Square Mile Health has a dedicated team of substance misuse practitioners who work alongside other professionals in the City. We aim to help clients to have a say in the structure of their treatment plans and the way in which the service is delivered.
We offer free, high quality and confidential support to residents, over the age of 18, who wish receive advice, assessment and treatment for their tobacco, alcohol and/or drug concerns in the City of London.
Square Mile health also offers a free, high quality, professional and confidential service to employers and employees of the corporate community, helping to raise the awareness around the health risks of tobacco, alcohol and/or drug use.
Our Wellbeing Practitioners are based in custody suites in 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 Wellbeing Practitioners and Clinical Nurse hold weekly sessions at both the Neaman GP surgery and Health E1 Homeless Medical Centre. Square Mile Health staff coordinate the participation and engagement of clients, provide 1-2-1 psychosocial support and where required will assist in patients accessing prescribed medication (such as opiate substitute) as well as signposting clients to other service providers who may be involved in the continuation of an individuals 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 minimization advice, 1-2-1 psychosocial support and referral into structured treatment.
Access to Groups
Our Wellbeing Practitioners are able to support clients in accessing a wide variety of additional treatment groups including SMART, reduced drinking programme, alcohol abstinence programme, LGBT Group for men, mindfulness, stress management, men & women’s specific groups and friends & family peer support group. We are also able to offer individuals information on and accompaniment to a number of alternative, independent mutual aid meetings held within The City.