EYPDAS

Essex Young People's Drug and Alcohol Service

Children and young people Adults (Parents, carers & professionals)

If you're 18 or under and live in Essex, then EYPDAS is here for you.

If you're affected by drug or alcohol use - your own or someone else's - we'll work with you to keep you safe and get things sorted. We won't make you do anything you don't want to - we'll find out what you want and give you whatever support you need.

You can contact us via...

  • the CHOICES Single point of contact on 08444 991 323, or

  • Text CHOICES to 80800

About EYPDAS

If you are worried or concerned about a child or young person who is 18 or under and lives in Essex, then EYPDAS is here for you. We provide a wide range of drug and alcohol help and treatment for young people in Essex.

If you are affected by drug or alcohol use - your own or someone else's - we can direct you to support that will help keep you safe and get things sorted.

EYPDAS works across the county of Essex (excluding Southend and Thurrock). Our staff are based in Satellite premises, but can offer young people appointments in their own locality in venues that they feel comfortable in and at times suitable to them.

Alcohol Awareness Week 2016

14 - 20 November 2016 is Alcohol Concern's Alcohol Awareness Week - Do you know the risks? Check out  www.facebook.com/ChoicesYoungPeople/  or @alcoholconcern on Twitter #knowtherisks #AAW2016

Professionals Update

The Early Help and Advice Hub and the Initial Response Team have merged to form the Family Operations Hub. Click here for an update from ECC on amendments to the Effective Support Document for Children and Families in Essex.

Concerned parent?

As a parent or carer it is often hard to know how to talk to children and young people about issues such as drug and alcohol use. Regardless of whether you think a child or young person has tried or is using drugs or alcohol, it's really important to ensure you have an open dialogue with them on these issues.

Follow this link to find out more about ways of talking to children and young people about drug and alcohol issues. If you need support in dealing with a with the drug or alcohol use of a child or young person you can contact us on 01245 493311.