Young People Friendly - Addiction

Services Available to Young People Locally and Nationally

We know that it can be difficult to talk to people if you're having difficulties with your mental health. Doc Ready helps you prepare for the first time you visit a doctor to discuss your mental health. Visit for advice and information about what to expect and how to plan speaking to a GP. (email)

Motiv8 is a young people's free drug and alcohol treatment and hidden harm service offering treatment and specialist harm reduction support and guidance to all young people under the age of 18 who are using drugs and alcohol. They also support under 18s who are living with a parent or other adult who is using drugs and alcohol.

Call them on 0800 169 6136
Offers friendly confidential advice to help you find out everything you might want to know about drugs.
Splash provides free, positive activities during school holiday periods for young people aged 9-16 years who are facing a wide range of challenges in life, for example those with special educational needs or disabilities, on child protection plans, in care, at risk of anti-social behaviour or offending, victims of bullying, young carers, or from families facing bereavement, substance misuse, breakdown or financial hardship. We aim to raise young people’s self-esteem and confidence, divert from risky and anti-social behaviour, develop an acceptance of others, reduce peer-on-peer bullying and empower young people to make independent, positive and safe choices.

Free counselling for children and young people providing a safe space where highly specialist counsellors use a range of creative therapeutic methods to help young people connect to, and express, their emotions.

Run by Barnardo's, this website has lots of practical tips and advice to support children and young people's mental health focusing on a range of different subjects.

Their mental health helpline is available from 9am-11pm on 01865 903330 (5pm-11pm 01865 901000). Between 11pm-9am call NHS 111.

Carers Trust work to improve support, services and recognition for anyone, including young people, living with the challenges of caring unpaid for a family member who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or addiction problems.
You can find out about anything – no problem is too big or too small.
Talk about anything that’s troubling you.
A safe community to find support, take control and feel better.