The Grand Folkestone
The Grand is a magnificent suite hotel on The Leas in Folkestone
"indisputably the finest marine promenade in the world"


The Grand supports 2013


The Grand, Folkestone proudly supports the Folkestone and District Mind as our official Charity


Folkestone & District Mind have provided support to those experiencing mental health problems in Folkestone and the local community since 1993.  As a local independent registered charity we very much appreciate the sponsorship of The Grand in adopting Folkestone Mind as their Charity of the Year to celebrate our 20th Anniversary this year.

Services are provided from our base at the Mind Resource Centre in Dover Road. Membership is free and services are open access and not time limited in any way. Our current "Wellbeing Programme" is provided with the support of grants and fundraising and these therapeutic services rely heavily on the generosity of our local supporters. The programme offers individual counselling and support groups together with a variety of therapeutic activities both in the Centre and in the Community.

Services and activities currently provided range from counselling, support and relaxation groups, arts and crafts, textiles, hairdressing, music sessions, an on-line laptop computer for members' use with lunch and light refreshments also available. In the Community members participate in health walks, fitness groups, a horticultural project, pottery & arts training, outings and visits to places of interest.

Mental health problems can have a devastating effect on people's lives.  Folkestone Mind is committed to bringing a real improvement to the quality of life of our members and we are very grateful for the support of the Grand in this aim. For more information please visit our website at