Wealden District Council has adopted a new Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2022-25, which will replace the previously adopted strategies.
A review has been undertaken over the past year and new themes and priorities have been agreed for the next three year period. The new strategy, presented in a user friendly and interactive format, will help to inform the work programme of the Wellbeing Team.
The four main priorities identified within the strategy are:
1. Mental Health and Resilience
We will look to support partners and individuals to raise awareness and strengthen their personal resilience through a variety of ways. For example, by making lifestyle changes, being physically active to help stay healthy or building a social network by accessing a befriending scheme or volunteering to help them ease their feelings of loneliness and isolation.
2. Loneliness, Social Isolation and Connected Communities
In recent times we have seen communities pulling together and how resilience is pivotal for individuals as well as communities. The strategy acknowledges the vital role communities play in improving residents’ mental health and wellbeing.
3. Positive health choices
By building on the resources and strengths in individuals, our partners and within our communities, the Council will help encourage and support people to take greater ownership of their own health and wellbeing.
4. Active Communities, Environment and Facilities
We will continue to manage the districts’ leisure centres and support local sport and leisure organisations in providing active environments for our communities. This will be achieved by promoting open spaces, working with partners to improve facilities and supporting initiatives such as Active Travel and climate change.
For the first time the strategy also acknowledges the many services and actions of a range of service areas that impacts on our residents health and wellbeing.
The Healthy Wealden website promotes Wealden’s parks, recreation grounds, trails and health and wellbeing information and events.
Wealden has four leisure centres – Crowborough, Hailsham, Heathfield and Uckfield. These centres are managed by Freedom Leisure on behalf of Wealden District Council.
For more information, advice and tips on leading a healthier lifestyle and community activities, then visit and ‘like’ the Healthy Wealden Facebook page.
Wealden is a great place to go walking or cycling. Whether it’s for a short journey or more challenging adventure, the district has many beautiful areas to visit including picturesque villages and market towns, parks and gardens, Ashdown Forest, High Weald (Area of Natural Outstanding Beauty), South Downs National Park, Cuckoo Trail, Forest Wat Country Park, Seven Sisters and so much more.
Wealden’s Activity Days have been on hold since 2019 due to the pandemic and we are currently reviewing whether they will be held this year. A decision will be made shortly.
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