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Health and Wellbeing

November 2020

A healthy November

As the days get shorter, it's time to prepare for the colder months ahead.

As with every season taking care of our health all through is important, but it is especially essential in the winter months.  With less time spent outdoors and shorter, darker days it’s especially important to keep your mood up, stay healthy and keep as active as possible.

It can seem daunting, especially in these changing times but if you take it one step at a time you’ll feel the positive benefits.

Find advice from the NHS on how to stay well in winter, including getting the flu jab and keeping your home warm:

Staying warm this Winter

Wellbeing is open for business

Free services for the local community to help you become healthier.

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Run by the Movember Foundation, Movember is an annual event involving the growing of moustaches during the month of November to raise awareness of men's health issues, such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and men's suicide. 

Men's health and wellbeing is just as important as ever so it's important we all take action to live healthier, happier and longer lives. 

Find out more

Men's Health coming soon

Get moving!

Get Active

If you're looking to get active we have a number of options for you to choose from. We still have spaces on our Swim4Health referral scheme and our outdoor fitness sessions. You can also register your interest for our new Get Active courses starting next year. From learning to run to outdoor fitness we've got something for everyone to lead a healthier lifestyle. 

Get Active


World Diabetes Day

World Diabetes Day is on 14 November  with the theme, 'The Nurse and Diabetes'. The campaign aims to raise awareness around the crucial role that nurses play in supporting people living with diabetes. Nurses do outstanding work to support people living with a wide range of health concerns. People who either live with diabetes or are at risk of developing the condition need their support too.

You can find out more about our Prediabetes Programme on our website:

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Alcohol Awareness Week 

Run by Alcohol Change UK, Alcohol Awareness Week is a chance to get people thinking about drinking. It’s a week of awareness-raising and campaigning for change. This year the theme of the  campaign is, 'Alcohol and mental health'.

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Keep a look out for our social media posts throughout the week with helpful tips and advice on cutting back for your mental wellbeing.

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Is drink sneaking up on you?

If you feel you're struggling with alcohol and want support and information to help you cut down, our Alcohol wellbeing advisor can provide free and confidential advice at a time to suit you.  

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NHS Living Well

Are you living with a long-term physical or mental health condition?

The online ‘Living Well’ course could help you.

Peer-led group courses give you the opportunity to learn new skills and techniques to better manage your condition including topics such as; communication skills, healthy eating, physical activity, medication management and working with your nhs healthcare team.

For details on FREE courses running in your area you can contact the team on 01403 620448 or (booking is essential)

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NHS Help Us Help You Campaign

From today, NHS England and NHS Improvement is launching the Access phase of the ‘Help Us,
Help You’ campaign. 

The campaign will seek to address the barriers that are deterring patients from accessing NHS services. This first phase focuses on encouraging the public to contact their GP if they are worried about a symptom that could be cancer. 

The NHS has introduced a range of measures to ensure the safety of patients, including COVID-secure wards, and the ‘Help Us, Help You’ campaign will help to reassure patients that they can receive medical care safely.

Your NHS is here to see you, safely. Help Us, Help You.

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The Big Debate

The NHS and local authorities in Sussex would like to know about your experiences of health and care during the COVID-19 pandemic, so that they can improve the way services are provided in the future.

Delayed care: Have you been affected by delays to your care, either because your appointment or treatment was delayed or postponed or because you decided to wait until the pandemic had eased before having your treatment or appointment? 

Wellbeing: Since the lockdown period due to COVID-19 began, we have had many changes to our lives and what we saw as "normal". For many people, this has had a significant impact on wellbeing, both physical and mental.

Some people have taken up new ways of living, or hobbies, and other people have stopped doing things. Part of The Big Debate is to find out more about the changes you made due to COVID-19, whether you think they are good for your wellbeing, or not. Share what you have stopped and started doing since the start of lockdown (e.g. walking to work, smoking, eating healthily daily exercise, reading more, eating more chocolate)

Share my experience

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Looking after a child or young person's mental health

The Better Health campaign from Oneyou, Every Mind Matters now provides advice and tips for parents on how to look after their children’s mental health and also includes self-care advice for young people.

Support is available if you feel you or your child need it, including; going back to school and Covid-19, looking out for signs something is wrong and looking after your own mental health  

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