Free health MOTs coming to the South Downs villages

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Horsham District Wellbeing service is rolling out free ‘Wellbeing Wednesdays’ sessions in the rural areas of the Horsham District this spring.

The service will be providing residents with joint health advice along with the Prevention Assessment Team (PAT) from the NHS in Henfield, Storrington and Pulborough over the next three months.

Horsham District Wellbeing is a free, friendly and impartial service delivered by Horsham District Council and other partners, which is funded by Public Health at West Sussex County Council.

The Prevention Assessment Team will be offering free NHS Health Checks, with a Wellbeing advisor on hand to offer support, motivation and advice on issues arising from the check.

There are age and other qualifying criteria for an NHS Health Check, but the Wellbeing advisor will also be able to give general advice or a 20 minute ‘Wellbeing MOT’ to those not eligible, either on the day or at another appointment locally.

Dates include:

Wednesday March 13 – Henfield Village Hall – 1pm-4pm (NHS Health Checks only available from 2.30pm. Wellbeing advice and an MOT available from 1pm–4pm)

Wednesday March 27 – Henfield Village Hall - 1pm-4pm (NHS Health Checks, Wellbeing advice and an MOT available from 1pm–4pm)

Wednesday April 10 and April 24- Trinity Church, Storrington - 10am-4pm (NHS Health Checks and MOTs available)

Wednesday May 15 and May 29 – Pulborough Brooks RSPB reserve, 10am-4pm (NHS Health Checks and MOTs available)

June dates are being sought for Ashington, with the possibility of more in Billingshurst in July

Anybody interested in an NHS Health Check at these sessions, or general wellbeing advice, should call Horsham District Wellbeing to book on 01403 215111, email info@horshamdistrictwellbeing, or visit www.horshamdistrictwellbeing.org.uk.

Criteria for an NHS Health Check can be found online at http://www.nhs.uk/Planners/NHSHealthCheck/Pages/NHSHealthCheck.aspx

The Wellbeing Service also runs drop-in information sessions and ‘Wellbeing MOTs’ in Horsham town centre from 10am to 2pm every Wednesday at The Octagon, Chart Way, Royal & Sun Alliance Bridge, Horsham RH12 1RA.

NHS Health Checks are not available at these sessions.