ESCAPE Pain – Newcastle / Gateshead


Classes are currently run at the following venues

Molineux Street NHS Centre, Byker

Freeman Hospital, Newcastle

HealthWORKS, Benwell

Deckham Village Hall, Gateshead

How to access

You can request a referral through TIMS by phoning 0191 4452643 or visiting the website and completing the self-referral form. Please ask for ESCAPE pain when you call or complete the form.

For more information: (please scroll to the bottom of the page for details of sites delivering ESCAPE pain).

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Patient testimonials

“This service has helped me reinforcing motivation and to take it step by step to improve muscle tone and to relieve the pain in my right knee. Also what to do when it flares up and not to give up and not to stop completely and work up the stages of exercises again. A very pleasant experience and the instructor was very helpful.”


“Because I have benefited so much from my treatment. Pain has been reduced, mobility increased and general well-being improved. Mark is a very professional young man who ran the course so I never became bored! To the amusement of my friends and family.. i can say i enjoyed this course.”


“I have felt much better and more confident- able to give something a try- also due to the social side at being able to discuss difficulties with other people who have the same problems.”


“Enjoyed the class, would do again- Mark was really good.”