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Childline is here to help anyone under 19 in the UK with any issue they’re going through. Whether it’s something big or small, their trained counsellors are here to support you.
Childline is free, confidential and available any time, day or night. You can talk to them on the phone, by email or through 1-2-1 counsellor. Whatever feels best for you. The phone number is free to call and doesn't show up on your phone bill.
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Early Break is the Young Person’s Drug and Alcohol Charity for Bury and Rochdale. They are a unique charity that has been an innovative provider of interventions into young people’s substance related needs since 1994.
In Bury They work with young people up to the age of 18 and support young people up to the age of 21 in Rochdale.
Early Break’s work is rooted in person-centred theory and philosophy. What this means for the young people that they work with, is that they are at the centre of everything they do. Each young person sets their own goals and targets and the role of their individual worker is that they support them to achieve these goals.
They believe that:
When a young person is referred in to Early Break they are allocated a worker and the worker will make contact with them within 24 hours of the referral being received. At Early Break they do not have a waiting list.
All Early Break workers have experience in working with young people. The range of professional skills and qualifications held by our workers include Youth Work, Teaching, Social Work and Counselling. Qualified therapists also provide auricular acupuncture, massage, aromatherapy and electro-stimulation therapy. What they all have in common is that they can build meaningful relationships with young people and their families. They believe that these relationships are vital for us to support young people to make changes.
Early Break has an excellent track record of delivering substance related treatment interventions to young people and are proud to say that they hold the ‘Investors in Children’ kite mark. They have held this in Bury and Rochdale since May 2011.
In summary, they offer: