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Thursday, September 5, 2019

A community choir in east London created partly on the advice of doctors to help patients with mental issues is performing in the BBC Proms on Sunday.

Mental health chiefs have highlighted the services available to anyone experiencing a crisis ahead of World Suicide Prevention Day.

A school that piloted a pioneering mental health programme won praise from the education secretary last month.

More pupils across Hackney will be offered mental health support after funding was granted for an NHS project.

A Stoke Newington primary school teacher has won a top award for encouraging her pupils to get active.

Islington's highest ranking police officer is "acutely conscious" of the violent crime wave gripping Finsbury Park and has pledged do something about it.

An online programme dubbed "the home of classroom fitness" has helped increase activity among Hackney schoolchildren.

It's fair to say Rachel Luby did not expect to win the Mental Health Nursing award at the industry's top bash last week.

A former Hackney Power Station apprentice has been diagnosed with terminal cancer after being exposed to asbestos during his time there.

Simon Marks Jewish Primary school has won "gold" in the Healthy Schools London Awards.

A specialist mental health service has launched for the thousands of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer people in Hackney - many of whom may have avoided seeking help through conventional routes.

Weekly church services will now be held at Homerton's John Howard Centre after Christian patients won a legal battle against NHS bosses on grounds of religious discrimination.

A nurse who is transforming the approach to sex and intimacy on her forensic mental health unit at Homerton's John Howard Centre has been nominated for a national award.

This old tram shed in Hackney Wick that's been used as a storage depot for the past 60 years is about to be turned into a vibrant community hub.

The young mother of a girl with cerebral palsy has started a blog to document her journey and connect with others after experiencing a lack of support.

Hackney Council has corrected its safeguarding policy thanks to the woman it banned from all public buildings - who says she was trying to point out it didn't adhere to national legal standards.

Children at three schools will learn about the importance of recycling, food waste and sustainability after an award-winning social enterprise won funding to roll out their project.

University College Hospital (UCH) has apologised and vowed to improve after an elderly Hoxton woman who had been discharged was told to wet herself if she couldn't get to the toilet

Works to overhaul Old Street roundabout have angered motorists due to "chock-a-block traffic" - but transport bosses have urged the public to sit tight while the vital project is finished and finessed.

Ollie Rayner is hoping his decision to join Kent on long-term loan will spark the start to the latest chapter of a county career that already spans 14 seasons.

A 'touchy feely' sensory mural has been unveiled in Shoreditch for the deaf and blind close to the site where Shakespeare's original Curtain Playhouse was discovered.

A GP warned that the privatisation going on within the NHS is "dirty, corrupt and underhand" at a meeting to find out what people think of the NHS' long term plan at Hackney Town Hall.

As runners around Hackney and beyond limber up for next week's Half Marathon, we speak to Virgin Sport's CEO Jessica Frey about the biggest Hackney Festival of Fitness event to date.

A staggering rise in Hackney's food bank use has been revealed in "scandalous" data published by The Trussell Trust today.

Personal Trainer Jordan McInerny brings a workout class with a shed-load of sass to east London for the first time on Wednesday, May 1.

Chrysanthemums, sunflowers and oak trees have been named as some of the worst plants that trigger hay fever allergies.

Mental health chiefs will hold an open day for young people tomorrow with the aim of making their services more approachable.

There have been a staggering 268 confirmed cases of measles in Hackney since last October, the Gazette can reveal.

A man who threatened Homerton Hospital staff with a knife after being told not to smoke in A&E has been banned indefinitely from all premises run by the NHS trust - unless he needs "urgent medical treatment".

A mental health trust and a homelessness charity will take over the healthcare at Hackney's homeless GP surgery The Greenhouse.

The sudden announcement that a Clapton Park Estate GP surgery will close has left patients having to find a new doctor, and staff looking for a new job.

A Hoxton nursing home is set to be transformed into a replica pub to make residents feel more at home - and bosses haven't ruled out serving "a drop of beer" there.

Health campaigners have urged Hackney Council to oppose the rollout of a digital GP service - saying it could undermine traditional doctors' practices across the borough.

Hackney Council wants to hear the views, experiences and knowledge of people with autism and their parents, friends, carers and relatives to help make the borough more autism-friendly.

Mums and dads had a tough time keeping pace with their toddlers when East London Little Ladies football took to the field.

Meet the 'Little Ladies' of east London who have their own grassroots football club to give girls of all abilities and ages a chance to have a go at the beautiful game.

Mental health professionals whose work helping people in distress on the streets of Hackney has been highlighted by the BBC have now been crowned "team of the year" by their NHS trust.

Hoxton's Britannia Leisure Centre will reopen tomorrow after a fire closed it for 10 days - but the health suite that went up in flames will remain closed.

Angry residents and their families came face to face with Hackney's social care chief to discuss a care home in special measures. The Gazette was there.

A hospital worker suggested an elderly mother should wet herself if she couldn't get to the toilet during the night after a knee replacement, her daughter has claimed.

A supported housing scheme run by Hackney Council that provides care for 250 vulnerable adults in 14 separate homes has been branded "unsafe" and placed in special measures.

Two mums who set up a support group for parents of children with additional needs want to register it as a charity after demand soared.

The first steps in getting into healthcare careers are being made for students and secondary pupils across east London with today's launch of a programme "to secure the future of the NHS".

Sir John Gieve has been appointed as the new chair for the Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

The first community "parklets" have sprouted up in Hackney after the council backed down and decided they were a good idea after all.

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