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Health and wellbeing

We are keen to encourage everyone in the borough to lead active, healthy lives.

If you live in Surrey and would like information on health matters, such as quitting smoking or getting a health check, please take a look at Healthy Surrey.

To find out about local care, community and health support or advice, visit Surrey Information Point.

If you're interested in eating well, moving more and improving your overall health, visit  Change4Life or  NHS Choices for practical advice.

Health and wellbeing strategy

We are committed to improving the health and wellbeing of all residents.

Our icon Health and Wellbeing Strategy [881.82Kb] identifies the following priorities for the local area:

  • preventing alcohol misuse
  • improving health and wellbeing at work (see Workplace Wellbeing Charter below)
  • increasing physical activity
  • helping people to stop smoking
  • reducing health inequalities in the borough.

If you are interested in improving your own health and wellbeing, you can focus on:

The Health and Wellbeing Strategy has been produced by Guildford Health and Wellbeing Board, which consists of members from Guildford Borough Council, Surrey County Council, Guildford and Waverley Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), Surrey Heath CCG and the voluntary sector.

Please contact Helen Barnsley, Public Health Coordinator, on 01483 444218 or at helen.barnsley@guildford.gov.uk for details.

Workplace Wellbeing Charter

The Workplace Wellbeing Charter is a national initiative set up to help employers look after the health and wellbeing of their staff. The charter is for all businesses, no matter how big or small. If you would like to find out how to sign up for the charter, visit Workplace Wellbeing Charter or email helen.barnsley@guildford.gov.uk.

Please see our press release (Downloads) to find out about the winners of our Workplace Wellbeing Charter Award - Voluntary Action South West Surrey.

Stay healthy and active in Guildford

From parks, playgrounds and open spaces through to leisure and sports facilities, our services can help you to stay healthy and active.