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Calderdale Branching Out

Young Person Substance Misuse Support

Our Branching Out service works with children, young people and young adults who are under the age of 21 and live in, or are educated in Calderdale.

Informed choices

Branching Out supports young people to make informed choices regarding their drug, alcohol or tobacco use. We offer free, confidential one-to-one structured support as well as brief interventions to anyone at any stage of drug use, from experimental or recreational use, through to dependency and prescribe for those in need of this treatment.

We also deliver group work through PSHCE and targeted sessions, where requested. We offer training to the children and young people's workforce regarding young people's substance use, raising awareness and delivering brief interventions.

Concerned Others service

Branching Out has a dedicated Concerned Others Practitioner, working with parents, carers and siblings affected by a young person's substance use. We offer support on a one-to-one basis, group work and also support restorative advocacy sessions.