HDC May Newsletter

Published: 04 May 2021

Horsham District Council

May Newsletter

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Health and Wellbeing

May 2021

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Put a 'Sprint' in your step!

With the days getting longer and brighter and lockdown easing, now is the perfect time to embrace the outdoors and enjoy getting active! 

Need some inspiration? Get started with our 'Better You Exercise Referral Programme', take a look at our FREE Get Active courses on offer or have a look at our easy ways you can move more this month. Whatever you do, feel motivated and feel good.

Get moving

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Wellbeing Centre update

We were very excited to open our pop up shop last month! If you haven't already seen us we are located at Unit 4a The Forum in Horsham town and are open weekdays 10am-4pm. Our friendly staff and advisors are on hand to answer any questions you may have and tell you about the services we offer. 

Once fully open, we hope to provide a space and opportunity for residents to reflect, talk and think about how a few small changes to your health and wellbeing will help you move forward in a positive way. We will be programming a variety of talks and activities related to health and wellbeing so watch this space.

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Better You 

Feel better with the 'Better You virtual exercise referral programme'. A bespoke programme of one-to-one consultations alongside 12 weeks of online fitness classes designed to improve your health and mental wellbeing. 

'Better You' may be suitable for you if: you have a medical condition that can be improved with regular exercise; you struggle with weight management and need support; or your GP, healthcare worker or other professional has advised you to be more active.

Find out more

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Workplace Health

According to 'Business in the Community', Working adults in the UK, spend on average one-third of their working hours at work. Evidence suggests that a healthy business is driven by healthy employees and the benefits are seen in reduced sickness absence and increased productivity. As the impact of COVID-19 becomes more apparent, businesses could benefit from local support to improve the health and wellbeing of their employees.

Did you know we offer FREE Workplace Wellbeing support? We provide free advice, guidance and support for employers and their employees to manage a range of health behaviours, to enable staff to make small, realistic changes to improve their health and wellbeing, both physically and psychologically.

Workplace Health

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Five Ways to Wellbeing this Summer

The ​Five Ways to Wellbeing’ has never been more important to include in everyday life, especially as a way of coping during the Pandemic. 'Five ways to wellbeing'  can help people to talk about the things that matter to them. Why not set yourself the challenge of doing at least one every month until September? Start now by 'Connecting' with people.

Ways to connect

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Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Week

Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Week is taking place from Monday 10th May to Sunday 16th May. Diabetes UK joins Public Health England and NHS England as proud campaign partners for this annual awareness week.

There are 12.3 million people in the UK at increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes. But for many people there are steps you can take to reduce your risk.

That’s why we are raising awareness of the risk of developing type 2 diabetes and how to reduce it.

Did you know we're offering an online group workshop aimed at helping you to reduce your risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes?

Find out more

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Mental Health Awareness Week

Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, the theme for Mental Health Awareness Week is 'Nature'. During long months of the pandemic, millions of people turned to nature.

Research has shown that going for walks outside was one of the top coping strategies and 45% of people reported being in green spaces had been vital for their mental health. 

One of the aims of the week is to inspire more people to connect with nature in new ways, noticing the impact that this connection can have for their mental health.

Moving Minds is also launching during Mental Health Awareness Week on May 10 and will continue throughout the summer to unlock open spaces and create safe opportunities for people to connect.

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Get Active courses 


Diabetes Prevention Week


Mental Health Awareness week 


Wellbeing Referral form


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