Local Services in Lewisham
Physical Activity Opportunities
Healthy Walks Programme
A range of free regular weekly walks in parks across the borough for people of all abilities. All walks are led by trained volunteers and are 30 - 60 minutes long. Also, Nordic walking programme available, learn the technique and follow on sessions.
Be Active Scheme
If you're over 60, a student or receiving benefits, allowances or other forms of support, you are probably eligible for generous discounts on a whole range of activities, exercise classes and leisure opportunities all over the borough.
Cycle Training & Cycle Loan
Find out how we can help you get on your bike, including free lessons, a bike loan scheme and maintenance courses.
Offers include free cycle training and borrow a bike for a month for £10.
Opportunities To Quit Smoking
Local support sessions
Free, friendly, practical support and advice on medications to support is offered. The support is free and all medications are available on prescription. Clinics are held in GP Practices, pharmacies, Lewisham Hospital and in community venues.
Online quit smoking tool
Lewisham Stop Smoking Service have developed a quit tool that anyone who is registered with a Lewisham GP can use from their phone, tablet or PC. The tool is simple to use and helps to work out the best tgreatment for you to quit. To access the online stop smoking tool click the button below.
The Stop Smoking Service can arrane for you to have specialist support if you are:
Participation in National campaigns
The 11to25Hub aims to support young people, families and healthcare professionals through the transition from youth services to adult services. It is a ‘one-stop-shop’ website on healthcare transition for young people, parents, HCP’s, school staff, and any who would find it useful.
If you’re LGBTQ+ and aged between 16 and 25 years old, you can get support from METRO Live, a youth group from METRO charity. Meet other young people and join in with activities.
Help and emotional support to LGBTQ+ people
Mental health problems can affect anyone but being LGBTQ+ means you are more at risk of experiencing poor mental health (Stonewall Report,2018). Being LGBTQ+ doesn’t cause these problems. But some things LGBTQ+ people go through can affect their mental health, such as discrimination, homophobia or transphobia, social isolation, rejection, and difficult experiences of coming out.
For further information and help please visit Lewisham NHS Talking Therapies
GALOP support LGBT+ people who have experienced abuse and violence. You can find out more by visiting GALOP or you can contact them on their helpline 0800 999 5428
Community Connections/SAIL Lewisham
Community Connections Lewisham (CCL) is a 'Social Prescribing' service, supporting 18+ Lewisham residents to find out about local groups and services and help them access these services more easily. We support adults of all ages to make the changes they want to see in their lives. For more information and self referring, please follow the link below.
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