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Kevin’s Blog for Red January

Kevin’s Blog for Red January

A movement of like-minded people Solent Mind’s CEO Kevin Gardner reflects on his RED January experience and his plans for 2019. I had no real hesitation when asked if I was signing up for Red January 2019 – it was an enthusiastic ‘Yes!’ from me. I was part of the...
Cyber Bullying

Cyber Bullying

Jan Miller has shared a blog she’s written on cyber bullying and the impact on young peoples’ wellbeing, a subject she’s passionate about. She says, “It’s important that we help our children and young people develop the skills they need to withstand bullying and...
Making Portsmouth Dementia Friendly

Making Portsmouth Dementia Friendly

It was a real honour for me to be asked to speak on behalf of Solent Mind at the recent launch of the Portsmouth Dementia Action Alliance – a cross community partnership working to make Portsmouth a dementia friendly city. During my first few weeks with Solent...
Music, Tours, Wellbeing and Mental Health

Music, Tours, Wellbeing and Mental Health

On 20th July 2017, Chester Bennington, Frontman of the band, Linkin Park, died after taking his own life. The singer had struggled with substance misuse and poor mental health for years, and had experienced abuse as a child. Despite this, Bennington’s death came as a...
Kevin Gardner – My First 100 Days

Kevin Gardner – My First 100 Days

I reached a milestone recently in my role here as Chief Executive of Solent Mind – the completion of my first 100 days. At points like this I think it’s good to take stock, consider what I have learned and what I have achieved. I thought I would share some of my...