"Washington Mind exists to enhance the quality of life, promote recovery and improve the mental health and wellbeing of people; by working in partnership with our community in inclusive, creative and innovative ways"
New Training Opportunities and Activities at The Life House
Due to the continued success of the A LIFE Worth Living Suicide Prevention Workshop, we have scheduled two new dates, aimed at young people (aged 15+) and professionals working or volunteering with young people in Sunderland. Click here for more information!
Also, we are also about to start a new Creative Writing class called 'Creative Pens'. For more information, please click here! Finally, we have arranged to run a 'Brush Up Your Maths Skills' course, which will be delivered by Sunderland Women's Centre. Click here for more information!
The Life House Activity Schedule
Washington Mind is currently running lots of exciting activities, classes and courses from the Life House. Please click here to view the latest schedule!
Welcome to Washington Mind
Washington Mind is a local independent charity offering a range of mental health and wellbeing services and training to respond to the needs of local people. We do our best to ensure that the services are provided in a way that makes people feel comfortable and accepted in a non-judgemental and supportive environment.
We are a Local Mind Association (LMA), affiliated to the national organisation but registered as an independent charity in its own right. Washington Mind adheres to the foundation principles endorsed by National Mind.
Mind is the leading mental health charity in England and Wales and works to create a better life for everyone with experience of mental distress by:
Achieving equal rights through campaigning and educationSince its launch in 1946, Mind has grown into a nationwide network of supporters working through a central London office, regional resource centres and almost 200 local associations spread throughout England and Wales.
The town of Washington is situated on the geographical outskirts of Sunderland and has a quite distinct identity. The need to provide support and services to meet the needs of Washington people was an inspiration in the formation of Washington Mind in 1981 by a member of Sunderland Mind’s Committee together with a small band of dedicated supporters. Interest and demand for services were apparent from the outset. Washington Mind continues to work in partnership with Sunderland Mind to meet the needs of people across the City of Sunderland. The service relocated to an independent base in Washington Village in April 2007 and delivers a range of services in community venues in Washington, the Coalfields and across Sunderland.
Out and About...
As you can see from the pictures below, the Washington Mind staff have been very busy recently attending various promotional events around the city!
|Sainsbury's Wellbeing Event||Comic Relief 2013 at Sainsbury's
Washington Mind Office has now moved!
The Life House has opened it’s doors to the city of Sunderland!
The Washington Mind office has now moved into our brand new home, as phase 1 of the renovation works are now complete!
The building on Grasmere Terrace in Columbia which was the previous home to Bridge Women’s Education Centre will now be known as ‘The Life House’ and will not only be the home of Washington Mind, but will also offer a wide range of wellbeing services and activities to all!
Some members of the public are already accessing counselling services in the building as two of our counselling rooms are ready to go! Phase 2 of the renovations will be starting soon and will encompass 3 further counselling spaces, multi-purpose training/activity rooms and a complimentary therapy suite.
Some of the activities which will be available will include: exercise classes, craft activities, psycho-educational courses, training and much, much more!
If you would like to offer an activity and would like to use The Life House as your venue please contact Washington Mind on 0191 417 8043.