The Amy Winehouse Foundation has been set up to help young people with varying levels of need, however we are understandably particularly passionate about supporting those suffering with addiction and those in need of substance misuse treatment or rehabilitation. At this stage we are concentrating on lobbying and campaigning for these causes, but intend to play a prominent role in this field in the future, and are currently researching organisations or programmes working with young people that we may be able to support or fund.
In the short time since the Foundation launched we have been contacted by many individuals and family members concerned about relatives who are in need of urgent support or advice in this area, and it is very important to us that we are able to offer some form of support in the interim. Although we are aware that redirecting people is not necessarily the greatest support, we would like to at least be able to suggest some organisations or groups that may be able to assist.
Drugs and Alcohol help links
Al-Anon Family Groups
Alcoholics Anonymous (United Kingdom)
CanSS Ltd http://www.cannabisskunksense.co.uk/
Cocaine Anonymous (United Kingdom)
Council for Information on Tranquillisers and Anti-depressants
Drugs and Housing
Frank (drugs info service)
Marijuana (cannabis) Anonymous
National Needle Exchange Forum
National Treatment Agency (NTA)
RAPT (Rehabilitation of Addicted Prisoners)
Tackling Drugs Changing Lives
Talking About Cannabis
Wired in to Recovery Community
Many young people are affected by eating disorders. Beat is the leading UK wide charity providing information, help and support for people with anorexia, bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder.
If you need information about eating disorders, how to get help or how to help someone you know with an eating disorder then contact Beat.