Strategic Plan

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Our Mission Statement

As defined in our charitable objectives Sunderland Counselling Service exists to relieve suffering and distress through the provision of counselling and psychological therapy services.

Sunderland Counselling Service aims to promote and improve mental health and emotional wellbeing for adults and children through the provision of counselling and psychological therapy services.

Our Aims

Promote and improve mental health and emotional wellbeing for adults

Provide services which assist in relieving suffering from emotional and / or mental distress

Improve the lives of men and women who have experienced sexual abuse and sexual violence in childhood and adulthood

Promote and improve positive mental health and emotional wellbeing for children and young people

Enable and empower users of our service to live independently in the community as valued citizens

Enable and empower users of our service to live independently in the community as valued citizens

Maintain and develop a professional workforce

Maintain services that meet the needs of our clients

Work in partnership with other services in the statutory and voluntary sectors

Work to provide any other relevant and related service for which there is a genuine demand and inadequate provision

Our Objectives

Be an ethical, law abiding association of caring individuals

Be an equal opportunity organisation committed to the elimination of discrimination on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, marital status, age, sexual orientation or disability

Be a registered charity

Encourage participation in the organisation amongst people who have suffered mental and / or emotional distress, their relatives, carers and friends

Work independently but in close co-operation with other relevant bodies and agencies

Offer its services in accessible locations

Protect as appropriate, the confidentiality of its clients, workers and those with whom the organisation deals in any way

Support carers, relatives and friends of people suffering from mental and / or emotional distress

"We promote and improve mental health and emotional wellbeing for adults"