Workshops

Check out these one-off workshops!!

Pet Bereavement

Our mission is to reach as many people as possible with compassion and understanding, so that no one goes through the pain of losing a pet alone.

The loss of a pet is so painful because we aren't just losing the pet.

It could mean the loss of a source of unconditional love, a primary companion who provides security and comfort.

Another sensation you may experience is this: almost no feeling at all.

You may feel empty and numb. Come and join us for support and to explore your feelings and how to cope with these.


Fulwell Community Resource Centre, Fulwell Road, Sunderland, SR69QW

Starting: Wednesday 25th January 2023
Sessions: 1
Time: 10:00 to 12:00

ENROLMENT STARTS: Monday 9th January 2023 to Friday 13th 2023 to enrol contact 07717851268 or 07867278562 or 07500551869 or you can visit us at the college.

Space for Listening

Sunderland Recovery College promote the notion that we all have an equal and shared responsibility for creating psychological safety, with and for each other.

When we create space in which we genuinely listen to each other, we open up the possibilities for connection , and trust.

SpaceForListening, is a simple, lightly-structured process which creates a space in which we each have an equal opportunity to share our thoughts and feelings.

It’s about starting where we are, and sharing what is going on for each of us.

These sessions are facilitated by a peer supporter in a safe and relaxed environment


Fulwell Community Resource Centre, Fulwell Road, Sunderland, SR69QW

Starting: Tuesday 24th January 2023
Sessions: Ongoing
Time: 10:00 to 12:00

ENROLMENT STARTS: Monday 9th January 2023 to Friday 13th 2023 to enrol contact 07717851268 or 07867278562 or 07500551869 or you can visit us at the college.

8 Dimension's of Wellbeing


We are offering the 8 dimensions of wellbeing in workshops this term so you can decide what area you would like to explore.

Join our workshops to explore how our physical health impacts our mental health, and vice versa, how our mental health impacts our physical health.

The workshops will give you an opportunity to discuss together as a group some top tips on how to make positive changes in the following areas: Physical Health, Emotional Health, Spiritual Health, Intellectual Health, Occupational Health, Financial Health, Environmental Health, and Social Health, Because even the smallest of changes can have noticeably positive results in our mental health and overall wellbeing.



  1. Physical Health:
    Join us to explore how our physical health impacts our mental health, and vice versa, how our mental health impacts our physical health. We will discuss together as a group some top tips on how to make positive changes in the following areas: diet, exercise and sleep. Because even the smallest of changes can have noticeably positive results in our mental health and overall wellbeing.

Starting: Wednesday 25th January 2023
Sessions: 1
Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm


  1. Emotional Health:
    Let’s discuss together what can be helpful and what can be unhelpful when it comes to our emotional health, and explore ways to implement some positive changes which could help in our emotional resilience, coping skills, and overall quality of life.

Starting: Wednesday 1st February 2023
Sessions: 1
Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm


  1. Spiritual Health:
    The term “Spirituality” is basically defined as “the deepest values by which one lives.” So, let’s explore this a little further and figure out what is important to us in our own lives and ensure that we make life choices based on our most authentic selves rather than what others want or expect from us.

    Starting: Wednesday 8th February 2023
    Sessions: 1
    Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm

  2. Intellectual Health:
    There are so many health and social benefits that come from keeping our brains active, including becoming more solution-focussed, better problem-solving abilities, and the reduction of anxiety and depression symptoms. But, just like exercising our bodies to keep fit, we also need to exercise our brains. So, come along to this session to explore different ways to keep our brains active and try out some of our fun puzzles, quizzes and brain teasers.

Starting: Wednesday 15th February 2023
Sessions: 1
Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm

  1. Occupational Health:
    In this session we’ll look at the benefits of engaging in meaningful activity, whether it be work-related or just doing good in general. We’ll discuss the positive impact this can have on our mental health, self-worth and self-esteem, then set some goals to help us get on our way to enjoying these benefits in our everyday lives.

Starting: Wednesday 22nd February 2023
Sessions: 1
Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm


  1. Financial Health:
    This session explores how money matters can cause or worsen mental health struggles. And, likewise, poor mental health can significantly reduce our ability to manage our finances effectively, and so the cycle continues. We’ll discuss some top tips and advice to help us escape this cycle and relieve some of the stress and anxiety related to it, bringing more calmness to our lives and our minds!

Starting: Wednesday 1st March 2023
Sessions: 1
Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm


  1. Environmental Health:
    Our mood and outlook on life can be greatly influenced by the environment we live in. This can be either the world in general, our local community, or even our immediate living surroundings. So let’s explore together a variety of ways that we can make our surroundings and environment more positive places for ourselves and others to enjoy.

Starting: Wednesday 8th March 2023
Sessions: 1
Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm

  1. Social Health:
    Our social health is very often the aspect that feels the biggest impact of poor mental health. We can quite easily become socially anxious, isolated, and shut off from the rest of the world. But, to improve our mental health and overall wellbeing it’s essential to improve our social health by mixing with others, engaging in enjoyable activities, creating or expanding our support networks and giving meaning to our days. So let’s explore together some effective ways to do this.

Starting: Wednesday 15th March 2023
Sessions: 1
Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm


Fulwell Community Resource Centre, Fulwell Road, Sunderland, SR69QW

ENROLMENT STARTS: Monday 9th January 2023 to Friday 13th 2023 to enrol contact 07717851268 or 07867278562 or 07500551869 or you can visit us at the college.

What is Peer Support?

What is a peer support worker? How can a Peer Supporter inspire hope? How does the role of a Peer Support Worker differ from other Mental Health workers? What does a day in the life of a Peer Supporter look like?

If you want to know more about Peer Support then come along to this informal workshop led by two experienced Peer Supports. They will present a short PowerPoint presentation then give you the opportunity to answer any questions you have about the role.


Fulwell Community Resource Centre, Fulwell Road, Sunderland, SR69QW

Starting: Wednesday 22nd March 2023
Sessions: 1
Time: 1:00pm to 3:00pm

ENROLMENT STARTS: Monday 9th January 2023 to Friday 13th 2023 to enrol contact 07717851268 or 07867278562 or 07500551869 or you can visit us at the college.

Citizens Advice Sunderland

We provide free, confidential, independent and impartial advice to everyone living in Sunderland and Washington. As a local, independent charity we can work with clients to resolve any debt or benefit issues they may have an help them find a way forward.

We can help with: Money Advice - We provide detailed money advice to help the people of Sunderland tackle their debt issues.

We can provide budgeting advice, negotiate with creditors, handle both emergency and non-emergency debts and identify suitable strategies for the next steps. Benefits - One of our advisers can carry out a benefit check so that you can find out what benefits you are entitled to and the next steps forward. If you fall within our catchment area, we can book a one-to-one appointment to help you complete you benefit forms.

Alternatively, we can direct you to the advice agency which covers your area.


Fulwell Community Resource Centre, Fulwell Road, Sunderland, SR69QW

Starting: Wednesday
Sessions: 1
Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm

ENROLMENT STARTS: Monday 9th January 2023 to Friday 13th 2023 to enrol contact 07717851268 or 07867278562 or 07500551869 or you can visit us at the college.