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MOSAIC Drug and Alcohol Services

Mosaic provides support for Young People under 26 who are experiencing issues with drug or alcohol use. We also provide help for families affected by substance misuse and for young people who are affected by the drug or alcohol use of a parent or caregiver.

Mosaic work with anyone who is under the age of 26 and who lives in the Stockport area. We will also work with young people who are out of the area and LAC. Mosaic have extensive experience of working with young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.


SUPPORT FOR PEOPLE DURING COVID-19

The Mosaic office is not open at this stage, but support is still available to all of our service users. We are presently operating a telephone-based support service with video calls via WhatsApp available. The office line 0161 218 1100 is still open for calls but we are operating a callback system in this respect – leave a message and someone will get back to you the same day. Email support is available on mosaic@stockport.gov.uk for people who do not feel comfortable on the telephone, just drop us a line and the message will be picked up.


MOSAIC TREATMENT TEAM

The Mosaic Treatment Team provides support for individuals who are looking for help with alcohol or drug use. This can be a one-off session providing advice and information, or a fully structured programme of treatment. Each referral to Mosaic will be allocated a named key worker who will offer 1:1 sessions to help young people set goals in relation to their substance use and make meaningful changes to their lives. The Treatment Team has a doctor who is able to prescribe medication for people needing this and a nurse who is able to offer health assessments and access to Blood Borne Virus screening and vaccinations.


MOSAIC SCHOOL-BASED TEAM

The School-Based Team carry out their work in high schools across Stockport, providing 1:1 work to young people in education who are using drugs or alcohol. Any student referred to the School-Based Team will be allocated their own worker who will assess their needs, set goals and provide advice and information about substances.


CHILDREN OF SUBSTANCE MISUSING PARENTS (COSMP) SERVICE

Mosaic have a team of family workers who provide support to young people who are worried about a family member who is using drugs or alcohol. There is no minimum age for this service, but the child must be aware of the substance use and impacted by this on some level. Workers will sensitively and carefully provide a series of structured sessions around understanding their family member’s substance use, and will help the young person come to terms with their feelings around this.


PARENT SERVICE

Mosaic’s Family Team provides support to parents or caregivers who are worried about the substance use of their child. The work involves developing strategies to manage their feelings around this, support the young person and where possible try to encourage their child to seek support for their issues.

All of our support is confidential but each of the unique services works closely together to ensure that where a need is identified it can be met as effectively as possible. It is not uncommon for entire families to be accessing support from various Mosaic workers, and evidence shows that outcomes are better for individuals in their recovery journeys are better when their loved ones are involved in their support plans.


WRAPAROUND SUPPORT

All users of Mosaic’s services have access to the wider programme of wraparound support. We have a programme of counselling and complementary therapies to offer service users where this is agreed as part of their care plan. We also offer group work programmes which cover various topics.


SMART RECOVERY

SMART Recovery is a mutual aid group which was set up by individuals who have been part of the treatment system, or who have a particular interest in being “Champions” of the process of mutual aid.


CRAFT

Craft groups support those who are concerned about someone else’s drug or alcohol use to support themselves and each other, with the specific goal of encouraging their family member into treatment services.


THINK FAMILY

Think Family works with parents who are drug or alcohol users and supports them to understand the impact of this on their children. The programme takes a sensitive and non-judgemental approach to parents and aims to increase their awareness of their child’s experience, helping them to make changes with this in mind.


Who to contact

Contact Name
Mosaic Drug And Alcohol Services
Telephone
E-mail
mosaic@stockport.gov.uk

Where to go

Name
Mosaic Young People’s Drug & Alcohol Services
Address
Central House
Grand Central
Stockport
Postcode
SK1 3TA

Other Details

Availability

Age Ranges
up to 26 years
Referral required
Yes

Local Offer

Local Offer Age Bands
Primary (5-11 years)
Adulthood (16-25)
Secondary (11-16 years)
SEN Provision Type
Specialist