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.
MIND 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.”