DIY Health

DIY Health Project has been awarded “Primary Care Team of the Year 2019” by the BMJ.

We run DIY Health Sessions which are weekly educational programme for parents of children under the age of 5 to manage their children’s health. This is a co-produced curriculum based on supporting parents to access the right help at the right time for minor ailments and draws on local resources to provide additional support.

The project aims to bring parents together to talk, share their experiences, and discuss common minor ailments to improve knowledge and skills, build confidence in managing their children’s health and importantly, build a social network of parents.

Throughout the years we have run sessions with many different cohorts of parents, and we have noticed a remarkable 36% decrease in primary care attendance for minor ailments among those that have attended sessions.

DIY Health has restarted!

Calling all parents of under 2!

Come and join our friendly discussion group on managing your child’s health…

Starting: 8th of February 2023

Location: St Pauls Way Medical Centre

Time: 10 – 12

Useful guide on how to deal with common illnesses

The guide below explains how you can deal with 6 common illnesses every child can get from time to time. By knowing how to care for your child at home and how to access the NHS advice services, you could avoid waiting a long time in A&E when you do not need to.

Common illnesses and keeping your child healthy

Healthy Start Scheme

Did you know you may be entitled to vouchers to spend on essential food items if you receive certain benefits? Healthy Start vouchers can be spent on food and milk and can be used in all major supermarkets, local shops and even market stalls in Tower Hamlets. A full list of participating outlets can be found at

The Healthy Start voucher scheme is being increased from £3.10 to £4.25 from April 2021, to offer families:

£8.50 per week for each baby aged up to 12 months

£4.25 per week for each child aged under four-years-old

Plus £4.25 per week if you are pregnant (from week 10)

Depending on your family size, you could benefit from £17.00 a week if you are pregnant, have a baby and a child under 4, gaining up to £900 a year!

Healthystart Website