Hampshire 24/7 (Substance Misuse Support)

County-wide service offering specialist substance misuse treatment for young people

Young people under 18-years-old

A county-wide community engagement treatment service offering specialist substance misuse treatment to young people under 18-years-old and targeted substance misuse interventions and support for young people aged 11 to 16-years-old within educational settings.

Young people receive confidential and non-judgemental support regarding the use of drugs and alcohol, to enable informed choice and the reduction of associated harm.

A joint approach is offered with key partners such as CAMHS, youth offending, housing and youth support services to enhance front line delivery.

The service is multi-professional with a dedicated substance misuse practitioner based within every district in Hampshire, supported by social work qualified and clinical leads.

Support provided

  • 24/7 emergency crisis line for young people: 0800 599 9591
  • specialist harm reduction services
  • individual tailored care plans and assessments
  • family support
  • access to prescribing and needle exchange
  • auricular acupuncture
  • art therapeutic interventions
  • one to one and group interventions within educational settings
  • support within the community
  • partnership working with agencies in Hampshire.

Where there is identified vulnerability and complex need, consultation is offered with a Consultant Psychiatrist, in partnership with Sussex NHS Foundation Trust.

The service offers training for professionals within Hampshire Workforce Development, delivering Hampshire County Council’s universal drug and alcohol training. Information is also provided regarding best practice and evidence of the uses of new psychoactive substances and mephedrone, in recognition of the service’s expertise in these areas.

Referral options for this service

You can refer yourself
You can refer family or a friend
You can refer a client

Referrals are received from professionals, parents and carers, and directly from young people. The service has formalised joint working arrangements with the Youth Offending Team and other agencies to ensure young people receive wraparound care plans and support.

Referrals can be made using the forms below:

Volunteer and placement opportunities

You can volunteer for this service
You can get a placement at this service