Washington Mind was established as a charity in 1981, in 2013 we became a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO). This means we are still reliant on charitable donations and independent funding to enable us to do the work that we do.

Our Funders


We are grateful to a wide range of partners who support us and have previously supported us through commissioning services, providing grants, donations and working in partnership.


  • Barbour Trust
  • County Durham Communtiy Foundation
  • Community Foundation – Women’s Fund
  • Catherine Cookson Charitable
  • Finnis Scott Foundation
  • Give 2 Sunderland Community First Fund/Vaux Fund
  • Sunderland City Council
  • Community Foundation/Linden Fund
  • Tesco Charitable Trust
  • Willan Charitable Trust
  • The Shears Foundation
  • BBC Children in Need
  • Gentoo Living
  • NHS Sunderland Commissioning group
  • The Wolfson Foundation
  • Greggs Foundation
  • Northumberland NHS Foundation Trust
  • Big Lottery Fund
  • Postcode Lottery
  • Rothwell Trust
  • The Co-operative Membership Community Fund
  • Hadrian Trust
  • Joicey Trust
  • Yorkshire Building Society
  • Jill Franklin Charitable
  • Coutts Foundation
  • Northern Electric Employees Charity Association
  • William Webster Charitable Trust
  • Sherburn House Charity

Useful Links

Annual report 2017-2018
Click here to download our 2017-2018 annual report.
Annual report 2018-2019
Click here to download our 2018-2019 annual report.
Annual report 2019-2020
Click here to download our 2019-2020 annual report.

Booking and Cancellation Policy

Whilst there is no payment taken at the time of booking your fully funded space via our online booking system Washington Mind reserves the right to charge a £50.00 fee as agreed with funders for the following:

  • Cancellation of attendance within 0 - 7 days before the training session
  • None attendance on the day of the training session ( DNA)
  • None completion of all sessions that apply to delivery of the course in full.
  • An alternative delegate may be substituted by an organisation without charge for the whole course. Delegates can NOT be substituted partway through the training course.
  • The delegate is aware that Washington Mind’s mental health training programme covers emotive subjects such as suicide, self-harm, death and dying.
  • By submitting the booking form, the delegate agrees to the dates, times and the subsequent charge referenced
  • The delegate must be able to attend the training session in FULL
  • Washington Mind reserve the right to cancel a training session for operational reasons at any time
  • Please contact Washington Mind if you wish to discuss or clarify anything further before making a booking

How we use your information

We take your privacy seriously and promise to never sell your data. You can find out more about your rights, how we use your personal information and how we keep your details safe and secure by reading our Privacy Policy. For more information, to update your choices or to stop us sending you updates contact jemma@washingtonmind.org.uk or 0191 4178043

Data is stored on our secured servers; these systems are only accessible to Washington Mind and authorised third party support personnel. If we retain a hardcopy of your information, it will be kept in a secure place

By opting in to be contacted by email and telephone, you are consenting to Washington Mind contacting you in regards to cancellation of training, feedback on our training or to let you know about any other training opportunities that you may be interested in.