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Health and Wellbeing

Local information and services

Spring is in the air

Welcome to your spring health and wellbeing update that's jam-packed with lots of helpful tips, free courses and useful resources to help you improve your health.

To get started, why not download our wellbeing spring clean infographic?

Diet list and fruit

Looking to lose weight and improve your health?

Our FREE 12 week weight loss course could help you achieve your goals!

The course involves nutritional based discussion and activities, tools, hints and tips to help you reduce your risk of developing diseases such as heart conditions, stroke, diabetes, cancers and arthritis, as well as key nutrition principles and how to prepare and plan healthy meals and snacks.

Find out more about how this free course could benefit you and sign up today.

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Mental health

April is Stress Awareness Month

Stress Awareness Month has been held every April since 1992 to increase awareness about the causes and cures for stress. 

Stress is one of the public health challenges of our time, but it still isn’t taken as seriously as physical health concerns. Stress is a significant factor in mental health problems including anxiety and depression. It is also linked to physical health problems like heart disease, insomnia and our immune systems.

Visit our website for information about how you can look after, and improve, your mental wellbeing, as well as links to various organisations and services to help you in you need support.

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Horsham Districy Health Ride poster March-November 2019 with one man and one woman riding bikes

Health Rides programme extended for 2019

Local volunteer ride leaders supported by Horsham District Council’s sports development team are following up last year’s pilot programme of health rides with an extended offer in 2019.

Last year around 50 participants varying in age from 30 to 70 years benefited from the rides and this year it’s hoped that more will sign-up. The rides are free of charge and are supported by leaders trained and experienced to adapt to rider needs. There’s also a strong social aspect to the rides, enhanced by a café stop on most of the rides.

For less confident or just plain rusty riders starter training is available in Horsham Park to help you get back in the saddle!

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Strong and steady


Stay steady on your feet

Do you know someone who is feeling unsteady around the house? 

Falls are not an inevitable part of getting older - there are simple steps your loved ones can take to stay steady, reduce their chance of falling, prevent serious injury if they do fall and keep up and about.

We run regular strength and balance courses to help your loved ones stay on their feet.

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Free NHS health checks

NHS Health Check is a national programme in England for people between the ages of 40 and 74. It is a free 30 minute check to assess your risk of developing heart disease, stroke, diabetes and kidney disease.

This check is offered because everybody is at risk of developing these health problems, having an NHS Health Check can help you to lower your chance of developing them.

Find out more about the checks, whether you are eligible and how to register.

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Upcoming events

Wellbeing Drop-in

Wednesday 24 April: Steyning Leisure Centre, 10am-2pm

Have a Wellbeing MOT and find out how you can improve your health and wellbeing. No need to book an appointment, just turn up!

Wellbeing Drop-in

Wednesday 1 May: The Octagon, Chart Way, Horsham 11am-2pm

Have a Wellbeing MOT and find out how you can improve your health and wellbeing. No need to book an appointment, just turn up!

Prediabetes Workshop

Thursday 2 May: Horsham Wellbeing, Parkside, Chart Way, 10am-1pm

A session to help people set small manageable goals to help avoid developing Type 2 diabetes. The main focus is on diet, physical activity and other lifestyle factors.