Platform Gateshead

Specialist substance misuse services to under 18s reducing risk, problematic substance misuse and further harm.

Platform Gateshead and Middlesbrough DISC

Our latest stats

88% of service users identifying improved health outcomes for emotional wellbeing and mental health  in the last quarter.

100% of young people who identified themselves as smokers received an intervention around this.

344 pupils in the last quarter received educational awareness sessions delivered in Schools.      

Platform Gateshead allows young people to make an informed choice about their lifestyle regarding substance and alcohol use.

We provide:

  • Early intervention and prevention support to reduce substance misuse
  • Harm reduction education and awareness to ensure the safety of young people
  • Family interventions such as family conferences and family support groups to improve families relationships
  • Health assessments and smoking cessation to improve health and wellbeing
  • Information, advice and practical support to young people, parents/carers and other family member
  • Support to reduce wider risk taking behaviour such as sexual exploitation and self-harm

Platform Gateshead focuses upon building on positives and strengths to enable all young people to be healthy, stay safe and raise aspirations.

Platform Gateshead celebrates achievement

Platform Outreach Project’s outcomes against Every Child Matters Framework

Meet our newest worker, Debbie Young.

DISC’s Systemic Family Therapy Approach

Platform Outreach Project pilot ends successfully.

POP project gets renewed funding

Celebrating Volunteers’ Week

We offer a safe, comfortable, confidential environment where specialist workers will listen but not judge.

Have you heard about FRANK? 

FRANK helps you find out everything you might want to know about drugs (and some stuff you don’t). For friendly, confidential advice, Talk to FRANK.

If you need to make a referral, please ring us on 0191 460 1354

Platform Gateshead Newsletter April 2017

We also look after our staff to ensure they perform as  best they can for our clients. See staff well-being sessions