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Flintshire YPDAT - Flintshire YPDAT (Young Persons' Service)

YPDAT aims to minimise the impact of drug, alcohol and substance related harm on young people, their families and the community, to enable them to lead healthy and crime-free lives.

YPDAT has three elements to the service:

  1. Universal Education for young people in secondary schools and youth clubs, which includes innovative young person led peer education;
  2. Targeted and Outreach Work to engage young people at increased risk of misusing substances;
  3. The Treatment Service, which is the only referral based service in Flintshire for young people with an identified substance or alcohol issue.

We provide:

  • 1-2-1 work
  • group work
  • peer education projects
  • street outreach work
  • preventative drugs education sessions in schools and colleges
  • accredited drugs education programmes for young people who do not attend school
  • Alternative therapies

What happens next?

Following allocation to a YPDAT worker, a holistic and in depth assessment is undertaken and a targeted intervention plan agreed.

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This may include:

  • Education
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Harm reduction
  • Relapse prevention
  • Alternative therapies
  • Exit strategies

The work is undertaken either via 1-2-1 work or in small groups. If required, appropriate referrals to other agencies will be made.

Referral criteria:

For Treatment Services: The young person must have agreed to the referral; for people up to the age of 18 and who are concerned about drug or alcohol related issues

For Targeted/Peer Education work:  Young people up to the age of 25 are eligible


Phone: 01244 551 477