Archive for 2017

New handbook released for Parents and Carers

The Alcohol and Drug Education and Prevention Information Service (ADEPIS) was developed by the prevention charity Mentor UK  as a platform for sharing information and resources aimed at schools and practitioners working in drug and alcohol prevention.  We are sharing this link as we feel that this is an excellent information resource that parents can…


Early Break launches ‘Memotional’ microsite to help children explore their emotions

Following the huge success of Early Break’s ‘Don’t Be A Zombie’ microsite (www.dontbeazombie.co.uk), an online resource for young people to access information and advice about drugs and alcohol, the charity is proud to announce the launch of ‘Memotional’, a bright, interactive and engaging microsite designed to help younger children explore their emotions (www.memotional.co.uk). Established since…


Jonathan Ashworth MP praises the work of Holding Families in Bury

Shadow Health Secretary Jonathan Ashworth MP  visited the Holding Families programme in Bury where children and parents dealing with substance misuse are all supported as a family. The programme is run by Early Break, a young people’s drug and alcohol service.   Jonathan grew up in Radcliffe and was proud to see such important work…


Pocket Money Drugs and today’s youth

Whenever I deliver training I talk about my experiences working with children and young people who have been in Drug and Alcohol treatment services. For the vast majority of the time I would deal with what we have termed ‘Pocket Money’ Drugs. The prevalence of these substances are easily accessible to all young people and…


Cash boost from Santander Foundation welcomed!

Early Break has received £4,200 to fund substance misuse awareness training to support families of children with additional needs or disabilities in the Bury area. The donation was provided by the Santander Foundation, which offers Discovery Grants to UK registered charities for projects that help disadvantaged people in local communities. The grant will help families,…


Sky Fall Rhyse

On Sunday the 27th January 2017 – The last of our skydivers took to the air.  Rhyse, our Training Marketing & Development Worker has run several marathons, completed a Fire Walk and on Sunday he jumped from 15,000 ft as a part of his continued fundraising efforts. Rhyse said  “This has been one of the most…