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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It's our Carers' Connect Coffee Morning this Friday, 12th July from 10.30am-12.30pm @ The Old Rectory.

We will be having HOPS Breakfast and Mindful activities. There will also be Tea, coffee, biscuits and plenty of chat!

This event is for carers registered with HOPS. We always welcome new carers so if you look after a relative, friend or neighbour, contact us for more information.
(Remember you don't have to be in receipt of Carers Allowance to register with us).

To register with HOPS click on the link:

Contact us by email: info@healing-sunderland.org.uk Tel: 0191 548 3722 or send us a message.
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We have a 'Singing for Fun' group every Wednesday. It starts at 12.30pm @ Roker United Reformed Church, Side Cliff Road, Roker.

There are lots of benefits from singing and it's known to be good for your mind and body. So why not join our friendly, fun singing group.

It costs £6 per class with discounts available for carers and people receiving certain benefits. Everyone is welcome to come along.

Come along on the day or if you would like more information email: info@healing-sunderland.org.uk Tel: 0191 548 3722 or send us a message.
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Join us for a Circle Dancing session tomorrow, Saturday, 6th July from 2-4pm. Held at a new venue @Kepier Hall, Church Street, Houghton le Spring, DH4 4DN. This is through the archway into the church grounds of St Michael and All Angels Church.

Share the joy of dancing with others and discover a sense of wellbeing and community.

It's fun, friendly and it doesn't even matter if you have ’two left feet’! Everyone is welcome of all ages and abilities. It's a very relaxed atmosphere and you can always sit out a dance if you need a rest. Come on your own or with a friend, no partner is needed.

Why not give it a try!

Come along on the day or contact us by sending a message, email: info@healing-sunderland.org.uk; or text 07907 051 595.

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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.