Healthy start for Bognor Regis wellbeing centre

Lisa Palmer and Sarah Woollett with the new bike that can create smooties
Lisa Palmer and Sarah Woollett with the new bike that can create smooties

A WELLBEING centre set up by the district council celebrated it’s first anniversary this week after a year of success.

Arun Wellbeing, which is based next to Bognor Regis Town Hall, aims to support adults who want to live healthier lifestyles, and has a whole range of solutions to help their clients.

The centre is the result of a central government initiative which aims to localise services which were previously the responsibility of primary care trusts.

Wellbeing advisors Sarah Woollett and Lisa Palmer are based at the centre, and said they’ve seen over 200 clients in the first year.

Lisa said: “We are here to help people find out what they can do to make their lives better and to build peoples confidence and self esteem.”

They have some innovative ways of helping people get into fitness and healthy eating, including a smoothie bike where clients must pedal to power the blender attached to the bike in order to make a smoothie.

The centre also provides information on fitness classes and activities, wellbeing courses, holds health MOT’s, and they even have a home energy expert that visits clients homes to advise them about their energy bills, because they believe warmth is essential to health.

Drop-in sessions run on Tuesdays from 9am to 11am at The Arun Wellbeing centre behind the town hall, and anyone is welcome.