The Young Persons’ Service in Southend on Sea is here to help if you’re looking to talk to someone about alcohol or drugs and how they might be affecting you.

we’re able to provide confidential advice and support. Our service is flexible so we’ll talk to you over the phone or meet you at a place you’re comfortable with. This could include visiting you at school, at home or a community setting.

Some of the services we will be able to offer you include:

  • Advice and Information
  • One-to-One with a specialist Substance Misuse Worker
  • diversionary activities
  • Sexual health advice
  • Help to access other services

You can phone us yourself, or ask a parent/carer, a friend, or someone else you trust, to phone. If you let us know your phone number we can also call you back.

How to contact us

25-27, Weston Road,

Tel: 01702 431889

Who we help

Our service is for people who :

  • Are aged 18+; and
  • Live in Southend
  • Have issues with drugs and/or alcohol or are impacted by the drug/alcohol use of a loved one (even if that loved one is not ready to get support themselves)

How we help

The support we offer is tailored to each person’s needs, so will look slightly different for everyone. When you first get in touch, we’ll do an assessment with you to understand what will work for you, before putting together a plan of how we’ll work together. Services include:

  • One-to-one and group support
  • Health checks and testing for blood-borne viruses, including Hepatitis C
  • Help to detox
  • Prescribed medication (where appropriate and following a medical assessment), Naloxone dispensing and needle exchange
  • Support from peers who have been through similar experiences
  • On-going support from our Recovery Support service

How to contact us

25-27 Weston Road
Southend on Sea

Tel 01702 431889