Footsteps offers a confidential listening, information and support service for anyone affected by someone else’s use of drugs and /or alcohol.  The service is provided by professional staff and trained volunteers, many of whom have experienced substance use in their own family.


  • Face-to-face support in the form of drop-in sessions, one-to-one appointments and home visits.
  • Telephone support from 9am to 10pm, Monday to Friday.
  • Support groups held on a weekly basis providing an opportunity for clients to share experiences with one another.  The groups are held on Tuesdays and Fridays.  Please contact Footsteps for more information.
  • Monthly drop-in sessions to talk in confidence about someone else’s substance misuse, held at the Millennium Centre.
  • Training courses are also run throughout the year for parents, family members and the whole community.

How to Access

For more information about face-to-face support, group support and training courses please contact the St Helens branch on 01744 808 212.

Type of Organisation

Regional charity (no.1147257)


Footsteps, St Helens YMCA, Central Court, North Road, St Helens, Merseyside, WA10 2TJ