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Health and Wellbeing

Local information and services

An update from Horsham Wellbeing

The Horsham Wellbeing Team are continuing to support residents to stay healthy and well whilst we all play our part in reducing and trying to prevent the spread of COVID-19. In light of Government guidance we have currently suspended our face to face work including Workshops, Courses, MOT drop-in sessions and Advisor appointments. However, the team are still able to offer support over the phone and via email. Please visit the Contact Us page to get in touch. Thank you for your understanding during this time.

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Taking care of your mind

It's natural that the uncertainty of COVID-19 will affect people’s mental wellbeing. You may be feeling more worried, anxious or depressed during the pandemic. It might feel like things are changing, and there is a lot that’s outside of your control.

There are lots of resources available to help you look after your mental wellbeing at this time.



Mind: Coronavirus and your wellbeing

Every Mind Matters: 10 tips to help

Public Health England: Guidance on mental health and wellbeing

Mental Health Foundation: Looking after your mental health




Make Movement Your Mission

It's important to try and stay active throughout the day, and the campaign 'Make Movement Your Mission' is encouraging exactly that. You can join the FREE Facebook group for a series of live 'Movement Snacks'.

These aim to encourage everyone to move more frequently throughout the day to improve your muscles, mind and wellbeing. You can tune in at 8am, 12pm and 4pm every day until the 20th April or you can catch up any that you miss by visiting their Facebook page and YouTube channel.

The aim is to:

  • Give you some simple ideas and resources to show you how easy it can be to exercise at home
  • Nudge you into regular action a little more than you would normally do
  • Help you towards developing your moving habit whilst feeling part of a community

Find out more

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NHS Home Exercises

Get Fit for Free

NHS Live Well have a selection of equipment-free home workout routines that you can incorporate into your daily routine.

The 10 minute workouts aim to improve your general fitness and tone, whilst the gym-free workouts can improve cardiovascular health, strength and general fitness. 

If you're looking for something less energetic, try the exercises for sitting, strength, flexibility or balance.

Fitness Guides


Alcohol Support

Looking after your health

Drinking can have huge impacts on your physical and mental health which means it's important to be more mindful of daily habits. 

Most people's routines and lifestyles have changed because of the COVID-19 outbreak and stress levels can be heightened.

You might find yourself drinking more than usual without noticing. If you're already feeling anxious or low during isolation, alcohol can make these feelings worse so it's important to try and make healthy changes where you can.

Drinkcoach have online Coaching sessions providing professional advice, all you need is a Skype connection. 

Alcohol Change UK have helpful information on alcohol during the coronavirus outbreak, including tips for managing your drinking and links to support that you can access even while self-isolating.

For a free and confidential chat about your drinking and help on how to reduce your alcohol, contact our Alcohol Wellbeing Adviser. We offer non-judgemental advice and support over the phone or via email. 

Contact us

Coronavirus: Key information

Find out the latest information on Government Guidelines:

Government Guidelines

Find out the latest updates from West Sussex Council:

West Sussex Advice

Find important information on the NHS Website:

NHS Advice

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Coronavirus and older people

During this time, the government has recommended that people aged 70 and over engage in social distancing for an extended period of time and for those with symptoms of coronavirus to self-isolate.

If you are in this age group then it is likely that you will be spending more time at home, having less contact with others and possibly feeling anxious about the potential effects of the virus.With this in mind, it's important to make sure you're taking care of your general health and wellbeing.

Our website has been updated with lots of information and advice such as, healthy eating, staying active, mental health and coping with loneliness and isolation. 

Find out more


Community support during COVID-19

The community response during the coronavirus situation has been amazing, with hundreds of individuals, groups and organisations coming forward on the ground, and through social media, to offer support: community spirit and resilience at its best.

To support these efforts across the entire district, Horsham District Council, in partnership with existing and new organisations, volunteer and social media groups, has now established 27 Community Volunteer Hubs across the District.

The Hubs are manned by volunteers and give practical help such as going for shopping and medicines, and providing emotional support with a friendly phone call for those who are isolated at home.

If you are a volunteer or want to volunteer, please register via the online form:

Volunteer now

If you or someone you know requires support because you/they are vulnerable or isolating due to coronavirus you can register online with Horsham District Council:

Support available

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Age UK advice and support

Get advice from Age UK on how you can safely help older people in your family or neighbouring area.

Find ways you can help your older relatives, friends and neighbours, whether with practical stuff like their shopping, or keeping their spirits up at a time things feel challenging.

Read more


Your Wellbeing 

Tips and tricks from the team

The Wellbeing team have put together five simple steps to help you look after your mental health and wellbeing. These can be used at any time and in particular during the COVID-19 outbreak

Find out more

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