I don’t enjoy the gym, however, I would love to join a local group. Where do I start looking?
Connecting with people and having good relationships is extremely important for your mental health as well as your physical wellbeing.
The following sites provide an array of local activities you may wish to explore or if you would prefer there are many activities that can be accessed from home.
Stockton Information Directory
This website provides details of services, advice and support for adults, children, young people and families living in Stockton-on-Tees. There is a vast selection of clubs, groups, faith based activities, running and cycling information, activities for the over 50’s to name but a few. It is important that you seek medical advice before commencing a new activity.Stockton Information Directory website
Staying Out Project
Telephone: 01642 525199
ARC in Stockton work closely with local organisations to support isolated people and people who have recently been discharged from hospital to help them get back on their feet.
You could speak to your GP about referral into this service.Staying Out Project
How do I join a local exercise group?
The following council led services all offer sessions across your local area to help keep you active whether in a group exercise class or by using gym facilities:
Tees Active (Stockton)
Get Hartlepool Active
Healthworks (Durham and Darlington)
The NHS website Find Fitness Activities and Classes allows you to search using your postcode for local groups or services that may interest you and your family.