Alcohol Wellbeing Advisors
Alcohol Wellbeing Service
The West Sussex Alcohol Wellbeing Service is free, confidential and is designed to support you in reducing your alcohol consumption and moving towards a healthier lifestyle.
The service is offered to anyone aged 18 or over, living or working in West Sussex, who would like to explore their relationship with alcohol and cut back on their drinking. Alcohol Wellbeing Advisors, based in the local Wellbeing Hubs can offer one-to-one appointments which can be conducted by phone, video call or face-to-face.
What to expect
When you first get in touch with the service, your local advisor will carry out an assessment, using the AUDIT questionnaire to find out more about your drinking and help you access the right kind of support.
Weekly sessions of between 30 minutes and an hour are recommended to help you make positive changes. Support is given to help you choose healthier and safer alternatives to alcohol, at your own pace, setting and moving towards your own goals.
Our Advisors will:
- Listen without judgement
- Help you take small steps to achieve your goals
- Offer advice, information, tools and resources to support you
- Signpost you towards other organisations who may provide further support
Clients who commit to six to eight weekly sessions to reduce their drinking report:
- Better sleep
- Improved relationships
- Increased energy
- Improved short term memory
- Better focus and concentration
- Feeling more positive in their outlook
Your local Alcohol Wellbeing Advisors
Adur & Worthing
Nicky is our advisor covering Adur & Worthing and has been in post since October 2020. Clients have a varied choice of how they can access one-to-one support with Nicky across Monday - Friday 9am-5pm (early evening appointments can be arranged). Sessions are delivered via face-to-face appointments, walk and talk sessions and online video or telephone consultation. To find out more or to speak with Nicky, contact Adur & Worthing Wellbeing Hub:
Daniella is our advisor for the Arun area, working for Arun District Council. Daniella works Monday to Friday and, depending on client needs, can work early mornings or evenings, which can be arranged for those who have commitments during the daytime. Appointments can be held over the phone, online or face-to-face in Bognor Regis or Littlehampton.
To speak with Daniella about the service or to book an appointment, please contact Arun Wellbeing:
Lorraine is our advisor for the Chichester district covering Selsey, Wittering, Chichester, Midhurst, Petworth and Southbourne.
Lorraine is available for appointments on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday either face-to-face, by telephone or online. Morning, afternoon and some evening appointments are available on these days.
To speak to Lorraine about the service to or to book an appointment, please contact Chichester Wellbeing:
Catherine is our advisor in Crawley, based at the K2 leisure centre. She has worked for the service since September 2020 and works four days a week, usually between 9am and 5pm. Early evening appointments are also available for those who are working or who have daytime commitments.
To speak to Catherine about the service or to book an appointment, please contact Crawley Wellbeing:
Sam is our advisor for the Horsham District. She has worked for the service since 2019 and has seen the service grow and evolve during the pandemic which has included the opening of a pop-up Wellbeing Centre in Horsham town centre in the summer of 2021. Sam works five days a week and offers both daytime and early evening appointments.
To speak to Sam about the service or to book an appointment, please contact Horsham Wellbeing:
Michelle is our advisor for Mid Sussex which covers Haywards Heath, Burgess Hill, East Grinstead, and the surrounding villages within Mid Sussex.
Michelle has been with the Mid Sussex Wellbeing team since January 2020, and is available for one-to-one appointments Mondays to Thursdays, either face-to-face, by video call, or phone call.
To speak to Michelle about our service, or to book an appointment, please contact Mid Sussex Wellbeing: