September Health & Wellbeing Update

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Health and Wellbeing

Local information and services

Courses are back!

Welcome to your September Health and Wellbeing update. We are excited to be able to offer places on a number of courses starting in September. Whether you're looking to lose weight, get active, or both,  we have lots on offer to help you improve your health and wellbeing.

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First steps to fitness

Getting and staying active is important for your health, not just physically but mentally too. When we talk about exercise or being active most of us know what we should be doing to improve or maintain our health but taking those first steps can be daunting, especially if you've not ever done it before or it's been a while.

It can also be difficult to know what to do without some guidance and support. That's why we offer a selection of courses just for people who are looking to start their journey to becoming active. 

Check out our five available courses below and fill in our online enquiry form to book.

People running

Learn to Run

Have you ever wanted to start running but not known where to start? Go from walking to jogging over 10 weekly sessions, build your confidence and go at your own pace and in a friendly and supportive group. 

Next available courses:

Thursday 17 September | 6pm | Horsham

Monday 21 September | 6pm | Steyning


Outdoor fitness

Outdoor Fitness

We have teamed up with local company Outdoor Military Fitness (OMF) to offer a five session course just for our Wellbeing clients.

The course offers participants a great introduction to exercise in a small and friendly group. This is perfect if you are looking to get active and enjoy the outdoors.

Over the course of five sessions you will get a taste of a range of exercises aimed at beginners, and our friendly instructor will tailor exercises to you.

Next available course:

Monday 14 September | 6.30pm | Horsham

People walking


If you think running might be too much for you, or you have injuries or joint problems that preclude running, our Walk-Fit course could be the answer. This ten week programme aims to build up your aerobic fitness, stamina and strength?

Next available course:

Tuesday 22 September | 6pm | Steyning


Exercise to music

Exercise to Music

Exercise to Music is a ten session course involving fun choreographed energising traditional aerobic exercise to music. Learn easy- to- follow routines, get fitter, tone, release stress and have fun.

Sessions will be led by a qualified instructor who will tailor the class to suit individuals.

Next available courses:

Tuesday 22 September | 6.30pm | Roffey

Wednesday 23 September | 6pm | Online

Thursday 24 September | 9.45am |Roffey

Friday 25 September | 9.30am | Online


Swimming exercise

Swim4Health is a referral scheme that enables individuals to go swimming and attend Aqua classes at times suited to them. It's a great option if you're looking for a low impact activity to help you get active.  

Swim4Health is available at:

  • Pavilions in the Park Leisure Centre
  • Billingshurst Leisure Centre
  • Steyning Leisure Centre

Get Active enquiry form 

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Weight off workshops

Get back on track with our Weight Off Workshops

We offer a number of different options to help you reach your weight loss goals. What we don't offer is a diet programme. Most of us have probably tried a diet (or two!) in the past but what nearly all of them have in common is that they are difficult to sustain long-term. If you are interested in losing weight, and keeping it off, you need a more sustainable plan... 

Our Weight Off Workshops (WOW) offer behaviour change tools and support in order to achieve sustainable long term results. We aim to help you develop a healthy relationship with food exploring emotional eating and unhealthy triggers and potential barriers to change.

Attending a WOW course will ensure you have the knowledge to make healthy choices and will dispel common myths around healthy eating and give you the facts about how to lose weight effectively, safely and enjoyably.

Next available courses:

Course Type

Start date & time


WOW group course

Monday 21 Sept 11am

Thakeham Village Hall

WOW group course

Wednesday 30 Sept 6pm


Virtual WOW course (online)



Telephone WOW

1-2-1 slots available at a day and time to suit you

 Enquire now 

Horsham District Health Rides 2020

Horsham District Health Rides

FREE social rides for adults who enjoy, or want to start enjoying, cycling. They are a great way to improve your cycling ability, socialise with others and develop new skills. You don’t need to be an Olympian, just in possession of a working bicycle with the ability to ride.

All rides will be led by experienced volunteer ride leaders and there will be a choice of four regular routes.

Any ride can be booked by emailing at least 3 days before the date it is set to take place. 

If you have any queries contact Ian on the email above or 07764 146338. Find out how the programme will keep you safe during Covid-19. 

Health Rides

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National Fitness day

23rd September

National Fitness Day encourages the nation to celebrate the fun of fitness and physical activity across the UK.

The day is a chance to highlight the role physical activity plays in everyday life by helping raise awareness of its importance in helping us lead healthier and active lifestyles. Find out how you can get involved and get moving!

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Know your numbers Blood Pressure

Know your Numbers

7th-13th September

Know your Numbers week is the UK’s biggest and most far reaching blood pressure testing event and awareness week.

Each year, hundreds of “Pressure Stations” offer free blood pressure checks across the UK, enabling thousands of people to get a free blood pressure check.

It encourages adults across the UK to know their blood pressure numbers and take the necessary action to reach and maintain a healthy blood pressure.

This year, Blood Pressure UK are asking,  ‘Do you KNOW YOUR risks of high blood pressure NUMBERS?'

High blood pressure usually has no symptoms, which is why is it often referred to as the silent killer. The only way to know you have it is to have a check.

Therefore it's important to encourage ALL family members to check their blood pressure, so if detected, it can be easily treated thereby reducing your risk of a stroke or heart disease.

Find out more

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British Nutritional Food Healthy Eating Week 

Monday 28 September - Sunday 4 October.

Today’s modern diet and lifestyle has put a strain on our health and wellbeing. Processed  foods, alcohol and lack of exercise can all lead to obesity, heart disease, Type 2 diabetes and cancer.

As we now know, contracting Covid-19 poses greater risk and complications in obese people, so it is vital that we maintain a healthy weight.

The aim of Healthy Eating Week is to bring the UK together for a dedicated week, focusing on key health messages and promoting healthy habits.

The week will raise awareness for the charity, and how to eat more healthily, & thanks to this, live a better life! Find out how you can get involved, encourage others and make a difference to your health.  

BNF Week

Strong & Steady course update:

Strong and steady falls prevention courses - Currently postponed due to COVID-19. We hope to be able to resume these in October.

Strong and steady workshop - Currently under development. Whilst the workshop is being developed we are keeping a waiting list for future participants. If you would like more information or wish to join the waiting list for a workshop near you please contact us.

To find out if you are eligible and join the waiting list call 01403 215111, email or fill in a contact form.