It’s normal to feel anxious about treatment - improving your health beforehand can help your recovery

It’s normal to feel anxious about medical treatment, particularly if you require surgery. People who are able to improve their health and activity levels recover more quickly after treatment.

We all have parts of our lives that we would like to change, from stopping smoking to achieving and maintaining a healthier weight. The good news is that, as well as improving your health in the long term, making those changes ahead of your treatment can reduce your risk of a range of complications and can also help you recover more quickly from any surgery.

Local health and wellbeing services

Your local health and wellbeing service offer free, tailored support for a longer, healthier and happier life – including motivational support and techniques to help you make simple changes to the parts of your life you would like to change. Find out more by visiting your local service:

  • West Sussex
  • Brighton and Hove – call 01273 296 580, Monday-Friday 09:00-17:00 (standard call charges apply)
  • East Sussex – call 01323 404600, Monday-Friday 09:00-17:00 (standard call charges apply)

National support