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Information about sexual health, breastfeeding support, healthy living, childhood obesity, drug and alcohol advice and finding healthcare and pharmacies.

Staying healthy

Health advice and support for adults in Islington

Enjoy a range of health support and information to help you:

  • get fitter
  • achieve and maintain a healthy weight
  • stop smoking
  • drink less
  • get an NHS health check.

Visit the One You Islington website

Screening programmes

Find out if you’re at higher risk of a health problem, so you can get support earlier.

Types of screening you can get:

  • pregnancy
  • new born babies
  • diabetic eye screening
  • cervical
  • breast screening
  • bowel cancer

You can find out more about screening programmes from NHS Choices

Visit NHS Choices screening information

Give feedback about health and care services

You can improve health and care services by sharing you stories with Healthwatch.

Visit the Healthwatch website

Drug and alcohol

If you are having concerns or problems with alcohol, you can get free support today.

Get advice on

  • staying in control of alcohol
  • hangover cures
  • contacts if you have alcohol problems
  • support and therapy for alcoholism

Go to the NHS Live Well website today

NHS Live Well website

Online alcohol support in Islington

The One You Islington website can give you support and information about stopping drinking and how cut down on alcohol.

Visit the One You Islington drink less 

On the website you’ll find.

  • a free drinks tracker app for your phone
  • information about how to cut down on alcohol
  • help to find alcohol support groups if you or someone you know needs one

Drug and alcohol support centres in Islington

Drug and alcohol users and their families can directly access information, advice, assessment and a comprehensive range of treatments.

Find a drug and alcohol support centre near you

Seven Sisters Road

Monday 9.30am to 8pm, Tuesday 12pm to 5pm, Wednesday 9.30am to 5pm

Thursday 12pm to 5.00pm, Friday 9.30am to 6pm

Telephone 020 3317 6099


99-101 Seven Sisters Road, London N7 7QP

Grays Inn Road

Telephone 020 3317 6650

Address 309 Grays Inn Road, London WC1X 8QS

Opening times:

Monday 9am to 5pm, Tuesday 9am to 8pm, Wednesday 9am to 8pm

Thursday 9am to 1pm, Friday: 9am to 5pm

Better Lives Family Service N1

Telephone 020 3317 7437

The family service is open every day, Monday – Friday, from 10am to 6pm

Telephone 0203 3177277

Address Better Lives Family Service, 28b King Henrys Walk, London N1 4NX

Opening times: Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

Further information

You can also email us to make a referral to any of these services.

New parents

If you’re a new parent, you can get free support before your baby is born as well as breastfeeding advice.

Support for breastfeeding

The Whittington and UCH hospitals can support you in your first few days.

They also provide telephone support.

Phone: 020 3316 8439

Breastfeeding support groups in Islington

You can also visit a weekly breastfeeding drop-in groups at children’s centres across Islington.

For more information about times and locations visit the Breastfeeding Network website.

Free five-week antenatal course

Before the birth of your baby, this free course can give you support an information about:

  • managing your labour
  • pain relief, relaxation
  • feeding your baby
  • your relationship with your baby


  • Willow Children’s Centre, 1A Holbrooke Court, N7 0BF
  • Bemerton Children’s Centre, Coatbridge House, N1 0DX
  • New River Green Children’s Centre, 23 Ramsey Walk, N1 2SX

To book your place please speak to your midwife, family support worker or professional involved in your care.

Further information

For further information, you can also telephone or message 07887 627231

Childhood obesity

Families for Life

Families for Life is a free healthy lifestyle programme for all families living with a child aged 2 to 11 years who live, are at school, or are registered with a GP in Islington.

Families for Life includes:

  • Family Kitchen programmes, where parents and their children make delicious meals and sit and eat together. Programmes are four to six weeks long. 
  • Taste Education programmes, where parents and children explore vegetables and fruit using all their senses. At the end of the session, children are more willing to try new vegetables and fruit. Programmes are five weeks long.
  • One-off Family Kitchen sessions as part of Lunch Bunch or Bright Start over Easter, summer and winter holidays.

Families for Life activities are delivered in community centres, early years settings and schools across the borough.

For more information and to register your interest, visit the Families for Life directory page.

Support for overweight children

If you are worried about your child’s weight you can get advice on food, activity, weight and health.

Last year, over 65 per cent of children who took part in the programme lost or maintained their weight.


Sugar smart

If you’d like to cut down on the amount of sugar you eat, you can get advice and information on the Sugar Smart website

Sugar Smart website

Find a pharmacy in Islington

Pharmacies can support you with most common illnesses, as well as give you advice on having a healthier life by stopping smoking, cutting down on alcohol, diet or sexual health advice.

Find a pharmacy in Islington

See more information on the support you can get at your local pharmacy at the website

Find a pharmacy

Healthy living pharmacies

These are pharmacies who meet a government standard of quality care in their community.

How healthy living pharmacies can:

  • support you with healthy living and wellbeing
  • improve health in the local area
  • have trained pharmacy team, with a pharmacist
  • consistently deliver a range of high-quality NHS services
  • maintains premises to a high professional standard with private consultation facilities
  • work closely with other healthcare providers

See a map of healthy living pharmacies in Islington

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