Refer someone into one of our services

Find out how to refer into a local WithYou service for drug and alcohol, mental health, or young person's support in your local area.

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How to make a referral

If you're worried about someone - a family member, client, patient or friend - you can refer them to WithYou to get support. You can also refer yourself. 

Here's how:

  1. ask for consent to make a referral on someone else's behalf

  2. find a local WithYou service using our service finder (see below)

  3. choose a service available from your location

  4. contact your local service using their contact details or complete the referral option outlined in their section of the website (if one is provided)

Once we have received your referral, we will contact either you or the client to discuss the next steps.

What to expect

We offer free, confidential support with drugs, alcohol and mental health. We're here to listen and support, never judge. You don't have to pay for our services. Whether you need advice for yourself or a loved one, we're here for you.

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Our services are completely free


Anything you tell us is confidential


Services are safe and comfortable places


We provide support without judgment

Find your nearest WithYou service

With over 80 services across England and Scotland, we provide support and advice to more than 100,000 people a year.

1-2 miles - Considered within walking distance threshold, however, cycling, public transport, or a personal vehicle is advised if no safe walking routes.
10-15 miles - Generally between a minimum of 30 mins to 1 hour travel time expected via public transport or personal vehicle. This may depend on form of transport, time of day and/or road layouts.
20-25 miles - Generally between a minimum of 50 minutes to 1.5 hours travel time expected via public transport or personal vehicle. This may depend on form of transport, time of travel and/or road layouts

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