The Place - Nottingham

Announcement: This service was previously known as: Jigsaw

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Our service is available to those aged 16 to 25 in Nottingham City. We provide non-judgmental, fact-based, information and support surrounding drug and alcohol use and the associated risks.

 We aim to give young people and young adults the knowledge and skills to make more informed choices, to keep themselves and their peers aware, safe, and well.

This includes:

  • Harm reduction advice and information about drugs and alcohol
  • Tips and advice on staying safe whilst having a good time
  • Support to access other help, such as wellbeing and sexual health services
  • Onward referral and signposting if needed
  • Outreach in the community, at schools, colleges, and universities, at events (like festivals), and as part of the night-time economy (nights out).
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We offer training for professionals in Nottingham City, focusing on drugs and alcohol.   If you are a residential service, youth worker, teacher, key worker, or another professional working with groups of young people/adults aged 11-25 years old in Nottingham City, we can provide you with free awareness sessions.

Topics we currently have available throughout the year are:

  • Introduction to our service and referral pathways
  • Awareness of drug and alcohol use
  • New and prevalent trends in drug and alcohol use amongst young people

We are also happy to cater to your individual needs and create a bespoke training session for your team.

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Awareness for young people

We also offer free alcohol and drugs awareness sessions for young people and young adults. Sessions can be tailored to the needs of your young people. This can include one-off group sessions or a series.  

Training will be delivered face to face. If you’re interested in training with us, please get in touch:   

Telephone: 0115 948 4314


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Volunteers are a vital part of the way we set out to deliver our vision. They are a powerful force for change and their support increases the quality, quantity, and accessibility of our services and the range of help we can offer.  

We welcome anyone who would like to volunteer with us and appreciate any time that you are able to give us to support our service.   

We want your experience as a volunteer to be a positive one so we will invest in you with training, support, and supervision. You will also be able to claim back travel expenses and be part of a diverse team.  


Get in contact:

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer and would like to chat with us first, please contact Becca Gentry our Volunteer and Peer Mentor Co-ordinator – we’d love to hear from you.  Her working hours are 

Mon – Wed: 8:00am – 4:30pm; Thurs: 8:00am – 3:30pm; Friday – Non-working day.

Phone: 0115 948 4314

Mobile: 07894 566 927

Email: [email protected]

 You can view our latest volunteer recruitment opportunities and application form here (opens in a new window).

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