Sunderland Global Media are happy to announce that the counselling and mental health service Creative Minds is the recipient of our first Community Chest grant. Whilst this was not an easy decision to make given there were multiple applicants all representing worthy causes, we are proud to dedicate this money into sponsoring their upcoming “Be Safe Online” workshop aiming to equip young people with the tools to deal with internet abuse and bullying.
Creative Minds, established in 2017 by Nicola Pallas, describes its mission as “to work in partnership with the community in order to provide an accessible service that aims to improve the mental health and well-being of children, adults and young people of all ages and backgrounds” reaching out to people who have been victims of various abuse, and aiming to “empower and rebuild the lives of those who have been affected while also offering support and guidance for their families too”.
Operated by qualified counsellors in Psychology, the charity aims to provide therapy through a “fun, creative and educational service that is safe and easily accessible”. Its headquarters are based on John Street.
For those who have missed out on the Community Grant this time, there will be opportunities in the future to receive funding, and Sunderland Global Media remains otherwise open to ad-hoc sponsorship opportunities which have exceptional merit.