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Young People Substance Misuse

The Base – Kirklees are a specialist support service for young people up to the age of 21 who are affected by drugs or alcohol. We’re a free and confidential service who don’t judge or tell people what to do.

We have a highly skilled team with many years’ experience of supporting young people to live happier, healthier and safer lives and our workers can see young people wherever is most convenient for them.

Our team also offer information, advice and consultancy for professionals, carers or families who are concerned about a young person’s substance use.

We deliver individual support for any Young Person who is using substances as well as hidden harm interventions to young people affected by the substance use of a family member. To refer call 01484 541589 or complete our online referral form at

What we offer;

  • Comprehensive assessment and care-planning with young people.
  • One-to-one therapeutic interventions.
  • Targeted group work programmes.
  • Late night opening times dedicated to parents and carers – Mondays 5pm-7pm.
  • Free, tailored training programmes available to any professionals that work with young people.
  • Outreach and drop-ins.
  • Support for young people who are affected by parental substance use.
  • Telephone and digital support.
  • Specialist services are accessed voluntarily (unless via an order from the courts) so please ensure that you have consent to refer
  • Training on any drug or alcohol subject to partner agencies
  • Community education sessions, bookable via Eventbrite to any individual living in Kirklees. To find out more check out our Instagram page
  • And much more.

For more information visit or call us on 01484541589.

You may also be interested in:

Early Support – The Kirklees Early Support Partnership