What we do 

Our Hidden Harm work provides a confidential information, advice and support service to children and young people who are affected by parental substance use. 

How we do it 

Young people affected by parental substance use can access up to eight one to one sessions within which a range of support mechanisms are explored. We also offer a Hidden Harm group which runs for six sessions, and look to engage young people with other local support networks. 

Our partnerships 

We work in partnership with other voluntary and statutory agencies to highlight the needs of children and young people affected by parental substance use. 


We take referrals directly from children and young people, carers or any professional working with a child or young person affected by parental substance use. 

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