Coronavirus - Young people support

I am a young person currently receiving support from a WDP service

Our services are providing appointments by phone and video calls.

Please have a chat with your keyworker to agree how you’d like to stay in touch.

 

Other forms of support

There are lots of other people and organisations who can help you during this unsettling time, here are some of them:

Childline: Whatever is worrying you, you can contact Childline 1-2-1 chat and message a counsellor online or talk on the phone about whatever's worrying you.

Become has advice for care-experienced young people. You can also call their advice line for free on 0800 023 2033 (open Monday to Friday 10am - 5pm).

YoungMinds has lots of articles on their blog about looking after your wellbeing during Coronavirus.

The Mix: has an online chat, discussion boards and a telephone line and articles about things you can do to keep busy during lockdown.

SHOUT: You can get mental health text support from SHOUT by texting Shout to 85258 (for free).

 

I’m worried about a friend/family member’s drug and/or alcohol use:

If you’re worried about a friend/family members’ drug and/or alcohol use during the coronavirus pandemic, there are organisations out there to help you.

Nacoa coronavirus helpline

Support for anyone affected by a parent's drinking.

Call 0800 358 3456 (Monday-Saturday, 2pm-7pm) or email helpline@nacoa.org.uk.

 

Al-Anon

Support for families and friends of people with an alcohol addiction.

Call 0800 0086 811 (available 10am-10pm every day).

 

General information about Coronavirus

We recommend only reading information about Coronavirus from trustworthy sources to limit any anxiety you might be feeling.

We’ve listed some reliable websites relevant to people who use drugs and alcohol here:

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