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Health and Wellbeing

Local information and services

Summer is on it's way!

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

Summer is the time of year when we spend more time outdoors, so it is important to be sun aware and protect ourselves from skin cancer. 

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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.

Sign up now

Running to success!

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Image (left to right): Kim, Janine & Dawn

We would like to congratulate three of our Learn to Run graduates on  their first marathons! 

Last month both Kim and Janine completed the London marathon and Dawn completed the Brighton marathon and we couldn't be prouder of their outstanding achievements!

All three started their journey by signing up and completing our 10 week Learn to Run course having never run before. They have all kept running since and completed the 26.2 miles with 'smiles' on their faces.

If you're looking to get active in a friendly supportive group then our Learn to Run course could be for you! Our aim is to help you go from walking to jogging over a 10 week course and give you the confidence to continue running.

Sign up now

Strong and steady

Helping people to stay strong and steady

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

Falls are not an inevitable part of ageing - there are simple steps your loved ones can take to stay steady and reduce their chance of falling.

We run regular courses and workshops for those that trip or stumble and want to be stronger, steadier and more active.

Find out more

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Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health Awareness Week is this week! 

The theme for 2019 is Body Image – how we think and feel about our bodies.

Body image issues can affect all of us at any age and directly impact our mental health.

Help spread the word...


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Diabetes Heart

Diabetes Week 11 - 17 June

Around 200,000 people are diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes every year, but there are things you can do to reduce your risk. 

Making small changes to your lifestyle now can make a big impact on your future health. 

If you have been diagnosed as being Pre diabetic or think you might be at risk (family history/overweight/unfit) you may be interested in attending one of our Pre diabetes courses.

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May is National Walking Month 

Walking offers many proven benefits for our health, it is a fun and flexible way to exercise.

Why not attend a Horsham District Council walk?

We have a full programme of walks around the Horsham District. 

Tips on how to get out walking


Upcoming events


Wellbeing Drop-ins 

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

Steyning Leisure Centre, 10am -1pm:

Wednesday 30 May, Wednesday 27 June, Wednesday 25 July

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

Wednesday 5 June, Wednesday 3 July, Wednesday 7 August

Pre Diabetes Courses:

Horsham: Friday 31 May, Tuesday 14 May, Wednesday 19 June Friday 12 July

Henfield: Tuesday 4 June, Wednesday 17 July (for patients registered at Henfield Medical Centre)