What we do 

The training department at EYPDAS develops and delivers a range of programmes to improve understanding of the problems associated with drugs and alcohol. We train individuals, groups and organisations that work with children, young people and adults. 

How we do it 

Each programme is designed to give professionals the knowledge and confidence to respond effectively to a wide range of drug and alcohol issues. 

Our bespoke training programmes are available across the county. Tailored to meet your organisational requirements and delivered in-house, our training gives delegates a greater understanding of drug and alcohol related issues, and how to resolve them. We are also available to speak at conferences. 

Training packages range from basic drug and alcohol awareness to more specialised sessions, including: 

  • Biological, psychological and social effects of drug and alcohol misuse 
  • Working with young people 
  • Harm reduction 
  • Parental substance misuse 
  • Addiction and dependency 
  • Foetal alcohol spectrum disorder 
  • Awareness of specific drugs 
  • Legal highs 

Delegates on An Introduction to Substance Misuse & Harm Reduction training:

‘…informative and interesting’

‘Well presented, engaging, interesting and professional’

‘An infectious passion for the subject’

‘One of the best training days I have attended. Lots of visuals, good knowledge of the subject, well presented and easily understood’


Training is available to anyone who works with, or has contact with, children, young people, adults and families across Essex. This includes, among others, Youth services, Social care, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, Foster carers, Emergency Services, Adult services and Health care services. 

Contact details

Essex Young People’s Drug and Alcohol Service

114 Springfield Road


Essex CM2 6LF

Phone 01245 493 311

Fax 01245 491 400

Email eypdas@childrenssociety.org.uk

Website www.eypdas.org.uk