USEFUL LINKS

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    Aids Map

    News and information on HIV/AIDS issues

    www.aidsmap.com

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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)

    www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk

  • 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

    www.alcoholconcern.org.uk

  • 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

    www.alcoholpolicy.net

  • alcoholics anonymous

    Alcoholics Anonymous

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

    www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk

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  • community care

    Benefits Advice

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

    www.communitycare.co.uk

  • bigdeal

    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.

    www.bigdeal.org.uk

  • C
  • centre for mental health

    Centre for Mental Health

    Policy and research on a wide range of mental health issues

  • childine

    ChildLine

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

    www.childline.org.uk

  • Citizens Advice Bureau

    Citizens Advice Bureau

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

    www.citizensadvice.org.uk

  • cocaine anonymous

    Cocaine Anonymous

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

    www.cauk.org.uk

  • 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.

    www.clsdirect.org.uk

  • Crimestoppers

    Crimestoppers

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

    www.crimestoppers-uk.org

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  • dna

    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

    www.dwp.gov.uk/about-dwp/

  • Department of Health

    Department of Health

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

    www.dh.gov.uk

  • Disability Rights Commission

    Disability Rights Commission

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

    www.drc-gb.org

  • Domestic Violence – Men

    Domestic Violence - Men

    Support for male victims of domestic abuse and domestic violence

    www.mankind.org.uk

  • Domestic Violence – Women

    Domestic Violence - Women

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

    www.womensaid.org.uk

  • Drink and Drug News

    Drink and Drug News

    A free magazine for the substance misuse field

    www.drinkanddrugs.net

  • Drugs : Home Office

    Drugs / Home Office

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

    www.drugs.gov.uk

  • Drugscope

    Drugscope

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

    www.drugscope.org.uk

  • Durham DAAT

    Durham DAAT

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

    www.codurhamdaat.org.uk

  • E
  • EATA

    EATA

    European Association for the Treatment of Addiction

    www.eata.org.uk

  • 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

    www.equalityhumanrights.com

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  • frank

    FRANK

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

    www.talktofrank.com

  • fresh

    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

    www.freshne.com

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  • gamcare

    GamCare

    Gambling Addiction and Problem Gambling - help advice and support

    www.gamcare.org.uk

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  • Hit

    Hit

    Drug harm reduction training, information and intervention

    www.hit.org.uk

  • homeless

    Homeless Link

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

    www.homeless.org.uk

  • I
  • iipuk

    Investor In People

    An Organisation aiming to help you improve the way you work

    www.iipuk.co.uk

  • K
  • kick it

    Kick It

    Multi agency service providing drug information and support within Gateshead

    Kick It Info

  • M
  • matrix

    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

    www.ypmatrix.org

  • mind

    Mind

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

    www.mind.org.uk

  • 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

    www.justice.gov.uk

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  • nat

    National AIDS Trust

    Promoting awareness, policy and research and projects

    www.nat.org.uk

  • nice

    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

    www.nice.org.uk

  • dh

    National Service Framework for Mental Health

    The full text of the National Service Framework for Mental Health

    www.dh.gov.uk

  • nta

    National Treatment Agency

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

    www.nta.nhs.uk

  • nhs direct

    NHS Helpline

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

    www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk

  • R
  • 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

    www.rapecrisis.org.uk

  • resolv

    Re-Solv

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

    www.re-solv.org

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    REACH

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

    www.reachcentres.co.uk

  • rethink

    Rethink

    Information and service information relevant to schizophrenia

    www.rethink.org

  • S
  • samaritans

    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

    www.samaritans.org

  • sane

    SANE

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

    www.sane.org.uk

  • shelter

    Shelter

    Provides advice on housing-related debt.

    england.shelter.org.uk/get_advice/debt_and_arrears

  • sitra

    Sitra

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

    www.sitra.org

  • smart justice

    Smart Justice

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

    www.smartjustice.org

  • T
  • tht

    Terence Higgins Trust

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

    www.tht.org.uk

  • mhf

    The Mental Health Foundation

    Provides policy and guidance information around mental health and learning disability

    www.mentalhealth.org.uk

  • mentor

    The Mentor Foundation

    Concerned with promoting best practice in drug treatment and prevention

    www.mentorfoundation.org

  • the mix

    The Mix

    Essential support for under 25s

    www.themix.org.uk

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  • VICTIM SUPPORT

    Victim Support

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

    www.victimsupport.org.uk

  • VOLUNTEERING

    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

    www.volunteering.org.uk/vmportal

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