Better Health Roadshows 2019

We are committed to listening to your feedback. We asked you your thoughts about how you would like us to engage with you. As a direct result of what you told us, we have designed and held better health roadshows 2019 – Read the report

NHS Sunderland’s Better Health Roadshow welcomed people from around the city on five consecutive Saturdays, between 26 October and 23 November. The roadshows promoted better health for life across the entire community.

The events ran at the below locations between 10am and 3pm:

Tesco, Roker Retail Park, Newcastle Road, Sunderland, SR6 0DA Sat 26 Oct 2019
Bede Tower, Burdon Road, Sunderland, SR2 7DZ Sat 02 Nov 2019
Houghton Sports and Wellness Centre, Houghton Le Spring, DH4 5AH Sat 09 Nov 2019
Arts Centre Washington, Biddick Lane, Washington, NE38 8AB Sat 16 Nov 2019
City Centre, Park Lane Sat 23 Nov 2019


We shared information to help supportpeople to stay healthy and well. There’ were a range of activities that everyone could take part in; including:

  • CPR demonstrations and community defibrillator training from the North East Ambulance Service
  • Exercise demonstrations by Everyone Active, showing you ways to easily incorporate stretches and exercises into your everyday life
  • Sharing information about what’s really in the food you and your family eat, with Change4Life Sunderland
  • Talking about how Pilates can improve posture, muscle tone, balance and joint mobility, as well as relieve stress and tension
  • Providing information to people who suffer from anxious thoughts Learn how mindfulness can improve your mental well being
  • How massage is not just an indulgence, but good for physical and mental well being
  • Free health checks, including weight, height and BMI calculations
  • UV light test to find out how well people are washing their hands
  • Inviting people to take part in our challenge to see how far they could ride our smoothie-making bike

We will be updating people about the roadshows on our Facebook page