Enjoying good health means living a balanced life. A bit of walking, a bit of running, a bit of chilling – sticking to your five-a-day. Not so hard to do and you’ll feel better for it.

If you need health advice now, visit CHYPS plus, Hackney’s health service for anyone aged 11 – 19. You can make an appointment by visiting one of the drop-in clinics for an initial discussion with a health professional. If you need more help, they’ll make a referral for you to come back on another day.

You can make some big changes to your health with a few small changes – the choices you make now will make a big difference when you grow up.

CHYPS Plus offers a free, confidential service five days a week at two clinics across the borough.

  • The House, 36 Lower Clapton Road, E5 0PD (behind Lower Clapton Health Centre). The House is open Monday – Friday 9.00 – 11.00am (appointments and free-dom service only); 11.00am – 6.00pm drop in clinic (no appointment necessary).
  • 50 Hoxton Street, N1 5LP. Mondays and Wednesdays 11.00am – 6.00pm drop-in clinic. (no appointment necessary).

CHYPS Plus also offers a confidential drop in-service at four Young Hackney hubs: The Edge Mondays 5.00 – 7.00pm;  Stoke Newington Wednesdays 5.00 – 7.00pm; Forest Road Thursdays 5.00 – 7.00pm; and at Concorde Centre Thursdays 5.00 – 7.00pm.

If you are facing a crisis situation, and need help immediately, call Samaritans on 08457 90 90 90; their lines operate 24 hours, seven days a week.

Useful websites


The CHYPS plus website has more information about the service, as well as useful clips and apps with advice about staying fit and healthy.

NHS choices

NHS Choices gives you a wealth of information about staying healthy. You can find articles on healthy living, advice on quitting smoking and reducing your alcohol intake, and an A-Z health checker. If you’re a smoker and thinking of quitting, you can get loads of advice and inspirational stories on the Smokefree Hackney site.

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The NHS Go app gives young Londoners up-to-date information on health services, plus tips on healthy living. Free to download – visit the NHS Go site for details.

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The Young Minds website gives you information about mental health and emotional wellbeing. It features real-life stories, advice about coping with common mental health issues and links to organisations to help you to recovery.