Haringey health links

Quick links to useful health services for men in Haringey

From health checks and health advice to help with smoking, drink, drugs, sexual and mental health.

NHS Health Check

Everybody between the ages of 40 and 74, who has not already been diagnosed with certain long-term health conditions or have certain risk factors is entitled every five years to a free check to assess their risk of heart disease, stroke, kidney disease and diabetes.

Tottenham Hotspur Foundation, funded by the Premier League Charitable fund and Haringey Council are bringing the NHS Health Check to the community in Haringey.

If you're in the age group, click here for more information on NHS Health Checks in Haringey.

See a Health Trainer

Health Trainers can give confidential advice on becoming more active, losing weight, stopping smoking, alcohol intake and eating a healthier diet.

Health Trainers are based at a number of locations across Haringey, and the service is FREE. To book an appointment call 020 8344 3169 or visit Health Trainers

Stop Smoking

For FREE help and advice on how to stop smoking, patients can call the Smokefree Haringey Specialist Stop Smoking Service on 0800 652 8405 or 020 8370 1022, or visit quitsmoking.uk.com

Haringey Alcohol Service

Haringey Alcohol Service provides alcohol treatment for adults in Haringey. All services are free and confidential.  Call 020 8800 6999, visit dontbottleitup.org.uk or email: Hello@haga.co.uk

Haringey Drug Service

Haringey Drug Service provides drug treatment for adults in Haringey. It's based in Bruce Grove, call 020 8702 6220 or 020 8365 9032.

There's also Haringey Recovery Service, based in the Seven Sisters Rd, providing recovery services for adults in Haringey on 020 8801 3999 or haringeyrecovery@mungos.org

Haringey Sexual Health Service

Haringey Sexual Health Service is based in St Ann's Hospital on 020 8442 6536

Free condoms are available to men under 25 through the ComeCorrect scheme and free Chlamydia testing is also available. Follow the link for  up-to-date information on sexual health services, pharmacies, STIs and how to stay sexually healthy.

Mental Health

The Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) Service offers help for people over 16 with mild problems of depression, anxiety or stress.

You need to be registered with a GP in Haringey but you can refer yourself directly. Or ask a GP, nurse or other health and social care professional to refer you.

If you live in the east of the borough, call 020 8808 5833. If you live in the west call 020 3074 2280. Or visit lets-talk.co.

The Big White Wall provides safe, anonymous online support from trained counsellors 24/7. Big White Wall is available free to Haringey residents. Just go to bigwhitewall.com and enter your Haringey postcode.

The Men’s Health Forum need your support

It’s tough for men to ask for help but if you don’t ask when you need it, things generally only get worse. So we’re asking.

In the UK, one man in five dies before the age of 65. If we had health policies and services that better reflected the needs of the whole population, it might not be like that. But it is. Policies and services and indeed men have been like this for a long time and they don’t change overnight just because we want them to.

It’s true that the UK’s men don’t have it bad compared to some other groups. We’re not asking you to ‘feel sorry’ for men or put them first. We’re talking here about something more complicated, something that falls outside the traditional charity fund-raising model of ‘doing something for those less fortunate than ourselves’. That model raises money but it seldom changes much. We’re talking about changing the way we look at the world. There is nothing inevitable about premature male death. Services accessible to all, a population better informed. These would benefit everyone - rich and poor, young and old, male and female - and that’s what we’re campaigning for.

We’re not asking you to look at images of pity, we’re just asking you to look around at the society you live in, at the men you know and at the families with sons, fathers and grandads missing.

Here’s our fund-raising page - please chip in if you can.

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