Welcome to Community Alcohol Partnerships

Organisations offering support and advice on alcohol, health and wellbeing

Alcohol

Alcoholics Anonymous

A free self-help group. Its "12 step" programme involves getting sober with the help of regular face-to-face and online support groups. Phone: 0800 917 7650 (24-hour helpline) 

Al-Anon

Al-Anon is a free self-help “12 step” group for anyone whose life is or has been affected by someone else's drinking

Phone: 0800 0086 811 (daily, 10am to 10pm)

AIM (Alcohol in Moderation)

Information about sensible drinking, Government guidelines and health.

Alcohol Change UK

Campaigns for effective alcohol policy and improved services for people whose lives are affected by alcohol-related problems.

Alcohol Education Trust

Provides alcohol education resources for teachers,  pupils age 11-18 and their parents via schools. http://www.talkaboutalcohol.com   interactive website and information for teachers, young people age 11- 16 and parents.

http://alcoholeducationtrust.org   lesson plans, worksheets, films and resources for PSHE and Science Teachers KS3 and KS4

Alcohol Focus Scotland

Scotland’s national charity working to reduce the harm caused by alcohol.

Alcohol Information Scotland

The Scottish Government's premier portal on alcohol - contains statistics, research, policy documents and practice guidelines and has a useful links section.

Best Bar None

A national award scheme aimed at promoting responsible management and operation of alcohol licensed premises

Drinkaware

The Drinkaware Trust is an independent UK - wide alcohol education charity, funded largely by voluntary and unrestricted donations from UK alcohol producers, retailers and supermarkets. The Trust is goverened independently and works in partnership with others to help reduce alcohol-related harm by helping people make better choices about their drinking. 

Drinkline

A free and confidential helpline for those worried about someone’s drinking: 0300 123 1110

National Association for Children of Alcoholics

Offers free confidential advice and information to everyone affected by a parent’s drinking including children, adults and professionals.

Phone: 0800 358 3456 (Friday, Saturday and Monday 12pm to 7pm and Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 12pm to 9pm) 

National Pubwatch

A voluntary organisation with the aim of achieving a safer social drinking environment in pubs across the UK.

National Health Service (NHS) – Change4Life

Information on alcohol and its effects, including an alcohol self-assessment test and a Drinks Tracker App

Proof of Age Standards Scheme (PASS)

The UK’s national guarantee scheme for proof of age cards, endorsed by the Home Office, ACPO and the Trading Standards Institute, helping retailers to ensure that they are not taken in by fake ID.

Portman Group

Operates a Code of Practice on the Naming, Packing and Promotion of Alcoholic Drinks to ensure that alcohol is marketed responsibly and does not appeal to children.

Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs (SFAD)

Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs is a national charity that supports anyone concerned about someone else’s alcohol or drug use in Scotland.

SMART Recovery UK

SMART Recovery UK face-to-face and online groups help people decide whether they have a problem with alcohol and drugs, build up their motivation to change, and offer a set of proven tools and techniques to support recovery.

Phone: 0330 053 6022 for general enquiries about SMART Recovery UK (9am to 5pm, Monday-Friday)

Street Pastors

A voluntary, Christian organisation – volunteers work to help young people at risk of harm from alcohol to stay safe on the streets

We are with you

Support for anyone struggling with alcohol or drug misuse or mental health issues – many health boards use “We are with you” as a commissioned service.

Young Scot

Young Scot is the national youth information portal for anyone aged between 11 and 26 in Scotland. In addition to offering free, PASS-accredited cards to all young people aged 11-26 in Scotland, Young Scot supports young people by giving information on a wide range of topics (money, relationships, health, jobs, arts, sports, housing etc) as well as encouraging young people to have their say and discuss topics with others of a similar age. 

Mental health

Anxiety UK

Charity providing support if you have been diagnosed with an anxiety condition.

Phone: 03444 775 774 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 5.30pm) 

Bipolar UK

A charity helping people living with manic depression or bipolar disorder. 

CALM

CALM is the Campaign Against Living Miserably. A charity providing a mental health helpline and webchat.

Phone: 0800 58 58 58 (daily, 5pm to midnight) 

Kooth

Kooth provides online mental health services for children and adolescent with self-help tools, peer support and professional online counselling. The “go-to” website for many schools in England.

Men's Health Forum

24/7 stress support for men by text, chat and email. 

Mental Health Foundation

Provides information and support for anyone with mental health problems or learning disabilities. 

Mind

Promotes the views and needs of people with mental health problems. Phone: 0300 123 3393 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm) 

No Panic

Voluntary charity offering support for sufferers of panic attacks and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). Offers a course to help overcome phobias or OCD. Phone: 0300 772 9844 (daily, 10am to 10pm). Calls cost 5p per minute plus your phone provider's acess charge.Email: [email protected]

OCD Action

Support for people with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). Includes information on treatment and online resources.

Phone: 0845 390 6232 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 5pm). Calls cost 5p per minute plus your phone provider's access charge. Website:

OCD UK

A charity run by people with OCD, for people with OCD. Includes facts, news and treatments. Phone: 0333 212 7890 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm) 

PAPYRUS

Young suicide prevention society. Phone: HOPElineUK 0800 068 4141 (9am to midnight, every day of the year) 

Rethink Mental Illness

Support and advice for people living with mental illness. Phone: 0300 5000 927 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 4pm) 

Samaritans

Confidential support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair. Phone: 116 123 (free 24-hour helpline)  www.samaritans.org.uk

SANE

Emotional support, information and guidance for people affected by mental illness, their families and carers.

Textcare: comfort and care via text message, sent when the person needs it most, and peer support forum 

YoungMinds

Information on child and adolescent mental health. Services for parents and professionals.

Phone: Parents' helpline 0808 802 5544 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 4pm) 

Abuse (child, sexual, domestic violence)

NSPCC

Children's charity dedicated to ending child abuse and child cruelty. Phone: 0800 1111 for Childline for children (24-hour helpline)

0808 800 5000 for adults concerned about a child (24-hour helpline) 

Refuge

Advice on dealing with domestic violence. Phone: 0808 2000 247 (24-hour helpline) 

Bereavement

Cruse Bereavement Care

Phone: 0808 808 1677 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm) 

Crime victims

Rape Crisis

To find your local services phone: 0808 802 9999 (daily, 12pm to 2.30pm and 7pm to 9.30pm) 

Victim Support

Phone: 0808 168 9111 (24-hour helpline) 

Drug misuse

Cocaine Anonymous

A free self-help group. Its "12 step" programme involves stopping using cocaine and all other mind-altering substances with the help of regular face-to-face and online support groups. Phone: 0800 612 0225 (daily, 10am to 10pm) 

FRANK

Free, confidential information and advice about drugs, their effects and the law. FRANK's live chat service runs daily from 2pm to 6pm. Phone: 0300 1236600 (24-hour helpline) Text a question to: 82111 

Marijuana Anonymous

A free self-help group. Its "12 step" programme involves stopping using marijuana with the help of regular face-to-face and online support groups. Phone: 0300 124 0373 (callback service) 

Narcotics Anonymous

A free self-help group. Its "12 step" programme involves stopping using drugs with the help of regular face-to-face and online support groups. Phone: 0300 999 1212 (daily, 10am to midnight) 

SMART Recovery UK

SMART Recovery UK face-to-face and online groups help people decide whether they have a problem with alcohol and drugs, build up their motivation to change, and offer a set of proven tools and techniques to support recovery.

Phone: 0330 053 6022 for general enquiries about SMART Recovery UK (9am to 5pm, Monday-Friday)  /

Eating disorders

Beat

Phone: 0808 801 0677 (adults) or 0808 801 0711 (for under-18s) 

Gambling

Gamblers Anonymous

A free self-help group. Its "12 step" programme involves stopping gambling with the help of regular face-to-face and online support groups. Phone: 0330 094 0322 (24-hour) 

Gam-Anon

A free self-help group. Its "12 step" programme is for those affected by someone else’s gambling with the help of regular face-to-face and online support groups. Phone: 08700 50 88 80 

National Gambling Helpline

Phone: 0808 8020 133 (daily, 8am to midnight) Website: 

National Problem Gambling Clinic

A specialist NHS clinic for problem gamblers aged 13 and over. Phone: 020 7381 7722 (callback)  

General support

Princes Trust

A leading youth charity, the Princes Trust gives practical and financial support to disadvantaged young people enabling them to move into work, education or training.

Young Scot

Scotland’s national youth information and citizenship charity for 11-26 year olds.

“Aye Feel” supports young people’s emotional wellbeing with quality-assured information, expert advice, content made for young people by young people, and signposting for emotional support locally and nationally. 

The Parents’ Guide to teaching your teen online safety

A practical guide for parents on how to keep teens safe online, including useful summaries of popular internet apps as well as the types of threats teens could be exposed to online plus other topics and advice such as sharing personal information, socialising online, cyberbullying, harmful content, influencers, body image and mental health for teens online. 

Collaborative working between a wide range of local stakeholders with a clear focus on shared aims and objectives is at the heart of the success of CAP.

Derek Lewis
Chairman of CAP

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