Coronavirus (COVID 19) update
Warwickshire CYPDAS are committed to supporting children, young people and families during this time, and would like to reiterate that access to specialist practitioners is still available. We are still accepting new referrals through the usual means, this may be by secure email, telephone, or post. We are especially keen to support children and young people from black and minority ethnicities throughout Warwickshire to ensure all communities can access support at the right time. We can also offer workforce training to professionals so if you feel this is an area in which your knowledge needs updating, please do get in touch. Read our full service update on Coronavirus (COVID-19) here.
About the service
A free, confidential substance misuse service for children and young people who need support around their own or another person’s drug or alcohol use. The service works with anyone between 5 and 25 years of age in Warwickshire.
Our caring and friendly health and wellbeing workers are available at a time that suits you and at a place where you feel comfortable.
Compass Stars (our hidden harm service)
Supporting children and young people who have been affected by another’s drug and alcohol use.
We offer age appropriate information, 1:1 support, workforce training, group work, health promotion, early intervention, whole family support where appropriate, safety planning and a multi agency approach.
How the service can help you
Contact us if you need support:
- With your own or someone else’s drug or alcohol use
- Because you are affected by someone else’s drug or alcohol use
How you can access the service
If you feel that you, or someone you know, would benefit from our support or would like some more information about the service, you can get in touch anytime via:
- Our confidential online referral form
- ChatHealth confidential text messaging on 07507 331 525
- Telephone on 01788 578 227 to speak to one of our friendly team
Our office hours are Mon-Thurs 09:00 to 17:00 and Friday 09:00 to 16:30 or we will get back to you within one working day outside these hours.
For those affected by another’s drug and/or alcohol use please find further details of our Compass Stars service here:
Urgent Mental Health support – provided by Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust
For more information please see the leaflet below:
Meet the team
Hi I’m Rich. My role takes overall responsibility for the management of CYPDAS Warwickshire, maintaining compliance of our commissioned services and ensuring young people receive the most effective, engaging service possible. I am also the safeguarding lead for the service.
I am responsible for the leadership and coordination of a number of work areas including managing the C-Card scheme, workforce training programme and the engagement and participation of young people and will also have line management responsibility for the health and wellbeing workers. I work directly with named leads within settings and will implement, review and enhance quality of provision, mobilise peer support networks to share experiential learning and best practice.
My name is Suz and I’m a health and wellbeing worker for Compass, based in North Warwickshire. I work with young people up to the age of 25, either with a substance misuse issue themselves, or affected in some way by another’s substance misuse. I am also the lead for sexual health and C-Card.
My name is Vicki. I work for the Warwickshire service and have worked in the substance misuse field since 1998. I am a registered social worker and have experience of working in community safety, strategy & commissioning, fostering & youth justice.
I currently work part-time for the service and cover Warwickshire.
My name is Alastair and I’m a health and wellbeing worker for Compass, based in North Warwickshire. I work with young people up to the age of 25, either with a substance misuse issue themselves, or affected in some way by another’s substance misuse.
My name is Gemma Austin, and I’m a health and wellbeing engagement worker for Compass. I engage and promote the service we offer for young people with substance misuses issues or affected by someone else’s use. I deliver assemblies, group work and training within schools and youth clubs.
My name is Julie Hyam and I am the Youth Justice Substance Misuse Worker. I am based in Leamington. My role is to support young people who have committed an offence which is linked to Substance Misuse.
My name is Abbie and my role within Compass is to promote our service and to deliver drug awareness to young people in various settings such as schools and youth clubs. I also deliver workforce training.
Help & support
For information about relevant health and wellbeing topics please expand the sections below.
I am aged under 11 years
I am aged 11-19 years (up to 25 years old with special educational needs)
Parents / Carers
I am a parent / carer
I am a professional