Come and have a chat about your health – 5th June, Roehampton Playing fields

Published: Friday, May 27, 2022

Wandsworth Council is helping residents to remain healthy and well, by visiting locations around the borough over the coming weeks and months, with a mobile, pop-up health clinic. 

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Shannon Katiyo, Director of Public Health, Wandsworth Council speaks to NHS and council staff by the Come and have a chat about your health bus

This week our “Come and have a chat about your health bus” visited locations in Tooting and Queenstown Road where our friendly and informed community health champions were on hand, to answer questions about your health, along with NHS staff. 

The bus will next be out in early June, 

Wandsworth picnic in the park, Jubilee event
Roehampton Playing fields, Dover House Rd, SW15 5BP,  
Sunday 5 June, 12-5pm

Whether you are looking for general health advice, for you or your family, or more information about accessing local health and wellbeing services, we’ll be able to help. 

Councillor Graeme Henderson, cabinet member for health said: “Our friendly team of council and NHS colleagues spoke to more than 50 people over two days, as well as checking blood pressure and vaccinating residents against COVID-19. 

“The whole aim behind this drive is to make it easier and more convenient for Wandsworth residents to stay healthy and well – by bringing health services and advice to you. 

“You may want to find out what support and help are available for a range of health conditions from diabetes to dementia. And if you are 40+, you may be feeling great, but the risk of heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, diabetes or dementia increases with age. 

“We can help you check your health, as well as help you manage existing conditions. Finally, if you haven’t yet had the COVID-19 vaccine or the booster dose, you’ll be able to get the jab on the day.” 

Council and NHS colleagues will be available to offer advice on a range of different areas including, 

  • Tips to stay healthy and active, as well as managing your weight
  • Information about keeping your heart and brain healthy, including blood pressure checks
  • Help to stop smoking
  • Preventing and reducing your risk for several diseases, including diabetes, cancer and heart disease
  • Immunisations for you and your family
  • Information about the COVID-19 vaccines. 

NHS staff will also be on hand to give you the COVID-19 vaccination if you haven’t yet had it, as well as the booster dose. 

And if you have any questions or concerns about the vaccine, you can come along and have a chat about it, with no pressure to get the jab. 

For more information about local health and wellbeing services, as well as what you can do to stay healthy and active visit the council's webpages.