Support Options for Young People
Not everyone needs an intensive support approach or a worker by their side. Some young people with existing skills and resources can meet their own goals once given the right information and tools.
WHAT IS SELF-DIRECTED HELP?
Self-directed help is the provision of tools, worksheets or advice by a worker or professional to a young person for he or she to work with unaided. This includes automated or interactive web-based tools as well as booklets, videos and other resources.
WHAT INTERVENTIONS ARE DELIVERED THROUGH SELF-DIRECTED HELP?
- AOD reduction plans
- Relapse prevention plans
- Harm reduction tips and advice
- Goal setting
- Information and education
WHICH YOUNG PEOPLE ARE BEST SUITED TO SELF-DIRECTED HELP?
Self-directed help options are best suited to young people:
- Whose AOD severity ranges from low to high
- With no acute risk associated with substance use
- Whose basic needs, including a stable living arrangement, are met
- Who do not want face-to-face support