Our youth teams in Suffolk work with young people up to their 19th birthday (but can work with people up to 25 if there are additional needs or vulnerabilities – this is done on a case by case basis and with discussion with the hubs.)
We work across the county seeing young people wherever it suits them – this means we can come to you to ensure you are getting the help and support you need. We offer a non-judgemental service and are here to support you – whatever the issue.
We can help you with the following:
- 1:1 sessions
- Outreach service – we can meet you where it suits you
- Education about drugs and alochol
- Space to talk things through
- Up to date and factual information and advice
- Support to look at drug or alcohol use, what you are using, how much and how often
- Help with deciding what changes you want to make
- Support to cut down, quit and gain control
- Access and support to other services which can support you
- A support plan that looks at all of you, not just about your drug or alcohol use.
We begin by doing a full and comprehensive assessment to help you determine your treatment goals. Once we have done this, we can:
- Provide treatment to suit your individual needs
- Look at triggers, learn new ways to cope and work out what you want from working with us
- Harm minimisation
- Brief interventions
- Signposting and support to access other services
- Targeted group work.
For young people who use drugs or alcohol and are affected by someone else’s use as well, we work in partnership with Suffolk Family Carers to offer a joint care package to address both issues and offer ongoing support.
If you would like to find out more about young people services, contact Ruth Croft, our youth engagement manager.