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Welcome to Wellbeing info Directory

Looking to improve your own health and wellbeing, or wanting to help a friend, colleague or a family member? But don’t know where to start ….. Then this is the site for you

Need a resource to help you help the people you work with… We can help with that too.

  • We can help you to find local support services in the Sunderland and South Tyneside areas
  • We can give you information about specific health issues and how to look after yourself
  • We have links to other useful websites and national helplines
  • We can help you get out and about have a look at Things to do

And much more! Have a look and do tell us what you think.

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What is wellbeing??

Wellbeing has been defined as: “A dynamic state, in which the individual is able to develop their potential, work productively and creatively, build strong and positive relationships with others, and contribute to their community. It is enhanced when an individual is able to fulfil their personal and social goals and achieve a sense of purpose in society.”

Highlight of the Month

Talk to Us

Talk To Us is the Samaritans’ annual awareness-raising campaign. 2017’s Talk To Us campaign launches July 2017, and Samaritans are challenging the UK to become better listeners by sharing expert tips on how to be a better listener.

Be sure to keep an eye on their Facebook Page and their Twitter feed for further details of the campaign!

Throughout July, Samaritans branches are also holding events throughout the UK and Ireland to raise awareness of the services they offer in their local communities. Visit your local branch website to see what they’re doing during Talk To Us.

The Wellbeing Info


of the month

Washington Community Clothing Meet

Washington Community Clothing Meet is a new clothes bank working out of the Washington area. The clothes bank is open to all and offers clothes for people of all ages, from newborn to adulthood. The clothes bank also offers a fortnightly meet-up in Washington Village where people can come along and have a cuppa, look at the clothes available, take what you need and have a chat if you want.

Washington Community Clothing Meet is currently looking for donations of old school clothes, which children may have grown out of or don't need anymore, so that they can give the clothes to other who need them. If you want more information on the clothes bank including how to donate, how to access the service or where the clothes bank offers their fortnightly meeting, click here to visit their Facebook page.