There are a range of support services available to the public. In this section you can find information and contact details for these services
CAMHS Alliance for City & Hackney support children, young people and their families when they have difficulties with their emotional well being, relationships, behaviour or mental health. CAMHS also have a Youtube channel where you will be able to view videos and webinars produced by our CAMHS colleagues.
Smokefree Hackney is a free stop smoking service, supporting Hackney residents to live a healthy and smokefree life. With our help, you are four times more likely to quit than if you go it alone.
Talking Therapies such as cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT for short), involve talking with a trained professional to help you find ways to manage your mind and make changes, so you can live life to the full. They are recommended treatments for a wide range of issues, including low mood and anxiety.
Breast Feeding Drop-In Sessions in Hackney is a service providing support and information about breastfeeding. The drop-in sessions are a great place to meet other parents and also provides information on other local services. Breastfeeding drop-in sessions are currently suspended due to COVID-19. Please visit Homerton Health Visiting for further details and support with breastfeeding.
Hackney Exercise Opportunities
- Wear comfortable clothing/footwear.
- Ensure you have enough room to do the exercises.
- Bring water to your workout.
- Please ensure you do the warm-up component before progressing to the main exercises as this will get the body ready for exercise and help prevent the risk of injury to muscles and joints. Also please ensure you cool-down after the main activity as it will aid the body to return to its pre-exercising state and help to reduce soreness and stiffness.
- Should you feel severe discomfort/pain during exercising stop the activity.
- Keep to the 2 metre social distancing from people you pass by;
- Take care crossing roads - use controlled crossings where possible.
People who are at high risk of developing Type 2 diabetes will be fast-tracked into the flagship Healthier You NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme.
Rapid access to the programme has been rolled out following research that revealed those living with diabetes face a significantly higher risk of dying with COVID-19. The programme, which supports people to lose weight and adopt healthier habits, is the first national initiative of its kind in the world and has already helped hundreds of thousands of people.
The public will be able to use an online tool, hosted by Diabetes UK, to calculate their risk of developing the condition Type 2 diabetes by answering a series of basic questions including age, weight and ethnicity.
FAQ's for the programme can be found here.