Wellbeing July Newsletter

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Health and Wellbeing

July 2021

sun safety

Look after your skin

It's the time of year when you can spend long days in the sun or at the beach, but too much sun exposure can be harmful to your skin. 

If you're spending more time outdoors it's important to be sun aware and protect yourself from the sun's rays and the risk of developing skin cancer. 

To ensure your body is adequately protected, have a look at all the ways you can stay safe from the sun from July and beyond. 

Be Sun Aware

Opening of the Wellbeing Hub with Maddie Dubois and Harry Crayford.

We are Officially Open!

Our opening launch day was a huge success and we want to say a big thank you to all those who popped in to see what we are all about! 

Maddie Dubois was chosen as our Covid-19 Hero and we were delighted to have her cut the ribbon and officially open the centre. Maddie (pictured above with Harry Crayford, a young person she works with) has been recognised for her outstanding community work throughout the pandemic, working to give vital support to young people and being a carer to support children and their families in the community. 

The mocktails were flowing all day courtesy of Cocoon Bars and everyone enjoyed taking part in the competitions to win fantastic wellbeing prizes kindly donated by local companies. As if that wasn't enough, the local news crew were there capturing the day! 

Take a look at how we all did below: 

ITV News Report

We hope that the launch day and planned event's week, helped you to explore what we can offer you and get you back on track with your health and wellbeing.  

Special mentions

Thank you to: Cocoon Bars, Binary Botanical, The Natural Way, Hillier Garden Centre, Beauty Secrets SpaPhats Kitchen, UK Harvest and Our Get Active fitness instructor, Vicky Fisher who delivered great exercise and relaxation taster sessions.

olive tree

Olive Tree Cancer Support

The Olive Tree Cancer Support Centre are going to be in the Wellbeing Centre on the first Friday of each month, starting Fri 9 July.  

Olive Tree are a cancer support charity that offer emotional support, signposting to relevant organisations, financial information and wellbeing complementary therapies.  

They have recently gone in to partnership with Total therapies Holistic who have offered a  space at their Carfax site to be able to offer these services to our Horsham and surrounding area clients. 

Find out more


Taster Sessions

We are holding FREE exercise taster sessions of Pilates and Legs Bums Tums, at our Wellbeing Centre!

The instructors will take time in the sessions (lasting 45 minutes) to talk you through what to expect during a typical session, give you a short 20- 30-minute beginners work out and answer any questions or concerns you may have.

If you would rather just watch to get a feel for it, that's ok too!

The sessions are 45 minutes long and are aimed at those who are new to exercise and want to try it out before committing to the free 10-week beginner’s course.

You are also able to book on to more than one. If you are looking to get active but not quite sure what to do this is the perfect opportunity to try out a few different options.

Book your place on EventBrite now.

Book your session

talk to us inage

Talk to Us Campaign

Samaritans' awareness day- 24 July 

The annual awareness campaign is back this July. 

Every year, the charity hold local events to raise awareness that Samaritans are here to listen to anyone who's struggling to cope, at any time of the day or night.

Whether it’s a virtual chat, or a picnic in the park, The Talk to Us campaign is one of the ways of raising awareness to let people know they are there– for anyone who needs someone to listen, 24/7, without judgement or pressure.

Find out more


Be energy efficient

Living in a warm home is important for people’s physical and mental wellbeing so Horsham District Council are extending the  Government’s Green Home Grant, Local Authority Delivery (LAD) Scheme across West Sussex.

It enables local residents to fund energy efficient improvements for their homes.

You can apply for this funding if:

  • You have a household income of less than £30,000 a year
  • Their home has a low energy efficiency rating (G, F, or E rating)

Find out more to check your eligibility, book a free assessment or apply for a grant. 

Energy Grants

water for life

Priority Services Register

With Southern Water

Are you struggling with paying your water bills? You might be entitled for the Priority Services Register. 

If you have certain medical conditions, limited mobility, have extra needs and concerns or struggling with mental health they can look to offer to put you on the confidential Priority Services Register. 

How does it work? 

The customer will be placed onto a register so in the event of an unavoidable water supply interruption (e.g. burst main), Southern Water will make contact with them to see if help is needed. A referral can be made to your gas and electricity supplier for them to add your details to their priority services register with your consent.

Help with communication

If a customer has specific sight or hearing issues, the communication can be tailored to the customers individual needs by sending out a things such as; Large print or braille bills, Talking bills (calling the customer once their bill is produced) and Audio Bills  (burning the bill onto a CD and post this to our customers if required).

Priority Services Register 


Help paying your bill

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5 ways to Wellbeing

Challenge yourself to either learn something new or do something in a different way to what you've done before. Learning can take many shapes and forms and you can learn in different environments.

Have a look at ways you can fit learning into your daily routine and open up to new experiences. 

You will immediately see the rewards of achieving a new goal for July.

Keep Learning