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You might be interested in the following health and wellbeing information

About Me, Care and Support

Our specialist staff can assist with all aspects of care and support to enable adults with a sensory loss to remain independent and active in their own homes and communities. We are Care Quality Commission registered to provide personal care. Support can be delivered to residents in Camden. We don’t have an office base in London. Managers work from home and in the field.

Acumedic Centre

Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture clinic. Specialist treatment in dermatology, fertility and gynaecology, pain control, stress management; body care and health promotion clinic. Chinese cosmetic treatment. Health and book store. Courses for doctors and healthcare professionals. Thai massage. Tuina massage. Sports massage. Herbal skincare products. Unique range of tea. Tea bar.


ALAG is a monthly support group for adults on the autistic spectrum living in the Greater London area although those from elsewhere are welcome. It is a chance to meet others to talk about common issues and to support and help each other. The group meets on the first Tuesday of every month in Islington from 6.30pm to 8.30pm. Booking in advance for new attendees is essential. To find out more about ALAG or book a place to attend any of the meetings email,

Arbours Association

Provides personal and psychotherapeutic support outside psychiatric hospitals for people in emotional distress. The Arbours Association runs 3 therapeutic community houses offering single rooms, communal facilities, individual therapy and therapeutic activities. 2-3 staff facilitators live in during the week, 2 senior psychotherapists are on call. Length of stay 3 months-6 years. The Arbours Psychotherapy Service offers initial assessment with referral to an appropriate psychotherapist, with low-cost to high-cost fees depending on ability to pay. The Arbours Association of Psychotherapists (AAP) runs a 4-year professional training programme.

Asian Women Lone Parents Association

Self-help and support group for lone female Asian and BME parents in London. Runs different programmes of advice on health and education for Asian women and operates a referral system. Social and recreational activities.

Association of Greater London Older Women

Voluntary organisation of older women in London. Discussion and campaigning. Performances for awareness raising of ageism and good practice, work with BME and Refugee women, Memory Club and Memory Club Roadshow.

Books on Prescription

For patients suffering from common emotional problems. There collections of books in the following libraries, Swiss Cottage, Holborn, Pancras Square, Camden Town, Kentish Town, Kilburn Library Centre. To benefit from the scheme patients can visit their GP or health worker in Camden, for a prescription and present it to the library for membership and receive concessions on charges and free reservations on the titles.

Camden Alcohol Service

Provides information and advice on alcohol related problems. Key work sessions, group work and complementary therapies area. Group work includes relapse prevention, alcohol awareness and relaxation. Referrals to detox and residential programmes available.

City Lit Centre for Deaf Education

Education courses for deaf adults (for example: English, maths, computing, driving test theory, BSL, lipreading) as well as a wide range of other courses relating to deafness and deaf issues, including courses for people training to work with deaf learners.

Information last updated 22 November 2016

National information

Carers UK

If you would in any way describe yourself as a Carer, this website is full of useful Help and Advice . By clicking on the Help & Advice tab, you will find some very useful links such as Quick guide to caring and Finding help where you live. See also the 5 essentials for carers information.

Disabled Living Foundation

The Your health section of the Disabled Living Foundation’s AskSARA online information service gives you advice about ideas and aids for coping with a range of physical and mental conditions.

Health and wellbeing

Information on how to look after your health and fitness as you get older from Age UK.

Living life to the full

You can get immediate advice on improving life skills for improved mental health (the front page even has a Panic Button!) or sign up for an 8-part course. It’s all free.

NHS Choices

This website is the main route to information and services from the NHS. In the Health A-Z section, you will find immediate links with buttons to a comprehensive health encyclopaedia and to Medicines information. You can also use the NHS Direct symptom checker to get information to help you decide if medical attention is required. In the Health Services near you section, you can easily search for local GPs, hospitals, dentists and other services, using place name or postcode.

Patient UK

On this site you will find a Wellbeing section, where you can get the most recent updates on helping you enjoy a healthy lifestyle. A-Zs for Conditions and Medicines. Videos and discussion forums are also available.