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    Aids Map

    News and information on HIV/AIDS issues

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    Al - Anon Family Groups

    Providing support and advice to anyone who is or has been affected by someone else's drinking.  Al-Anon incorporates Alateen which is a specialist service for young people (12-20 year olds)

  • alcohol concern

    Alcohol Concern

    Aims to reduce the incidence and costs of alcohol-related harm and to increase the range and quality of services available to people with alcohol-related problems

  • alcohol policy

    Alcohol Policy UK

    Provides alcohol policy podcasts and a blog to help professionals in the alcohol harm reduction field stay up to date with news and best practice

  • alcoholics anonymous

    Alcoholics Anonymous

    Providing support groups for men and women committed to overcoming alcohol problems

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    Benefits Advice

    An A-Z of different benefits available with outline information on eligibility and links to more detailed information

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    BigDeal - Gambling

    BigDeal is a website targeted at young people to provide them with information about the risks involved with gambling and also to provide information, advice and support to young people experiencing a gambling problem.

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    Centre for Mental Health

    Policy and research on a wide range of mental health issues

  • childine


    ChildLine is a counselling service for children and young people Tel. 0800 1111

  • Citizens Advice Bureau

    Citizens Advice Bureau

    Providing help with various problems including debt, benefit matter and immigration

  • cocaine anonymous

    Cocaine Anonymous

    Providing support groups for men or women who are committed to overcoming problematic cocaine use

  • Community Legal Service

    Community Legal Service

    This service aims to ensure that people can get information and help about their legal rights and understand how to enforce them at the right place at the right time.

  • Crimestoppers


    Crimestoppers is an independent charity working to fight crime Tel. 0800 555 111

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    D’n’A Services for Young People

    D'n'A is a drug and alcohol advice service for young people in Newcastle Tel. 08000 730 470

    DNA Newcastle

  • Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)

    Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)

    Responsible for welfare and pension policy and a key player in tackling child poverty

  • Department of Health

    Department of Health

    Providing health and social care policy, guidance and publications for NHS and social care professionals

  • Disability Rights Commission

    Disability Rights Commission

    An independent body set up by Government to help secure civil rights for disabled people

  • Domestic Violence – Men

    Domestic Violence - Men

    Support for male victims of domestic abuse and domestic violence

  • Domestic Violence – Women

    Domestic Violence - Women

    A national charity working to end domestic violence against women and children

  • Drink and Drug News

    Drink and Drug News

    A free magazine for the substance misuse field

  • Drugs : Home Office

    Drugs / Home Office

    Provides drugs professionals with the latest news and guidance from government about the National Drugs Strategy

  • Drugscope


    Has information and resources for professionals and the public on drug-related issues

  • Durham DAAT

    Durham DAAT

    Commissioning treatment services to help individuals who are suffering from substance misuse and alcohol within Durham

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  • EATA


    European Association for the Treatment of Addiction

  • Equality and Human Rights Commission

    Equality and Human Rights Commission

    The Commission protects, enforces and promotes equality across the seven "protected" grounds - age, disability, gender, race, religion and belief, sexual orientation and gender reassignment

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  • frank


    An initiative from the Home Office and Department of Health, supported by the Department for Education and Skills, focuses on class A drugs

  • fresh


    Smoke Free North East. Fresh works together with other key local, regional and national activity designed to reduce smoking levels and help smokers who would like to quit

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  • gamcare


    Gambling Addiction and Problem Gambling - help advice and support

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  • Hit


    Drug harm reduction training, information and intervention

  • homeless

    Homeless Link

    A registered charity supporting people and organisations working directly with homeless people

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  • iipuk

    Investor In People

    An Organisation aiming to help you improve the way you work

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  • kick it

    Kick It

    Multi agency service providing drug information and support within Gateshead

    Kick It Info

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  • matrix


    The MATRIX works with young people under 19 in South Tyneside, their families and carers. The service provides help, support and advice to those whose lives have been affected by substance use or those who are at risk of developing substance use issues

  • mind


    Provision of information on a wide range of mental health issues and contact details for local Mind associations in England and Wales

  • justice

    Ministry of Justice

    The Ministry of Justice is responsible for the courts, prisons, probation, criminal law and sentencing.  Provides guidance for professionals across all areas

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    National AIDS Trust

    Promoting awareness, policy and research and projects

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    National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)

    An independent organisation responsible for providing national guidance on promoting good health and preventing and treating ill health

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    National Service Framework for Mental Health

    The full text of the National Service Framework for Mental Health

  • nta

    National Treatment Agency

    A special health authority established by the government to increase the availability, capacity and effectiveness of drug treatment services

  • nhs direct

    NHS Helpline

    NHS Direct provides expert health and advice, information and reassurance to any health worries

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  • rape crisis

    Rape Crisis Centre

    Support and information about rape and sexual violence and details of your nearest Rape Crisis Centre. There is also information for family, friends, students and professionals

  • resolv


    A national charity dedicated to the prevention of solvent and volatile substance abuse

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    R.E.A.C.H – (Rape Examination Advice Counselling Help) - Services for Women and Men aged 16 and over

  • rethink


    Information and service information relevant to schizophrenia

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  • samaritans


    Provides a confidential non-judgemental emotional support, 24 hours a day for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which could lead to suicide

  • sane


    A national charity working to improve the quality of life for people affected by mental health problems

  • shelter


    Provides advice on housing-related debt.

  • sitra


    A membership organisation providing training, consultancy and information to the Supported Housing Sector regarding housing, support and care

  • smart justice

    Smart Justice

    Promotes and campaigns for community-based solutions that cut crime and prevent further victims

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  • tht

    Terence Higgins Trust

    Information on support and services available to people affected by HIV/AIDS

  • mhf

    The Mental Health Foundation

    Provides policy and guidance information around mental health and learning disability

  • mentor

    The Mentor Foundation

    Concerned with promoting best practice in drug treatment and prevention

  • the mix

    The Mix

    Essential support for under 25s

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    Victim Support

    A national charity giving free and confidential help to victims of crime, witnesses, their family, friends and anyone else affected


    Volunteering England

    Volunteering England's Volunteer Management Portal acts as a gateway to the world of volunteer management with links to over a thousand resources and information on support, training and development opportunities for people managing volunteers

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