Laying the Foundations for a Bright Future

From the 25th of September, The Bunker will be teaming up with MIND Sunderland to provide music workshops to young people suffering from mental health issues, funded by the Children’s Foundation. There will be a total of 6 sessions, in which The Bunker will deliver 2 hours worth of enriching content with the hope of creating an environment where these young people feel safe, secure, and relaxed. There will be a range of activities on offer, including workshops for different instruments like the guitar and the djembe drum and The Bunker are also looking to combine music and art in some innovative workshops.

Laying the foundations for a bright futureMIND Sunderland is a local independent charity that provides high quality services for those with mental health issues. They aim to raise awareness about mental health issues within the community and ensure that anyone suffering from them receives the ‘right care at the right time’.

“Our vision is of a society that promotes and protects good mental health for all, and that treats people with experience of mental distress fairly, positively and with respect.” – MIND, Mission Statement

MIND are just about to re-launch their youth services and The Bunker is excited to be working with such an influential organisation in the city. The Bunker, by teaming up with MIND, hopes to offer a place where young people can escape from anything that may be troubling them and allow potential talents to flourish. Not only that, but also offer a place where they can socialise and develop a range of skills.

Liam Huitson, Team Leader at The Bunker, commented on the new partnership:

“It’s great to be able to build new relationships with other organisations within Sunderland’s community and we are looking forward to delivering the first of many exciting projects with MIND. Music can have a profound effect on a young person and we believe that we can offer something that may appeal to young people in the way that other activities may not.”

If you would like more information of what The Bunker does (or how to join in on the fun), then follow the links below:
Website: www.bunkeruk.com
Email: info@bunkeruk.com

If you wish to find out more about MIND and what they do to help the community, here’s how:
Website: http://www.sunderlandmind.co.uk/about/
Email: admin@sunderlandmind.co.uk
Tel. 0191 5657218

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The Percy Hedley Foundation (On a Drumming Workshop)

Staff Quote: "It was a very lively session which all the students engaged. It was good for the students to express themselves."

Students Quote: "I liked the drumming, I liked the beats. The teachers were nice, I learnt new skills to do with drumming."

 
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Staff Quote: "It was a very lively session which all the students engaged. It was good for the students to express themselves." Students Quote: "I liked the drumming, I liked the beats. The teachers were nice, I learnt new skills to do with drumming."  

Barry Hyde, The Futureheads

"The Bunker is a superb place to have in Sunderland, it is a breeding ground for talent and without it I doubt I would have ever become a professional musician. I have been going there for 15 years and it's better than ever. It's soulful, ethical and affordable and the city would be screwed without it. I love it."
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"The Bunker is a superb place to have in Sunderland, it is a breeding ground for talent and without it I doubt I would have ever become a professional musician. I have been going there for 15 years and it's better than ever. It's soulful, ethical and affordable and the city would be screwed without it. I love it."

Manifesto magazine

“The Bunker improves lives of young people in Sunderland by providing unique opportunities for musicians and amazing support and encouragement of their creativity.”
2013-08-12T23:38:31+00:00
“The Bunker improves lives of young people in Sunderland by providing unique opportunities for musicians and amazing support and encouragement of their creativity.”

Peter Brewis, Field Music

"Sunderland owes a great deal to the Bunker. Not just because of the bands it has helped to nurture. Well known bands reveal only a fraction of the important work that the bunker does. The work the bunker does is truly invaluable and our City cannot do without it!
2013-08-12T23:38:48+00:00
"Sunderland owes a great deal to the Bunker. Not just because of the bands it has helped to nurture. Well known bands reveal only a fraction of the important work that the bunker does. The work the bunker does is truly invaluable and our City cannot do without it!

Sandhill View School

"We are sincerely grateful for The Bunker's contribution and support to the Work Experience Programme. Their work is always very much appreciated"
2013-08-12T23:39:06+00:00
"We are sincerely grateful for The Bunker's contribution and support to the Work Experience Programme. Their work is always very much appreciated"