HOPS is a charity based in Houghton-le-Spring. We offer healing therapies and group activities to reduce stress and pain, and boost wellbeing.


About HOPS

About HOPS

We reach out to unpaid Carers, those with long-term health conditions, and anyone in need. Our therapies benefit mind and body – easing pain and stress and lifting self-worth. Our classes and activities bring communities together
to support wellbeing.

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Can you chat, be friendly and welcoming? Would you like to support people and communities and help make a difference?

If the answer is “Yes” then you could help us. We are looking for a couple of volunteers who can help out at our events for unpaid carers.

We hold twice monthly events for carers; a Coffee Morning on the 2nd Friday of the month and a Time Out Day on the 4th Friday each month.

If you would like more information:
• visit our website healing-sunderland.org.uk/volunteering/current-volunteer-opportunities/
• email us at info@healing-sunderland.org.uk
• call us on 0191 548 3722 for a chat.

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Our NEW Mindful Creativity Craft Course starts tomorrow!

There are a few spaces left so if you are free why not come along? Everyone is welcome to come along.

The lovely Anna Glover from HeArts Creative Projects will be leading these sessions and each week you will learn new paper craft techniques to make something different. At the end of the course you will be able to produce lovely Kusudama paper flowers.
Sessions are on:

• Tuesday 16th April
• Tuesday 23rd April
• Tuesday 30th April
• Tuesday 7th May
From 10.00am – 12.00pm @ The Old Rectory. Refreshments included!

To book a place email us at info@healing-sunderland.org.uk, phone 0191 548 3722 or send a message via WhatsApp or Facebook.

Please note: If you can’t make all 4 sessions due to other commitments that’s OK.
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Our Classes

Something for Everyone!

Join our weekly classes in person or online, all year round: singing, yoga, crafts, meditation, mindfulness and more. See the latest updates on our Facebook page.

Getting Together

Our in-person classes currently take place in Houghton le Spring, Fulwell and Roker, Sunderland. Everyone is welcome, and some concessionary rates are available – just ask.

Carers Connect

Carers Connect is our support group for unpaid Carers. If you’re a Carer, you can also join our regular coffee mornings at The Old Rectory, which are free to attend. Email info@healing-sunderland.org.uk

Finding Balance & Peace

Finding Balance & Peace

We offer accessible holistic therapy sessions to help ease stress and pain, and restore balance: shiatsu, sports massage, reflexology, aromatherapy, Indian head massage and Reiki healing.


Your donations, no matter how big or small, are deeply appreciated. Your kindness helps us continue our work, day after day.