Welcome to our professionals' section
Resources to support your work
Here you will find information about referring your clients/patients to our services as well as resources to support your work.
Coronavirus - resources for older people
Wellbeing service guides
Each Wellbeing hub explains the services they offer on their local 'About us' page:
For a pdf guide to the services offered by each Wellbeing Hub, see the links below (these files may not be suitable for users of assistive technology):
Adur & Worthing Wellbeing service guide (PDF 1.89MB - new window)
Arun Wellbeing service guide (PDF 3.44MB - new window)
Chichester Wellbeing service guide (PDF, 1.60MB - new window)
Crawley Wellbeing service guide (PDF, 118KB - new window)
Horsham Wellbeing service guide (PDF, 2.08 MB - new window)
Mid Sussex Wellbeing service guide (PDF, 906KB - new window)
Each Wellbeing hub has it's own referral form, reached by a secure link. The links below will take you to the Referral page for each Hub:
- West Sussex Wellbeing Alcohol Service for risky drinkers
The Wellbeing Alcohol Service is aimed at those who wish to reduce their drinking in a friendly and supportive environment. The one-to-one sessions aim to reduce anxiety and the perceived stigma of alcohol reduction. Due to Covid-19, the service is currently operating by phone and online but, when guidance allows, face-to-face appointments will resume alongside virtual support. The services operates from Monday to Friday with daytime and evening appointments.
The Wellbeing Alcohol Service sits at the beginning of the alcohol treatment pathway. It is aimed at risky drinkers scoring 5-10 on the AUDIT-C scratch cards or scoring 8-19 on the full AUDIT (Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test). Individuals can also establish their AUDIT score by taking the DrinkCoach alcohol online test which includes Alcohol Wellbeing Advisors in the support available.
Eligible individuals can receive up to six, 40 minute sessions with their own dedicated Alcohol Advisor. The intervention utilises the NICE approved Extended Brief Intervention framework and Motivational Interviewing approach.
The service is a free for anyone over the age of 18 who live or work in West Sussex but is not suitable for dependent drinkers
For referral to the service, direct client's to our Alcohol Wellbeing Advisors page.
DrinkCoach is an online coaching service that is available for free to people (aged 18+) who live or work in West Sussex.
The service is aimed at risky drinkers scoring 5-10 on the AUDIT-C scratchcards or 8-19 on the full AUDIT (Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test - see guidance on UK Government website). Patients can also get their AUDIT score by taking the Alcohol Test on the DrinkCoach website.
Eligible patients can receive up to six 40 minute sessions with their own dedicated alcohol specialist. The intervention utilises the NICE approved Extended Brief Intervention framework and Motivational Interviewing approach.
DrinkCoach is professional, convenient and confidential, operating 7 days a week with daytime, evening and weekend appointments available. Patients will need access to a Skype connection.
Referral is simple:
- Direct the patient to the DrinkCoach website.
- The patient selects their appointment from an online booking calendar.
- The pateint enters the promo code WSUSSEX to remove the full cost of the session.
This service is not suitable for dependent drinkers.
- Specialist alcohol support is provided by the West Sussex Drug and Alcohol Wellbeing Network (DAWN) to people of any age, who are looking to reduce or stop their drinking.
Weight management services
West Sussex has weight management services across the 4 tiers.
- Tier 1 is the universal services that are available on a self support basis. There are no criteria to access these services.
- Tier 2 is a community based group programme, provided by West Sussex Wellbeing.
- Tier 3 is a service for those with severe and complex obesity, including those who are considering bariatric surgery. These services are commissioned by the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). There is one Tier 3 service provider for Coastal West Sussex locality of West Sussex CCG and another for Crawley, Horsham and Mid Sussex locality.
- Tier 4 is bariatric surgery and this has to be accessed via Tier 3.
See the healthy weight pathways below which show the criteria for accessing Tier 2 and Tier 3 services (depending on how presented). These files may not be suitable for users of assistive technology):
For a list of GP surgeries, pharmacies and Wellbeing teams providing stop smoking services in West Sussex, visit our Smoking services page.
- Quit for Covid campaign - see the Smokefree Action website for answers to questions people may have about quitting smoking during the COVID-19 pandemic.
NHS Health Checks
For a list of GP surgeries, pharmacies, Wellbeing teams and community clinics providing NHS Health Checks, visit our NHS Health checks page.
Making every contact count (MECC)
Visit our Making Every Contact Count page to find out about how you can make the most every opportunity to help your clients/patients improve their health and wellbeing.
West Sussex Sugar Smart Dental Toolkit
The West Sussex Sugar Smart Dental Toolkit has been developed for use in dental practices across West Sussex. The toolkit includes a range of resources for the dental team, promotional material for patients, and useful resources for social media. If you would like a copy of the toolkit or any of the display items listed below, please email the Public Health Resource Service.
- Dental Gang Games
- My one week food diary for home
- Toothbrushing diary
- How much sugar is in your food and drink
- Items plus sugar content
- Sugar cubes
(With thanks to Gateway Dental Surgery, Burgess Hill, West Sussex, for giving their permission to include the Dental Gang Games in the toolkit)
Health promotion resource service
The Health Promotion Resource Centre is open on a limited basis. Receiving resource materials may take longer than usual. Email Nicky Gale for more information.
Should you wish to print government approved Coronavirus (Covid 19) communication literature such as hand washing advice, please sign up on the Public Health England Campaign Resource Centre website and print these out directly or circulate by email. This is the best way to obtain up-to-date resources that are approved and issued nationally.