Councils showcase services to improve your health

'New Year, New You' drop in event at the new Shoreham Centre. Councillor Valerie Turner, Worthing executive member for health and wellbeing

'New Year, New You' drop in event at the new Shoreham Centre. Councillor Valerie Turner, Worthing executive member for health and wellbeing

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THE Adur & Worthing Wellbeing team invited a host of public health services to put on a free ‘New Year, New You’ drop in event at the new Shoreham Centre last week.

‘New Year, New You’ showcased the raft of support and services readily available in the district, to help and advise people on changes they can easily adopt, to take control of their own health and that of their families.

On hand were experts who were able to offer advice on healthy weight targets, increasing activity levels, stopping smoking, reducing alcohol consumption and improving emotional well being.

Also, health MOTs were carried out, with the aid of clever scales which did not just measure weight but bone mass, muscle mass and hydration levels, too.

The team also spent a busy afternoon offering advice to the public about their individual lifestyles and the impact it may be having on their health.

Albion in the Community were also on site, with help and information about preventing Type 2 Diabetes; Solutions4Health were very busy, offering impactful advice on smoking cessation, also popular, the CRI stand advising on reducing alcohol consumption, MIND and Time-to-Talk Worthing offered information on their services tackling Mental Health issues and Guildcare offered advice for older members of the community.

Councillor David Simmons, the Adur District Council executive member for health and wellbeing, said; “The Adur & Worthing Wellbeing team do a great job all year round with educating and encouraging all of our residents, young and old, on adopting a healthier lifestyle.

“This event today has brought together other leading health organisations in West Sussex, who were on hand to offer advice on weight loss, smoking, blood pressure and mental health awareness for example.

“Any New Year sees us all re-evaluate our lifestyles and this free event offered the many members of the public who attended a host of educational and practical healthier lifestyle tools to consider.”

Such was the success of the event, the Adur & Worthing Wellbeing team will be hosting other live events in the district.

Further details of all the events happening in the future can be found on their website at www.adur-worthing.westsussexwellbeing.org.uk

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