Building Resilience in Community Knowledge (The BRICK Project)

What we do 

The BRICK Project is a tiered approach to improving parenting capacity and the behaviours and life chances of children and young people; through creating awareness, sharing knowledge, building resilience and enhancing skills within local communities. The project offers a phased approach to identifying need and improving parental skills and children and young people’s behaviour and well-being in relation to substance misuse. 

How we do it 

Two workers, one in Mid and one in South West Essex, deliver the project alongside a cohort of local EYPDAS trained and managed volunteers. 

It is a community inclusive project that engages professionals, families and volunteers in its development, delivery and sustainability. 

The project provides tailored support, training and information to professionals and agencies working with parents, children and families within the local community. It also targets and engages parents/carers identified as needing support or skill building interventions. In addition the project facilitates the establishment of local community based ‘BRICK’ support groups. 

Our partnerships

The team works in partnership with other voluntary and statutory agencies, including schools, alternative education providers, CAMHS and Youth Offending Teams. Where appropriate joint assessments are supported, as we recognise a partnership culture can avoid repetition and duplication. 


We take referrals directly from parents and carers, and any professional working with parents, children and families.

To make a referral please complete this form.

Contact details

Essex Young People’s Drug and Alcohol Service

114 Springfield Road


Essex CM2 6LF

Phone 01245 493 311

Fax 01245 491 400