December Newsletter

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Health and Wellbeing Newsletter 

December 2023 

Welcome to your December Health and Wellbeing Newsletter! 

With the festive season well and truly upon us, we thought now would be the perfect time to reflect on all the fantastic steps people have taken across the District to improve their wellbeing this year. Keep reading to discover your Horsham Wellbeing Roundup 2023...




What a brilliant year! We can't wait to see what we can achieve as a District in 2024. If you have been thinking you would like to improve your wellbeing, why not contact us to see if we can support you?

On behalf of all of the Horsham Wellbeing Team, we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy New Year.


Christmas Day Walk

After the success of last year, our wonderful walk leader John is running another Christmas Day walk. What a great way to spread the festive cheer and start your day!

The walk will begin at Southwater Country Park at 10:00 on Christmas Day. There will be fantastic views of the South Downs, and the café in the park will be open for a cup of tea or coffee too. Feel free to come on your own or with your family or friends, and as with all of our Wellbeing Walks, there is no need to book ahead, just turn up!


December Walks Timetable

January 2024

If you're looking to Get Active or create healthier habits, we have new FREE courses in January for you to choose from!

From Pilates to Legs Bums and Tums, we've got something for everyone to lead a healthier lifestyle in the New Year...

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Get Active! 

Do you want to feel a sense of achievement and get motivated this new year? Then why not sign up to a Get Active course and get fitter, healthier and feel great!

Our Get Active courses aim to support and guide you through your first steps to getting active or getting back into activity.

We have new group classes starting this January including 65+ Back to Exercise, Pilates, Legs Bums & Tums and Parkfit 4 Beginners.


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Weight Off Workshop

Do you feel that you would like to lose weight but don't know where to start?

If you're ready to make small, sustainable changes every week focusing on nutrition and exercise, we have new group 12 week courses starting this January. 

WOW courses will be available in Broadbridge Heath, Upper Beeding, Cowfold, Billingshurst, Storrington and Horsham.


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Upcoming Workshops

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


Understanding Cholesterol 


Are you worried about your cholesterol?  

Has your GP recently given you test results and said you have high or raised cholesterol levels?

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

The Steyning Centre

Wednesday 6 December 18:00 - 19:30



Book Here


Managing The Menopause 


Our menopause workshop offers support and advice on how to manage menopause symptoms, Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT), alternative therapies, talking to your partner and the impact it can have in the workplace.

This is for those wishing to listen and/or share experiences with others and aims to help you navigate your way through what can be a challenging chapter in a woman’s life.

Horsham Wellbeing Hub

Monday 18 December 18:00 - 20:00


Book Here


New WOW locations!

We are so excited to announce we will be running two new Weight Off Workshops in Upper Beeding and Broadbridge Heath.

It is really important to us that our services are accessible to everyone across the District, and we hope that these two new locations will mean more people can create healthier habits and achieve their goals.


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Wellbeing appointments

Our team of friendly Wellbeing Advisors offer one-to-one information, advice and support across a range of lifestyle areas.

We offer appointments over the phone or in person at Horsham Wellbeing Hub and across the District in Steyning, Storrington, Broadbridge Heath and Billingshurst. 

If these locations aren’t suitable then let us know and we would be happy to try and find a venue to suit you.

We are now taking bookings for next year.

Call us on 01403 215111, or click the link below to find out more!


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Client Feedback ❤

Are you thinking about enquiring about a Weight Off Workshop, but not sure if it is for you? Here's what Paul had to say...



'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."

We run a number of different Weight off Workshops at various times, days and venues throughout the District. Each session will include private weekly weigh-ins, nutrition and activity reviews, along with individual goal setting. 


Enquire Here for 2024!

Support this December

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Silver Line

The Silver Line Helpline run by Age UK is a free, confidential telephone service for older people. They provide friendship, conversation and support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for people aged 55 or over, especially those who may be experiencing feelings of loneliness and isolation.

Contact them 0800 470 80 90




Christmas may be a wonderful time of year, but for some people it's also a time when feelings of loneliness, depression and anxiety can be overwhelming. For many people struggling to cope, Samaritans will be the only helpline open when other services are closed. Anyone can contact Samaritans for free, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year by calling 116 123 or emailing




Change Grow Live are a drug and alcohol wellbeing network offering free support to anyone 25+ with or affected by substance dependency.

Alcohol dependence is a chronic medical condition that typically includes a current or past history of excessive drinking, a strong craving for alcohol and an inability to control alcohol consumption. 

Excessive drinkers who are dependent often need specialized or more intensive treatment and medication to change their behaviour which can be found through CGL.

Upcoming events:

NHS Talking Therapies Drop-in

Tuesday 19th December 13:00 - 16:30 at Horsham Wellbeing Hub, RH12 1PT

Pre Diabetes Workshop

Monday 15th January 18:00 - 20:00 at Beeding and Bramber Village Hall, BN44 3WN

Emotional Eating and Unhelpful Behaviours Workshop

Tuesday 6th February at 09:30 - 12:30 at Billingshurst Community and Conference Centre, RH14 9EW

Understanding Cholesterol Workshop

Thursday 8th February 10:00 - 12:00 at Chanctonbury Leisure Centre, RH20 4BG

Community Link Drop-in

Last Thursday of every month 10:00 - 12:00 at Horsham Wellbeing Hub, RH12 1PT