About Us...

We set up the Feel Good Factory in 2012 with the main aim of supporting everyday people to take control of their own health and wellbeing. Our Managing Director & Trainer, Gillian Fortune has worked within North East communities since 2000 and during that time, she's noticed one glaring gap in service provision: simple, practical coping strategies that help people deal with everyday situations. Feel Good Factory fills that gap.


Over the past decade, Gillian has created a range of straightforward techniques that ANYONE can use in everyday situations. They form the basis of our courses and workshops that cover topics like confidence building, stress management and taking personal control. Our approach is unique because it focusses on helping people to cope with anything that comes their way and gives them the confidence to do it.


We’ve worked with hundreds of people to take control of their lives and the results have been incredible. It’s an absolute pleasure to do what we do and the passion we have for it is beyond measure.

Feel Good Factory is a Community Interest Company working across the North East of England that has a focus on improving personal wellbeing by empowering people to make positive changes in their lives. We deliver empowering courses, CPD sessions, workshops, events and information sessions across the region.


We work with individuals, families and organisations, supporting them to increase personal wellbeing and improve quality of life. We do this by supporting people to deal with everyday life challenges in ways that fit within their own lives. 


All of our services are incredibly down-to-earth, straightforward and very practical. It's very important to us that what we teach can be incorporated into everyday lives. It's this approach that makes our wellbeing support 'stick'. It's at the core of everything we do and that approach plays a big role in the huge impact that our services are having. You'll find out early on that we like to cut the 'fluff' and have a bit of a giggle along the way. That's not to say that what we do and what we address isn't serious; it is. However, people learn best when they're interested and engaged and you can't fail to be both when you're working with us.  People who access our services find this approach appealing, refreshing and often very funny too. We've helped hundreds of people to turn their lives around where no other services have been able to help - so, we're doing something right. 


In short, we're passionate about supporting people to lead happier lives!


Our qualified and experienced trainers use mindfulness-based positive thinking techniques devised by Feel Good Factory to help people feel good, emotionally strong and mentally resilient. We work with a range of community-based partners to deliver services where they're really needed and to target people who will benefit most. 

What we do...

Coming soon!


We'll have the site fully up and running again (with lots of new info in early 2017....promise!)

Who we are...

We're currently based in the beautiful, historic Old Brewery in Castle Eden, County Durham. Our office is a bright positive space (often filled with laughter!)


This is how we came to be here...

Where we come from....