Radcliffe Parish Church of St. Mary
Radcliffe Parish Churchof St. Mary

Young People...


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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. 


Call on: 0800 1111

Read the article in the Bury Times that explains more about the Big White Wall for 16-25 year olds in Bury: click here for Bury Times article

Click here for Early Break website


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:

  • Children and young people have a right to be involved in decisions that affect their lives
  • Children and young people have a right to be respected, listened to and protected from harm
  • They work in a way that facilitates informed decision making by children and young people about their drug and alcohol use and their treatment interventions
  • They work in a way that respects the diversity of children and young people’s cultures, backgrounds and life experiences
  • By supporting parents/carers into their own treatment, outcomes for children in the family are significantly improved
  • Children and young people have the right to choose whether anyone else from their family is involved in their treatment and that outcomes for the young person are improved when family members are involved in this way

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:

  •  A clear person-centred ethos in which all workers, clients, parents and partners are valued and shown respect
  • Early intervention through proactive outreach
  • Innovative treatment interventions through jointly negotiated treatment plans
  • Development and implementation of a Family Centred Time model where their workers have shown considerable strength, skill and experience in working with parents/carers, who often present in crisis themselves
  • High levels of investment in the training and support of its workforce
  • Effective service user involvement, giving young people a say in the services they receive and listening to their ideas for service development
  • An award winning Holding Families Project where they have engaged adult substance misusers and their children to address the impact of parental substance misuse on family life
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