Local Services to support Young People
Ngage is a free and confidential substance support service for young people aged 10-18 in Northamptonshire. They remain open and still offering a support service to any and all young people who want information, education and/or guidance and support in regard to substance use.
They are an early intervention service and but do also offer after care through a youth engagement programme, Evolve. Where young people can participate in training, fundraising, volunteering and fun activities, in a safe and trusted environment.
As part of their work they are keen to hear the views and voices of young people across the county, particularly during these difficult times. They have developed a survey for young people 10-18 years, that asks them about their substance use during the lockdown restrictions. This is designed to help identify problem areas and risk issues, such as pricing, availability and other changes occurring due to Covid-19.
The survey itself is anonymous. They are not storing identifiable data, but we would welcome as many responses as possible. Experience tells us that our main target audience has a mean age of 14-15 so year 10s are a key year group for us to engage with
To find out more about the service and if they might be able to help visit the website: