Sarah Cowling CEO

Everyone has choices but taking responsibility to make good choices can be harder for some than for others – we can help!

Downloads, documents and links

Download a variety of useful information and resources from HealthWORKS Newcastle by clicking on the title

Healthier Recipes

What’s on your plate? ‘ Recipes for you to try’
Watching what you eat when you have diabetes isn’t about going on a diet.It’s all about making small healthy changes to make your eating habits more balanced.We’ve added 25  recipes for you to try below as part of our ‘Living Well, Taking Control’  type 2 diabetes programme

Slim with HealthWORKS
This recipe book includes a selection of the most popular recipes and exercise information from the former Slim with Gym programme

Cook with Us
Fun and easy recipes for children and adults to cook together.
The  Lemington Meringues formed a group to help each other and the community of Lemington with the problems of feeding children a healthier balanced
diet.  So they’ve put together a a bright and vibrant cook book filled with easy and affordable recipes so that parents and  their children can enjoy time together cooking in the kitchen. The recipes in this book are quick and easy and have been tried and tested, not just by parents but their children too!



Find our latest activity timetables here

Timetable at Benwell

Timetable at the Lemington Centre


Change4Life West Newcastle

Achieving Change Together  Partnership Information Pack

Download information about projects and organisations involved in the west Change4Life partnership here

Elswick Park Family Walk and Quiz
A fabulous Elswick Park Walk4life  family walk plus fitness trail, including a fun quiz

Elswick Park Answers to Quiz
Here you’ll find the answers to the quiz in Elswick Park


One You

How Are You is for over 18s only and is only designed to point you in the right direction. It’s not a medical assessment – if you’re worried about your health you should speak to a health professional.


Information Leaflets

Health Trainer Leaflet
How the citywide Health Trainer team can support you.

Newcastle Breastfeeding Peer Support
Breastfeeding is a natural thing that most mothers can do, however that doesn’t mean it’s easy.

Staying Steady (Falls Prevention) Leaflet
Find out what Staying Steady programme is all about, the benefits and how to take part.


Referral Forms

Shared referral form
Please use this form if you’d like to refer into: Exercise on Referral, Staying Steady Falls Prevention or Community Health Trainers



Change4Life Newcastle Annual Report 2015-2016
Change4Life West Newcastle is a partnership of providers linking up services and projects to encourage families in the inner-West of Newcastle to ‘Eat Well, Move More and Live Longer’. The programme is now in its sixth year and has developed a vibrant partnership in the area with yet more organisations signed up and joint working taking place on a regular basis. The partnership was established in response to the high rates of overweight and obesity in children in the area as measured by the National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP)which measures all pupils in Reception and Year 6 across England


Community Centered Approaches and Health Assets
‘Community Centered Approaches and Health Assets’ document published by Public Health England.
This presentation includes some useful images that demonstrate approaches to working , many of which Healthworks as a charity uses.


Children s Communities Report
Developing a Children’s Community in the West End of Newcastle: A feasibility study.
This report is the culmination of a series of consultations with local practitioners in the West End of Newcastle to look at the possibility of establishing a Children’s Community in the West End of Newcastle. Children North East commissioned Professor Liz Todd and Karen Laing from Newcastle University to look at the feasibility of developing such an approach in Elswick, Benwell and Scotswood, and what would need to happen to make this a reality.


Unearth Hidden Assets
In this project, co-design andco-production were employed as a means to uncover hidden assets and unlock their potential. This study consists of four sub-projects carried out in collaboration with communities in four different locations: Tidworth (Wiltshire),Shinfield Rise (Wokingham), Newcastle and Stoke-on-Trent. Each sub-project employed different techniques to explore different types of community assets.


Staying Steady Annual report 2014-2015
Staying Steady was commissioned in June 2010 (recurrent funding under annual review) to provide 160 exercise places , per week, delivered in community venues city wide across Newcastle and to provide a limited amount of fall’s prevention education for care homes.


Communities for Health
Unlike many local authorities that used Communities for Health (C4H) funding to support a number of short term initiatives, Newcastle, through the Health Improvement Board and Newcastle New Deal for Communities chose to use the funding to support a single project delivered by HealthWORKS Newcastle in order to develop, and if successful, scale-up a sustainable approach to an area of unmet need


HealthWORKS Newcastle 2011- 2012 Audited Accounts
Read the latest Annual Report and accounts


Investors in People 2011 Report

Read our latest Investors in People award.


Joining the Dots
Joining the Dots Programme (JTD) is a systems change plan to improve access to services for older people in Newcastle by „joining the dots? between existing services, sustaining and building on existing services and identifying and filling gaps in provision.


King’s Fund Report
Health Inequalities – Kings Fund critiques Department of Health and offers actions for Joint Health & Wellbeing Strategies.


Men’s health inequalities summary
Local and national data identifies that men do not access health services as often, or as soon, as women. This can lead to later presentation of disease and poorer outcomes.Read the summary here and the full report below.


“Men just crack on” Men’s Health Report
Men’s health Inequalities in Newcastle Health Needs Assessment November 2012. The purpose of this health needs assessment was to gain a better understanding of whether men were accessing health services equitable to identified health need and compared to women


Newcastle Social Prescribing Project Final  Evaluation August 2013
In March 2013 ERS and Beacon North Ltd. were commissioned by Involve North East to evaluate the NHS Newcastle West Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) Social Prescribing Project. This project was one of six localities in England to receive funding from NESTA’s People Powered Health programme.
Prescribing project set out to:

  • Develop a linkwork service within existing voluntary organisations to enable health professionals to refer (vulnerable) people with Long Term Conditions to non-clinical community services and networks;
  • raise awareness and equip health professionals to be able to use the service through roll out of care planning training and support to all local practices; and
  • develop and maintain a comprehensive web-based information resource to support the project.


Useful Links

Newcastle Psychological Services aim to help residents of Newcastle who may be experiencing mental health difficulties. They have a diverse and friendly team consisting of Clinical Psychologists, Counselors and Primary Care Mental Health Practitioners. Take a look at their informative and interactive website at

 Diabetes UK Diabetes UK is the leading charity that cares for, connects with and campaigns on behalf of every person affected by or at risk of diabetes.We provide information, help and peer support, so people with diabetes can manage their condition effectively. We are one of the largest funders of diabetes research in the UK

Health Literacy Plan – for Scotland
You may be interested in what’s happening north of the border


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