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This is a list of services in your local area, along with some national agencies you can contact no matter where you live. Some of the services listed below may not be available to everyone. They might be specific to a certain age group, or require a referral from GP or health professional.


We recommend you ring ahead first, to see if it's the most suitable choice.

80 Corporation Street
Merseyside
St Helens WA10 1UQ
Phone: 01744 410 752

CGL Integrated Recovery Service is a free and confidential drug and alcohol service for adults in St Helens. We help you to make and sustain the changes you need to make to reduce and, ultimately, stop your drug and/or alcohol use.

We aim to empower you to identify and realise your goals throughout your recovery journey, in order to live a healthier, safer life. If you are concerned about your or someone else’s drug or alcohol use, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch and speak to a member of the team about how we can support you. You will be greeted by a welcoming team of professionals who offer a range of opportunities from workshops, brief interventions, structured groups and one-to-one sessions. This is complimented by clinical services such as alcohol detoxification, harm reduction advice, blood borne virus testing (including HIV and Hep C), naloxone training and referral to other services.

Cirtek House
Thomas Street
Higher Hillgate
Greater Manchester
Stockport SK1 3QD
Phone: 0161 716 4000
Fax: 0161 716 4001

Pathfinder Stockport is provided by Pennine Care NHS Trust. The service helps people identify their needs to successfully recover from drug and alcohol misuse. This service works with those who are more likely to need long term support and treatment. This can include prescribing and community detox as well as care planned support and group work. Pathfinder work closely with individuals and their families offering them the right support to help with a successful recovery of those close to them.

They do this by offering:
• Group work, providing peer support and peer challenges
• Partnerships with the Lifeline project
• Intuitive thinking skills
• One-to-one support
• Links to mutual aid groups and wider organisations

The programmes are aimed at supporting people to set goals and targets to achieve to be able to recover successfully.

Treehouse
Stepping Hill Hospital
Poplar Grove
Greater Manchester
Stockport SK2 7JE
Phone: 0161 716 5868
Fax: 0161 419 2081

Healthy Young Minds is Stockport's Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service. Healthy Young Minds works with children and young people with a range of emotional or behavioural problems such as anxiety, depression, OCD, trauma, eating disorders, self-harm, suicidal urges or challenging behaviours. Healthy Young Minds also helps diagnose and then support young people with neuro-developmental disorders such as ADHD, ASD and Tic Disorders.

Healthy Young Minds does not usually work with problems like grief, anger, stress or unhappiness as these problems are usually best addressed through schools and through friends and family. Everyone has times in their life when they feel very sad and things are very difficult. It is not always helpful to see these times as being signs of mental health problems needing ‘treatment’ but as a natural part of life and living where support from friends and family and other trusted adults is the best way to move forward.

Drug and Alcohol Services
21 The Crescent
Bedfordshire
Bedford MK40 2RT
Phone: 01234 352 220
Fax: 01234 263 676

P2R is a one stop service which provides advice, treatment and support to people whose lives are affected by drug or alcohol use. We provide an integrated service with a range of expertise available in one place. We will not judge you. We will treat you with respect. We will support you to make the life changes that you want to make.

St. Marks Church
Church Place
Wiltshire
Swindon SN1 5EH
Phone: 07593 929 728

SUST is an independent advocacy group run for those that are trying to access treatment, are already in treatment or in recovery. Can help with benefits information, form-filling and housing advice.

SUST offers a twice-weekly drop-in service called REBUILD. The aim is for people to meet in a social relaxed setting, which helps provide a healthy support network and structure to the week. If you would like to attend you could also join everyone for a home cooked lunch. Give us a call or drop-in to the church.

Remember the people at these organisations are professionally trained and must keep everything you say confidential.


If you're having trouble finding the right type of help, you can always call FRANK on 0300 123 6600 and we can talk through your options.

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