What is the Health and Wellbeing Programme?

The health and wellbeing programme is being ran by Washington Millenium Centre and is aimed at people who are aged 50 years plus, are at risk of suffering from long term medical conditions and want to make positive lifestyle changes.

They are offering a number of options to get you started and help you improve your health and wellbeing, they include:

  • Mini MOTs /Health Checks
  • Physical activity sessions
  • Advice on healthy eating and changing your eating habits
  • Signposting to other services ie Stop Smoking, Alcohol advice, Counselling
  • Motivational support

The physical activity programme lasts for 12 weeks and advice and assistance will be given to ensure that you are able to continue your healthy lifestyle choices beyond the time you spend on the programme.

Activities take place at Washington Millennium Centre and some other community venues in Washington.

All activities are led by fully qualified fitness professionals and are designed to be safe, effective, enjoyable and specific to your individual needs. Activities include:

  • Gym
  • Exercise classes, for example, Pilates, Easyline and gentle circuits
  • Walking

The programme is FREE of charge for the first 12 weeks and a small sessional charge will be payable after that.

What do I do next?

If you are interested in coming along to this programme, you can either contact or call into Washington Millennium Centre to arrange your first session OR complete this form and arrange to see your GP or Practice Nurse to discuss attending the physical activity programme.

Who do I contact?

For more information and if you have any queries, please contact Washington Millenium Centre:

By Telephone: 0191 2193880 or 2193883 or 07850293672

Call in: The Oval, Concord, Washington, Tyne & Wear NE37 2QD

By email: karen.quigley@sunderland.gov.uk

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