New Integrated Young People’s Health and Wellbeing Service (Sexual Health and Substance Misuse)
Tower Hamlets Public Health has commissioned Compass and Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust who will be working in partnership to provide education, support and advice, to promote health and wellbeing, and offer testing and where appropriate treatment for sexual ill health and substance misuse.
The service is open to young people aged 10-19 years and also to those aged 19-25 years who are known to be at risk of poor health, including Looked-After Children, children who are leaving care and those with a Special Educational Need or Disability.
The service will start on 2 January 2018 and be available at:
East Side Youth Centre - Tuesdays from 5pm-8pm
6 Parnell Road, Bow, E3 2RB
Haileybury Youth Centre - Wednesdays from 5pm-8pm
2 Ben Jonson Road, Stepney, E1 3NN
Island Health - Thursdays from 3pm-6pm
145 East Ferry Road, Isle of Dogs, E14 3BQ
Description of service
The service will be built around the needs of young people. It aims to offer a universal, targeted and specialist service that is welcoming, accessible and prevention-focused. Support will be provided to help build young people’s resilience and life skills via partnerships with schools, families and communities.
Having an integrated service means that risky behaviour can be addressed within a single service.
The service will provide:
health promotion campaigns, resources and outreach activities
early intervention programme to address risky behaviour
staff training and capacity building
coordination and provision of the C-card for residents under the age of 25 years
coordination of You’re Welcome accreditation
contraception and sexual health services
pregnancy testing and support for under 18s who are pregnant
substance misuse specialist treatment services
help and support with quitting tobacco.
The locations of two further drop-ins and a central hub will be confirmed shortly.