Contacts for health improvement

African Families Association

Address
Flat 10 The Forties Islip Street London NW5 2UG
Email
Send an enquiry
Phone
020 7485 0020, 07944 142321
Details
Offers leisure and recreational activities to African families. Includes advice, information and health promotion. Interpreting and translation service.
Open
Mon-Fri 11am-5pm.
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Belsize Priory Health Centre

Address
208 Belsize Road London NW6 4DX
Phone
020 3317 5800
Fax
020 7328 4291
Details
Health centre with two General Practices (Belsize Priory Medical Practice. Base for health visitors and district nurses. Child health, family planning and advice, podiatry, speech and language therapy, dental surgery for adults and children with special needs and wound clinic. Also offer self-screening tests for chlamydia for women under 25. Free health checks Thu 10am-4pm.
Open
Mon-Fri 9am-5pm; Family Planning Procedure Clinic Mon and Wed 5pm-6.30pm, Tue by appointment only, Thu 1.34pm-3.30pm, Fri 9.15am-11.15am.
Location
View location map for NW6 4DX
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Bengali Womens Health Project

Address
Fitzrovia Neighbourhood Centre 39 Tottenham Street London W1T 4RX
Email
Send an enquiry
Website
bwhp.co.uk/
Phone
020 7580 4576
Fax
020 7580 2057
Details

A community based project which offers health promotion activities at various community centres in south Camden. Activities include termly healthy eating workshops, mental health workshops, exercise and gym sessions and massage therapy sessions.

Location
View location map for W1T 4RX
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Bengali Workers Association Health Project

Address
1 Robert Street London NW1 3JU
Email
Send an enquiry
Website
www.bwa-surma.org
Phone
020 7388 7313
Fax
020 7387 8731
Details
Health activities for older Bangladeshi women and men.
Open
Mon-Fri 9.30am-5.30pm.
Location
View location map for NW1 3JU
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Camden Active Health Team Clinical Referral for Physical Activity (Camden Council)

Address
London Borough of Camden 4th Floor, 5 Pancras Square c/o Town Hall, Judd Street London WC1H 9JE
Email
Send an enquiry
Website
www.camden.gov.uk/activehealth
Phone
020 7974 3019
Details

Available for patients with conditions such as obesity, diabetes, poor mental health, falls, heart disease, stroke and osteoporosis.

Open
Mon-Fri 9am-5pm.
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Information taken from Cindex local information database

Camden Active Health Team Health Walks (Camden Council)

Address
London Borough of Camden 4th Floor, 5 Pancras Square c/o Town Hall, Judd Street London WC1H 9JE
Email
Send an enquiry
Website
www.camden.gov.uk/activehealth
Phone
020 7974 3181
Details

Gentle walks led by qualified walk leaders and all levels of fitness catered for. Especially suitable for older people.

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Camden Carers' Health Team

Address
3rd Floor Camden Carers Centre 293-299 Kentish Town Road London NW5 2TJ
Email
Send an enquiry
Website
www.camdencs.org.uk/health
Phone
020 7428 8953
Fax
020 7267 5352
Details

The Health Team offers advice and events focusing on:

  • Nutrition for you and your cared-for
  • Benefits of physical activity
  • Health screening days
Location
View location map for NW5 2TJ
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Camden Carers' Service

Address
Charlie Ratchford Resource Centre Camden Carers Service Belmont Street London NW1 8HF
Email
Send an enquiry
Website
www.camdencs.org.uk/
Phone
020 7428 8950
Fax
020 7267 5352
Details

Offers information, advice and advocacy; emotional support, including counselling; breaks and social activities; training, including specialist training, e.g. dementia; health checks and workshops; volunteering, carer engagement and groups. In addition support and advocacy services are available on site at the Royal Free, UCH and St Pancras hospitals, throughout the hospital journey. CCS priorities are to offer the help and advice needed by unpaid carers from all communities in Camden. 

Open
Mon-Fri 9-5pm, Wed late (to 7pm)
Location
View location map for NW1 8HF
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Camden Child Weight Management Service

Email
Send an enquiry
Website
https://gps.camdenccg.nhs.uk/service/child-weight-management
Phone
020 3317 2304
Details

Camden's Healthy Living practitioners work one to one with local children, young people (aged 4-17) and their families to help improve diet, build confidence and increase physical activity through goal setting, education and support. Part of Camden's School Nursing service the sessions are provided in schools, health centres or through home visits. The practitioners can work with young people directly, without parents being present (with parental consent).

The service is for children and young people

  • aged 4-17, and
  • have a BMI on or above the 91st percentile, and
  • are resident in Camden or attend school in Camden
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Camden Floating Support Service (Camden Council)

Address
London Borough of Camden c/o Town Hall, Judd Street London WC1H 9JE
Email
Send an enquiry
Website
www.camden.gov.uk/ccm/content/community-and-living/camden-floating-support-service.en
Phone
020 7974 5366
Details

Camden Floating Support Service supports vulnerable adults and families who need extra help to sustain a tenancy and achieve independence.  The service is available to all residents living in any type of accommodation in the London Borough of Camden. 

We also provide hands-on support if you need help to use computers and get online, access services, register for housing or get money advice at our weekly drop in at Kentish Town Library every Tuesday or Friday 2–5pm and Pancras Square Library Wednesday 10am-1pm.

To download the Floating Support referral form please visit:-

http://www.camden.gov.uk/ccm/content/community-and-living/camden-floating-support-service.en

Open
Mon-Fri 9am-5pm or 8am-6pm by prior arrangement.
Location
View location map for WC1H 9JE
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Camden Healthy Schools Programme

Address
Crowndale Centre 218 Eversholt Street London NW1 1BD
Email
Send an enquiry
Phone
020 7974 7302 (Camden)
Fax
020 7974 2197 (Camden)
Details
Provides advice, training and support for schools to be recognised as maintaining and enhancing healthy school status.
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Information taken from Cindex local information database

Camden REACH Team

Address
2nd Floor, South Wing St Pancras Hospital 4 St Pancras Way London NW1 0PE
Website
www.camdenproviderservices.nhs.uk/service/community-rehabilitation-services
Phone
0845 900 0684 (Referrals)
Details
Home visiting and community rehabilitation service (physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy) offering assessment, advice and treatment to people who are unable to go to a hospital or health centre, or who have problems related to their home environment.
Location
View location map for NW1 0PE
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Camden and Islington Nutrition and Dietetics Service

Address
Basement Holloway Community Health Centre 11 Hornsey Street London N7 8GG
Website
www.whittington.nhs.uk
Phone
020 3316 8842
Fax
020 7690 3556
Details
Nutritional support service involved with paediatrics, palliative care, REACH (home visits), older people in St Pancras Hospital. There is also a chronic disease service for people with COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease), Diabetes and heart failure and an obesity service.
Open
9am-5pm. No general outpatient service. Clinics. Home visits.
Location
View location map for N7 8GG
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Children and Young Peoples Health Improvement Team (Camden Council)

Address
11th floor 5 Pancras Square London N1C 4AG
Email
Send an enquiry
Phone
020 7974 2871
Details

Works with children, young people and their families in a variety of settings across the borough including schools, children's centres, youth services and other community venues to help positively influence the health choices made by young people in the borough.

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Information taken from Cindex local information database

Chinese National Healthy Living Centre

Address
29-30, Soho Square London W1D 3QS
Email
Send an enquiry
Website
www.cnhlc.org.uk
Phone
020 7287 0904; 020 7534 6546.
Fax
020 7534 6545
Details
Multilingual helpline for Chinese people on health matters; disability and carers support; internet cafe; walking to health; Hepatitis B screening and vaccination; massage and tai chi for carers; counselling service (Mandarin and Cantonese); Chinese medicine clinic; doctors' advisory service Sun 11am-4pm. Interpreters arranged for hospital and some doctors visits. Health resource library and newsletters. Macmillan Chinese Cancer Awareness Project.
Open
Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sun 11am-4pm.
Location
View location map for W1D 3QS
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Information taken from Cindex local information database

Community Physical Activity Programme (Camden Council)

Address
London Borough of Camden 5 Pancras Square c/o Town Hall, Judd Street London WC1H 9JE
Email
Send an enquiry
Website
www.camden.gov.uk/activehealth
Phone
020 7974 1542 (Option 5)
Fax
020 7974 1590
Details

Exercise classes designed to improve health and well-being for adults. Classes for: dance, seated exercise, health walks, yoga, healthy bones, healthy hearts. The class timetable is on the website.

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Conservation Volunteers Green Gym Camden

Address
Railway Fields 381 Green Lane London N4 1ES
Email
Send an enquiry
Website
www.tcv.org.uk/london/green-gym-london/camden-green-gym
Phone
020 8348 6005, 07769 642395
Details

The Conservation Volunteers support volunteering activities across all green spaces in Camden. Volunteering with TCV is free, simple and no experience is necessary.

Open
Programme dates on website. Meet at 10.45am. Sessions run from 11am to 2pm.
Location
View location map for N4 1ES
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Gospel Oak Health Centre

Address
5 Lismore Circus London NW5 4QF
Website
www.camdenproviderservices.nhs.uk
Phone
020 3317 3800
Details
Services include child care, podiatry, dental surgery for adults and children with special needs, speech therapy, district nurses, child psychology clinic (part of the Children and Adolescent Mental Health Service CAMHS), paediatric audiology clinic, ante-natal clinic (Tue 9am-12 noon) and wound clinic. Free health checks Tue 10am-4pm.
Open
Centre hours Mon-Fri 9am-5pm.
Location
View location map for NW5 4QF
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Green Light Wellbeing Centre

Address
138 Drummond Street London NW1 2PA
Email
Send an enquiry
Phone
020 7387 3233
Fax
020 7387 3233
Details
Health promotion centre running West Euston Healthy Community Project activities including, a range of groups and talks for Bengali and English-speaking people on health, diabetes etc. Women's health walks on Thu at 10.30am and men's health walks on Thu at 11am. Contact for other for information on other activities.
Open
Mon-Fri 9am-7pm, Sat 9am-2pm.
Location
View location map for NW1 2PA
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Hampstead Heath Health Walks

Address
Heathfield House 432 Archway Road London N6 4JH
Website
www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/hampstead
Phone
020 7332 3322
Fax
020 8348 1677
Details
Walks designed for older people or people just starting to exercise. Details published in the annual Hampstead Heath Diary booklet. Organised by Camden Council (Marc Malone Phone: 020 7974 4186), Islington Council (Emma Charlton Phone: 020 7527 2626), Barnet Council (Kay Gray Phone: 020 8359 7815). Marylebone Birdwatching Society organise bird watching walks Tue mornings (Meg Game Phone: 020 7267 8434).
Open
Camden-led walks Mon morning, Islington-led walks Thu morning, Barnet-led walks, Tue, Thu and Sun mornings. Birdwatching Tue morning.
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Jeebon Bengali Healthy Living Consortium

Address
55 St Mary's Flats Doric Way London NW1 1LB
Email
Send an enquiry
Phone
07956 994560 (Mobile)
Details
Promotes healthy living and healthy eating (including smoking cessation), organises indoor and outdoor exercise classes, and offers health training to community leaders.
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Kilburn Healthy Heart Centre

Address
210 Kilburn High Road London NW6 4JH
Email
Send an enquiry
Website
www.camden.nhs.uk
Phone
0800 917 0976 (Health checks hotline)
Details
A healthy lifestyle and healthy living centre. Offer advice, support and referrals into services to help people stop smoking, increase their physical activity, lose weight, or simply eat more healthily. Stop Smoking Clinic. Health trainers provide free NHS health checks for Camden residents to find out their risks of developing diabetes or other cardiovascular diseases and get help in managing and lowering that risk.
Open
Mon 12noon-7pm; Tue, Wed and Fri 10am-6pm; Thu 11am-7pm. Wed and Thu hours are expected to swap after Sep 2011 - phone to check.
Location
View location map for NW6 4JH
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Later Life Community Exercise Programme (Camden Council)

Address
London Borough of Camden 4th Floor, 5 Pancras Square c/o Town Hall, Judd Street London WC1H 9JE
Email
Send an enquiry
Website
www.camden.gov.uk/activehealth
Phone
020 7974 4444
Fax
974 2740
Details

Physical activity sessions designed to improve health and well-being for adults in Camden. Classes include: seated exercise, health walks, yoga, healthy bones, healthy hearts and outdoor gyms.

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Information taken from Cindex local information database

London Irish Centre's Day Centre

Address
London Irish Centre Camden 50-52, Camden Square London NW1 9XB
Website
www.londonirishcentre.org/services/?id=3
Phone
020 7428 2094
Details

Provides home-made meals on Mon/Wed/Fri from 11.00 am. Activities include quizzes, bingo, seated exercises and tea dances. We also run day trips, holidays and seasonal events. The main remit of the day centre is to provide social opportunities for those who are at risk of isolation.

Open
Mon, Wed, Fri 11am?4pm.
Location
View location map for NW1 9XB
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London Tigers

Address
1st Floor Office WECH Community Centre Athens Gardens, Chantry Close London W9 3RS
Email
Send an enquiry
Website
www.londontigers.org
Phone
020 7289 3395
Fax
020 7266 5281
Details
Sports, health and youth charity providing opportunities for hard to reach communities.
Open
Mon-Fri 10am-6.30pm.
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Information taken from Cindex local information database

Mens Health Forum

Website
www.malehealth.co.uk
Details

Independent men's health improvement charity. Link to prostate advice website. (The details shown here were taken from the organisation's website).

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Information taken from Cindex local information database

NHS Camden School Health Service

Address
Hunter Street Health Centre 8 Hunter Street London WC1N 1BN
Email
Send an enquiry
Website
www.camdenproviderservices.nhs.uk
Phone
020 3317 2304
Fax
020 7833 9253
Details

Every school has a named school nurse, who is supported by other health and administrative school nursing staff, to provide targeted health promotion programmes in all mainstream and special schools. The school nursing team undertakes health assessments, immunisations, healthy lifestyle teaching and work in partnership with children, parents, carers, other professionals and agencies. An immunisation service is also provided to specific Independent schools in the borough.

Open
Mon-Fri 9am-5pm.
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NHS Camden and Islington Public Health Directorate

Address
Room 210 Camden Town Hall Judd Street London WC1H 9JE
Website
www.camden.gov.uk
Phone
0207 974 5710
Fax
020 3317 3650
Details

Work on local public health is dealt with by Camden and Islington Public Health and are now part of both local authorities. This involves assessing the health needs of the local population, looking at outcomes of health care and working on initiatives to reduce health inequalities and improve the overall health of local people. Also work with local Health and Well Being Boards and Clinical Commissioning Groups in order to deliver key priorities.

Open
Office hours Mon-Fri 9am-5pm.
Location
View location map for WC1H 9JE
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NHS Health Checks Community Service

Website
camden-islington.nhshealthchecks.com/
Phone
020 3282 7886
Details

As we get older, we have a higher risk of developing conditions like high blood pressure, heart disease or type 2 diabetes. Your free NHS Health Check can spot early signs and help prevent these happening to you, which means you'll be more likely to enjoy life for longer. NHS Health Checks are available to Camden residents aged 40-74 who have not previously been diagnosed with a cardiovascular health condition (such as high blood pressure or diabetes) and have not had a check within the last five years.

Camden Council commissions To Health to deliver NHS Health Checks in a range of community settings across Camden.

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National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence

Address
3rd Floor East Midcity Place 71 High Holborn London WC1V 6NA
Email
Send an enquiry
Website
www.nice.org.uk
Phone
0845 003 7781
Fax
0845 003 7785
Details
NICE is an independent organisation responsible for providing national guidance on the promotion of good health and the prevention and treatment of ill health.
Open
Enquiry service open 9am-5pm Mon-Fri.
Location
View location map for WC1V 6NA
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Shape-up (Camden Council)

Address
London Borough of Camden 4th Floor, 5 Pancras Square c/o Town Hall, Judd Street London WC1H 9JE
Email
Send an enquiry
Website
www.camden.gov.uk/ccm/content/leisure/sports-and-activities/lose-weight/
Phone
020 7974 1542 (Option 5)
Fax
020 7974 1590
Details

A lifestyle programme for weight management. Designed for people with weight and health concerns, who want a solution that will work for life.

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Information taken from Cindex local information database

Voluntary Sector Health and Social Care Forum

Address
293 Kentish Town Road London NW5 2TJ
Email
Send an enquiry
Website
www.vac.org.uk/
Phone
020 7284 6576
Fax
020 7284 6551
Details
The Health and Social Care Forum meets quarterly and aims to give the voluntary and community sectors in Camden a voice on health and social care issues.
Location
View location map for NW5 2TJ
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Information taken from Cindex local information database

Volunteering Projects (Camden Council)

Address
London Borough of Camden 5 Pancras Square c/o Town Hall, Judd Street London WC1H 9JE
Email
Send an enquiry
Website
www.camden.gov.uk/volunteering
Phone
020 7974 6457
Details

The Volunteering Giving and Exchange Officer works closely with Volunteer Centre Camden in order to enable and encourage more people to volunteer. Also provides information and support to organisations which are hosting volunteers.

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Information taken from Cindex local information database

West Euston Healthy Community Project

Address
H-Pod West Euston Healthy Community Project Building Cumberland Market London NW1 3RH
Email
Send an enquiry
Website
www.westeuston.org/
Phone
020 7387 4401
Details
Community centre. Older people's activities include: chair based exercise, community cafe, exercise classes, English country dancing. Children's activities include: Top Tots (parent and toddler play and exercise), parent exercise classes (free classes with free creche), After-school homework club, Little fingers (parent and baby drop-in) and youth club. Other activities include: Craft club, ESOL classes.
Open
Tue-Fri. (Timetable changes during school holidays).
Location
View location map for NW1 3RH
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Information taken from Cindex local information database

West Hampstead Womens Centre

Address
The Old Library 26-30, Cotleigh Road London NW6 2NP
Email
Send an enquiry
Website
www.whwc.org.uk
Phone
020 7328 7389
Fax
020 7624 8952
Details
Centre that provides information, advice and support for women in all communities living in Camden. The daily drop-in crisis intervention service provides immediate support to women with problems concerning domestic violence, advice on healthy living, claiming benefits, reducing debt, fuel poverty, homelessness and housing issues. Also provide culturally specific Somali, Irish and Asian women?s groups. Weekly services include pilates, aromatherapy massage, nurse, sewing and crafts classes, educational gardening sessions, ESOL classes. The centre holds a monthly women's cancer support group and runs a volunteer development programme. The Centre provides support for women in a caring and supportive environment.
Open
Mon?Fri 9.30am?5pm. Rooms for hire until 11pm.
Location
View location map for NW6 2NP
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Information taken from Cindex local information database
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