The Public Health Agency continues to commission a range of drug and alcohol intervention and prevention services across Northern Ireland. These services offer;
- Drug and alcohol awareness and service information sessions for organisations/networks
- Targeted life skills programmes for children and young people aged 11-25 years at risk of or experiencing substance use issues
- Youth Engagement Services for children and young people aged 11-25 years. Young people attending the YES can receive information, advice and support on a range of issues including:
- Mental health and Emotional wellbeing Issues: Depression, Low Self-Esteem, Self-harm, Family Problems, Educational (School) Problems;
- Wider Personal and Health Issues: Drugs and Alcohol (including tobacco), Relationships, Sexual Health, Healthy Eating;
- Social Welfare Issues: Benefits, Housing, Debts, Employment; and,
- Practical Issues: Further Education, Careers, Money Management, Independent Living Skills.
The service also acts as a supportive signposting and referral agency for children
and young people with additional support needs.
- Support for adults with substance use issues (known as ‘Step 2 Services’)
- Support for young people with substance use issues (Youth Treatment)
- Support for children and families who may be impacted by parental substance use
For more information visit Drugs and Alcohol | NI (drugsandalcoholni.info) or contact your local trust area connections team at Contact Us | Drugs and Alcohol (drugsandalcoholni.info).