Young Oasis Centre
Why provide support for infants, children, young people and families affected by drug or alcohol problems?
When a person has a problem with drugs or alcohol it affects everyone around them. When this person is a parent or a family member, children and young people in the family are often left struggling with both practical and emotional issues and trying to make sense of what is happening in their lives. These problems can bring up feelings of shame and anger and cause worry. They can leave children and young people feeling isolated and very vulnerable.
Sometimes the families and children need help and support to help them in their lives. Children and young people can become caught between loyalty to their parent or family member and the need express how they are feeling to another person.
The Young Oasis Centre provides a place of safety and support for children and young people who have been affected or are facing these types of issues and may benefit from some support from us.
Can children and young people access the services independently?
We always ask a parent or carer for consent when children and young people under 16 would like to access Young Oasis services. If a young person is 16 or older and they don’t wish their parent/carers to know they are accessing the service, then parent/carer consent isn’t required.