Brent Young People's Wellbeing Service

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Brent Young People’s Wellbeing Service offers support for young people who may be affected by drug or alcohol problems.

This service is available to young people under 21 (and transitional age group 21-24) who live in Brent or attend schools and colleges in the borough.

We offer personalised services to meet young people’s individual needs.

We Offer

Treatment

  • Structured interventions – psychosocial interventions to encourage behavioural change and emotional change, one-to-one keyworking, pharmacological treatment, and structured group work.

  • Motivational and engagement work – building relationships with young people in informal settings to increase their knowledge and insight to help them make more informed choices.

Training

  • Presentations and information stalls – student fresher fairs, school parents’ evening, festivals and events.

Contact Details

Brent Young People’s Wellbeing Service

97 Cobbold Road, London Nw10 9SU
Tel: 0300 303 4547
Fax: 0333 344 4658
Email: info.brent@wdp.org.uk
Secure email: info.brent@wdp.cjsm.net
Latest Tweets

#Day13 in the #Recovery #AdventCalendar - a big thank you to all our #Havering service users who are involved, we love seeing what is behind the door each day! #recoveryart #seasonsgreetings #festiveseason pic.twitter.com/vgDJf27GYd

We are supporting this call for #research participants from our partner @HealthQMUL - if you are interested, please visit bit.ly/2SI2bYN for more information and details of how to sign-up #smoking #vaping #vape #ecigarettes pic.twitter.com/3FrgK8mFI5

#Recovery #AdventCalendar is still going strong at our #Havering service! Our service users continue to amaze and inspire with the art and messages behind the doors each day! #recoveryart #day12 #seasonsgreetings #festiveseason pic.twitter.com/FoOieGX6QE

Our @WDP_CapitalCard winner who attended last week’s @WestHamUtd game: “It was a really good experience & my first visit to London Stadium. Was really proud to win the ticket & also great that they won!” Big thank you to @WHUFoundation! Read more here: bit.ly/2UcE4D7 pic.twitter.com/m2v3OOTsAK

What's behind door 11 in our #festive #Recovery #AdventCalendar? More great art and inspiring messages created by our fantastic #Havering service users #recoveryart #day11 #seasonsgreetings pic.twitter.com/sNdxwWLTpn

Check out what was behind the doors of our #Havering service users' #Recovery #AdventCalendar over the weekend and also today's festive art! #day8 #day9 #day10 #recoveryart #SeasonsGreetings pic.twitter.com/eLm2XfhOZf

Loving the #Recovery #AdventCalendar at our #Havering service - brilliant #festive picture and inspiring message from our service users behind today's door! #recoveryart #day7 #seasonsgreetings pic.twitter.com/XfibcwngvE

Opening door number 6 in our #Recovery #AdventCalendar - inspiring quote courtesy of the @DalaiLama and #festive calendar and artwork created by our brilliant #Havering service users! #recoveryart #day6 #seasonsgreetings pic.twitter.com/SxTPabROOn

Day 5 artwork and #recovery message from behind the door of the fantastically #festive Recovery Advent Calendar created by our #Havering service users #recoveryart #seasonsgreetings pic.twitter.com/AjT37IbCLR

Our talented #Havering service users have created an amazing #Recovery Advent Calendar for the #festive season! Each day they will open a door & we will share with you their brilliant artwork & recovery messages. Here are the first four days #recoveryart #seasonsgreetings pic.twitter.com/XKwLlQrc66

Excited to announce that we have teamed up with @WHUFoundation to kick-off a new #football experience for our service users via our brilliant @WDP_CapitalCard scheme! Read more here: bit.ly/2UcE4D7 #earnspendlive #recovery #community #partnership #havering #redbridge pic.twitter.com/OIvasxoCOj

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Alcohol

The alcohol content in a drink is a chemical called ethanol (ethyl alcohol), created by the fermentation of grains, fruits or vegetables. Alcohol is absorbed into the bloodstream, through the stomach and the intestines. Effects set in when it reaches the brain. The liver gradually removes alcohol from the bloodstream (approximately 1 unit of alcohol is metabolised in 1 hour). Alcohol is connected to a range of physical, mental and other problems and can exacerbate existing mental health issues:

Heart problems, anaemia, respiratory failure, liver disease, diabetes, hepatitis C, chronic stomach problems and even death.

Cannabis

Cannabis (marijuana, skunk, weed or grass) generally refers to the dried flowers of the female plant. It comes in the form of a resin (normally extracted from the flowers of the plant), the dried flowers, or more unusually as cannabis oil. The main active chemical in it is tetrahydrocannabinol (or THC for short). Cannabis affects how the brain works. It is classed as a sedating and hallucinogenic drug, and the effects can turn out to be pleasant or unpleasant.

Ecstasy

Ecstasy (also known by its chemical name, MDMA) is a psychoactive drug that is used primarily as a recreational drug. Desired effects of MDMA include increased empathy, euphoria and heightened sensations. A big problem with ecstasy is that it’s rarely pure. Sometimes, there is no MDMA at all. Sometimes, it contains other drugs which can be fatal. Regardless of what it looks like and what it is called, you can’t be sure what’s in a pill or a powder and you can’t predict how you’ll react. We strongly recommend anybody wishing to take ecstasy to test the pill by taking a half or a quarter and waiting before taking more.

Young People

What support is available?

Our service is confidential. We won’t tell anyone about your visits without your permission, unless we need to prevent something serious from happening.

We will work with you whether you use drugs or alcohol for fun, have a problem with them, or just want a bit more information.

If drugs help you forget, if you find it hard to cope without them, if you take them for fun or if you are worried about someone else’s drug use, contact us, we can help.

Some people in your situation have found it helpful to meet up with their own worker regularly, whilst other people find that a one-off session is enough.

How to access support

To refer yourself, a friend, or family member, or if you would like to speak to someone at the service, please contact us here.

Parents/Carers

We understand that drug and alcohol problems can impact on the wellbeing of a family.

Brent Young People’s Wellbeing Service offers programmes and peer support for families affected by drug or alcohol problems.

If you would like more information on the support we offer to families please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Refer yourself or someone you know

If you need support as a parent, want to refer someone you know, or if you would like to speak to us for further advice and guidance, please contact us here.

Teachers / Professionals

Brent Young People’s Wellbeing Service offers specialised services to help support young people in their understanding of substance misuse.

The energy and expertise of our teams at every level upholds our commitment to delivering services that are uniquely tailored to the individual.

We pride ourselves on positioning our service users at the heart of everything we do, and our services are structured to empower young individuals to live happier healthier and more fulfilling lives.

We offer:

Treatment

  • Structured interventions – psychosocial interventions to encourage behavioural change and emotional change, one-to-one keyworking, pharmacological treatment, and structured group work.

  • Motivational and engagement work – building relationships with young people in informal settings, to increase their knowledge and insight to help them make more informed choices.

Drug and alcohol education and awareness raising

  • Presentations and information stalls – student fresher fairs, school parents’ evening, festivals and events.

Who we see:

  • Young people under 21 (and transitional age group of 21-24) who live in Brent or attend schools and colleges in the borough.

  • Parents and carers

We work:

  • We work with young people in the community, at a location most accessible to them, such as schools, youth clubs and other local venues.

97 Cobbold Road, London NW10 9SU
Tel: 0300 303 4547
Fax: 0333 344 4658
Email: info.brent@wdp.org.uk
Secure email: info.brent@wdp.cjsm.net

If you’re worried about a young person, you can speak to Brent Young People’s Wellbeing Service for advice and guidance. We will explain the type of help we can offer, and talk to you about the best way to support the person you are worried about.

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