Lots of young people assume that because some of their friends have experimented using drugs that they should experiment with drugs too but just because some of your friends are using drugs it doesn’t mean that you have to use drugs too. Using drugs such as cannabis, alcohol or any other substances can lead to risky behaviour such as having sex when you’re not ready, not using contraception or finding yourself in a situation where you are putting yourself at most risk.
Bromley Changes is a young peoples’ drug and alcohol support service. They are an outreach team which means that they do not see any service users at their office – instead they will go out within the community to meet with young people. This could be attending a home visit, meeting you at school or at another location. The Bromley Changes team is made up of experienced workers who have worked with young people from various backgrounds. They give out advice and information around substance misuse, working with young people through either one to one interventions or group work.
You can find out more about Bromley Changes on Twitter (@BromleyChanges), Instagram and Facebook, or you can visit their website or give them a call on 020 8313 1107 / 07920 813660.
Bromley Changes provides a comprehensive range of services including:
- Community engagement
- Confidential advice and information
- Recovery Work
- POD work
- Group work interventions
- Hepatitis C testing and Hepatitis B vaccination
- Family and carer support services
- A comprehensive recovery programme
- PSHE support for staff in schools
- Drug and alcohol training for professionals
- Services in Bromley CAMHs and Bromley YOS
- Peer mentor and volunteering opportunities