Please find below information on coronavirus and upcoming health events in Lewisham.
Important information on coronavirus
How to protect yourself
Everyone is being reminded to follow Public Health England advice to:
Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze. Then bin the tissue, and wash your hands, or use a sanitiser gel.
Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after using public transport. Use a sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
Avoid close contact with people who are unwell.
Who to contact for advice
NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need medical help and advise you what to do.
Use this service if:
- you think you might have coronavirus;
- in the last 14 days you’ve been to a country or area with a high risk of coronavirus;
- you’ve been in close contact with someone with coronavirus.
Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Call 111 if you need to speak to someone.
You can find more information on our website
Be Inspired Lewisham – Health and Wellbeing event – 11 March
Join this FREE event (poster attached) and see what’s going on in your local community around health and wellbeing.
When: Wednesday 11 March 10.30-2.30
Where: Glass Mill Leisure Centre, 41 Loampit Vale, London SE13 7RZ
Social Prescribing Day 12 March 2020
Celebrate Social Prescribing day. Find here the latest links to Lewisham social prescribing services.
Join these free events (poster attached).
When: Downham Library, Moorside Road, BR1 5EP
Where: 12 March 3-5pm
When: Waldron Centre, Amersham Vale, New Cross, SE14 6LD
Where: 12 March 1-4pm
Lewisham CCG Governing Body Meeting 12 March
Join Lewisham CCG last Governing Body meeting.
When: Thursday 12 March. Public Forum session 9.30-10am. Meeting closes at 12.30pm
Where: Main Hall, St Laurence Church, Catford SE6 2TS
Launch of Lewisham Wellbeing Map (LWM) and first Mapathon
Based on an original idea by Tim Bradley OBE, a group of Lewisham Borough residents have built the Lewisham Wellbeing Map, a free digital/printable map of hundreds of local places good for health and wellbeing. They have now launched their website www.LewishamWellbeingMap.co.uk to help fellow locals find what’s good, nearby – for them, or someone they care for – and to make the map more comprehensive.
The map has nine optional layers: some correspond to the NHS-endorsed ‘Five Ways to Wellbeing’, such as Connecting or Being Active. Others list places for people, with particular wellbeing needs, such as older people. For example, the map can help you to connect at a regular coffee morning nearby, or be active on a walk or at an exercise or yoga session on your doorstep, at the level that suits you.
Join the first ‘Mapathon’ meet-up, for locals to pool knowledge and expertise. The first Mapathon is pencilled in for the afternoon of 26 March at Place Ladywell, and anyone who feels they can make a contribution is welcome. For further information contact Tim Bradley at LewishamWellbeingMap@gmail.com or on 0744 362 6954. Twitter @LewishamMap
No Smoking Day 11 March 2020
Learn how giving up smoking can improve your physical and emotional health and the support available in Lewisham. Visit our website for information on Lewisham Stop Smoking Service, Smokers’ Clinics and online support.
Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
March is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Every year 7,300 women in the UK are diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Read more about symptoms of ovarian cancer, how it is diagnosed and how it is treated. More information available at targetovariancancer.org.uk