WASP is Sunderland Mind’s exciting new venture into supporting Young People across the city and improving their overall wellbeing. Previously known as just the Young People’s Project, we now go by WASP – that’s the Wellbeing Action Support Project.


What We Do

Our project is aimed at young people aged between 11 – 18 years old, especially those who experience issues such as anxiety, bullying, exam stress, etc.

We aim to raise awareness of mental health and wellbeing with young people and to develop a network of peer mentors through bespoke training.


Our Services

Peer Mentor Training

Teacher Training

Parent Training

Parent Support Group

Lunchtime Drop-in

Youth Resilience Group


For further information about this project or about joining our team contact Leigh Ann Thomson on 0191 5657218, 07984595624 or youngpeople@sunderlandmind.co.uk