Your South Tyneside recovery college

About Us

Kind Mind Community aims to empower people in their own mental health recovery and to support them to share their skills, knowledge and experience in helping others in their recovery too.

We began in 2018 where we offered some courses in self-development alongside our peer supporters.

By the beginning of 2020, we had grown from one room to delivering 18 courses, groups and activities in 4 venues across the borough.

All of our activities are free and focus on improving mental health and wellbeing, whether through a gardening project, peer mentoring, confidence course or Mindfulness.

Our activities are co-produced with people who have a range of skills and experience such as mental health professionals, practitioners, peer supporters and people who have lived through life’s ups and downs and we value this experience as much as any other.

We rely on our fantastic volunteers who tirelessly give their time and effort to develop new ideas, deliver courses and run our groups.

Covid-19 has his us all hard and Kind Mind Community has, unfortunately, had to postpone any face to face groups and courses for the moment.  However, we are entering a new chapter in our story and are now delivering some online activities which has meant we’ve had to learn how to use Zoom really fast!

The future is quite unknown right now but we are determined that we will play to our strengths and continue to build a recovery college which provides opportunities for students to 

  • Get to where they want to be
  • Have good mental health
  • Improve their wellbeing
  • Help each other 
  • Develop a community based on fairness, hope and kindness