Young people's substance use and sexual health service
Part of Brighton & Hove's Adolescent Health Service, ru-ok? works with people under 18 to offer:
- free confidential advice, guidance, support and information on drugs, alcohol and sexual health for under 18s, their parents / carers or concerned others
- preventative work, providing education and advice on sexual health and substances, delivered in schools or the community on an individual or group work basis
- school and studio-based music activities provided by Audio Active peer mentors to give young people a new focus and passion
We work with all residents of Brighton & Hove, or those who go to local schools or colleges, who want our help.
We accept referrals over the phone, from those dropping in or through our referral form. We accept referrals from anyone, including parents / carers and professionals. If the young person has not given consent, we can provide advice and guidance to those who may be concerned about a young person.
Watch our videos
Find out about what we do in these videos from our team.
Drugs, Alcohol, Sexual Health (DASH)Kate talks about how we work with young people to provide information and advice about drugs, alcohol and sexual health.
Substance use treatment servicesPaul talks about how we work with young people who want to change their substance use.
Music and mentoringTom from Audio Active talks about Shift, a music and mentoring service for young people.
Parental alcohol useYoustina talks about how Back on Track helps young people whose parents are using alcohol.