September Wellbeing Newsletter

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Health and Wellbeing

September 2021

Autumn wellbeing

Now we are in September, the end of summer is not the end of looking after our health and wellbeing! With a positive mindset we can prolong our wellness for the Autumn months.

We've got new Get Active courses starting to hep you ease into the darker days and changing weather, from learning to run to improving your stamina by walking, why not try something new and give them a go!

Don't forget to come in to the Wellbeing Centre for help and advice on your overall wellbeing. 

Find out more 

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Learn To Run

A step-by-step course for beginners aiming to help you go from walking to jogging over a 10 week period. 

There are absolutely no expectations in terms of reaching a particular distance or running for a set time by the end of the course, we encourage everyone to go at their own pace. 

Sessions comprise of a warm up, main activity and a cool down and stretch to finish. Rest assured it won't just be running loops around the park; we recognise variety is important when trying to maintain interest and motivation (you might even forget you are exercising!) so each week the main activity will be different.    

Next available courses:

Monday 13 September 6.00pm at Steyning Athletics Club

Tuesday 14 September 6.00pm at Horsham Park

Enquiry Form 

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If you think running might be too much for you, or you have injuries or joint problems that preclude running, how about trying Walk-fit - a ten week graded exercise programme to improve aerobic fitness, stamina and strength.

This friendly group of complete beginners will be taken through their paces by a trained run leader, gradually increasing both distance of walking and pace. This won’t be a gentle ramble - it will aim to get you breathing hard and your heart pumping, but it will be lots of fun!

Walking routes will be both around quiet roads and on local tracks - a good pair of trainers is all you need!

Next available course:

Tuesday 14 September 2021 6.00pm at Steyning Athletics Club

Enquiry Form 


Strong and Steady

We still have spaces for our 8 week beginners course at The Bridge in Broadbridge Heath starting in September as well as an exciting new class that will be starting in Pulborough soon!

Build your confidence in a friendly and supportive environment, with a series of low impact exercises to keep you strong and steady on your feet. 


Get in touch

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Community Link

Community Link are a small team of friendly advisors helping vulnerable residents across the district to live independently with the use of telecare/telehealth devices. These aids enable someone to call for help if required and can also be considered an 'aid' for daily living.

Find out more

If you think they may be able to help you, a family member, friend, or someone you support, the Community Link team will be at the Wellbeing Centre the first of every month between 10am and 1pm

Drop-in session: Thursday 9 September from 10am-1pm.


Do you know your numbers?

6-12 September

This year, Know Your Numbers! Week 2021 is focusing on the 'Forgotten pandemic of high blood pressure' and an opportunity to improve blood pressure control both now and in the future.

Find out more

A blood pressure check is part of the NHS Health Check, which will be available at the Wellbeing Centre from November, but in the meantime, take a look at Health Check services in your area.

NHS Health check

If you've recently been diagnosed with high blood pressure and would like to get support and advice, you can book in for a one to one appointment with our wellbeing advisors. 

Get in touch

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National Fitness Day

Wednesday 22 September

National Fitness Day is a chance to highlight the role that physical activity plays across the UK, whilst showing us the importance of  leading healthier lifestyles through being physically active.

With a huge range of activity options enjoyed by participants of all ages, get moving and raise awareness!

See more

To get you started we've got new Get Active courses starting this month, from balance and strength to brisk walking and running, find a course to suit you!

Get Active with us


World Suicide Prevention Day

10 September 

Every year the Samaritans raise awareness for World Suicide Prevention Day, by helping to create a world where fewer people die by suicide. 

The latest statistics showed that in 2018, in the UK and Republic of Ireland, more than 6,800 people died by suicide. Let's make suicide preventable, not inevitable.

Find out more

If you're worried for yourself or someone else and would like some helpful information, advice and support, contact The Samaritans of Horsham and Crawley.

Samaritans contact

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Five Ways to Wellbeing

We've now come to the end of our 5 Ways to Wellbeing. If you have managed to complete some of our suggested activities, that's a great achievement! Let's finish on a positive by lending some time to others and give back to those around us.


What's going on at our Wellbeing Centre?

The following organisations will be at The Wellbeing Centre to answer all your questions about their services or projects. Drop in and have a chat to find out more!


H Matters

Horsham Matters

A charity that relieves hardship through the provision of essential services (food, fuel, and shelter) to make a positive, long-lasting impact on people's lives.

Thursday 2 September 10am-1pm

Thursday 30 September 10am-1pm

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Olive Tree Cancer Support 

Providing a range of services to support people affected by cancer from the point of diagnosis, through treatment and beyond.

Friday 3 September 11am-4pm

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Conversation Starter Project

Find out more about the Walk and Talk weekly meet ups in Horsham Park. They encourage and welcome anyone wanting to connect and enhance their emotional and physical wellbeing.

Tuesday 7 September 11am - 4pm


Neighbourhood Wardens

The wardens work to improve the quality of life for all and support community development.

Tues 7 September 10am - 11.30am

Tuesday 14 September 10am - 11.30am

Tuesday 21 September 10am - 11.30am

Tuesday 28 September 10am - 11.30am

Two members of the Community Link team smiling at the welcome stand in the Wellbeing Centre

Community Link Team 

Helping residents feel safe and independent in the Horsham District. They provide technology-enabled care (often known as telecare or telehealth) devices and a Checking on You telephone service

Thursday 9 September 10am - 1pm