We are the Coalfields

The Young People's Project at Washington Mind is a free counselling service providing youth-led projects and support for 11-25 year olds in Washington, Sunderland and the Coalfields.

In early 2021, as part of a project for the Coalfields Area Committee, we put out a call for submissions for young people from the area, asking them to contribute to a collection of creative work we called We are the Coalfields. 

The work we received features alongside local service information that the young people we've worked with told us they found useful, to form a wellbeing resource for people in the area.

A special thank you to the young people who sent in their work, and to the Coalfields Area Committee for making this possible.

Are you a school, organisation or youth group that would like some free hard copies of this wellbeing resource? Send an e-mail to jenny@washingtonmind.org.uk.

You can view and download a PDF copy of the finished zine below.

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Above photo submitted by the Coalfield Youth Council