HOPS is a Sunderland-based charity. 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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Ever thought about trying Meditation? You are invited to join our classes on zoom, led by expert tutor, Valerie Chiltonsmith. They start this Wednesday, 1 - 2pm The first session is FREE for unpaid carers registered with HOPS, with some concessionary places available for the whole course. For details and the zoom link for this week, please email info@healing-sunderland.org.uk
Make a good start to the year with this friendly and relaxing class. Valerie helps you to connect with your inner self and somehow life seems to flow more easily and you flow more easily with life.
Looking forward to hearing from you if you would like to attend this week's free session.
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1 month ago

HOPS - Healing Opportunities Wellbeing Service
Wishing you healthy and happy now and throughout the coming year. If you like what HOPS has to offer, please Like our new website www.healing-sunderland.org.uk and our main Face Book page HOPS Healing Opportunities. The new What's On sheet will be out soon. See you in 2022 ! ... See MoreSee Less
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What a super day we had on Friday! Thanks to Jane and Bev from Eco Crafts CIC for leading this creative and very happy session. ... See MoreSee Less
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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.