Keeping people healthy

One of our key aims at North Mid is to work in partnership to reduce health inequalities and improve the lives of our local population.

We work with a number of organisations to support you to stay healthy and well.

Barnado's specialist helpline for Black, Asian & Minority Families

'Boloh' Helpline is a service launched in October 2020 by the children's charity Barnardo’s with funding from the National Emergencies Trust. The helpline is a response to the impact of the pandemic on Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities who have been disproportionately affected. The first of its kind in the UK, the helpline offers support, and a live webchat facility for communities struggling to manage a range of issues. ('Boloh' is a word used in many languages from the Indian sub-continent and it means “speak” or invited to speak)

You can contact the helpline via the below:

Free phone: 0800 151 2605 (Lines are open between Monday and Friday, 1pm – 8pm)
Email: Boloh.helpline@barnardos.org.uk

For more information, please see a list of resources below:

BOLOH Leaflet Professionals

BOLOH Leaflet Parents

BAME Helpline A4 Posters

Enfield Young People in Caring

Enfield Carers Centre now also has a service to support Young Carers aged 5-18 years.

EyPIC, which stands for Enfield Young People in Caring, helps with lots of advice and information, activities and connections with other Young Carers.

For more information see  the Enfield Carers website.

Healthy lifestyle resources

Drug and Alcohol services

Mecc Link

Stop smoking services

Smoking tobacco is the main cause of preventable illness and premature death in the UK. It is linked to several diseases such as cancer (primarily lung cancer), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and cardiovascular disease, and can lead to complications during pregnancy. Smoking cessation reduces the risk of developing or worsening of smoking-related illnesses, and the benefits begin as soon as a person stops smoking.

There are community smoking cessation services in Haringey and Enfield. Enfield services are currently for pregnant women and their partners only.

North Mid is a smoke free site. 

To find a stop smoking service local to you please visit the Stop Smoking London website.

 

 

Home from hospital services

Home from Hospital services (Haringey residents)

The Home from Hospital service provides practical and emotional support to patients aged 18 years old and over to return home safely from hospital on discharge. The team accompany the patient home and provide up to three home visits for up to four weeks after discharge.

Email the team

Telephone 020 8442 7651​

The service is open from Monday to Sunday 10am-5pm

Home from Hospital services (Enfield residents)

This service provides practical support to patients aged 18 years old and over to return home safely from hospital on discharge.

Email the team 

Telephone: 07548 227 114

Mon – Fri 10.00 – 19.00 Sat – Sun 12.00 – 22.00

How are YOU?

Stop smoking  

Take a quick quiz to find out how you can maintain or improve your health, and  get more information about local services to help you move more, or make small changes to get or stay healthier.

You can keep moving if you need to stay indoors - check out the latest ideas from Public Health England on staying active at home.

Paediatric Community Outreach & Parent Education

We run parent education courses with the aim of:

  1. increasing parents' knowledge and ability to recognise and treat an unwell child;
  2. making parents more aware of available and appropriate use of NHS services reducing their reliance on Paeds ED;
  3. empowering parents to keep their children healthy and safe, using local resources to help them live the life they would choose.

To learn more please contact Dr Akudo Okereafor at a.okereafor@nhs.net .

Youth Alive’ social prescribing pilot for young people aged 10 – 19 who live in Edmonton.

Youth Alive’ social prescribing pilot for young people aged 10 – 19 who live in Edmonton.

The Youth Alive programme is for children and young people aged 10-19 who live or study in the Edmonton ward. It encourages young people to look after their wellbeing, build their confidence and happiness, feel empowered, learn a new skill and take part in physical activities. This aims to improve health and wellbeing in a community setting, participants can take part in activities including basketball, football, cooking, acting and drama lessons. This is a holistic approach to health and wellbeing, recognising that health is determined primarily by a range of social, economic and environmental factors, whilst focusing on individual need. Young people are referred to their local health champion, who will discuss what the child’s/young person’s interests is and signpost them to free or low-cost activities.

Refer a child or young person

You can  complete a referral form .pdf [pdf] 206KB and email this to a link worker: socialprescribing@enfieldva.org.uk, or by phone, 02083736268.

Following this referral process, a young person will be contacted by a specialist Health Champion.