Search

Confidential drug and alcohol service launched in Havering for young people

PUBLISHED: 11:30 06 April 2017

A new free drug and alcohol service has been launched for young people. Picture PA

A new free drug and alcohol service has been launched for young people. Picture PA

PA Wire/PA Images

A confidential drug and alcohol service for children and their families has launched in Havering.

Wize Up, headed by a team of experienced substance misuse specialists, runs an outreach facility and meets participants at school, at college or in a “comfortable” space.

The charity Change Grow Live, in Diban Avenue, Hornchurch, created the free service which is targeted at young people aged between 10 and 18.

The team will never judge an individual but will listen and support them to help them make positive changes in their lives.

Young people can refer themselves to the service which provides tailor made support such as information, advice and guidance sessions, comprehensive assessments, psychosocial and pharmacological interventions, as well as aftercare support.

Cllr Alex Donald, member champion for young people, welcomes the initiative and thinks it is great that young people are encouraged to invest in their own wellbeing.

“Excessive misuse of drugs and alcohol have blighted many people’s lives,” he said.

“It’s essential young people are empowered to take care of their health and wellbeing. The launch of Wize Up is a positive and valuable service for all young people in Havering.”

Wize Up invites young people and their families to get in touch if they want to ask questions or they would like to make a referral.

Young people also have the option of bring a friend or family member with them on their first visit.

A sister service, Families Anonymous, can also be attended in Gants Hill, Wednesdays 7.30pm - 9pm.

For information visit changegrowlive.org/content/cgl-wize-up-havering or call 01708 451110.

Latest Romford News Stories

12:00

Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Recorder readers this week.

Sue Spong is one of Saint Francis Hospice’s Family Support Services and is marking her 60th birthday by running her 17th London marathon.

10:00

Katie Beal, 35, was inspired to take on the challenge of running 26.2 miles after she had a pre-cancerous tumour removed from her pancreas in August, 2016.

It may have started off as a joke, but Danny Stokes is in full training mode for the London Marathon and all set for race day.

09:00

Headmaster and CEO of the Hornchurch Academy Trust, Chris Hobson, was inspired to run the London Marathon after he was diagnosed with the same heart condition that a 12-year-old pupil died of.

It was refreshing to read Andrew Rosindell MP last week in Romford Recorder talking about our community and values.

Yesterday, 21:33

Andy Brownlie has been training six days a week for his first marathon, egged on by the fact that as a boy he watched his father complete the world famous race not once but twice.

Yesterday, 15:00

This year’s Virgin Money London Marathon follows the usual route from Greenwich Park to the Mall.

PROMOTED CONTENT

There are many reasons people decide to join a gym. Some want to pack on muscle for strength, train for endurance, or lose weight. But did you know it also does wonders for your mental health? Two members at Romford’s Better Gym in the Market Place talk about their personal fitness journey and the importance of replacing bad habits with good ones.

Sean Watson, director at the family-run St Michaels Homes which runs Howard Lodge and Dudbrook Hall, answers the common questions people have about care homes.

NC Construction Services Ltd, based in Hornchurch, Essex, is branching out into residential home improvements and refurbishments after many years working in the commercial sector, in direct response to potential clients looking to add space and value to their property.

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read news

Show Job Lists

News from your area

Competitions

Having a brand new kitchen is something that lots of people want but can only dream of. Sadly keeping up to date and making our living spaces as nice as they can be is a costly and incredibly stressful business. Even a fresh coat of paint makes all the difference but isn’t easy or quick.

Who wouldn’t love the chance to go on a shopping spree. Imagine being able to walk into a shop and choose whatever your heart desires without having to worry about how much it costs.

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Romford Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now