Open Road is a registered charity that provides support for
individuals affected by drugs and alcohol across Essex and Suffolk.
In consortium with EYPDAS they provide drug and alcohol services
across Essex for the Choices contract commissioned by Essex Drug
and Alcohol Partnership.
DrugScope is the UK's leading independent centre of expertise on
drugs and the national membership organisation for the drug field.
Their aim is to inform policy development, reduce drug-related
harms to individuals, families and communities - and promote
health, well-being, recovery, inclusion and integration.
To find an agency in your area who can help you and/or your
child. Visit the Drugscope
Helpfinder to find an agency in your area
CARA is the Centre for Action on rape and abuse. This is a
confidential and non-judgmental support service for women, children
and young people living in north and mid Essex who have
experienced rape, sexual abuse or assault either recently or in the
Information and advice on drugs and alcohol and services
available across Essex.
More information for young people on Sex, find out how your body
Connexions provide young people aged 13-19 with information,
advice and guidance on their life choices.
You can contact ChildLine about anything - no problem
is too big or too small.
0800 11 11
For more information on how to deal with a collapsed casualty
visit the website of the British Red Cross.
A quick quide to Resuscitation from the British Red Cross - Find
out how you could save a life by learning how to resuscitate.
Runaway Helpline is free, confidential and 24/7.
Call 0808 800 7070 or Text 80234 free of charge.
A guide to support and services for carers in Mid Essex.
Take a look at the Essex Young Carers magazine.
STARS is a national initiative of The Children's Society working
with children and young people affected by someone else's drug or
FRANK is the national drugs and alcohol helpline which provides
help 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The service is free, and
operated by fully trained advisers.
FRANK provides a friendly, confidential and
non-judgemental service to anyone wanting help, information or
advice about drugs.
FRANK aims to give young people the skills and confidence they
need to reject drugs and offer parents the information they need to
talk to about drugs with their children. FRANK aims to reduce the
demand for drugs by providing people with the information they need
to make an informed decision about drugs. FRANK provides:
- Information on the risks of drugs, in order to
maintain non-use or prevent escalation of use.
- Advice to build resistance skills, to deal
with peer pressure and avoid risky situations; and advice for
parents, friends and family who are concerned about someone else's
- Help to assist cessation of use - treatment
advice, online treatment, signposts to local treatment providers,
and where appropriate direct referrals to treatment.
You can get in touch with FRANK in many ways:
By telephone on 0800 77 66 00
By SMS text message to 82111
By emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you a worried parent or carer?