Medway Young Person Drug and Alcohol Service

Who we are?

We support young people up to the age of 18 or (21 if looked after and in care)  who are affected or are experiencing issues with drugs and/or alcohol. We are a free and confidential service. We don’t judge and we don’t tell people what to do. We are here to listen and support you to make the positive changes that you want to make. We have a young person in Gillinghan where you can drop in to see us or alternatively, we are able to come and see you wherever is most convenient for you. We can meet you in school or college, at your home, community setting or anywhere else you feel comfortable and safe.

How can we support you?

We can help if you are worried about a friend or family member and their drink or drug use. We have helped lots of people and we can help you too.

Our service is free and confidential and includes:

        • Advice and information
        • One-to-one support
        • Group work support
        • Telephone support
        • Virtual support
        • Family support
        • NEET Support (for those not in education, employment or training)
        • Diversionary activities for example – Gym memberships, walk and talk sessions, visits to places of interest, health and well being session

Information for parents and carers and professionals

If you’re a parent, carer, or professional and you need advice or info, please email us on:

Medway Young Persons Service referrals

Please complete both forms and send them to (secure email, can only accept CJSM/ and other government secure emails), or contact or 01634 566285 for alternative ways to send the referral.



Start your journey today

Open Road Young People’s Service
55 Green Street

We are open from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

Find out more about Young People’s centre.

Phone: 01634 566285

Centre Manager: Laura Hammond

Follow @openroad_medway on Twitter

Getting Here

Local bus service 182 accessible from Waterfront Chatham

Gillingham station is the closest railway link

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