Meet our WASP Team

Meet our WASP Team who work tirelessly to build resilience, confidence and self-esteem in young people across the city.

 

LEIGH ANN THOMPSON

Position: Young People’s Co-ordinator

Age: Old enough to know better, young enough not to care, experienced enough to do it right.

Contact: leigh.ann@sunderlandmind.co.uk

Interests: Reading, long walks with family and binge-watching a good series.

Best self-care activity: Long soak in a red hot bath while reading a good crime thriller.

 

 

 

JENAE SHAW

Position: Young People’s Support Worker

Age: 19

Contact: jenae.shaw@sunderlandmind.co.uk

Interests: I love anything that’s pink but won’t eat anything green. I’d rather spend a Saturday in the house than having a night out. I’m a bit of a drama queen but I think it’s just my love for performing arts.

Best self-care activity: Retail therapy

 

 

 

VIC AUSTIN

Position: Young People’s Support Worker

Age: 22

Contact: victoria.austin@sunderlandmind.co.uk

Interests: If you need me I’ll be watching cooking competition shows or have my nose in a good book. There’s a high chance you will hear my Spotify faves playlist before you see me.

Best self-care activity: Trying new recipes and going on walks with my sister.

 

 

 

HELEN LISTER

Position: Support Worker

Age: A lady never reveals her age, let’s just say I’m ok enough to know a thing or two about life!

Contact Me: helen.lister@sunderlandmind.co.uk

Interests: Music festivals, gigs, curling up on the sofa watching Netflix with my cats and spending time with my family.

Best self-care activity: Lighting Scented candles, especially cotton scented ones. They are very relaxing.