Help with managing health and wellbeing

Health and wellbeing support

There is plenty of support for everyone from organisations such as:

Support for keeping yourself healthy

Smoking

Stop Smoking London has a range of tools and resources to help you quit smoking. You can find information on the range of benefits stopping smoking can have on your health and finances.

Free prescriptions and discounted prescription certificates

You may be able to get free NHS prescriptions, dental treatment, eye tests and help with other NHS costs. For more information, visit GOV.UK - Get help with NHS prescriptions and health costs.

You can buy prescription prepayment certificates (PPCs) from the NHS which may make your prescriptions cheaper. For more information, visit GOV.UK - Get a prescription prepayment certificate and NHS.UK - Save money with a prescription prepayment certificate (PPC) for eligibility and how to apply.

How to register with a GP surgery

GP surgeries are usually the first contact if you have a health problem. They can treat many conditions and give health advice. They can also refer you to other NHS services. For more information, visit GOV.UK - How to register with a GP surgery.

How to register with a dentist

The NHS will provide any clinically necessary treatment needed to keep your mouth, teeth and gums healthy and free of pain. For more information, visit GOV.UK - Find a dentist.

Social Prescribing

Are you looking to meet new people or get some advice or support for a friend or family member? Or, you might be wanting to find out about exercise or social clubs, or how to get involved in a local charity? Enfield Social Prescribers can help you find local community services, activities and support that can help you with whatever issue you’re struggling with at the moment.

Community hubs

Community hubs support residents to gain or maintain a life free from poverty, homelessness, poor health and underemployment. Community Hub Ambassadors meet residents face-to-face in libraries and other convenient pop-up spots and can provide information and advice around money, jobs and skills, health and wellbeing and housing.

Social isolation

If you feel distant from social or family contact, community involvement, or access to services you may be experiencing social isolation. Find out more about social isolation and a few simple steps you can take to feel less isolated and more connected to those in your community.

Mental health and wellbeing

Age UK Enfield

This autumn, join us at The Nest Community Hub in Edmonton for a range of activities to improve your health and wellbeing.

Learn how to keep well, enjoy healthy foods , improve your fitness and stay warm. You don't need to book, just come along. You will also get the chance to meet new people.

All activities are free.

Mondays

Thursdays

Location: The Nest Community Hub, Nightingale Road, Edmonton, N9 8BF

For more information, call 020 8375 4120 or email referrals@ageukenfield.org.uk.

Mental Health support

Good mental health means that we feel happy about ourselves, have a sense of purpose and belonging, good self-esteem, and feel valued and in control of our lives. Mental health difficulties are very common, and it is likely that we will all experience some form of mental distress. Healthy Enfield has links to local and national services who can support you with your mental health. You can also find resources to activities and steps you can take at home to support your mental wellbeing.

Mind

The expert teams at Mind provide services supporting you with wellbeing, advocacy, therapy, training and advice. Their services are available during the day and the evening and are provided through online, telephone and face-to-face services.

North London Samaritans

You can get in touch with the Samaritans about anything that’s troubling you, no matter how large or small the issue feels. The service is free and is open 24 hours a day. You can call or email for support.

Support for families, children and young people

Discounted or free gym classes

If you are in receipt of certain benefits, you may be eligible for a concessionary membership in your local area. Visit Better for further information on eligibility, joining and available activities for both children and adults.

Kooth

Kooth offers emotional and mental health support for children and young people aged between 11 and 24. Qualified counsellors are online seven days a week to provide young people using the service with online counselling, through chat-based messaging via drop-in or booked sessions.

Youth Alive Social Prescribing

The Youth Alive programme is for children and young people aged 10 to 19 who live or study anywhere in Enfield. It encourages children and young people to look after their wellbeing, build their confidence and happiness, feel empowered, learn a new skill and take part in physical activities including basketball, football, cooking, acting and drama lessons.

Early education and childcare

Informed families provides family information and support on services for 0 to 25 year olds. You can find information on free childcare, SEND services and parenting courses.

Youth support service

Find out about free activities and programmes available for young people in Enfield. You can also find information on health and wellbeing, including sexual health, pregnancy and drug and alcohol misuse.

0 to 19 Years health service

Health visitors and school nurses are public health nurses who support children, young people and families with making healthy choices such as healthy eating, physical activity and good oral health, making positive behaviour changes, undertaking reviews to ensure early identification of any needs that require additional support and keeping children safe. Find out more about the Healthy Child Service.

Support for adults

Enfield Wellbeing Network

Start working towards the health goals that you’ve always wanted with support through Enfield Wellbeing Network. You will work with their health and wellbeing practitioners to create a plan, learn how to self-manage, and get the support you need to manage your health your way - volunteers will also help to keep you on track and cheer you on.

Disabled Facilities Grant

You could get a grant from your local council if you’re disabled and need to make changes to your home. For more information, visit GOV.UK - Disabled Facilities Grants.

Health and Social Care

My Life Enfield has information and advice on improving your physical, mental or emotional wellbeing to living as independently as possible in your own home. You can also find information on caring for somebody, safeguarding for vulnerable adults and services for adults with learning disabilities.

Social groups and activities

At Simply Connect Enfield, you can find a range of social groups and activities happening in Enfield. These include gardening, arts and crafts, library and reading groups and volunteering opportunities.

Advice, support and self-help

There are lots of local organisations who can provide support and advice. Simply Connect Enfield can help you connect with these organisations who can offer support with befriending, mentoring and domestic violence.

Alcohol and drug service

Enable - Enfield Alcohol and Drug Service provide specialist treatment across two sites to anyone over the age of 18 living in Enfield who is worried about their alcohol or drug use.

Keeping warm during winter

As the winter months get closer, for tips and resources on how to keep warm and well during the cold, you can download the Keep Warm Keep Well PDF on GOV.UK.

Resources

Stay well this winter (PDF, 241.91 KB)