Who we are

Early Break was originally established in 1994 as a specialist treatment, information and support service for children and young people who used drugs and/or alcohol.

Our Story

Since then however we have continued to develop and evolve and now offer a wide range of services across several geographical areas in the North West. However, due to the nature of charitable funding and commissioning, these services may only be available in some areas so please get in touch with any queries.

Our practice is rooted in person-centred theory reflected in our values and relationships. In addition to our core offers of Advocacy, Outreach, our Holding Families/HF+ programmes, accredited Training and Resources and a specialist integrated Substance Misuse/Sexual Health service (Oldham), we also offer Holistic Therapies, Emotional Health & Wellbeing groups, Mindfulness sessions, specialist Bereavement & Loss Counselling, a ‘Fresh Start’ anti-bullying project, transitional support through ‘Closing the Gap’ and much more.

Inclusivity here at Early Break:

Early Break is an inclusive and supportive service for everyone and we seek to promote this in everything we do, from our client work to our interactions with colleagues. 

Please click on the image below to download a copy of our Inclusivity Statement:

Are you a Young Person looking for support? Or, have a friend you’re supporting?

The Proud Trust – has lots of support for young people around identity, coming out, staying safe, faith and religion and more: https://www.theproudtrust.org/young-people/

 LGBT Foundation – another reputable organisation offering lots of advice and guidance: https://lgbt.foundation/?__cf_chl_jschl_tk__=Qu8Ehvrk02SMIgTzYH1r6iHYwNWvfSqwz9Pn9Z4xDMc-1635956305-0-gaNycGzNCD0

If you’re in the Bury area you can call our Getting Help Line for support with emotional health and wellbeing. 0161 464 3679 Monday to Saturday 8am-8pm: https://earlybreak.co.uk/what-we-do/emotional-health-wellbeing-services/getting-help-line/

Are you a Professional or Family Member looking for support?

The Proud Trust – has lots of support for Adults, those who are more likely to have young people turn to them for support: https://www.theproudtrust.org/trusted-adults/

 LGBT Foundation – another reputable organisation offering lots of advice and guidance: https://lgbt.foundation/?__cf_chl_jschl_tk__=Qu8Ehvrk02SMIgTzYH1r6iHYwNWvfSqwz9Pn9Z4xDMc-1635956305-0-gaNycGzNCD0

If you’re in the Bury area you can call our Getting Help Line for support with emotional health and wellbeing. 0161 464 3679 Monday to Saturday 8am-8pm: https://earlybreak.co.uk/what-we-do/emotional-health-wellbeing-services/getting-help-line/