Health and Wellbeing August Newsletter

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Health and Wellbeing

August 2021


Strong and Steady

If you're aged 65+ and would like to improve your strength, balance and mobility our free Strong and Steady course might be for you.  

The 8 week course aims to build your confidence in a friendly and supportive environment, taking you through a series of low impact exercises to keep you strong and steady on your feet. 

Before joining a course everyone is invited for an assessment to make sure the course is suitable. Our next assessments are taking place in August (at The Wellbeing Centre in Horsham) with the courses starting on Tuesday 28 September at The Bridge, Broadbridge Heath. 

If you or anyone you know might be concerned about wobbling, tripping or stumbling, contact us today!

Contact us

Ga tasters

New to exercise? 

We still have spaces left for our Get Active Taster sessions this month. Choose from Pilates or Legs Bums Tums, perfect to try before you commit to a 10 week course. 

All sessions are held in our Wellbeing Centre and you can book your place through EventBrite. 

Book Here

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10 week beginner courses starting in September! 

If you're ready to commit to a 10 week exercise course, these might be for you! 

Pilates- Mon 13 Sept 2021

6.30pm - 7.15pm at The Wellbeing Centre

Legs Bums Tums- Tues 14 Sept 2021

6.30pm-7.15pm at St Andrews Church Hall, Crawley Road, Roffey

Enquiry Form 

(All courses are subject to eligibility criteria.) 



If you're struggling with your weight, our Weight Off workshops could be the answer! Our popular 12 week course focuses on weight loss, physical and emotional wellbeing, and making sustainable lifestyle improvements. Let us help you reach your goals!

Available dates; 

Tuesday 14 September 2021 at 6pm Online 

Friday 17 September 2021 at 11.30am at Thakeham Village Hall

 Spaces are limited so register your interest now!

Enquiry Form 


Neighbourhood Wardens

Based within the community, our neighbourhood wardens work alongside partner agencies to improve the quality of life for everyone and promote community unity and flexibility.

The wardens undertake a number of activities and help the community in various ways including, providing a reassuring, uniformed patrolling presence, reducing incidents of criminal damage and antisocial behaviour, supporting vulnerable members of the community by preventing isolation and offering advice on crime prevention and fire safety in the home.

Come and have a chat with them at their first drop-in session with us, Tuesday 10th August 10am-11:30am at the Wellbeing Centre. 


App of the Month 

Our app of the month is the NHS Worry Tree.

The Worry Tree app is used to record whatever you feel worried about. It uses cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) techniques to help you notice and challenge your worries. It can also help you create an action plan for managing worry. 

We all have worries and sometimes it can be easy to think that they will go away on their own, but when they persist the Worry Tree app could help you make better sense of your worries and challenge them by learning to understand and control them. 

If you're feeling anxious or stressed, take early action by using the app so they don't persist. You can also try talking to others and seeking help if you feel you need more support to help make sense of any negative emotions you might be experiencing. 



Cycle to work day

5 August

Why not get more active by taking part in Cycle to Work Day!

It doesn’t matter if you haven’t cycled in years or have never cycled at all, give it a go and have fun. 

All the cycling action will be happening via the Love to Ride online community. You can sign up with Facebook, Strava or simply by entering your details, and then connect a smartphone app so you can log your rides. 

There's also also seven weekly cycling challenges. If you want to take part just log your ride on Love to Ride and you will be entered into a draw to win some great prizes.

Find out more

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Make the most of the outdoors

As schools are breaking up for the summer time, not everyone will be going on holidays so it's great to be reminded of how nature and being outdoors can benefit you and your family. Try some of these ideas below; 

  • Spending time in nature has been found to help with mental health and reduce stress. Head to your local park or woods and take time to look more closely at the nature on your doorstep.  
  • If you were a visitor for the day what outdoor spot would you head to? What pictures would you take? What would you write in a postcard? Navigate around and find out what's hiding locally to you. 
  • Join the spirit of the Tokyo Olympics 2021 with Chil-led Out Olympics activities for children and families of all abilities. Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust Children's Healthy Lifestyle team have put together two weeks of fun physical activities and nutritious meals for you to try at home with your children! Can you compete? Visit the website for more! 


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Things to do

If you need some inspiration or ideas for things to do this month, take a look at what's happening around Horsham. 

Events in Horsham Park


Explore Warnham Nature Reserve

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5 ways to Wellbeing

Understanding what matters in our life and appreciating things around us has never been more important right now. With restrictions easing to nearly back to normality, we can start to take more notice as we finish the Summer months.

Try some of our suggestions on how you can savour and reflect on everyday moments. 

Take notice

What's going on at our Wellbeing Centre?

Monthly Drop-ins

Tuesday 10th August: Neighbourhood Wardens, 10am-11.30am.

Thursday 12th August: Community Link Team, 10am-1pm.

Thursday 26th August: Voluntary Sector Support, 10am-1pm.

Young Peoples' Mental Health Week

  • Tuesday 3 August: Sexual Health Outreach, 1pm-4pm.
  • Wednesday 4 August: Sexual Health Outreach, 10am-1pm
  • Wednesday 4 August: Family Support Worker, 1pm-4pm.
  • Thursday 5 August: General drop-in 11am-3pm.
  • Friday 6 August: Sexual Health Outreach, 1pm-4pm.