Washington Mind’s mission is to work in partnership with our community to promote recovery and improve mental health and wellbeing.

Partnership Work

The issues we face as a society are too big for any one organisation to take on, working in partnership with the agencies delivering services in the Sunderland we know that the demand for services far outweighs the capacity. But we can make a difference and to do this we need to work together.

The increase in demand for our services may indicate that we are helping to break down the barriers in accessing services and reducing discrimination around mental health issues and this is encouraging more people to seek support. Some of the ways we work with our community are….

  • We are part of the Mind Network and we benefit from the support, information and UK-wide shared resources this brings and we work closely with the other North East Local Mind Associations.
  • We have worked with our service users, carers and wider community to ensure they have the opportunity to have their voices heard and provide them with a variety of opportunities to get involved and shape our services
  • We are very active in the local voluntary sector in Sunderland who make a massive contribution to improving the health and wellbeing of our local community.
  • We are involved in a number of strategic partnerships
  • WE have established strong partnerships with other providers to deliver a wider range of services and activities. In the Life House alone we work with over 40 other organisations to deliver wellbeing activities and support.
  • We develop and deliver a quality Training Programme with a focus on mental health and wellbeing. Bespoke training can be developed.
  • We have worked with a range of partners including Time to Change to challenge the stigma and discrimination that we know people with mental health issues face
  • We have supported our volunteers, students and apprentices to increase their skills, knowledge and experience helping to make our local workforce better equipped
  • We value the productive and positive relationships we have with our commissioners and funders.
  • We host the wellbeinginfo website which includes a directory of local services. The organisations listed include many successful partnerships we are currently involved in.

Annual Reports

Annual Report 2019-2020

Annual Report 2020-2021

Annual Report 2021-2022

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.

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