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Blackthorn Trust is a nurturing therapeutic environment in which people can recover, grow and develop.
We are a registered charity and have been helping people for more than 30 years.
We offer specialist therapies and rehabilitation at our unique facilities near Maidstone, which include a large biodynamic garden, a deli/café and kitchen, craft and woodwork studios and therapy rooms.
Our work is based on our experience that more than medication is required to affect positive change.
We provide holistic, life enhancing opportunities for people with mental health challenges, chronic pain and type 2 diabetes.

Sadly, we are currently closed, but we look forward to re-opening soon!
Please check our website and Facebook page for updated information.

NURTURE

In our programmes, nurturing plays an important role in recovery, getting well and staying well! It is a gentle, but dedicated and consistent endeavour to help replenish a person’s forces and resources – physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
A warm welcome and an experience of acceptance at Blackthorn is as nourishing as a good wholesome soup in our café at lunchtime.
In our workshops and therapies, each person is supported in their learning and development refilling their reservoir of life energy, confidence and self-esteem that is often depleted.
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WOULD YOU LIKE TO ENROL FOR BLACKTHORN’S ‘VIRTUAL’ NEXT STEPS PROGRAMME?

If you are currently unemployed and thinking about your next steps, then Blackthorn Trust’s 8-week career learning and development programme could be just what you need to explore and plan for your future.

Made possible by the European Social Fund, this exciting group and activity based programme is tailored for people facing health and social difficulties who are wanting to explore their career prospects.

The programme will be delivered virtually by Zoom and involves:

  • 8 interactive group work sessions where you can learn with others and through experience
  • a personal career guidance meeting to help you explore your career ideas
  • a supportive environment to help you to make step-by-step progress
  • Group work sessions will take place on Friday mornings, starting at 1000 and finishing by 1200, and we aim to start at the end of February.

It’s free if you are not currently in employment or higher education.

Please email Nathalie at Blackthorn to find out more:

nathalie@blackthorn.org.uk

We look forward to hearing from you.

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GROWTH

There are seasons to growth…but all growth needs sun, light and water.
At Blackthorn there is the ‘sun’ of a sense of community with people who see and understand and care.
There is the ‘light’ of engaging with meaningful activity be it in our garden itself, or our craft activities and workshops.
And ‘water’ to bring empowerment through change for leading a fulfilling life.
There is growth in meeting challenge – together.
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