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Humankind - Platform Gateshead Young People's Substance Misuse

About this service

Platform Gateshead allows young people to make an informed choice about their lifestyle regarding substance and alcohol use.

We provide:

  • Early intervention and prevention support to reduce substance misuse
  • Harm reduction education and awareness to ensure the safety of young people
  • Family interventions such as family conferences and family support groups to improve families relationships
  • Health assessments and smoking cessation to improve health and wellbeing
  • Information, advice and practical support to young people, parents/carers and others
  • Support to reduce wider risk taking behaviour such as sexual exploitation and self-harm

Platform Gateshead focuses upon building on positives and strengths to enable all young people to be healthy, stay safe and raise aspirations.

Referral (how to access this service)

Self referral or via other agency

Catchment (areas they serve)



Unit 3, Renwick Court, Victoria Road, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, NE8 2SY
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Opening times

Monday to Thursday 8:45am - 4:45pm
Friday 8:45am - 4.15pm

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Help and advice

What to do in an emergency

If you or someone else needs urgent help after taking drugs or drinking, call 999 for an ambulance. Tell the crew everything you know. It could save their life.

What else to do in an emergency