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YZUP (Wise-Up to Drugs and Alcohol)

YZUP offers support, information and advice about drugs and alcohol to young people under 19yrs.

Geography: Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly

Age Range: Up to and including 18 years

Gender: Male and female

Status/Affiliation: Multi-agency team from the local authority, health and voluntary sectors.

Brief Description of Project:

From a brief chat over the phone to long term support, YZUP has experienced and qualified workers available weekdays from 9am to 5pm. The service works with young people under the age of 18 in relation to any substance use issue they may have.

Services Offered:

Freephone number (0800 1693787) for confidential advice about drugs and alcohol.

Meetings with YZUP workers to talk further.

Alternative phone number for YZUP team (01872 263895).

Advice for health professionals and other practitioners (01872 263895).

Drugs/alcohol information, advice, education, therapeutic work and advocacy.

Counselling, substitute prescribing, access to diversionary activities/training.

Further Comments:

The YZUP team is a partnership between a number of organisations including Cornwall Drug & Alcohol Team (CDAT), Cornwall Alcohol & Drugs Agency (Addaction/CADA), Directorate of Services for Children, Young People and Families, and the Youth Offending Team. It is made up of two Assessment and Education Workers, two Community Psychiatric Nurses, one Youth Worker within Social Services and two Young People's Counsellors.

For further information about the YZUP To Drugs & Alcohol please give us a call on 01872 263895 between 9am and 5pm. Young people can also phone us on the freephone 0800 1693787. Outside these hours please call the FRANK freephone number 0800 776600 for advice about drugs.

QA review by WCHLC?

Reviewing currently in progress.

Contact Details:

Sue Sprent
Young People's Substance Misuse Coordinator
Fistral House
8a Truro Business Park, Threemilestone
Truro Cornwall
0800 1693787
01872 263895
F01872 354473

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