Positivity

Check out our courses designed to get you feeling positive!

Carers Group

Come and join us for an informal get together to support each other.


Some benefits may include feeling connected, heard and understood by peers, reducing isolation and increasing wellbeing.

Peer support is a safe space to share experiences and to learn from others.


It can help carers to realise they are not alone, and others are in similar caring situations.


Fulwell Community Resource Centre, Fulwell Road, Sunderland, SR69QW

Starting: Monday's
Sessions: Ongoing
Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm

ENROLMENT STARTS: Tuesday 30th August to Friday 2nd September, to enrol contact 07717851268 or 07867278562 or 07500551869

Men's Wellbeing Group

Hearing from others with similar issues helps you see that you're not alone in having challenges, whether you're grappling with panic attacks, depression, or another mental health issues.

What are the benefits of a support group? Feeling less lonely, isolated or judged reducing distress, depression, anxiety or fatigue.

Talking openly and improving coping skills.


Fulwell Community Resource Centre, Fulwell Road, Sunderland, SR69QW

Starting: Wednesday - Ongoing
Sessions: Ongoing
Time: 1:00pm to 3:00pm


ENROLMENT STARTS: Tuesday 30th August to Friday 2nd September, to enrol contact 07717851268 or 07867278562 or 07500551869

Well-Women's Group

New to the Recovery College, we are excited to offer a well-women's group.

Here we will offer a safe space for women to meet, chat, make new friends and create a network of support.

This group will be peer led and will be facilitated by one of our Peer Supporters.

We may have different topics each week, guest speakers, crafts, a trip to the cinema or simply chill and chat; the group will decide.


Fulwell Community Resource Centre, Fulwell Road, Sunderland, SR69QW

Starting: Tuesday 12th September
Sessions: Ongoing
Time: 10:00pm to 12:00pm


ENROLMENT STARTS: Tuesday 30th August to Friday 2nd September, to enrol contact 07717851268 or 07867278562 or 07500551869

Chess Group

Playing chess not only develops the brain but also develops fine motor skills.

Come and join us and learn how to play this great game and have some fun!

Some of the Benefits of playing Chess regularly

Develops perspective, deepens focus, elevates creativity, boosts planning skills, increases self awareness and improves memory.


Fulwell Community Resource Centre, Fulwell Road, Sunderland, SR69QW

Starting: Thursday - Ongoing
Sessions: Ongoing
Time: 1:00pm to 3:00pm


ENROLMENT STARTS: Tuesday 30th August to Friday 2nd September, to enrol contact 07717851268 or 07867278562 or 07500551869

Emotional Resilience

This course will give you the opportunity to understand emotional resilience and how this can impact on your life, promoting emotional resilience in self and others and assisting in identifying unhelpful thinking behaviours.


You will have opportunity to practice developing techniques and skills in challenging unhelpful thinking and behaviours to build resilience.


Group exercise and discussion will provide us with a safe and encouraging environment where we can learn from each other and build healthy supportive relationships..


Fulwell Community Resource Centre, Fulwell Road, Sunderland, SR69QW

Starting: Thursday 22nd September
Sessions: 6
Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm


ENROLMENT STARTS: Tuesday 30th August to Friday 2nd September, to enrol contact 07717851268 or 07867278562 or 07500551869

How to Live My Best Life

This course helps you look at key areas of your life, where you'd like to make changes, it introduces you to new tools, techniques and strategies to help you achieve those changes.


Discover how to change your mindset, how best to plan, and what action to take to Live your best life !


Fulwell Community Resource Centre, Fulwell Road, Sunderland, SR69QW

Starting: Monday 19th September
Sessions: 6
Time: 1:00pm to 3:00pm


ENROLMENT STARTS: Tuesday 30th August to Friday 2nd September, to enrol contact 07717851268 or 07867278562 or 07500551869

Self Love

Self love is exactly what it sounds like, loving yourself.

It means loving all aspects of yourself, by accepting your flaws, your weaknesses and the things you don’t always like about yourself, as well as recognising your strengths and achievements and learning to praise yourself for them.

In this course we will be covering a different topic each week all relating to self-love, such as self acceptance, self confidence, self talk, assertiveness, and many more.

So come along and join us as we learn to celebrate ourselves as the wonderful human beings that we are!


Fulwell Community Resource Centre, Fulwell Road, Sunderland, SR69QW

Starting: Thursday 22nd September
Sessions: 8
Time: 1:00pm to 3:00pm


ENROLMENT STARTS: Tuesday 30th August to Friday 2nd September, to enrol contact 07717851268 or 07867278562 or 07500551869

Journaling for Wellbeing

Journaling for Beginners – with Steve

Hello, my name is Steve Watts and I am delighted to be offering this journaling course for Sunderland Recovery College students.

The course will be delivered at Hope Street Xchange on Hind Street in Sunderland SR1 3QD. Numbers are limited so it is essential that you register if you wish to attend the course. There is also free parking available, but it must be booked in advance if you wish to park at Hope Street. You will need to let me know, via Kim, if you wish to book a parking space with your car registration number. It is a course which runs for six weeks and you are encouraged to attend all sessions, if possible, to gain the maximum benefit from the course.

‘This morning I was thinking about what you said yesterday about going on a journey and being ready for when we come out of Lockdown. It made me think that I must get my life organised … If it wasn't for this journaling course I would never have even thought about it.’

Sunderland Recovery College student March 2022