Mental health awareness month


Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health Awareness Week runs from 13 to 19 May 2024.

For Mental Health Awareness Week 2024, we’re launching #NoMindLeftBehind. We’re calling on you to raise awareness and vital funds for a future where everyone can get quality mental health care when they need it.


No mind left behind  

Every year, 1 in 4 of us will experience a mental health problem.

But too many of us aren’t getting the help we need.

Over 2 million people are waiting for NHS mental health services, and since 2017 the number of young people struggling with their mental health has nearly doubled.

People tell us they feel overwhelmed and hopeless. They need support right now. With your help we can build a better future, where mental health is handled right.

May Bank Holiday Closures

Prepaid prescriptions for Long Term Conditions Eligibility

You could get help to pay for:

  • NHS prescriptions
  • NHS dental treatment
  • sight tests, glasses and contact lenses
  • travel to receive NHS treatment
  • NHS wigs and fabric supports

Find out what help you could get and what to do next using our eligibility checker. 

It usually takes 3 minutes to check.

Who gets help

The help you’re entitled to depends on where you live and if you:

Check before you tick

If you’re unsure or waiting to find out if you’re eligible for help, pay your NHS charge. Checks are made on claims for free NHS prescriptions and free and reduced cost dental treatment. If you claim incorrectly you could have to pay a penalty charge.

If you find out you’re eligible, you can apply for a refund. For refund details read the HC11 booklet (PDF: 156KB)

Apply for help to pay NHS costs

If you do not qualify for the help that you need, you can apply for help. You could be eligible depending on your household income and outgoings.

Easter Bank Holiday Opening Hours

Happy Easter

Ramadan Mubarak

Acute Respiratory Infection (ARI)

NHC will be standing up a GP led Acute Respiratory Infection (ARI) Hub from Monday 8th January – Sunday 31st March 2024. 

Inclusion criteria

Children aged 0-16 years old with:

Acute respiratory symptoms, most likely due to infection (e.g. bacterial or viral infections including COVID-19, RSV, influenza).

Booking process

Please direct those contacting your practice to call the NHC Clinical Assessment Service (CAS) on 0203 839 7513.

The NHC CAS will be open from 8am (instead of 10am) during this period to support bookings.


All appointments will be face to face and available:

10am to 3pm daily, 7 days a week


Greengate Medical Centre: Monday-Friday

Glen Road Medical Centre: Saturday-Sunday

Weekend evening support for familys with children 0-5 years

Patient Participation Group (PPG) Meeting

If you are interested in attending this meeting, please email [email protected] with your full name and that you will be attending.

Any issues, please call us on 020 8472 5234.

Services for Mental Health