Healthwatch City of London Bulletin 11

Today Healthwatch City of London is launching our campaign to understand the effect on mental health and wellbeing during the COVID -19 pandemic.
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Mental Health and Wellbeing during the pandemic  

Today Healthwatch City of London is launching our campaign to understand the effect of the COVID -19 pandemic on the residents, workers and students of the City of London’s mental health and wellbeing.

The campaign aims to gain insight into the effect on our community but also on the support offered by service providers during the pandemic.

We are carrying out a survey and holding focus groups for a more in depth look at the issues raised. To let us know of your experience please complete our survey

To get involved in the focus groups, which will be held on Thursday 1st and Friday 2nd October please email or call on 020 3745 9563.

Flu vaccination at the Neaman Practice

The Neaman Practice are currently contacting people over 65 via text to book an appointment for a flu vaccination. Their admin team are also working to contact those who do not have mobile numbers to book patients in/invite them.

The Practice are hosting a walk-in clinic from 14:00 -16:30 most weekdays, although this can get very busy.

Flu vaccinations for all other eligible groups will commence from 5th October.

Vaccinations for housebound patients are being organised by the District Nurses Team, with a view for vaccinations to take place in October.

Dragon Café in the City

The next virtual Dragon Café in the City is taking place on Wednesday 16 September. The session is free and open to anyone working or living in the City and provides a space for them to release the pressure, take a break from their busy routines and engage in creative activities designed to foster positive mental and physical wellbeing. The programme includes a comic-making workshop, dance session, a TED talk on “happy maps” and Yoga. For more information please visit their website

Join us for our Annual General Meeting

We will be holding our AGM on Friday 16th October between 13:00 – 15:00.

The year has been one of change and growth for Healthwatch City of London, since being awarded the contract to deliver Healthwatch services in September 2019. Find out our plans for the coming year and reporting back on an eventful year for us and, as it turned out, for the country too.

Register your interest to attend by emailing us on

Keep up to date with the latest advice

HWCoL are constantly updating our advice and information pages. Please make sure you visit them regularly.

Get in touch with Healthwatch City of London

Visit our website for more information, news and events, have your say about your care, and spread the word about Healthwatch City of London. email:

Tel: 020 3745 9563 Facebook: Twitter: @HealthwatchCoL

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