The Young Hackney Health & Wellbeing Team are here to give advice on any health-related issues including sexual health and contraception. If you need support in other areas, such as mental health, bullying and a range of other subjects, they can put you in touch with someone who can help you.

The Health & Wellbeing Team are at Forest Road on Monday evenings 5-7pm and The Edge on Tuesday evenings 5-6.30pm.

CHYPS Plus is Hackney’s health service for anyone aged 11 – 19, and they offer a free, confidential service five days a week. They can help you with stopping smoking, testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections, contraception, pregnancy testing, emotional health and support, Hepatitis B screening, immunisations and condoms. They can also make referrals to other services including termination of pregnancy services, dietician, psychology and counselling services.

You can call them for a telephone-based consultation with a health professional on 020 7683 4070.

Alternatively, CHYPS Plus offers a confidential drop in-service at the four Young Hackney hubs:

  • The Edge Mondays 6-8pm
  • Stoke Newington Tuesdays 5-7pm
  • Forest Road Thursdays 6-8pm
  • Concorde Thursdays 5-7pm

You can also make an appointment by visiting one of the drop-in clinics at the CHYPS Plus House. You’ll have an initial discussion and if you need further help, they’ll make a referral for you to come back on another day.


  • 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 at CHYPS Plus House, no appointment is necessary)

  • Monday 12-6pm
  • Tuesday 12-6pm
  • Wednesday 1:30 – 7pm
  • Thursday 12-6pm
  • Friday 12-6pm
  • Saturday 12-16pm

If you are facing a crisis situation, and need help immediately, you can call Samaritans on 116 123; their lines operate 24 hours, seven days a week.

Everyone Health delivers a free 12 week healthy eating and lifestyle programme to young people aged 5 – 19 and up to 25 with additional needs (SEND).

Alive ‘N’ Kicking is available to anyone living, studying or registered with a GP in Hackney and the City of London.

This 12 week programme is delivered by qualified Nutritionists and Physical Activity Specialists who support families to

  • make sustainable improvements to your nutrition
  • increase physical activity
  • implement behaviour change techniques
  • achieve and maintain a healthy weight

For more information, visit their website, email or phone 0333 005 0095.

In light of the current Coronavirus pandemic access to Homerton Sexual Health is via telephone only.

If you would like help or advice regarding contraception or any other sexual health-related topic, please call them on 020 7683 4103 between 9am and 3pm.

For more information visit their website.

Kooth is an online counselling and emotional well-being platform for children and young people, accessible through mobile, tablet and desktop.

Speak to friendly counsellors and access articles, self-help materials, advice and community forums.

It is free and completely anonymous.

For more information click here.

Talk Changes help people aged 18+ with a wide range of worries, common mental health problems and emotional difficulties. They provide therapy and employment support to those who are registered with a GP in City and Hackney, or registered with an online GP service and living in the area. You can self-refer to the service. For more information, visit their website.

Useful websites

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.

nhs go

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.