Square Mile Health has a dedicated team of substance misuse practitioners who work alongside other professionals in the City to provide the best possible care for people with tobacco, alcohol and/or drug concerns in the City of London. We give our service users a say in the structure of their own treatment to ensure that our service fits the needs of each individual.
We offer free, high-quality and confidential support to residents of the City of London borough who are over the age of 18. Our holistic approach to treatment includes assessment, advice and support, and clinical interventions, as well as support with other needs such as housing, mental health and social isolation.
Square Mile Health also offers free, high-quality professional services to businesses within the City of London who wish to raise the awareness of the risks associated with tobacco, alcohol and/or drug use among their employees.
Our Wellbeing Practitioners are based at three sites across the Square Mile, providing a range of support services including
Working with the City of London Police to reduce the cycle of drug-related offending in The City by identifying any individuals whose offence is drug related, or who may have support needs around drug and/ or alcohol use and offering brief interventions, harm minimisation advice and referral to appropriate treatment services.
Confidential advice and information
Our 24 hour telephone number (0300 303 2715) is manned by a team member who is available to provide up to date information on services in The City; offering advice and information to those that are in need of further assistance.
Wellbeing Practitioners are available to meet with City service users at various locations for regular key-work sessions. Psychosocial support is provided on an individual basis, and is aimed at exploring health behaviours and developing personal care plans to help an individual work towards agreed treatment goals.
Our Health and Primary Care Lead Practitioner holds weekly sessions at The Neaman Practice (15 Halfmoon Court, London, EC1A 7HF).
Square Mile Health staff provide one-to-one psychosocial support and can assist patients accessing prescribed medication (such as an opiate substitute) as well as signposting service users to other providers who may be involved in the continuation of the individual’s care.
We work in partnership with St Mungo’s City Outreach Team to carry out regular joint street shifts, providing those that are street homeless and using drugs and/ or alcohol with additional support. This includes brief interventions, harm minimisation advice, one-to-one psychosocial support and referral into structured treatment.
Access to Groups
Our City of London Wellbeing Group is held on Friday afternoons from 1-2pm at St Edmund’s Church of the Martyr, 60 Lombard Street, London EC1V 9EA, and is open to all City of London service users.
Our service users can also access a wide variety of additional treatment groups at WDP’s Hackney Recovery Service including a reduced drinking programme, alcohol abstinence programme, LGBTQ+ group, mindfulness, stress management, men and women specific groups, and friends & family peer support group.