At Gateshead Health, many of our colleagues take it upon themselves to arrange regular social clubs and groups.

Below, you can find out about some of the opportunities available to you – which can help you to meet new people while getting more active, mindful, creative or otherwise!

Sewing Club - Katy Maughan's creation

Sewing Group

The Gateshead Health Sewing Club meet weekly and returned in April 2022 following a lengthy pandemic-enforced absence.

Taking place in Rooms 9 & 10 of Trust Headquarters/Education Centre every Thursday evening between 5:00pm and 8:00pm, the group is led by colleague Maria Alberts.

You can learn more about the club by getting in touch with Maria directly – just drop her an email via the button below!

Knit and Natter Knitting

Knit and Natter Knitting Group

The newest edition to our roster of #TeamGateshead social groups is the Knit and Natter knitting group, a perfect tonic for those who may prefer knitting to sewing.

The group is suitable for knitters of all experience levels (even new starters) and sessions take place in the Listening Space every Wednesday between 5:30pm – 7:00pm.

Those who attend Knit and Natter need bring only themselves with all supplies as well as teas and coffees provided. Colleagues can of course also bring their own project if they so choose.


The Gateshead Health Choir

The QE Choir now meets weekly on-site, every Thursday between 5:30pm – 7:00pm in Trust HQ/The Education Centre, with all sessions taking place in the Lecture Theatre.

To learn more about the choir, please get in touch with the health and wellbeing team via the button below.

Outdoor Activity Group QE Wellbeing

NHS North East Outdoor Activity and Wellbeing Group

Initially established solely for her fellow Gateshead Health colleagues, founder Fior Sayer recently opened up her Outdoor Activity and Wellbeing Group to all NHS colleagues across the North East.

The group regularly organises hikes, swims, canoeing, kayaking, adventures, camping trips, beach days, climbs and much more. Many of their events are held in association with local adventuring experts, Alexander Adventures.

To find out more about the group and view their upcoming schedule, just join their Facebook Group via the button below.