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Flintshire Sorted – YPDAT

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.

Flintshire "Sorted"

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: 01352 703490