Made a New Year’s resolution to get healthier this year?
Around 19% of the county's population smokes, 19% drink alcohol at a risky level and 26% do less than 30 minutes activity a week.
Losing weight, doing more exercise, eating healthier, cutting back on alcohol or stopping smoking will be on many people’s resolutions lists.
West Sussex County Council can help with information and advice through a range of services.
West Sussex Wellbeing can help you to find local wellbeing information and services. Find out about your local Wellbeing hub.
For smokers who want to quit
- Visit the Smokefree West Sussex website.
- Phone the local helpline on 0300 100 1823 (calls charged at local rate).
- Text 'QUIT' to 66777.
For people who want to cut back on alcohol intake
- The Don’t Bottle It Up website provides an online screening tool to show the impact your alcohol intake is having on your health.
- Or if you want more advice phone the West Sussex alcohol advice helpline on 01243 642181.
Aged between 40 and 74? Have you thought about having a health check?
- Visit the West Sussex Wellbeing website.
- Phone 01243 642181 to find out more and see if you’re eligible for a free check.
West Sussex County Council Cabinet Member for Community Wellbeing, Christine Field, said: “Now is the time when lots of us have made a New Year’s resolution but might need that nudge to help us take that first step to achieving it or want to find out about what support is available. There is a wealth of support around West Sussex to help you achieve your goal. Good luck to everyone who has made a resolution to get a bit healthier this year.”