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Health and Wellbeing

Stay Well This Summer

Welcome to your August Wellbeing newsletter, keeping you updated on our upcoming events. We've got lots planned to keep you well this summer, including workshops, exercise classes and weight management programmes. You'll also find links and access to other local services available to improve your health and wellbeing this summer. 

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Weight Off Workshops

We are now taking bookings for our popular Weight off Workshops starting in September.

All groups will include private weekly weigh ins, toolbox, food diaries and weekly group workshops. Some groups will also include a weekly exercise class.

We have day and evening groups running in Cowfold, Horsham, Henfield, Storrington and Billingshurst.

If you're ready to stop the yo-yo dieting, get active and commit to making sustainable changes, we think you'll love WOW.

12-week course starting in September

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WOW Graduates

This month concluded the end of our latest WOW course. As ever we had some fantastic results, not only in amount of weight lost but positive impact on mood, fitness and general wellbeing. Here's what Martyn and Paul from our Horsham and Pulborough group had to say about their experience:



'For the last 5 years I have been classed as prediabetic and I have always had difficultly controlling my weight. The opportunity to join WOW was presented to me by my GP and it sounded too good to miss. The course has been fantastic, the leaders are so enthusiastic and supportive and I have really benefitted from practising mindful eating and appreciating my food.'

Martyn lost over 8.5kg, lowered his cholesterol, blood pressure and is no longer classed as 'prediabetic'




'I felt like this was my last chance to lose weight after being diagnosed with osteopenia and gradually gaining weight each year. 

The course helped me to understand food combinations and pushed me to plan my meals and grocery shopping which has actually reduced my food bill. I have started jogging and after 10 weeks have lost over a stone. I still have a way go but I've now started my journey.'

Get Active

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New to exercise but don't know where to start?

Our 10 week Get Active courses are a gentle introduction back into regular exercise. We have a range of beginner classes led by qualified instructors.

Classes include: Pilates, Learn to Run, ParkFit 4 BeginnersLegs Bums & Tums

If you feel ready to get back to exercise, why not speak to our team to find out how you can join the programme?

Starting in September 

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Learn To Run 

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Learn to Run is a free step-by-step course for people who aren't already active and need a little help to get started, 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, 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!).


Wednesday 20th September 6-7pm in Horsham Park

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July's Workshops

Our FREE group talks and workshops are a friendly and informal way to find out information on a range of subjects. 

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Managing The Menopause 

This workshop offers a space to share your experience with others and gain advice on how to navigate the changes and symptoms of the menopause.

This is for those wishing to listen and/or share with others and gain support during what can be a challenging chapter in a woman’s life.

Monday 21st August, 6pm-8pm


Book here

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Understanding Cholesterol

The talk aims to give you the knowledge and guidance to show how a few small steps can improve your cholesterol levels and overall health.

Andy (pictured above) leads these interactive sessions and will work with you during the workshop to set manageable and sustainable goals.

Wednesday 9th August, 6pm-7.30pm


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September workshops

Next month!

Are you at risk of diabetes or have recently been told you are pre-diabetic?

Do you have trouble getting to sleep and staying asleep throughout the night? 

If so, next month's workshops might be just for you.


Prediabetes Workshop, 14th September

Let's talk about sleep,  26th September 


Dr.Bike 'Learn to Fix'

Dr Bike's 'Lean to Fix' classes teach you the essentials of bike maintenance so you can get the most out of your bike and feel confident in dealing with minor mechanical hiccups. 

Classes are available by pre-booking only and will take place at Waitrose in Horsham.

Thursday 31st August

Thursday 14th September 

Thursday 28th September 

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Wellbeing Walks

Walking can be a great way to get away from it all. It can also be a fun way to spend time with friends or meet new ones.

We have guided 'Wellbeing Walks' all over the district, so you're sure to find one to suit you.

Each month we publish a new walking guide with a choice of routes with varying duration and difficulty. Check out this months timetable below.


Men's Health Survey

Men's Health Survey

We would like to encourage more men to access the services offered by Horsham Wellbeing.

This is because statistically we know men are less likely to ask for medical advice or access care. 

We would like honest feedback and ideas from local men about what might encourage you to get involved.


Living well programme

Living Well 

Are you an adult living with a long-term health condition and live in West Sussex, Brighton or Hove?

The Living Well online course is a free self-management course for those with a long term health condition. 

Run by Sussex Community foundation Trust, each course aims to help you to take more control of your health by learning new skills to manage your symptoms better on a daily basis. Check out upcoming dates.

Booking is essential, please contact the team if you would like to sign up. 


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Community Link

Community Link is a support service from Horsham District Council that enables residents to live independently, by providing affordable access to a range of assistive technology (Technology Enabled Care).

The team can provide a variety of TEC to meet specific needs of its service users, including peace of mind for family and friends that help can be arranged at the press of a button.

A member of the team will be at the Wellbeing Shop throughout the morning on the last Thursday of each month. 

Next visit:

9am-12pm, Thursday 31st August 

Horsham Wellbeing Hub 

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Community Food Hubs 

Chanctonbury Leisure Centre will be hosting Harvest Community Food Hubs in Storrington.

Food Hubs are designed to reduce food waste by welcoming all residents to visit and pick up a selection of food for suggested donation of £3.50.

Residents will be able to bring their own bag to fill with surplus foods (largely fresh fruit & veg, bread, dried goods and some frozen) which would otherwise end up as waste from suppliers.

On the 23rd of August, we will be supporting the food hub. Why not pop down, fill a bag and find out how we can support you to improve your wellbeing?

Upcoming Dates