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Staying Healthy

The NHS Choices website gives plenty of helpful and relevant advice on healthy living and accessing healthcare. This ranges from healthy eating information to health check tools. The Brent website ‘healthy living’ pages also have suggestions such as local walking groups. NICE (The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) recommends that everyone participates in at least 30 minutes activity, 5 days week.

While you can see your GP regarding any health matter, see https://www.nhs.uk/nhs-services/gps/how-to-register-with-a-gp-surgery/  you may want to access specialist medical help and advice in Brent by going directly to the following services.

Emergency Medical Care

In a medical emergency, you should dial 999 and follow instructions.

School Nurses

School nurses can advise on all kind of topics including general health, mental health, emotional well-being, sexual health, smoking and health and lifestyle choices. They also ensure that young people with disabilities, long term illness or other needs receive extra support when they need it. 

If you want to make an appointment with your school nurse, go through your school office or your form tutor, or go to a nurse drop-in session if your school runs them. You can also contact HMSchoolnurse@nhs.net.

Sexual & Reproductive Health

There are three sexual health and contraception clinics based in Brent:

Chalkhill Primary Care Health Centre
Welford Centre, 113 Chalkhill Road, Wembley, London HA9 9FY.
Reception: 020 8736 7128
By Bus: 83 182 206 297. By Tube: Wembley Park

Patrick Clements Clinic
Until further notice, access to our sexual health and contraceptive services is via telephone assessment.There will be NO walk-in (non-appointment) clinics.
For Brent: Call 020 8453 2221 for Contraceptive or Sexual Health service
This number is open:
• Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 8.45am to 5.45pm
•Wednesday, 10.30am to 5.45pm
• Friday, 8.45am to 4.45pm


2nd floor, Central Middlesex Hospital, Acton Lane, Park Royal, London NW10 7NS
By car: There is plenty of pay and display parking available at the hospital.
By bus: The following buses stop right outside: 187, 224, 226, 228, 260, 440, 487.
By tube: a 15 minute walk from Harlesden station.
(To book an appointment or for enquiries to the above clinics,
please call 020 8453 2221 or email: lnwh-tr.pccgeneral@nhs.net)

Sexual Health (GUM) Clinic, 5th floor, Northwick Park Hospital, Watford Road, Harrow, HA1 3UJ
(To book an appointment or for enquiries call 020 8869 3142 or email lnwh-tr.npggeneral@nhs.net)
Routes 186, 223, H9, H10 and H14 enter the grounds of the hospitals, and route 182 stops a short distance away on Watford Road. 
Bus routes H18,H19 serve Northwick Park station, five minutes walk to the hospitals
Bus routes 114 and 183 stop on Kenton Road, about a 10 minute walk from the hospitals. Bus Route 483 runs between Northwick Park Hospital and Ealing Hospital.

For advice on sex and sexual health, visit:
https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/sexual-health/

Brent Urgent Care Centre

Based at Central Middlesex Hospital, the Centre is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Its GP-lead team offers urgent and immediate medical care when you are unable to see your own GP and is an alternative to A&E. No appointment is necessary.

Central Middlesex Hospital, Acton Lane, Park Royal, London NW10 7NS
By car: There is plenty of pay and display parking available at the hospital.
By bus: The following buses stop right outside: 187, 224, 226, 228, 260, 440, 487.
By tube: a 15 minute walk from Harlesden station.

Website: http://www.brenturgentcarecentre.nhs.uk/

NHS Go App

Young people in Brent can download trusted health and wellbeing information via a new app, NHS Go. Download it free from Google Play or Apple App Stores or go to nhsgo.uk (on a smart phone).

This free and confidential health app can help young people take greater control over their health, make healthier choices and get trusted advice when they don’t know where to go.

Discover more about the app from some of London’s best known Youtube vloggers in this short film:

Healthy Living

Healthy Living is something we should all be concerned about.  From eating healthy foods, preventing health issues such as diabetes, smoking and staying fit through exercise and mental wellbeing, we all need to take care of our health. Check out all the programmes and campaigns that we are running to promote and encourage a healthy lifestyle: https://www.brent.gov.uk/services-for-residents/healthy-living/

Many young people enjoy take exercise in Brent’s free open spaces. See Brent’s park finder directory:

The NHS also offers excellent advice on healthy living: https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/

EHC Plans

Some children or young people with complex health needs require more help than would normally be provided in a mainstream education setting. They receive support through an education, health and care (EHC) plan.

This is a legal document that describes a child or young person's special educational, health and social care needs. It explains the extra help that will be given to meet those needs and how that help will support the child or young person to achieve what they want to in their life. 

Young people with SEND, particularly with EHC plans, are encouraged to visit the Local Offer directory which contains a wide range of support and activities.

For more information on SEND and EHC plans (for the Age group 0 to 25 years old)
Contact number: 020 8937 3229
Email: sen.assessments@brent.gov.uk
Website: https://www.brent.gov.uk/seneducationhealthandcareplans

Mental Health Services

The NHS offers advice and support on accessing mental health services here:

Mental health services are free on the NHS, but in most cases you will need a referral from your GP to access them.

One in four people will suffer from mental health issues at some stage in their life, so it’s important that everyone finds a way to make sure your mind stays fit and healthy too.

Like physical health, not all people enjoy the same sorts of things, but there are many different things you can do to promote your mental wellbeing.

Each day you should try to:

Connect - with friends, family, neighbours, colleagues or your local community

Be active - get out and move! Walk, run, garden, dance - find something you like to do

Take notice - of your surroundings, and how they make you feel

Keep learning - try something new, rediscover something old. Read a book, make a new meal, learn a new game, set yourself a new challenge and follow it through

Give - do something nice for someone. It feels nice to know you've brightened someone's day.

 

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) work with children and young people up to the age of 18 in Brent with complex mental health difficulties.

Support is provided in different ways, depending on the needs of the child, the young person and their family. In order to be eligible for specialist CAMHS, children and young people need to have severe mental health difficulties, including persistent and impairing symptoms, risk to self or others and/or complex presentation related to disorders such as:

  • depression and self-harm
  • OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder)
  • anxiety
  • ADHD (attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder)
  • eating disorders
  • psychosis
  • autism


The service also provides advice and support to family members as well as young people.
Referrals are accepted from GPs, health professionals and social services.

Age group: 0-18 years old

Address: Warranty House, Dudden Hill Lane, Dollis Hill, NW10 1DD,

Contact number 020 8208 7200

Email brentcamhs.cnwl@nhs.net

 

 

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