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.
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 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.
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.
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.