Essex Young People’s Drug & Alcohol Service (EYPDAS)

If you are worried or concerned about a child, young person or young adult who is 25 or under and lives in New Essex, then EYPDAS is here for you. Facilitated by The Children’s Society, EYPDAS provide a wide range of drug and alcohol help and treatment for young people in Essex, including one to one support, group work, family support and telephone and online support.

EYPDAS works across Essex (excluding Southend and Thurrock). EYPDAS staff are based in Satellite premises in North, Mid, South and West Essex, but can also offer young people (under 18) appointments in their own locality in venues that they feel comfortable in and at times suitable to them.

EYPDAS work in partnership with local authorities, schools, social care, youth offending teams, health professionals and other support agencies; to provide a range of services.

EYPDAS help young people and young adults in crisis, working with them in their communities, to offer a range of structured interventions including individual / group support and case managed recovery co-ordination plans in partnership with appropriate agencies.