Centre Based Groups

Junior group – 7 – 11 year olds:

Our 7-10s group enables us to provide young people of primary school age with an awareness of what mental health is as well as improve their resilience by working with them to better understand their own emotions and general wellbeing. By helping them to better understand how they feel and the impact their feelings might have on their actions we can allow them a greater sense of control and confidence that provides them with the resilience required to make the smoothest possible transition to secondary school and beyond

Thursday 4.30pm – 6:00pm                   Cost – Free

Senior Group – 11 – 18 year olds:

The number of young people struggling with ill mental health is on the rise. Our 11-18s group provides a safe space for young people where we facilitate honest discussions about what’s going on in their lives and how we can support one another to overcome issues we are currently facing. While the direction of the groups is organic and very much young people-oriented, the facilitators always have an intended outcome for every session, whether that is better understanding how we might experience low mood or anxiety, or simply how to increase our life satisfaction by challenging low self-esteem and confidence.

Ideally, those who engage in the long-term with the group will go on to overcome their biggest challenges and then support their peers who are themselves struggling.

Thursday 4:30pm – 6:00pm                   Cost – Free

Drama Group – 7 – 18 year olds:

WASP are taking to the stage with our brand new Drama group. Our main aim is to build confidence in young people whilst having fun in a safe environment where they feel comfortable. As with all of our sessions, we love to let you lead the way with the topics you want to cover as we progress through the sessions. We will be building confidence through drama games and icebreakers and exploring different aspects of drama including improvisation and script work.

The group will run weekly and we would LOVE to see you there! If you would like to book a place get in touch with Jenae at jenae.shaw@sunderlandmind.co.uk

Wednesday 5pm – 6:30pm                   Cost – £2


We are branching out with our brand new group for 18-25’s. Are you in this age bracket and feel like you are missing out on valuable life skills or support? Unsure on how to manage your money or struggling with your wellbeing? There are so many major life changes young people aged 18-25 are going through and you do not have to do it alone. 18-25’s is the perfect group for you to come together with like minded people in a safe environment to explore your worries and enhance your future.

As always, our services adapt to suit you! Have your say, bring the topics and issues that you are facing to our group and we will tackle them together. There is no topic or life skill off limits.

The group will be running every week, if you would like to find out more info or book your place, contact Vic on 0191 565 718 or email victoria.austin@sunderlandmind.co.uk

Wednesday 5pm – 6:30pm                   Cost – Free