Your health and care

This page includes useful links to help you find information and support to take control of your health and wellbeing and find essential services.

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Where to get health information and advice

It can be difficult to know where to go for information on staying well, managing your health condition and getting help and support from the NHS, the council or other services. The information we provide here should help you get started.

Find information about health conditions

For information about different health conditions, symptoms and treatments and also for information on checks, tests and screenings available to you. Visit NHS Health A-Z.

Find an NHS service near you

This section of the NHS website includes pharmacies, GPs, dentists, opticians, maternity, emergency services and more. Find an NHS service near you.

Get general NHS Healthy Living Advice

For advice, tips and tools to help you make the best choices about your health and wellbeing and lifestyle, including managing your weight, eating well, help with stress, anxiety and depression, and exercise. Visit NHS Live Well.

How to get medical help

It’s important to get the right medical help if you think you need it.

For minoSelf care and pharmacyr health concerns visit your local pharmacy

Pharmacists are qualified health professionals who are experts in medicines. Find a pharmacy near you

Pharmacists can offer clinical advice and over the counter treatments for a range of symptoms for self care. We recommend that you keep a well-stocked medicine’s cabinet at home. Get advice on self care for minor ailments from your NHS

 

Many Pharmacies also offer seasonal vaccinations. Find pharmacies in Lambeth that offer covid vaccination.

For help from a GP

Use your GP surgery’s website, use an online service or app, or call the surgery. Your GP provides a range of services by appointment and will be able to assess your immediate needs as well as refer you into a specialist service if necessary. They also know your medical history so are best placed to manage your healthcare. GP appointments are available from 8am to 8pm every day in Lambeth. If you need an urgent appointment when your practice is closed, you may be offered one at a GP Hub nearby.

It’s free to register with a GP and you do not need to provide a proof of address. Find a GP near you.

For access to NHS services from your mobile phone

The NHS App lets you book GP appointments, order repeat prescriptions and access a range of other healthcare services. Find out more and download the NHS App.

For urgent medical help – that isn’t life threatening

If you need help now and you’re not sure what to do, go to 111.nhs.uk.

If you’re unable to get help online or if it’s about a child under 5, call 111 (for free from a UK landline or mobile).

For emergencies

Always call 999 if you feel that your own or someone else’s life is at risk. Find your nearest A&E

Mental health support

Lambeth offers mental health support for children and adults as below

For mental health support if you’re over 18

If you’re worried about your mental health and need more support than your GP can provide; if you want to access talking therapy or self-help; or if you need help in a crisis, Lambeth Living Well Network Alliance has information on where to go. Find out more about mental health support in Lambeth

For emotional wellbeing and mental health support services for children and young people in Lambeth

Information on the full range of mental health and wellbeing support services for Lambeth children and young people can be found in a booklet produced by Lambeth Council. Read the booklet ‘Emotional wellbeing and mental health support services for children and young people’

Care and support from Lambeth Council

Support for adults including around cost of living

Access care and support services for adults and carers, and find information on getting out and about with a disability.

Find Lambeth Adult Social Care.

Find support from the council, local charities, and community groups around the cost of living.

Support for children, young people and families

Find out about services and support for children, young people and families, including childcare, support for children with special education needs and early help services.

Read Lambeth information for children, young people and families.

To find out about mental health and emotional wellbeing support for children and young people in Lambeth, ‘go to ‘Emotional wellbeing and mental health support services for children and young people’

You can also see an A-Z of Lambeth Council Services.

Wellbeing support from local charities and organisations

Lambeth’s MYcommunity directory lists services that offer practical help at home, advice on benefits or social activities and help with health and wellbeing. The Directory also has a simple eligibility checker for adult social care. This helps work out if you may be entitled to help from adult social care and points you to services that can help in case you are not.

Search for support in Lambeth at MYcommunity.