Substance Misuse

The following websites provide supporting information for parents / carers to enable them to access information about a range of substances but also information about how to talk to their children about these important issues.

Talk to Frank
  • Information on a range of substances both legal and illegal
  • Information on how to talk to your child about these issues


Drink Aware how to talk about alcohol

  • Raising awareness and providing information about alcohol, healthy issues, legislation and drinking
  • Has a specific section aimed at parents / carers about how to talk to your child about alchohol – including a short film
North Yorkshire Healthy Child Team
  • The healthy child service links health, education and social care to improve the health of all children aged five to 19 (up to 25 for SEND), It plays an important role by working with school and families to address the health needs of children and young people.
Compass REACH (North Yorkshire)
  • Compass REACH is a specialist service that works with children and young people age 9 – 19 (and up to 25 for those with special educational needs or disibilities) who have been screened as having moderate or high levels of need with regard to substance misue/alcohol. This has more recently been re-organised to Compass Phoenix.