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Tuesday, 21 December, 2021 - 14:17

Mental Health at Christmas

In this post, Boris Mackey, Community Liaison Manager with rehab4addiction, talks about mental health at Christmas. Through an infographic, he offers up a number of tips to help those who are suffering from ill-mental health issues during this time of year.

Thursday, 28 October, 2021 - 17:56

Reflections from Camden Mela

Healthwatch Camden team members, Shelly Khan, Engagement Lead and Namrata Bansal, Communications Lead participated at the Camden Mela held on 17 October. This is a blog by Namrata Bansal sharing her experiences of participating in a public fair after almost two years.

Friday, 27 August, 2021 - 09:18

Why does the fact I’ve had breast cancer not frighten me?

A local Camden resident shares her personal story on how attending a breast cancer screening programme helped her to detect cancer at an early stage leading to a successful treatment. She is now completely cured of cancer. 


Tuesday, 17 August, 2021 - 17:41

The Long COVID App: “When do NHS staff get to be as proactive as this?"

Physiotherapists Heidi Ridsdale and Rachel Okin work in the NHS Central North West London’s (CNWL) Long Term Conditions (LTC) Team as Highly Specialist Physiotherapists. They took some time out to talk about their enthusiasm for a telehealth approach to Long COVID Recovery. This is their version of how they collaborated with 'Living With' to develop an app called ‘Living With COVID Recovery’.

Monday, 19 July, 2021 - 11:39

Living with Coronavirus – a Camden GP’s perspective

Most legal restrictions imposed to halt coronavirus restrictions have been lifted across the country from 19 July. However, coronavirus remains a serious health risk. It is important to stay cautious and help protect yourself and others.

Amid rising cases of coronavirus, Dr Ammara Hughes, a GP Partner with Bloomsbury GP Surgery and COVID vaccine hub, and a Clinical Director of Central Camden Primary Care Network, talks about the various steps one can take to manage the risks of coronavirus.  

Friday, 11 June, 2021 - 20:12

Living with Diabetes

June 14 to June 20 is the Diabetes Week. The week is about providing support for the people living with Diabetes and encouraging people to share their experiences of living with Diabetes. Tracey, a Community Champion, is a speaker volunteer for Diabetes UK. Read about her Diabetes Story in this blog as she talks about how she raises awareness about Diabetes. 

Tuesday, 8 June, 2021 - 12:48

Who Cares? Making Carers Visible and Valued

Carers Week (7 to 13 June) is an annual national initiative to raise awareness about unpaid caring, challenges the unpaid carers face, and recognition of the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK. It also helps people who don't think of themselves as having caring responsibilities to identify as carers and access much-needed support. In this blog, Mollie Delaney, Sharon Hammond and Kemi Bandele- Forbes from Camden Carers, talk about the various initiatives the team at Camden Carers have taken during the pandemic to support unpaid carers.


Thursday, 3 June, 2021 - 10:08

Thank You to all our wonderful Volunteers

Volunteers make a huge difference to our work, and we could not do what we do without them. The team of Healthwatch Camden recognises the vital role that the volunteers play and the impact they have had on the community. We are incredibly grateful for their hard work, determination, and the skillset they bring to the team, especially during this exceptionally difficult year. Thank You to all our amazing volunteers. 

Tuesday, 18 May, 2021 - 15:27

Supporting people living with dementia and their families in Camden

Miles Maier is based at Camden Carers and coordinates Camden Dementia Action Alliance, a network of over 50 organisations working to make Camden a more dementia-friendly borough. Camden Dementia Action Alliance believe that with the right support people with dementia can live a good quality of life, doing what matters most to them for as long as possible.  In this blog, he discusses what help and support are available in Camden for those living with dementia and their families as we emerge from lockdown.

Tuesday, 11 May, 2021 - 14:46

My Camden COVID-19 Health Champion Journey

Sandra Wheen, a Camden resident, talks about her experiences of becoming a COVID-19 Health Champion, a programme run by Camden and Islington Public Health. She feels that the programme has empowered her and helped her in encouraging others to take up the COVID-19 vaccination.