January Newsletter

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Health and Wellbeing Newsletter 

January 2024

Welcome to your January Health and Wellbeing Newsletter!

January is often filled with new years resolutions and promises to ourselves that aren't always easy to keep. 

The Horsham Wellbeing team provide free one-to-one advice, guidance and support to make lifestyle changes such as losing weight, eating well, becoming more active, reducing alcohol intake and stopping smoking.

We are here to support you improve your health all year round, whether that's now or in a few month's time - whenever the time is right for you.


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Starting soon!

There is still time to book your place on one of our fantastic FREE courses starting in January.

Whether you are looking to get back into exercise, or would like to learn more about nutrition and how to lose weight in a sustainable way, we have courses across the District to suit everyone.


Weight off Workshops

Our 12 week Weight off Workshops focus on weight loss, physical and emotional wellbeing along with advice and tips for sustainable lifestyle improvements.

Availability in Broadbridge Heath, Billingshurst, Cowfold, Storrington and Upper Beeding.


Enquire Here!



Get Active classes

Our ‘Get Active’ courses aim to support and guide you through your first steps to getting active or getting back into activity. Sign up to a Get Active course and get fitter, healthier and feel great!

Availability on Legs Bums and Tums and Parkfit 4 Beginners. 


Enquire Here!


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Dry January

Alcohol has been described as the UK’s favourite coping mechanism. Many of us drink to help manage stress, anxiety, depression and many other problems. Although we may feel short term relief, alcohol actually makes our symptoms worse.

Dry January is the UK’s one-month alcohol-free challenge run by Alcohol Change UK. An alcohol-free month has lots of benefits and can help lower blood pressure and cholesterol, help you sleep better, lose weight and save you money.

Going sober is also a good way to reset your relationship with alcohol and drink more healthily year-round. 

You can sign up at Alcohol Change UK or you can download the Dry January app to keep track on your progress throughout the month. 

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Alcohol Support Service

Is drink sneaking up on you? 

Lucy and Sam

Lucy and Sam, our friendly Alcohol Advisors

"I feel so much better now after cutting down. I didn't want to stop drinking fully, but I knew I needed to do something. I'd strongly suggest if you are worried about your drinking, don't be embarrassed to make contact. It's a very relaxed environment, and it has helped me a ton. I wish I'd made contact before, and not tried to just do it on my own!"

If you've been finding it difficult to control your drinking recently and want advice and support to cut down, we can help.  

Our Alcohol Advice service provides a series of free one to one sessions to support people who feel like they may be drinking a bit too much and want to cut down to enjoy a healthier lifestyle. 

Our service is confidential and non-judgmental, with no group work involved and people are not expected to stop drinking completely unless they want to. We can also offer appointments across the District to ensure the service is accessible for you.


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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.


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.

Monday 5 February 13:00 - 15:00

The Steyning Centre


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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.


Thursday 8 February 10:00 - 12:00

Chanctonbury Leisure Centre


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How healthy is your shopping basket?



Have you ever wondered how healthy your food choices are? Would you like advice on how to improve your overall diet?

The British Heart Foundation has launched a great free interactive tool which allows you to select the food items that you eat regularly to get a score for your diet and tips on making healthier choices!


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Wellbeing Walks

 Walking in a group is a great way to start walking, make new friends and stay motivated.

Our wonderful Wellbeing Walks will be taking place across the District this January. They are free to join, and there is no need to book ahead! 


January Walks Timetable


Age UK Drop In

The lovely team from Age UK will be visiting the Horsham Wellbeing Hub for a drop in session. Age UK work to help, support and signpost older people to services and information that can help reduce social isolation and loneliness. Pop in to find out more about how they can support you to reconnect with the things you love doing.

Tuesday 16th January 10:00 - 11:30 

Horsham Wellbeing Hub

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Dr Bike 'Learn to Fix'

Dr Bike's 'Learn to Fix' FREE 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 in Horsham Town Centre.


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Living Well Programme

The Living Well Programme is a free self-management course developed for people living with any long-term health condition, such as heart disease, diabetes, asthma, arthritis, multiple sclerosis, depression, back pain, chronic fatigue syndrome and more.

The programme aims to help you to take more control of your health by learning new skills and techniques to manage your condition better on a daily basis.

FREE 6-week online and in person courses are starting in January.


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Dry January Apps

Free apps to help you stay on track this January!

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Drink Coach

The Drink Coach app allows you to keep a track of what you drink over time to highlight unhelpful patterns and motivate a change. You can also set handy 'sober-self' reminders to help you stick to your goals.

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Try Dry

The Try Dry app to help you meet your goals, whether you want to take on Dry January (or another dry challenge!), cut down on your drinking, or go totally alcohol-free. Understand your drinking pattern and track your progress.

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Drink Free Days

Drink Free Days is for people who like a drink but want some support in tracking and cutting down on the booze. It also helps you understand more about your current drinking and risk levels, as it common for people to underestimate how much they drink.

Upcoming events:

Pre Diabetes Workshop  

Thursday 7 March 10:00 - 13:00 at Chanctonbury Leisure Centre

Let's Talk About Sleep

Thursday 21 March 10:00 - 12:00 at Beeding and Bramber Village Hall

Community Link Drop-in

Last Thursday of every month 10:00 - 12:00 at Horsham Wellbeing Hub