Health and medical advice

Working with partners across the borough, we aim to provide advice and services for the health and wellbeing of all Hackney residents. 

Hackney iCare

iCare is a directory of  health and social care providers. You can also complete a self-referral or wellbeing plan:

NHS Choices

NHS Choices is the UK's biggest health website.

  • visitNHS Choices - a comprehensive health information service to help put you in control of your healthcare

Local services


Measles - make sure your child is fully vaccinated.

NHS health check

TheNHS health check is a chance to get your free midlife MoT. For adults in England aged 40-74 without a pre-existing condition, it checks your circulatory and vascular health and assesses your risk of getting a disabling vascular disease. Please contact your GP practice about your NHS health check.

If you're not eligible for a health check, take this quick NHS quiz to find out your 'heart age'? Find out if your heart age is older than your real age, and discover the simple steps you can take to live more healthily.

Big White Wall online support service

Hackney residents going through a tough time or struggling with mental health issues can now get free online support. Big White Wall (BWW) is available to all City and Hackney residents aged 16+.

  • visitBig White Wall and enter your Hackney postcode to access the service

BWW is designed to help patients get support, take control and feel better. It provides 24/7 peer and professional support (with trained counsellors online at all times), plus a range of wellbeing tools to help people self-manage. This service is safe and anonymous, so no one else will know that you're using Big White Wall. People can use the service via their computer, or as an app on their smartphone or tablet.

Some 95% of members reported feeling better as a result of joining Big White Wall, and 73% shared something for the first time. Whatever you're going through, BWW is there to help. 

Page updated: 13/02/2018 12:05:27