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Health and Wellbeing

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Health and Wellbeing

Health And Wellbeing

At Newcastle United Foundation, we know how important it is to maintain a fit and healthy lifestyle to boost your physical and mental wellbeing. But sometimes it can be tricky to balance day-to-day life while working towards your goals.

We’re here to provide you with the support, gentle guidance and opportunities to take those first steps towards positive changes. Our Health and Wellbeing programmes are free, friendly and open to a range of people and organisations.

Find which programmes might suit you:

The 12th Man

Are you a man aged between 30-65? Feeling tired? Demotivated? Then 12th Man is for you!

The 12th Man is a free 12-week healthy lifestyles programme for men aged between 30 and 65 who are a little overweight and out of shape.

During the 12 weeks you will learn about all things health and wellbeing including: exercise, diet, sleep, stress, anger and coping strategies. You will also get the opportunity to take part in a variety of exercises and sports led by our qualified personal trainers and health experts.

If it’s time to take control of your health, then Newcastle United Foundation are here to help! For more information or to sign-up for our next 12-week course, email

Free NHS Health Checks

The NHS Health Check is a health check-up for adults in England aged 40-74. It’s designed to spot early signs of stroke, kidney disease, heart disease, type 2 diabetes or dementia. As we get older, we have a higher risk of developing one of these conditions. An NHS Health Check helps find ways to lower this risk.

The confidential check assess: blood cholesterol level, blood pressure, anthropometric screening and verbal screening. Newcastle United Foundation also offers a free electrocardiogram test (ECG), which can identify irregularities around the heart.

For more information or to book NHS Health Checks at your organisation, email

Free Stress and Sleep Workshops

Issues with stress and sleep are very common reasons why we can feel unhealthy, unwell or generally not ourselves if they become persistent problems. Our free Stress and Sleep Workshops explore what we can do to ensure stress-free days and a good night’s sleep by making just a few small adjustments to your routine. Mental Health First Aid England instructors will guide you through some simple techniques to use to ensure you’re back to feeling better.

Stress and Sleep Workshops are organised every month at St. James’ Park. For more information or to book, email

For more information on any of our Health and Wellbeing programmes