Health and Wellbeing

Working together to live happier and healthier lives.

Working with partners across Sunderland, South Tyneside and County Durham we have a wide range of programmes that aim to tackle poor physical and mental health and the North East's lower than average life expectancy.

Coals to Goals

Thanks to support from the Heritage Lottery Fund, we're bringing the history of Sunderland AFC to life by capturing living memories, creating a walking trail around Stadium Park and running community engagement activities

FIT Black Cats

If you are aged between 35-65, want to lose weight and make a life-style change, then Fit Black Cats is for you! A free 12-week health programme for men and women the programme is delivered by our expert coaching staff.

Game of II Halves

Our dedicated mental health and wellbeing programme which aims to improve mental health across the region. Delivered in Sunderland, South Tyneside and Northumberland, the free scheme is for men aged 25-69 and women aged 41-50 to promote good mental health and suicide prevention messages.

Get Out Get Active

Get Out Get Active

Get Out, Get Active (GOGA) supports disabled and non-disabled people enjoy being active together. It is made possible by founding funder Spirit of 2012 and additional investment from Sport England and the London Marathon Charitable Trust.

Extra Time Hub

The Extra Time Hub is for anyone aged 55 and over. Come along and meet new friends while you take part in fun and friendly activities.

Based in the Beacon of Light we support over 80 people to enjoy coffee mornings, quizzes and bingo, or gentle sport and exercise.

Kick The Habit

The Foundation alongside SAFC, has teamed up with the Sunderland Specialist Stop Smoking Service to support ‘Kick the Habit’

A campaign to help local residents give up smoking for good.

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