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Health and wellbeing

Find out about health services including drugs and alcohol, smoking, diet and exercise and mental health.

Food justice action plan

In April 2023 we launched our food justice action plan with a range of local partners to combat food insecurity.


Monkeypox is a rare disease that is caused by infection with the monkeypox virus. Here you’ll find help, advice and information about the current Monkeypox situation locally.

The flu vaccine

Find out about the flu vaccine and see whether you can have it for free.

Lewisham Health and Wellbeing Community Champions

Help share the latest trustworthy information around your community. Lewisham Health and Wellbeing Community champions are local people who support their communities to improve health and wellbeing.

How social prescribing can help you improve your health and wellbeing

Find out how social prescribing can help improve health and wellbeing by connecting you to social activities and services in the borough.

Tackling childhood obesity in our borough

We are tackling childhood obesity in the borough through a Government backed scheme focused on advertising.

Find a health service

How to access GPs, dentists, chemists, opticians and hospitals.​

Your mental health

Are things getting on top of you? Do you need someone to talk to or want somewhere to go for extra help?

Diet and exercise

Adults, children and young people all benefit from being a healthy weight, balancing a mixed diet with different activities, exercise or sports. 

Improving public health in Lewisham

Information about our role in shaping local health services.

NHS Health Checks

If you're aged 40–75, an NHS Health Check will improve your chances of having a healthier and longer life.

Quit smoking

Find out how you can get help to quit smoking.


Find out where you can get information if you're worried about dementia.

Health screenings and immunisation

Some conditions have specific screening tests to encourage early detection and treatment.


Parenting is one of the most important aspects of life. We can help with advice about what you need to consider when thinking of having a baby and as your children grow.

COVID-19 vaccine

Find the latest information about the COVID-19 vaccine.

Drugs and alcohol

Useful information about the advice, help and treatment available in the borough for drug and alcohol users and the families and carers of drug and alcohol users.

Your sexual health

Three clinics across the borough provide contraception, reproductive and sexual health services for men and women of all ages, including young people under 16.

Community health activities

Find out about a range of activities to help you lose weight, improve fitness and change your lifestyle.

Keeping older people safe and independent (Community Connections Lewisham)

Vulnerable older people (as well as any 18+ vulnerable adults) can get connected with local services that will help them maintain their independence, safety and wellbeing.


Find out what to do if your health or social care need makes it harder for you to socialise.

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