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, drinking some water. Not so hard to do really right? 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. And then f you need more help, they’ll make a referral for you to come back on another day.
CHYPS Plus offers a free, confidential service five days a week.
- CHYPS Plus – The House, 36 Lower Clapton Road, E5 0PD. Behind Lower Clapton health Centre.
- There are 2 entrances one for the main car park and the other through the health Centre. It is a discreet service so nobody knows you are going, ensuring your confidentiality.
- The following bus routes can bring you to the CHYPS Plus house: S2, 38, 48, 55, 394, 106, 242, 253,254
(These are the times for the drop in clinics, no appointment is necessary)
- Monday 12:00-18:00pm
- Tuesday 12:00-18:00pm
- Wednesday 13:30 – 19:00pm
- Thursday 12:00-18:00pm
- Friday 12:00-18:00pm
- Saturday 12:00-16:00pm
CHYPS Plus also offers a confidential drop in-service at four Young Hackney hubs:
- The Edge Mondays 18:00-20:00pm
- Stoke Newington Tuesdays 17:00 – 19:00pm
- Forest Road Thursdays 18:00– 20:00pm
- Concorde Centre Thursdays 17:00 – 19:00pm.
If you are facing a crisis situation, and need help immediately, you can 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.