Drug and alcohol services are here to help

The local community drug and alcohol services have all adjusted their services to continue their valuable support to our community. Below are statements from Action for Children, the Guernsey Alcohol Advisory Service and In-dependence. 

Please contact them if you or a loved one needs support. 

Action for Children

"Following the recent lockdown regulations, the Action for Children Guernsey office will be closed. However, staff are all working from home and can be contacted on their mobiles as usual. We are still here to help. If you are new to Action for Children and require support with drug and alcohol issues, or accommodation issues, you can contact us in three different ways:

•    Telephone 01481 700218 and a member of staff will be able to respond to call.

•    Message us on our Facebook page - Action for Children Guernsey

•    Email us on guernsey@actionforchildren.org.uk

All options are monitored 9am to 5pm Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Also, Tuesday 1pm to 5pm.

Guernsey Alcohol Advisory Service

The Guernsey Alcohol Advisory Service is remaining open during this current lockdown. The office is manned between 8.30am till 5.30pm Monday to Friday and will be providing counselling, information and support to anyone experiencing issues with their or another’s alcohol dependence. It will not be providing one-to-one counselling at the office but will be supporting clients in the community by phone, email, skype, facetime and zoom. If you need help or would just like some advice then please call us on 723255. 

In-dependence

In light of the advice from Public Health and with the exception of the needle exchange service, we have transitioned our services online or via telephone.

As the needle exchange is an essential service, please be reassured we continue to provide this, opening times are: 

Monday 3:30pm – 6pm

Tuesday 9am – 12 noon

Wednesday 5pm – 7pm

Friday 9am -10am 

We will be operating a strict one in one out policy and will be providing enough equipment for a period of one month. If you have symptoms please do not attend and instead make use of the peer exchange option. 

All other services, assessment, recovery work, and counselling are now being provided using telephone or secure video sessions. Where possible we would ask that all new referrals are made using our web self-referral link  (scroll to the bottom of the page) or via email. We encourage you to get and stay connected with a thriving recovery community via the SMART online groups .

We appreciate these are very difficult times, but we continue to be here for you. Please stay safe and look after one another.