The Children's Society East

Children and young people Adults (Parents, carers & professionals)

If you're 24 or under and live in New Essex, then EYPDAS is here for you.

If you're affected by drug or alcohol use - your own or someone else's - we'll work with you to keep you safe and get things sorted. We won't make you do anything you don't want to - we'll find out what you want and give you whatever support you need.

You can contact us via...

  • the CHOICES Single point of contact on 08444 991 323, or
  • Text CHOICES to 80800


If you are worried or concerned about a child, young person or young adult who is 24 or under and lives in New Essex, then EYPDAS is here for you. We provide a wide range of drug and alcohol help and treatment for young people in Essex, including one to one support, group work, family support and telephone and on line support.

EYPDAS works across the county of New Essex (excluding Southend and Thurrock). Our staff are based in Satellite premises in North, Mid, South and West Essex, but can also offer young people (under 18) appointments in their own locality in venues that they feel comfortable in and at times suitable to them.

We work in Partnership with local authorities, schools, social care, youth offending teams, health professionals and other support agencies; to provide a range of services.

We help young people and young adults in crisis, working with them in their communities, to offer a range of structured interventions including individual / group support and case managed recovery co-ordination plans in partnership with appropriate agencies.