Bdp as part of Bristol Youth Links (Bristol City Council) offers free and confidential support to Young people aged 9 - 19 years (25 where there is LDD) who are concerned about their own or someone else’s substance misuse. We are able to offer short term interventions and are based in a range of locations across the city including secondary schools, post 16 services. In addition we can respond flexibly and meet young people at alternative community settings. This work can also be offered as a group where requested, this could be where young people are identified as particularly vulnerable to the effects of drugs or as part of a wider agenda around risk taking.
The service will work with young people from the age of 9 where there is parental or sibling substance use and from 11 years where there is a risk around their own use of substances including alcohol, cannabis and ketamine.
As part of Bristol Youth Links, we also work with a range of other partners who can support young people on a range of issues. If you are unsure of what support a young person might need please call Kathryn Talboys (Community Team Manager) on 07980 863673
Bristol Youth Links Partners and Sites:
Bristol Youth Links Website: www.bristolyouthlinks.org
Bristol Youth Links at Watershed: www.watershed.co.uk/bristolyouthlinks
Off The Record: www.otrbristol.org.uk
The Family Centre For Deaf Children (FCDC): www.fcdc.org.uk
1625 Independent People: www.1625ip.co.uk
Learning Partnership West: www.lpw.org.uk
Creative Youth Network: www.creativeyouthnetwork.org.uk
Alcohol Hidden Harm Toolkit: www.alcoholhiddenharmtoolkit.org.uk/
Comic Relief have just launched a toolkit to help areas develop a response to the Hidden Harm experienced by young people whose mum, dad or carer has a problem with alcohol. This has been developed using the experiences of five services in the UK funded by Comic Relief to tackle alcohol-related Hidden Harm – one of which was Bdp.