HPA Community Champion Hub

Our 2 HPA Community Champions, who are existing Playworkers, will be working with children, young people across our settings and indirectly with parents/carers over the next year. Their role will be to: –

  • Share current information linked to COVID-19 Test, Track and Trace and healthier lifestyles
  • Gather views from our Hackney Play Association community on views towards topics like the COVID 19 vaccine.
  • Organise fun activities relating to promoting healthier lifestyles (e.g., grow a herb garden, make a mask)
  • Put together with children and young people an end of year art exhibition, made up of art, poems, etc., linked to feelings towards COVID-19 and healthier lifestyles.

The Community Champions will also be supported by 2 Young People Community Champions at each of the playgrounds.

This page will also list useful links to services in and around Hackney and relevant guidance that could help clear up anything that is unclear or offer some useful health related tips.


COVID-19 Latest Government Guidance – All latest updates and information on what you can and can’t do.

Childcare Bubbles –  government guidance on creating a childcare bubble.

Hackney Council Coronavirus Support and Information – If you prefer alternatively you can call the helpline on 020 8356 3111, 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

Healthwatch Hackney – opportunity to share your views on health and social care services and attend FREE information sessions.

Keep an eye out for scams – Hackney Council have put together information on keeping an eye out for scams and those

Get Tested – Information on COVID-19 tests, location of the Hackney testing sites if you have symptoms and the sites if you don’t have symptoms.

Public Health England – Have produced an easy read guide to the COVID 19 vaccination.


Looking After Your Health and Wellbeing Links

Mental Health Support – Even if you’re isolating, that doesn’t mean you’re alone. If you’re feeling low or anxious, there’s a range of services that can help

Boloh – The Barnardo’s COVID-19 helpline and webchat, for those 11+, for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Families Covid-19

Kooth – offers children and young people aged 11-19 years free, safe and anonymous online mental wellbeing support.

Young Minds Sleep Tips – What to do if you’re struggling to sleep during lockdown.

NHS Live Well Sleep Tips  – Some more useful tips to help young people sleep better.

Better Health Home Work Outs – Exercise is great for your mind as well as your body, so clear some space and follow along with these 10-minute home workouts.

Good Thinking – Digital Mental Wellbeing resource for young people, parents/carers, health and care professionals and employers across London.


Our HPA Bulletins

HPA Bulletin – Online Version Feb 2021

HPA Bulletin March 2021 E Version

HPA Bulletin April 2021 – E-Version

HPA Bulletin E-VERSION May 2021

HPA Bulletin June 2021

HPA Bulletin July 2021

HPA Bulletin October 2021

HPA Bulletin Nov E-Version 2021

Contacting Our HPA Community Health Champions

If you would like to contact our Community Champions or suggest anything you would find useful on this page then, please contact : –

Ashnica at homerton@hackneyplay.org or Jamal at pearsonstreet@hackneyplay.org