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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.

11-14 St Chads Court
Church Lane
Greater Manchester
Rochdale OL16 1QU
Phone: 01706 676 518

Pathways is delivered by Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust in partnership with The Big Life Group. Pathways offers the following confidential harm minimisation services both centrally and across the townships. The services are complimented by provision in pharmacies.

Services include:
• Needle exchange
• Harm reduction services for anabolic steroid and performance and image-enhancing drug users
• Harm reduction advice and support for users of new psychoactive substances (formerly legal highs)
• Evidence-based brief interventions
• Safer Injecting advice and equipment use
• Wound / leg ulcer management
• Pregnancy testing
• Vaccinations - hepatitis A & B and flu
• Hepatitis C/HIV screening and treatment support

14 St Chads Court
Church Lane
Greater Manchester
Rochdale OL16 1QU
Phone: 01706 676 500

The Concerned Others Group is for people who are affected by a family member, partner or friend’s drug or alcohol use. The group meetings are facilitated by those who are in a similar position and also by people who are in recovery from addiction.

It is a chance for people to get support from others with common experiences and to get advice to help manage difficult situations. Our meetings are very informal and we respect the confidentiality of all those who attend.

8 Church Street
Merseyside
Southport PR9 0QT
Phone: 01704 534 759

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust provides help and support to the residents of Sefton who have a drug and alcohol problem. This service is called Ambition Sefton and it offers a wide range of recovery focused treatment pathways.

These include:
• Open access - just walk in to self-refer
• Access to community detox
• Specialist prescribing services
• Specialist alcohol services
• Take home naloxone
• Harm reduction advice/service including needle syringe exchange
• Blood borne virus screening and vaccination
• Brief interventions: one to one support
• Access to inpatient detoxification pathways
• Access to Intuitive Thinking courses
• Peer support mentoring and access to mutual aid groups
• Psychosocial support and services

We are here to support you with the issues associated with drug and alcohol misuse.

23-35 Scarisbrick Avenue
Merseyside
Southport PR8 1NW
Phone: 01704 383 198

Recovery College at The Life Rooms is where you can have positive experiences that support your wellbeing and help you to discover new meaning and purpose in life.

We have a variety of workshops and sessions and you decide which you would like to try. You can read more about the courses we offer here. We add new courses and opportunities throughout the year so please keep checking the website for the most up to date information or call in and see us.

With us you can learn more about supporting recovery, living with and managing mental health conditions, or exploring creative opportunities which may reignite a passion or find a new one. Our courses encourage a richer life through learning whilst emphasising hope, control and opportunity.

We now offer over 50 different courses and we are always developing more. We work on a model of co-production and welcome students, carers, community members and Mersey Care staff to explore and develop new learning opportunities with us. We recognise that recovery is a journey, not an end point and the facilitators on our courses bring their own skills and lived experience of mental health; they understand.

We will support you so that you can gain the confidence you need to do the things you want to do and be the person you want to be.

Targeted Youth Support
Morley House
26 West Henford
Somerset
Yeovil BA20 1XE
Phone: 01458 440 820

TYS deliver tier 2 drug and alcohol interventions for young people.

They offer a young person:
• brief interventions to identify and make changes in use and find alternatives
• harm reduction advice
• referral to treatment services
• relapse prevention

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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