Drugs, alcohol and tobacco service
The Drug, Alcohol and Tobacco Service is called Branching Out, and is provided by Humankind. Our service in Calderdale works with young people under the age of 21 around any level of substance misuse and delivers standalone 1:1 inventions for smokers under 18 years old.
What we can do for you
Branching Out is the specialist drug, alcohol and tobacco service for children, young people, families, professionals and communities of Calderdale. We offer:
- Prevention of drug, alcohol and tobacco misuse through a range of interactive education activities delivered to pupils;
- One to one support for pupils that may be using and/or experiencing difficulties with substances and/or require smoking cessation or advice;
- Training sessions for academy and school staff (teachers and support);
- Support with policy development;
- Support with PHSE (Personal Health and Social Education) sessions;
- Telephone support to teachers/tutors/support staff in school/college;
- Parental information sessions and peer support groups;
- Groupwork sessions;
- Diversionary/positive activities;
- Contributions to EISA plans;
- Access to family support;
- Flexible Locality workers/venues. Lead worker identified for each school;
- Volunteering opportunities.
Branching Out (Humankind) has a dedicated Concerned Other Worker, an Education Training and Development Worker, five locality workers and volunteers.
Academies and Schools: Please see our school offer: Branching out school offer
Pupils and Families: The service can be accessed as a self referral via telephone, Facebook, text or face to face.
You can find more about the Branching out service, referral pathways and information sharing protocols at: Humankind
Who to contact
SPOA (Single point of access) Telephone: 01422 415550 (option 2)