Adur, West & East Worthing Party including East Arun

Live well with the Worthing Well-being Hub

A Brand new Wellbeing Hub for Worthing is set to open their doors soon, which will offer ‘one-stop’ help for adults and families wanting healthier lifestyles.

Funded by West Sussex County Council and the NHS, the Hub, part of seven across the County, provide ‘face-to-face’ contact with the public and help them ‘tap’ into a huge range of wellbeing services. The Hub will hopefully be working to support the more vulnerable members of our community as well, especially those living in areas of deprivation and at risk of poor health.

Shadow Cabinet member for health and well-being, Bob Smytherman said:

This really is the Big Society in Action, bringing together the statutory, public and voluntary organisations to help make residents healthier. It’s in all our interests to look after our health, and the new Health and Well-Being Hub gives everyone the opportunity to find that special piece of advice. You can either self refer, or be referred by a health professional. Why not give it a try and see how you can improve your own life?

Bob added:

Whether our residents want to stop smoking, loose weight or change their diet or perhaps just want to speak to someone because life’s’ too stressful our wellbeing team is there to help – its all about feeling good, being able to make informed choices and taking care of yourself!

Judith Wright, director of public health and wellbeing for West Sussex, says:

It’s important that everyone across the county, no matter where they live, has the best opportunity to lead a healthy life. The launch of the Wellbeing services across West Sussex is a positive step towards providing people with easier access to information about what’s on offer locally. The Wellbeing teams will be able to point individuals in the right direction for local services ranging from specialist stop smoking services, weight-loss programmes and support for those feeling isolated.

“Supporting people to improve their health and wellbeing like this at an early stage reduces the risk of people developing long term conditions later on in life and results in an overall healthier and happier population.

If you feel you feel you would benefit from some help why not contact your local Adur or Worthing Wellbeing Hub team on 01903 221450 or email them on: info@adur-worthingwellbeing.org.uk Website coming soon.

Note to editor:

Key messages for Wellbeing hubs in West Sussex

The local Wellbeing teams provide a free, friendly and impartial service for you to find out more about what support is available locally to help with things like getting your family fitter, doing some regular exercise, coping with stress, kicking a habit, reducing social isolation or simply improving your general wellbeing.

The service will enable people to talk to trained advisers about their wellbeing concerns and find out about local services and local support groups.

Anyone can access the service and get help, advice and information.

Each team will provide support in the community, signposting to local services and groups, a telephone enquiry service and information via a website.

They will make it easier for people to find out what is available locally and consider a wide range of wellbeing needs, recognising that many factors impact on people’s lives and that often a range of interlinking issues affect someone’s health and social wellbeing.

The Wellbeing services help people to take their first steps to get well, stay well and feel well.

The service is a partnership between the district and borough councils, NHS Sussex and West Sussex County Council.

The countywide launch builds on the success of the Wellbeing teams already in place in Crawley, Chichester and Arun, with brand new Wellbeing services launching in Mid Sussex, Horsham and Worthing & Adur.

A countywide website with local areas provides a directory of local services, activities and advice for people to stay healthy and happy.

There is a dedicated phone number for people to call to get advice and information.