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Charity information


D:side is an interactive drug & alcohol education programme that provides primary school children with the appropriate knowledge & life skills to make informed choices and enjoy a positive future.

Founded 2011

  • Mission statement

    D:side regularly visit over 120 Leeds based Primary Schools on an annual basis & see approximately 23,000 children.
    d:side presents children with well researched & accurate information about the effects that medicines, drugs & alcohol have on their bodies, whilst providing a forum for children to discuss the issues that are raised. The programme focuses on developing the children’s knowledge, skills & attitude, whilst equipping them with the appropriate life skills to successfully manage sensitive situations with their peers. It aims to encourage a positive approach to life, especially in relation to medicine safety, smoking, alcohol, drugs & volatile substance misuse (solvents).
    One of the underlying concepts of d:side is for our work to run consistently throughout a child’s primary school life so that the vital drug & alcohol education message is continuously reinforced. D:side has the capacity to educate children of all ages in an informative and interactive environment, whilst adding value to a school’s Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education curriculum via the use of specially designed lesson plans & follow up material.
    Learning modules teach the children about the effects that different substances have on the body, as well as looking at issues such as peer pressure, risks & decision making.
    The children are given the chance to openly discuss issues related to the topic, as this empowers them to make informed choices about their future actions and lifestyle.

  • Aims

    dside aims to:

    • To advance the education of the public, including young people, schools, companies and public bodies in the area of drug and alcohol awareness.
    • The relief of the physical and mental sickness of persons in need by reasons of addiction to drugs and alcohol, in particular by the provision of advice, information and support.
  • Overview

    Established: April 2011

    Registered Charity Number: 1141163

    Board members: 3

    Full time staff: 1

    Part time staff: 2

    Phone number: 0113 2225471

    Address: PO Box XG79 Leeds West Yorkshire LS14 2XU

    View charity accounts on the Charity Commission website