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Open Access Services

We offer a range of services that you can come along to from day one!

Please always check with a member of staff to ensure you have the up to date schedules for our services. Some of these services include:



Drop In

These are weekly group sessions at our Gateshead and Newcastle Centres. Informal sessions where you can come along for a cuppa and a chat! We encourage all women to attend drop in sessions as they are a fantastic way of keeping up to date with what’s happening as well as receiving support while you are waiting for a place in a support group or on a course.  

Gateshead Drop In meet on Mondays from 10:30-12:00

Newcastle Drop in meet on Thursdays from 10:30-12:00


Creative & Therapeutic Activities


We have a whole range of things to access check out….

Belly dancing


Regular sessions using dance to boost confidence

Make, Do & Share


A circle of women who come together to share their creativity as a way to maintain wellbeing and learn new skills. You do not need to be an expert crafter or writer to join the groups, just come along and let your imagination loose!

Make Do and Share Newcastle meets on Mondays 13:30-15:00 and focusses on crafts

Make Do and Share Gateshead meets on Fridays 11:30 – 13:00 and focuses on creative writing and drama

Sunday Lunch Group


Fortnightly session where women come together to prepare and share a meal



Reading Cafe


A monthly session where women discuss books they have read at Gateshead Library

Crafty Women


Craft classes facilitated by the Worker’s Education Association.  Please note that these session run during school term time only.  If you are interested in participating you must attend the initial enrolment sessions so please contact one of our Centres for more details.

Positive Notes Singing Group

A relaxed singing group: we meet termly for 8 week blocks of uplifting group singing led by the super talented Lindsay Hannon of Iceni Music. You don’t have to be an X factor finalist to join, just come along for some feel good tunes in an encouraging and inclusive environment.

Positive Notes usually meets on Friday afternoons, bu please contact us for an up to date schedule.

Relaxation Rota

TWH have teamed up with holistic health practitioners Shanti Bee, Ways To Wellbeing and independent wellbeing practitioners to bring you a rota of relaxation in our Newcastle centre. Come along to unwind and learn new techniques to tackle anxiety, intrusive thoughts and learn the art of calm.

The Relaxation Rota runs in our Byker Centre on Mondays from 13:45-14:45. Check in at the Centre to find out which activity is running.