Info and support for young people

Useful sources of information, advice and support


Talk to Frank is run by Public Health England to provide information and advice to young people about drugs and alcohol. It has an extensive list of drugs including many common street names, as well as videos and case studies.

The Mix

The Mix is a charity offering a free and confidential multi-channel service for 13-25 year olds on a range of issues that might affect them, including drugs and alcohol. They have articles and video content online, and offer advice and support through their phone, email, peer to peer and counselling services.



Drinkaware is a charity funded by the drinks industry working to reduce alcohol misuse and harm in the UK. They provide information, advice and tools to help people make better choices about drinking.

Crew 2000

Crew2000 is a Scottish charity providing services for young people, and information via their website, including an A-Z of drugs and an interactive tool for young people to check if their drug use is problematic or risky.  

5 is a harm reduction site set up by students at UCL in 2016 in response to the risks they saw students taking and the lack of what they felt was relevant harm reduction information and advice online. There is detailed information about individual substances, their effects and how the risks can be reduced prior to, during and after use.

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Drug Science

Drug Science was founded in 2010 by Professor David Nutt, former Chair of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs. It is an independent, science-led drugs charity, bringing together leading drugs experts from a wide range of specialisms to carry out original research into drug harms and effects. The website has detailed information about different substances, articles and research.


Young Minds

Young Minds is the UK’s leading charity fighting for children and young people’s mental health. Its website has a range of useful information and resources for young people, parents and professionals.

Say Why to Drugs podcast

A series of podcasts on drugs and drug-related issues with Dr Suzi Gage, academic psychologist and epidemiologist at Liverpool University. Intelligent, balanced, non-judgemental and research-based information.

A helpline for anyone having thoughts of suicide or concerned for a young person who might be, HOPELINEUK offers confidential support and practical advice.

Call: 0800 068 4141 or Text: 07860039967

Talk About Alcohol

Games, quizzes, activities, information and advice for 11-16 year olds about alcohol and how to make safe choices.