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Recent news


From Monday 5 November 2018, we are changing the way you book appointments for our sexual health services.

The Mortimer Market Centre, Archway Centre, Vale Drive Primary Care Centre and the Woking Clinic will continue to offer booked appointments. For our other clinics you will now be able to walk in for a sexual health check-up or to start, continue or change a method of contraception such as the pill, injection, patch, diaphragm or NuvaRing.

We also have a new telephone hotline if you need an appointment for a coil fitting or replacement. Please see our clinic pages for the number and times to book.

More information about the clinics nearest you and our opening times can be found on www.sexualhealth.cnwl.nhs.uk


1-30 November 2018

The aim of the Lung Cancer Awareness campaign is to raise awareness to encourage people displaying the common symptoms of lung cancer, such as a persistent cough, breathlessness or unexplained weight-loss, to visit their GP. During the month, many people throughout the country and the world come together for the lung cancer community.  #Headhigh  @Roy_Castle_Lung

 COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) affects millions of people across the UK, and describes a group of lung conditions that make it difficult to empty air out of the lungs because your airways have been narrowed. If you live with the affects of #COPD or other respiratory illness (like #Asthma) then it's vital that you have your #Flu vaccination.  #COPDawarenessmonth helps to raise awareness of this condition, particularly as many people are living with it without realising.


Each year, Movember is responsible for thousands of mustaches on men’s faces in the UK and around the world.

The aim of Movember is to raise vital funds and awareness for men's health, specifically prostate cancer @ProstateUK

@MovemberUK   1-30 November 2018


Public Health England has issued guidance that people with learning disabilities, their family carers and paid supporters are entitled to a free flu vaccination. The guidance also stresses that reasonable adjustments should be put in place to help people with learning disabilities. Easy-read information is also available.

Learning Disabilities Mortality Review (LeDeR) Programme Bulletin  October 2018 


Find tools and resources to help yourself and others to feel better.

From managing your anxiety to meeting like-minded people, whatever it is that you need, we want to help you find it.

Self Assessment, Urgent Support, Anxious, Sleep Deprived, Stressed, Sad or Low   https://www.good-thinking.uk/

Over 100,000 Londoners take up unique opportunity to boost their wellbeing online.


CQC warns of growing ‘care injustice’, with access to good care increasingly dependent on how well local systems work together

This year’s State of Care shows that most people are still getting good care – when they can access it.   #StateOfCare



On #WorldMentalHealthDay, and every other day, we’re here to make sure everyone with a mental health problem gets support and respect https://bit.ly/2Cy4w4n  #WMHD18

Taking care of yourself
You might not be talking about it, because mental health is still a taboo subject. But there are small, simple steps you can take to make your workplace mentally healthier.

Taking care of your staff
Our research confirms that a culture of fear and silence around mental health is costly to employers. Starting a conversation about mental health doesn’t have to be difficult. We can show you how


Support and services in Camden

There are many mental health services available in Camden and this service directory aims to make it easier to find the support that is right for you.

We believe mental health and wellbeing is as important as looking after your physical health. Below you will find a list of the services available, what they offer and who they are best suited for. There may be a number of services that could help you boost your mental health and wellbeing.

Some organisations offer activities that will suit a wide range of people, rather than focusing on a particular activity or type of mental health support.

If you’re not sure where to start, you might find it useful to contact some of the service providers or have a conversation with your GP. 


The self-care sessions are open to parents, carers, patients and local Camden residents. There are 25 free available slots at each support session. Poster attached for your information - you will also find below a youtube link of the promotional video.

Starting from 11 October 2018, a Camden GP and a Camden pharmacist will deliver four workshops in locations across the Borough. The workshops will inform participants about what local services are available to them in addition to their GPs, and how they can better manage their health.  Attendees will receive a take-away booklet full of useful resources and details of Camden's health and wellbeing services.   All you have to do to register is click on the following link – click here.


Thursday 25th October at the London Irish Centre

Please join us for the Annual Camden Youth Action Showcase celebrating the work of young people across Camden.

We will be showcasing work from our Peer Education projects, Peer Mentoring programme and Camden Champions. The event is organised by young people.

Doors will open at 11am, for a prompt 11:30am start.  Register here.


An event to highlight the many sides of London’s diverse LGBTQI+ community. The symposium will look for shared goals, build solidarity and raise the voices of the most excluded in our rainbow family.

Date: Friday 12 October 2018  Time: 11.00-16.00, arrivals from 10am, tactical tea and cakes until 5pm  Venue: Lift, 45 White Lion Street, N1 9PW

To register your interest email mhairi@reap.org.uk or 07756 939 187 with any access or dietary needs.


'What counts is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead' ~ Nelson Mandela

Black History Month Magazine, is the central point of focus and lead the nationwide celebration of Black History, Arts and Culture throughout the UK in 2018. It is available to read online for free.

Features include:


#Flu vaccination: What you need to know about this year's programme: https://bit.ly/2MrRKoS  #Jabathon @NHSflufighter


The agenda for the meeting of the Health and Wellbeing Board to be held on Tuesday, 16th October, 2018 at 4.00 pm has just been published.

Meeting venue: Crowndale Centre, 218 Eversholt Street, London, NW1 1BD

You can view the agenda and associated papers on the Camden web site.