October Newsletter 2021

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Health and Wellbeing

October 2021

Making a change for Autumn

This October we're highlighting and raising awareness of important health topics to help improve your overall wellbeing and encourage you to make a change for good. Whether it's stopping smoking, cutting back on alcohol or looking after your heart health, why not get involved with a campaign to make some positive lifestyle changes. 

Three simple steps to get started:

  • Get ready - think about the changes you would like to make to lead a healthier lifestyle.
  • Get set - phone or email us for a one-to-one chat with a Wellbeing Advisor, or to make an appointment if you need that extra bit of help.
  • Go - we will give you advice and support on how to take control and build small changes into your life. We understand how hard it can be, but we can help to make it easier.

The Wellbeing Team are continuing to support you and we have resumed face-to-face appointments at our Wellbeing Centre in Horsham.

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strong and steady

Strong and Steady now available in Pulborough!

We are extremely pleased to announce that our Strong & Steady course is coming to Pulborough. Over a series of sessions comprising low-impact exercises the course aims to keep you feeling strong and steady on your feet.

Spaces are available from October so get in touch to arrange an assessment.

We are also taking bookings for assessments for a new course which starts in January at The Bridge, Broadbridge Heath. Assessment days for this course will be held in November and early December.

If you or someone you know would benefit from improving their strength, balance and confidence in a friendly and supportive environment then get in touch.  

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pre diabetes

Prediabetes Session

Our pre-diabetes programme aims to help prevent the onset of Type 2 diabetes by reducing the risks and allowing people to take more control. The session helps people set small, manageable goals to help avoid developing Type 2 diabetes. Diet, physical activity and other lifestyle factors are the main focus.

Our prevention programme could provide you with the advice you need to prevent Type 2 diabetes.

The group sessions will be held in our Wellbeing Centre in Horsham.

Monday 11 October 9.30 - 11.30am

Thursday 11 November 6.30 - 8.30pm

 To find out more details and book a place, please contact us. 

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New WOW courses

We are now taking bookings for our next Weight Off Workshops. These aims to help you create better eating habits and maintain a healthier lifestyle.

Starting off with two private one-on-one coaching sessions (taking place in October and December) which will cover introductions, expectations, barriers and triggers and then join the 10 weekly group workshops that cover topics such as healthy eating, emotional eating, exercise, stress and sleep. 


Courses available in Horsham, Billingshurst, Thakeham & Henfield

Find out more 

What's going on at our Wellbeing Centre?


Horsham Wardens

Neighbourhood Wardens

Based within the community, our neighbourhood wardens work alongside partner agencies to improve the quality of life for everyone and promote community cohesion and resilience. The wardens undertake a number of activities, including enforcement to community development

Every Tuesday in October from 10-11.30am



Conversation starter

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.

Thursday 7 October 1-2pm



Comm link

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 14 October 10am-1pm 



Horsham Matters logo

Horsham Matters

Horsham Matters is a charity that aims to relieve hardship through the provision of essential services (food, fuel and shelter) in order to make a positive, long-lasting impact on people's lives. 

Their new mobile hub will also be supporting isolated communities across Horsham District with Foodbank sessions and a range of services providing clients with the tools they need to progress towards financial stability.

Thursday 7 October-10am-1pm

Thursday 28 October-10am-1pm


C Fridge

Community Fridge

The Horsham Community Fridge offer excess food from local businesses, supermarkets and allotments, that would otherwise be wasted, and is available to everyone in the Community.

Tuesdays from 10-11am and Thursdays from 1 -2pm.


Find out about all our events we have coming up throughout the month by visiting our 'What's on' page 


men sheds

Men in Sheds open day

Saturday 9th October 10am to 2pm at the Shed, Duke’s Square, Denne Road Horsham, RH12 1JF

Come and meet the 'Shedders' and have a look around the Shed. Find out what they do and how you can support the charity. There will also be refreshments. 

Find out more

Men in Sheds is about groups of men working on projects of their own choosing at their own pace, in a safe, friendly and inclusive venue.

Go Sober for October Campaign

go sober for october

'Sober October' encourages you to go booze-free in October to raise awareness of the vital work of Macmillan Cancer Support.

To give you a helping hand with your Sober month, our FREE confidential, non-judgmental  alcohol service can help you stay on track. If you feel drink is sneaking up on you and want to find out more, refer yourself below.  

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mental health day

World Mental Health Day

10 October 

World Mental Health Day raises awareness every year to support mental health and wellbeing. 

The theme this year is, ‘Mental Health in an Unequal World’ and will focus on the issues that affect mental health inequality locally and globally. 

Research shows that since the start of the pandemic there has been an increase in a range of mental health conditions for adults, from low mood, sleep problems and anxiety to depression. We have a variety of Mental Health resources in our Wellbeing Centre and we also offer emotional support as part of our 'Wellbeing Package' 

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Stoptober 2021


What will you start doing this Stoptober?

When you stop smoking you start doing so much more. Stoptober provides the information and support people need to quit smoking for 28 days, based on research showing that if you can make it to 28 days smoke free, you're five times more likely to quit for good.

The campaign encourages smokers to join with others who are making a quit attempt during October and give people free support and information around quitting smoking. 

If you want to start breathing more easily, moving better and save money, quitting is the best thing you can do for your own health - and the health of people around you. It's never too late to stop. 

Find out more

heart month

National Cholesterol Month

Over half of UK adults have raised cholesterol which can lead to heart disease.

By getting a simple cholesterol test and making positive lifestyle changes, most people can keep their cholesterol levels healthy. So, this National Cholesterol Month 'Let's Talk About Cholesterol'. The more healthy foods you add to your diet, the more they can help lower your cholesterol.

Find out more below on where you can get a test and what your results mean if you've already had one. 

Getting a cholesterol test

safe and well

Safe and Well Visits

Do you know an older or vulnerable person that could benefit from A Safe and Well Visit?

This is a free service carried out by West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service. It involves a pre-arranged visit to the home to offer advice on how to make it safer and, where appropriate, fit smoke alarms or other specialist fire detection equipment free of charge.

Visits are tailored to the specific needs of the household - they normally last between 30-45 minutes.