Public health

Healthy lifestyles

Cancer screening - Free cancer screening for certain types of cancer is available on the NHS for some people. Read about cancer screening on the NHS Choices website.

Change4Life - Local organisations can order marketing materials to help promote Change4Life’s healthy lifestyle campaigns, which take place throughout the year.

Community champions - This programme builds on the skill and knowledge of local communities. We bring local people and services together to improve health and wellbeing and to reduce inequalities. Visit the community champions website and read the community champions end of year highlight report 2018 (pdf).

Diabetes champions - A team of volunteers is available to raise awareness about diabetes, how to get tested, where to go for information and what people can do to avoid or delay the onset of diabetes. The champions also man stalls at health fairs and other community events. Visit the Know diabetes website.

Food growing - Children and families are encouraged to ‘grow their own’ healthy food with some schools having been presented with Food for Life awards in recognition of great work in this area. Organisations such as Hammersmith Community Gardens Association run a range of projects to get the local community growing.

Healthy Early Years - The council works with early years settings such as children’s centres and nurseries to improve the health of food and the quality of physical activity provided by organisations. 

Healthy Schools Partnership - The healthy schools partnership aims to support and encourage schools to develop and deepen their focus on health and wellbeing and support the attainment and happiness of pupils, staff and wider school communities. 

Healthy workplace advisor - The healthy workplace advisor supports local employers to become recognised healthy workplaces using the London Healthy Workplace Charter framework for action and accreditation scheme. Free of charge and suitable for workplaces of all sizes and sectors.

Immunisations - Immunisations or vaccinations are given to help prevent people getting certain infections. Read about vaccination schedules on the NHS Choices website.

Mental health - CALM seeks to prevent male suicide by supporting men in the UK of any age who are down or in crisis. Visit the CALM website.

One You - support in Hammersmith & Fulham to help you make changes towards a longer happier life. One You Hammersmith & Fulham

Preventative health care - The check is to assess your risk of developing heart disease, diabetes, kidney disease, stroke, and some forms of dementia. It is provided by GPs and pharmacists. Read about NHS health checks and screening

School nursing - This service helps young people to make the best possible start in life by monitoring their health and promoting good health habits from an early age. Read about school nursing on the NHS website.

Sexual health - Information and advice about sexual health and local sexual health services. Living Independently service directory | Sexual health

Sports activities and development

Stop smoking - Kick it offers free help to support you to quit smoking. Visit the Kick it website.

Substance misuse - Learn how to recognise when you or someone else has a problem. Find organisations and clinics offering advice and help with addiction and find out how to get help with mental health issues linked to drug and alcohol misuse.

Weight management

Healthwise Physical Activity Referral (PAR) – Healthwise offer affordable exercise referral courses, designed to help participants develop knowledge, skills and confidence needed to improve their health and wellbeing. This comprehensive 12-week programme features one-to-one assessments, individually tailored activity plans, and teaches how to change behaviours for lasting impact. Click here to find out more information about the Healthwise scheme. For referrers onlyclick here for Healthwise referral guidelines.

Healthy eating support - Gloji is a new service that helps you lose weight based on the latest science on what it takes to change behaviours. With no complicated, restrictive diet plans, Gloji empowers you to make lifestyle choices that mean your weight loss become permanent weight loss. It includes tasty recipes, inspiring stories and allows you to keep track on your personal progress. Individuals interested in the service can self-refer using their postcode upon registering. Click here for more information about Gloji and to register.

Policy, strategy and consultation

Joint Strategic Needs Assessment - The JSNA is an assessment of the health, care and wellbeing needs of the community.

H&F Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy - The Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy (JHWS), must be based on evidence of local need found in the local Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) and set priorities for action that will make a real impact on people’s lives.

Improving Our Public's Health Strategy  2015-2025 (pdf 1.7MB) - Improving Our Public’s Health is the council’s public health strategy which outlines the approach to improving health and wellbeing and reducing health inequalities in Hammersmith & Fulham.

Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA) - The PNA describes current pharmaceutical service provision and identifies the pharmaceutical needs of the local population.

Suicide Prevention Needs Assessment (pdf 787KB) - This document describes relevant national policies, examines local data stakeholder views, and reflects on what works internationally, and nationally in suicide prevention.

20mph Zones - Public Health summary of evidence (pdf )

Public health reports

Our annual reports on the health of the local population with recommendations for improving health.