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Matrix Young People's Service

About this service

The MATRIX works with young people under 18 in South Tyneside, their families and carers. The service provides help, support and advice to those whose lives have been affected by drug and alcohol misuse or those who are at risk of developing drug and alcohol problems. Offers:

  • Advice and information for young people and their families
  • Drug and alcohol awareness
  • Opportunity to explore triggers for using and self-help strategies
  • Harm reduction and Relapse prevention
  • Help with social and educational needs
  • Identification and actions for safeguarding and risks
  • Counselling where appropriate
  • One to one appointments
  • Access to sexual health services and condom distribution

Referral (how to access this service)

Contact us on 0191 4975637 or drop in and see us, you don't need an appointment.

Catchment (areas they serve)

South Tyneside


7 Burrow Street, South Shields, Tyne and Wear, NE33 1PP
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Opening times

Monday to Thursday: 9am - 5pm, Friday: 9am - 4.30pm. Out of hours appointments can be arranged if required.

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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