Issue 18 May 2020


Time to give up smoking?

Stop smoking posterHas the coronavirus pandemic given you the extra motivation you need to give up smoking?

We all know that Covid-19 can cause significant breathing problems and it's only natural to want your lungs to be as healthy as possible in case you become infected with the virus. Maybe you'd like to eliminate that trip to the corner shop to buy cigarettes because you're worried about spreading the virus. Or maybe your income has reduced and you would like to eliminate the expense. 

Whatever your reason, our Wellbeing team can help.

If you're thinking about giving up then they can provide 12 weeks of one to one support and free Nicotine Replacement Therapy. The support sessions can be carried out either over the phone or online to provide the support you need whilst following Government social distancing guidance.

You will have an introduction session with a trained Stop Smoking Adviser to discuss your options and to work out a suitable quit date and support plan. After this, weekly appointments will involve working around challenges, discussing how to change old habits and routines, and working out how to sustain your new Smokefree lifestyle.

If you would like to start your Smokefree journey, contact the Midsussex Wellbeing on 01444 477191, email or visit  

‘After smoking for almost 50 years, I never thought I would be able to quit but here I am. I can’t stop smiling about it”
CH, Haywards Heath


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West Sussex County Council (WSCC) reopened Household Waste Recycling Sites (HWRS) across West Sussex on Monday 11th May.

Although the waste sites are open, WSCC is asking you to consider if your journey is absolutely essential before making the trip. 

From Monday 1st June, the range of items will be extended to include garden waste, general household waste, wood, cardboard, electrical items, bulky items, and furniture. The HWRS are currently unable to accept soil / hardcore, plasterboard, asbestos, tyres or textiles for the time being. ID will be required from all vehicles attending site

Vans and pickups will be permitted on the sites, but will need to display their WSCC permit to access the site. Trailers will continue to be rejected for the time being due to the operational changes made to sites.

Normal summer opening hours will be in operation. Once at the sites there will be certain measures in place for the safety of visitors and staff.

Please visit for more information on your local site.