activities to support their wellbeing while learning new skills, including dance workshops with Bamboo Dance Co, skateboarding skills with Scorcha Skate School, a creative art and festive decorations workshop with Broadstairs Town Shed and hula hoop fitness and circus skills with This Bean Spins.

Activities are taking place at Quarterdeck Youth Hub Margate, Pie Factory Music Ramsgate, Cliftonville Cultural Space, Centenary Hall Ramsgate, and Hartsdown Leisure Centre, from December 18-20.

Participating teens can collect points with their CMK Connect card when they attend activities and, once complete, exchange their card for a small reward. The programme has been funded by the National Lottery Community Fund and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport through the Million Hours Fund.

For further information and to register, visit Spaces are limited.

Changing Minds Kent (CMK) is a Thanet-based community interest company, working to improve the wellbeing of local communities while addressing health inequalities.

The organisation offers a range of varied approaches to support good health and wellbeing and runs a variety of training programmes, workshops, coaching, and peer support groups. It also offers supported housing for people with complex needs.

CMK has been awarded funding from the National Lottery to continue work on a wider scale and is currently working with the Department for Work and Pensions to support jobseekers build confidence in accessing the labour market.

Staff have also recently launched a peer support group for parents and carers of children, teens and young adults who have a cancer diagnosis in East Kent, understanding the direct link between parent and child wellbeing in paediatric cancer.

For more information on Changing Minds Kent (CMK) CIC and more ways to get involved in their programmes, visit: or contact [email protected].