Early Intervention and Prevention workers are based across three sites – Irford House in Seacroft, Kirkgate in the city centre, and Armley Park Court. But they’re constantly going out into the community, spreading the word about the effects of drugs and alcohol.
People can have up to 6 sessions with the team, which include assessment, engagement, motivational interventions, group work and sign posting onto relevant agencies
When they’re out and about in shopping centres, workplaces and gyms, you can get confidential advice or grab some written information that may help. Or of course just drop in to our premises at Seacroft, the city centre and Armley. You may also want to look at our suggested additional resources below.
We aim to support people- we’ll find out what help you need and then help you get it. You’ll be able to work in groups, and we support you with one to one appointments and to get help with other agencies such as housing, benefits and many more.
Here are some sites that our Early Intervention and Prevention team recommend for further information and advice:
Release – the national centre of expertise on drugs and drugs law.
DrugWise – provider of drug information which is topical, evidence-based and non-judgemental.
Drugs Meter – Anonymous, personalised feedback on your drug use.
Drinkaware – UK-wide alcohol education charity, helping to reduce alcohol-related harm by helping people make better choices about their drinking.
Alcohol concern – information, advice and support for questions about drinking and the problems that can sometimes be caused by alcohol.
‘Morning After Calculator’ – An app to tell you how intoxicated you might be the next day.
Drug misuse and dependency – UK Government website with lots of news and information