Free health checks at Bognor Regis wellbeing centre

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A new ‘one-stop shop’ of health information and advice for all ages has been launched in Bognor Regis this week.

Whether you are searching for ways to quit smoking, become more active or want to find ways to improve your emotional and mental wellbeing, the new Arun Wellbeing hub and its advisers will be able to help.

A new Wellbeing Annexe next to Bognor Regis Town Hall is now open for drop-in sessions on Mondays between 1pm-6pm and on Tuesdays between 8am-1pm.

Wellbeing adviser Paul Ayling, who is based at the new annexe, encouraged people to call in and find out more.

“We’re here to help people of all ages who want to help themselves or their families but might not know where to start,” he said.

“We know that it is not always easy to do those small things that can make a big difference on your own without support. However we are here to help you find ways of making such things easier.

“There are so many things people can do to become more active, stop smoking and eat healthier: things they may never have considered before chatting to us.”

Free health checks for the over-40s are also being offered at the Bognor Wellbeing Annexe fortnightly from 12.30pm-4.30pm from Tuesday. As well as being held at the new annexe, plus the Civic Centre in Littlehampton, the drop-in sessions will be operating across lots of venues across the district, allowing local people to access the services most convenient to them.

These 30-minute sessions focus on preventing the major causes of illnesses including heart disease, stroke and diabetes.

The Arun Wellbeing team launched two years ago to help tackle some of the serious health inequalities across the district and is supported by local doctors and health workers.

They have worked with voluntary sector groups across Arun to deliver more than 30 successful health and wellbeing projects, including family fitness activities, cook and eat classes, breastfeeding support and social activities for people with mental health problems.

You can keep up to date with all the latest Arun Wellbeing news at www.arun.gov.uk/wellbeing or by calling 01903 737862. Over-40s appointments need to be booked by calling 07795 353875.