Men’s health morning – Alton Estate, free health advice 

Published: Friday, December 9, 2022

Join a men’s health morning at the Alton Hall Community Centre for free health advice and support. The event is part of an ambitious community project to address health inequalities on the Alton Estate in Roehampton by empowering local people.

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Men’s health morning
Monday 12 December, 9am to 12 noon
Alton Community Centre, 1 Petersfield Rise, SW15 4AE
Just come along for free health and support advice, no need to book. 

  • Blood pressure checks (on the day)
  • Liver checks (on the day)
  • Alcohol and drugs advice 
  • Mental health support 
  • Tenancy support
  • Liver testing 
  • HIV testing
  • Work Match - access local jobs and training
  • Alton Practice healthcare
  • Get active - Enable 
  • Thinking Works - free service to help residents keep warm and well this winter
  • Stop smoking advice

Also get advice on vaccines for COVID-19 and flu.

Wandsworth Council’s stop smoking service has been supporting events like this throughout the yearCouncillor Graeme Henderson, Cabinet member for health said: “One man in five dies before the age of 65, so we are urging males to get free health support and advice, thanks to this much-needed project being delivered by the local community in Roehampton.

“Projects like this show the community at their best, as well as highlighting the health inequalities experienced by many locally – inequalities that have sadly increased due to the Cost of Living crisis.

"As a Council, we are determined to do all that we can to tackle this. This includes making sure that everyone locally has the support they need this winter, with everything from the Cost of Living crisis through to staying warm, as well as getting the COVID and flu jabs.”

About the Roehampton NHS Community Champions Project

This event has been organised by the Roehampton NHS Community Champions Project, as part of a grant-funded project, helping local people to get better access to information that could improve their health.The scheme supported by NHS South West London and working with council teams has been based on the idea of recruiting a network of volunteers to share information with their neighbours through their existing relationships and connections as well as setting up topic-specific events.“We live in a community full of big-hearted and talented people and I believe they deserve the best in health care and life opportunities. The trouble is that so many of us don’t know what support is out there and how to get our hands on it,” said Lynne Capocciama, who has been leading the project on behalf of the community. 
“The health champions project has been all about finding local people who care about local health needs and are passionate about making things better for all of us.” 
About Lynne Capocciama, project leaderLynne, an artist, has lived on the estate for 26 years and is well-known for her colourful larger-than-life murals. During COVID, she rallied support through Estate Art to deliver a range of social support initiatives to help people cope with the lockdown. These included community sing-alongs, organising food donations and encouraging vaccination drives.