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About Us

SAfH is a community development charity, which works alongside marginalised local people and their communities towards justice, equality, better health and wellbeing.



Social Action for Health is honoured to be leading a new advice network in Hackney

Social Action for Health is honoured to be leading a new advice network in Hackney, called the Hackney Advice Providers, funded by the London Borough of Hackney. Read more…


Fitness for Weight Loss – A 10 Week Course Starting On 22/04/2014

This 10 week course (flyer attached) is a holistic approach to health & fitness and will give you the opportunity to take part in a variety of different exercise classes such as Aerobics, Circuit Training, Core Stability, Toning with light weights, and back strengthening exercises. Read more…


CHSCB Lunchtime Seminar Understanding Perinatal Mental Health – 27/03/2014

This seminar, delivered by the Perinatal Services Department from the City and Hackney Centre for Mental Health will provide an introduction and raise awareness to all professionals working with children and young people in the City and Hackney about Perinatal Mental Health.

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05/02/2014 – Nicola Weaver of the NHS Tower Hamlets CCG came to visit SAfH’s Health Wisdom Group

On Wednesday 5th February 2014, Nicola Weaver of the NHS Tower Hamlets CCG came to visit SAfH’s Health Wisdom Group and this is what she had to say:

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Interested in jump starting your fitness level? Why not join our FREE Men only – Thursday’s 10.30—11.30am

For further info or registration please contact the Health Trainers Team on:

0207 790 3632

Stifford Centre| 2-6 Cressy Place| London E1 3JG Read more…


Community News

Epilepsy awareness in your community

Dr Sharmin Shajahan and Soraya Bowen

Epilepsy Society’s new project is now working in your area. If you are a community organisation we want your support and participation
Our “Epilepsy awareness in your community” project aims to raise awareness of epilepsy in specific community groups in Hackney, Haringey, Islington, Newham, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest.

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Sofia Gatica – Protects Her Community

Sofia Gatica - Winner of the Goldman Prize 2012

An inspiring woman blocks the use of pesticides in her area and protects her community.Thirteen years ago, Sofía Gatica gave birth to a daughter. Three days later, the baby’s kidneys failed. The working-class mother of three was determined to find out what killed her child. Read more…

Featured Projects

  • Social Action for Health (SAfH) have been building a strong and vibrant network of local organisations in Waltham Forest who will be delivering activities and running community sessions to develop local peoples ability to take community action around their health and wellbeing. SAfH have been doing this in partnership with a range of local community groups. The network represents the multi cultural communities that make up Waltham Forest and have attended a 3 day training course. SAfH have also trained 23 local Community Health Champions to work on this Project.

  • The people’s Network is a project which houses the Mental Health Guides Project and Foresight project within it’s framework. The project’s long term aim is to provide a User led, User run organisation which will comment on the voluntary sector in Hackney. In order to do this the project needs to build the capacity of it’s members via action groups, workshops and connecting to the outside world so that members feel that they have a place in the real world, outside of the system. It is a new and dynamic approach which is learning as it progresses but it has us all very excited here at SAfH!

  • Working alongside local people to increase take up of breast, cervical and bowel cancer screening services, this project aims to reduce cancer mortality rate by early diagnosis of cancers.

    • Trains local people in screening process and practices
    • Supports local people to take up the screening offer
    • Works with GP’s to increase uptake in cervical and breast screening
    • Delivers awareness sessions to local people around screening processes


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Social Action for Health

Charity No 1040496 Company No 29547
Phone: 02074265370
Fax: 02072477447
Email: info@safh.org.uk
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