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Tower Hamlets (Compass Safe East)

Safe East supports young people to take control of their health & wellbeing and make safer, healthier choices relating to substance use & sexual health. We offer a holistic person-centered approach and empower our young people to make informed choices. We offer universal, specialist and clinical interventions. We are a CQC registered service. Our client group is here:

•Substance use support under 19-year old’s who live or study in the borough

•Substance use support up to 25 years for those who are in the care system or have Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).

•Sexual health up to 25 years who live or study in the borough.

We offer a friendly, confidential and non-judgemental service

We listen to young people and help them to feel welcome and comfortable when they access our services. You have the right to attend services that are friendly, confidential, non-judgemental and treat you with respect. We do not tolerate any forms of discrimination at Compass Safe East.

We can meet you at a time and place that suits you outside our core hours.

Please call us on 020 3954 0091 to book an appointment. You could also bring along a friend/relative if you need them to support you but occasionally you may need to be seen alone by one of our health and wellbeing nurses or workers depending on what your needs are. We can meet you at school or in the community at a local youth space. We can meet you outside of core working hours and are happy to accommodate appointments after 5pm to meet your needs.

How the service can help you with substance use…

We offer targeted and specialist support around substance use which includes

  • Initial Health Assessments
  • Brief Interventions to ‘at risk’ groups / individuals
  • Holistic Physical and Wellbeing interventions
  • Harm Reduction advice and guidance
  • Comprehensive Assessment
  • Care Planning for substance use and risk-taking behaviours
  • Psycho-social interventions
  • Specialist harm reduction
  • Access to pharmacological and needle exchange services

How the service can help you with sexual health….

  • Advice and guidance
  • Brief intervention
  • Pregnancy testing
  • Contraception including Long-acting reversible contraception (LARC)
  • Emergency contraception
  • STI testing & BBV testing
  • Treatment of STI’s
  • Support and onward referrals for termination services
  • Sign posting & onward referrals to level 3 sexual health services

If you feel that you, or someone you know, would benefit from our support or would like some more information about the service, please get in touch.

How you can access the service

  • Telephone on 0203 954 0091 to speak to one of our friendly team we will meet you outside of our core working hours at a time that suits you. We support Health Spot on a Tuesday and Thursday evening every week you may wish to see us here. For more information on Health Spot follow the link here: Health Spot | Spotlight (
  • Email:
  • Visit our clinic through booked appointments only Spotlight, 30 Hay Currie Street, E14 6GN   (see below for locations and opening times)
  • Book a PSHE session, workshop or training – by downloading the booking form and returning via email to
  • Referral – Complete our confidential form below.

Meet the team


Service Manager


Team Leader


Health and Wellbeing Practitioner


Engagement & Participation Support Worker


Health and wellbeing Practitioner


Health and Wellbeing Practitioner


Wellbeing Nurse

Help & support

For information about relevant health and wellbeing topics please expand the sections below.


I am aged under 11 years

Young People

I am aged 11-19 years (up to 25 years old with special educational needs)

Parents / Carers

I am a parent / carer


I am a professional

Callback request

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