October Health & Wellbeing Newsletter

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Health and Wellbeing

Local information and services

Welcome to your October Health and Wellbeing update that's jam-packed with lots of information to help you improve your health and wellbeing and keep well over the winter period.

Wellbeing comes to Henfield!

Starting this October we will be offering free 20 minute wellbeing drop in sessions for residents of Henfield and surrounding areas. The wellbeing sessions aim to offer one-on-one advice, guidance and support to help you make lifestyle changes such as losing weight, eating well, becoming more active, reducing alcohol intake and stopping smoking.

You may also be interested in trying a free Wellbeing MOT – step onto our body composition scales to find out your fat percentage, muscle mass, bone mass, visceral fat, hydration levels and more! You will have the chance to talk through your results, confidentially, with a wellbeing advisor and decide on any steps you might want to take to help improve your health and lifestyle.

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FREE courses to help you improve your health

Free courses
Olive Tree

Mental Health Support in Chanctonbury

he Olive Tree Information Hub will provide a central point for local cancer patients and their families to access information about local and national cancer services and will also offer an opportunity to discuss any help needed.

A programme of support services has started with workshops now available, including Yoga on Friday 11th October 11.30am - 12.30pm.

To book your place or find out more contact the Hub team on 01403 627240 or email: horsham@olivetreecancersupport.org.uk 

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Stay Well this Winter

Look after yourself this winter

Cold weather can be seriously bad for your health. That's why it's important to look after yourself, especially during the winter. If you start to feel unwell, even if it's a cough or a cold, don't wait until it gets more serious. Seek advice from your pharmacist. 

Don't forget you are eligible for the free flu vaccine if you are pregnant, are aged 65 years or over, have a long-term health condition, or are a carer. Children aged 2 or 3 years are also eligible.

Ask your GP, pharmacist or midwife about the free flu vaccine.

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Mental Health Support in Chanctonbury

People living in Steyning and surrounding villages that make up the Chanctonbury region are now able to get community-based mental health support, thanks to Coastal West Sussex Mind, a part of Pathfinder, expanding its much needed services into the area.

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Age Well

Stay healthy, well and independent in later life

A campaign to help older people in West Sussex become some of the healthiest in the UK has been launched. Age Well is a West Sussex Health and Wellbeing Board initiative, delivered by West Sussex County Council, working with partners such as Age UK and other local organisations. Its aim is to improve the health and wellbeing of our county’s older residents and to celebrate the contribution they make to our communities.

A survey has also been launched to find out what older residents currently do, or might want to do, to stay healthy, happy and independent 

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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!

Henfield Medical Centre, 3.30 - 5.30pm:

Tuesday 8 October, Tuesday 12 November, Tuesday 10 December

Steyning Leisure Centre, 10am - 1pm:

Wednesday 30 October, Wednesday 27 November

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

Wednesday 6 November, Wednesday 4 December

Pre Diabetes Courses:

Horsham: Thursday 24 October, Wednesday 20 November

Henfield: Wednesday 13 November (for patients registered at Henfield Medical Centre)