‘Health Spot’ is now open!
Spotlight is working with the Tower Hamlet’s GP Care Group and other partners to provide you with a new remote GP service. This GP service is specifically dedicated to the well-being of young people and is open to you in the safe space of Spotlight. Health Spot offers friendly, confidential medical appointments with a GP who is experienced in supporting young people with health needs.
No problem is too big or too small: Health Spot is here for your physical and emotional needs. We want you to get the right care, at the right time, in the right place.
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Find out more information about Health Spot below:
Health Spot is here to deal with your unmet health needs. These can be related to any part of your physical and mental well-being, including mental health, sexual health, drug or alcohol misuse or anything else that might be worrying you. We work with other local services such as Docklands Outreach and Safe East and alongside our own youth work offerings to make sure you receive the best support possible.
Everyone aged 11-19 is welcome, and up to 25 if you have any SEND or any additional needs. You do not need to already be a member of Spotlight to book an appointment.
Every Tuesday between 4pm-8pm, starting from Tuesday 7th April.
Appointments are over voice or video call with a doctor. You can also request to have a trusted youth worker present if that makes you more comfortable! You will be able to safely access confidential advice, receive prescriptions and more.
Each consultation will last 15 minutes, but can be up to 30 minutes if a double slot is booked.
If you would like to book a slot, then email either Spotlight Youth Work Manager Khadija (07764 422 071 / email@example.com) or Spotlight Youth Worker Treaser (07734 346 127 / firstname.lastname@example.org). You will need to provide your name and a contact number. The doctor will then call you on the day when it is time for your appointment, so make sure to pick up your phone! Bookings are open throughout the week and are given out on a first come first service basis.
Health Spot has both a male and a female doctor working, so if you would like to be seen by a doctor of the same gender please ask Khadija or Treaser.
“The call was very confidential and I felt safe and felt like I could say anything because I trust you (GP and youth worker) guys” – Health Spot service user
“Having the youth worker in the call made me feel calm, and I was supported and helped and I was able to express myself” – Health Spot service user
If you want to book an appointment or you have any other questions please get in contact with Khadija by emailing Khadija @wearespotlight.com