Saturday, February 20, 2010

Further info about Lifeline and its services

As mentioned in my earlier post, the monies raised on the 'Let us not walk away, let us walk together' sponsored walk in a couple of weeks time will go to an organisation called Lifeline.

The info below is about their local service, Branching Out.

Branching Out
is a confidential alcohol and drug service for Young People in Calderdale aged 10-21yrs. They work with young people who are using alcohol, drugs or solvents at any level, and those at risk of using substances.

Branching Out offers a flexible, holistic service to young people with a wide range of interventions, providing honest and accurate advice and information and supporting young people to achieve their goals. Interventions include one to one support, counselling, complementary therapies, diversionary activities, clinical treatment, advocacy and signposting. They have a worker based in each locality across Calderdale and can see young people at their convenience.

They run a GP clinic in the town centre on Wednesday afternoons for young people who may require substitute prescribing/detoxification, or have health concerns related to their use of substances. They also provide Hepatitis A&B vaccinations and sexual health screening and advice.

The service has a dedicated family worker, providing information, advice and support to parents affected by substance use, children of substance using parents and teenaged parents.

Branching Out also provide information, advice and training to a wide range of professionals working with young people across Calderdale.

If you would like more information on what they can offer or would like to see a worker / make a referral please contact them on any of the numbers below, or just call in:

Tel: 01422 258800 Upper Valley - 07894566971
9-11 Ferguson Street Lower Valley - 07738192589
Halifax Halifax Central - 07834622373
HX1 2EE North and East Halifax - 07841502948

Opening hours:
Main office Mon – Fri 9.30am – 5pm
Services delivered between 9.30am – 8pm Monday – Friday

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