Health and Wellbeing Team - West Cumbria (Allerdale & Copeland)
What is the role of a Health and Wellbeing Officer?
The main aim of a Health and Wellbeing Officer's role is to engage with young people under the age of 18 who show substance misuse needs, with a particular emphasis on alcohol, cannabis and New Psychoactive Substances (NPS).
What does a Health and Wellbeing Officer do?
Once a referral is received an officer will complete an assessment of the young person's alcohol/substance use/misuse, usually within the family home, with the aim to deliver appropriate education, harm reduction advice, relating to alcohol/substance misuse and related risk taking behaviour.
What if more help is required?
The health and Wellbeing team are part of a multi-agency approach therefore if ti si identified that further work is required, an Early Help Assessment will be carried out to ensure the young person received the correct support and achieves the best outcome.
How to refer?
We are a first point of contact for young people in crisis in relation to substance misuse. We mainly receive referrals from Health and Police; however referrals can be made by any statutory or voluntary agency. But if you are unsure on the suitability then please call for a discussion.
If you're worried about your own or one of your mates' drug or alcohol use, we can help. We could support you on a one-to-one voluntary basis and can listen to your worries. you don't have to have an addiction but something might have happened that's worried you while you were drinking or using drugs. Contact your area worker for help.
Who to contact
- Contact Name
- Barry Arnison
- Contact Position
- Health and Wellbeing Officer
- 0788 794 7621
YOU CAN ALSO CONTACT US AT
North Cumbria (Carlisle and Eden)
Mobile: 0782 534 0514
South Cumbria (Barrow and South Lakes)
Mobile: 0790 006 0645
Where to go
- Children and Young People's Services - People
Workington Community Fire Station
- CA14 5BF
- Referral required
- Local Offer Age Bands
- Transitions to Adulthood(16+)
- SEN Provision Type