Drugs, Alcohol and Smoking
Y-Smart provide support and advice for young people, parents, families and professionals and also deliver multi-agency training across the county. We provide targeted education in schools for those who are vulnerable to substance misuse; this may include children out of mainstream education, those receiving alternative education provision and other education centres such as secure units. We also provide support for young people whose lives have been impacted by parental, carer or sibling substance use.
Y-Smart work with young people who experiment with drugs and alcohol; with those who have more complex needs and whose drug and alcohol use may be beginning to affect other parts of their lives; also with young people whose lives may be severely impacted and may need pharmacological interventions and support.
Advice and support on drinking less.
A sound night’s sleep. Improved mood. More energy and money. Cutting back on alcohol can have positive effects often within just a few days. In the longer term, drinking less will reduce your risk of a number of serious health issues. Find out why reducing how much you drink can benefit you physically and mentally.
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Get free, confidential support with alcohol, drugs or mental health from one of the local services or online
Honest information about drugs
QUIT’s youth service are here to help young people make informed choices about tobacco use, provide tailored support and offer a wide range of stop smoking advice. QUITS youth programme has worked with one million young people between the ages of 8-18 years.
Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) is a public health charity that works to eliminate the harm caused by tobacco.