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We offer a digital and face-to-face 12-week intervention for children, young people and their families  5-19 yrs who are above a healthy weight  (BMI >91st centile).

Our service has input from Physiotherapy, Dietetics, Health Coach, CAMHS and Nursing.

Please contact us for information, to request training, or to make a referral for yourself, a family member or a family you work on.

020 7014 7066 Monday – Friday 9am - 5pm                               Twitter (X)   @powerupcandh
huh-tr.powerupcandh@nhs.net                                                    Instagram   powerupcityandhackney
Hannah Pickard - Service Lead

Update: 4 May 2024

Power Up! is no longer taking referrals. Please liaise with your GP if you have concerns about your / your child’s weight. Please see attached for information on local healthy lifestyle services / offers that may be of interest.

Weight management services in other boroughs

•Tower Hamlets – currently no service

•Newham – currently no service


•Waltham forest – currently no service

Camden and Islington


Places to weigh yourself in Hackney

Hackney Ark – Downs Ark Road, E8 2FP – call to book in at 02070147000 

GP surgeries – Book appointment with registered GP surgery to get height and weight measurements taken

GLL Leisure Centres

Britannia leisure centre
Pitfield Street
N1 5FT

Clissold Leisure Centre
63 Clissold Road
N16 9EX

Kings Hall Leisure Centre
39 Lower Clapton Road
E5 0NU


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Feedback from users


Feedback from physical activity sessions

Feedback from nutrition sessions

What they enjoyed most What they enjoyed most

“The HIIT session”

“Variation of exercises”

“The warm up”

“playing tag, running”

“The dancing”

Mum happy child was very much engaged in the exercise

“kids enjoyed activities”

“getting to put equipment away”

“Practical activities”

“the content of applying healthy smart techniques to achieve the desired goal”

“goal setting”

“learning about foot labelling”


Free and inexpensive food

Where to to find information of list of local places that offer either free or cheap regular meals and/or food parcels

Hackney foodbank - provide emergency food parcels

Olio - food sharing app to reduce waste

Too good to go - app to buy unsold food from eateries

Free and inexpensive physical activity

Click the links to find information of local venues and services offering either cheap or free physical activity sessions in City and Hackney

Free Swimming for Under 18s

Junior Parkrun London Field

Parkrun Hackney Marche

Parkrun Finsbury Park

Access to sport – Term time activities

Access to sport – School holidays activities

Cycle Training

Young Hackney:

Young Hackney – The Edge

Young Hackney – Stoke Newington

Young Hackney – Forest Road

Young Hackney – Concorde


Adventure playgrounds & sports hub:

Hackney Marsh Adventure Playground

Shoreditch Adventure Playground