Useful Resources


Sunderland Wellbeing Info


This online guide was designed to give advice and information about how to keep your mind and body healthy and where to find help if you have a problem. There are two aspects of wellbeing; feeling good and functioning well, both of these are an important part of being healthy.

Whether you have a health concern yourself, are helping a friend or simply curious about emotional health and wellbeing we hope that you find the guides useful. We appreciate your feedback about the site and you can send any comments or suggestions to: or call Washington Mind on 0191 417 8043.


Test the City

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Test the City is a programme ran by Sunderland College offering a personalised program to help get Sunderland qualified in English and Maths.

By completing a Test the City course you could:

  • Improve your job prospects
  • Get a certificate
  • Boost your confidence
  • Prepare for further study
  • Gain a variety of qualifications at levels to suit you

The tests are free for most people and the appointments are flexible to suit your needs, subject to opening times and availability.

To start you journey and book an appointment with Test the City

call 0191 511 6780 or email


Health Champion Sunderland

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The Health Champion programme aims to develop community leadership skills with FREE courses, so that passionate individuals can make a difference to health in their work, community and social networks.

Who can become a Health Champion? We are looking for people who work or volunteer in Sunderland, who are concerned about current health issues and are interested in promoting healthy lifestyles.

Why it’s a good idea to become a Health Champion? The benefits of completing the five training courses are that you can get involved in your community and gain new skills through access to training opportunities. You may improve your own health as well as friends and families.

How do I become a Health Champion? The FREE training courses should be viewed like a jigsaw. You can do them in any order, at your own pace, and you can do just one or two courses, but to become a fully trained Health Champion you need to do ALL five training courses over a 12 month period.

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For more information contact Live Life Well Sunderland on 0191 5653482

Provided by County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust in Partnership with NECA

Contact Information

Sunderland Recovery College

Telephone: 0191 553 2255 (Mon – Fri, 8.30am – 4.30pm)

Address: Mowbray Park Lodge, Toward Road, Sunderland, SR2 8DP


For further information, please visit our contact page