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Free support available to help people cut down on their drinking

Free help is on offer for people living and working across the Arun district who want to reduce how much they are drinking.

Arun Wellbeing Team is running a free service to offer one-to-one support, both virtually and in person, for people who have decided that they want to cut their alcohol intake. 

Councillor Jacky Pendleton, Chair of Housing and Wellbeing Services Committee, said:

“Drinking is a commonly accepted lifestyle choice, but it can have a devastating impact on individuals and families if it gets out of control.

“We know how tough the last couple of years have been on people and we know that many people might be drinking more than they were before the pandemic.

“If you think your drinking is getting out of hand, our Wellbeing Team can offer free, confidential, help and support. 

“Trained advisors will work with you to show you how to take your drinking to a safer level or even help you to quit entirely if that’s what you want.”

Reducing the amount of alcohol you drink has lots of health benefits, including lowering blood pressure and cholesterol, and reducing the risk of diabetes and of cancer-related proteins in the blood.

This service supports anyone over the age of 18 and residents can self-refer themselves for help by visiting https://arun.westsussexwellbeing.org.uk/ and completing the self-referral form or by calling 01903 737862. An adviser will then get in touch.