Rotarians in Sunderland welcome mental health charity to club meeting

Rotarians in Sunderland welcome mental health charity to club meeting

Washington Mind is an independent charity that has previously been supported by local Rotarians through fundraising.

Alaine Robson, the financial coordinator for Washington Mind, was recently welcomed by members of Washington Rotary, Sunderland, at their club meeting, including Club President Mick Drake.

Alaine provided the guests with overview of Washington Mind, a mental health charity serving the City of Sunderland that offers a range of mental health and wellbeing services, support, volunteering, and training opportunities.

Washington Mind also offers activities such as a gardening group, fitness classes, a walking group, alternative therapies such as Reiki and massage, craft groups, men’s groups and so much more.

The VW Washington Mind camper van that Rotary Washington helped raise money for.

Rotary Washington supported Washington Mind in through their crowd funding bid to purchase the VW Washington Mind camper van, which was converted into a mobile wellbeing resource that now visits businesses, organisations, schools, and public events offering access to information and support.

During her address at the club meeting, Alaine emphasised the importance of looking after your own mental health as well as the need for mental health services such as Washington Mind.

The charity is currently planning two fully funded training sessions taking place across Sunderland – ‘A LIFE Worth Living’ which focuses on suicide prevention, and ‘The Stories We Tell and Are Told’ which will explore grief.

Washington Mind is inviting people from all walks of life to take part in these training events so if you are interested, you can find out more on their website.