Group work and training
Lifeline Birmingham offers targeted group work to vulnerable groups of young people within Birmingham. We provide education around different drugs, consequences of use, harm reduction advice and access to further support, using an experiential and interactive approach. We work with lots of different partners within Birmingham to ensure hard to reach and vulnerable young people have access to appropriate advice, information and education around substances.
- To support vulnerable groups of young people within Birmingham
- To offer accurate and current information and advice around substances
- To inform young people of the social, health and legal implications of substance use
- Promote discussion around substances
- Reduce substance related risk taking behaviour
Substance Misuse Assessment Training (SMAT)
The one-day training aims to:
- Highlight the importance of assessing children and young peoples substance use in relation to national policy and guidance
- Refresh professionals knowledge on young peoples drug and alcohol trends and consumption
- Enable professionals to confidently assess young people's substance use, using the assessment tool and to identify appropriate referrals
- Develop practitioners understanding of motivation and its impact on referrals and interventions
- Outline the referral pathways and processes.
- Inform of basic interventions available to use with young substance misuser
The SMAT is a simple screening tool that enables an assessment of the risks and issues associated with a young persons substance use and advises the next steps to take to gain appropriate support.