Drugs and Alcohol

Wandsworth Drink Checker

Wandsworth residents are being encouraged to check their drinking levels as a new study by Kings College London shows that a third of drinkers have increased their alcohol consumption during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Wandsworth Public Health are encouraging residents to use the drink checker to help understand how much alcohol they are drinking and what this means for their health.

Website:  www.wandsworth.drinkchecker.org.uk

Email: donshenker@alcoholhealthnetwork.org.uk.

Drinkaware Online Tools & Apps

Online trackers and apps from Drinkaware to help you avoid harm from alcohol.

Download from: www.drinkaware.co.uk

WCDAS (Wandsworth Consortium Drug & Alcohol Service)

This is a free and confidential service for Wandsworth residents aged 18 years and older.

WCDAS Tooting is moving to St John’s Therapy Centre, 162 St John’s Hill, SW11 1SW. Tel: 0208 812 4120. Thursday is women only until 1pm.

Recovery Hub: 0207 501 2615

Day programme: 0207 498 6149

National Domestic Abuse Helpline: 0808 2000 247

Webchat: www.wearewithyou.org.uk/help-and-advice

Talk to Frank

If you have a problem with drugs Talk to Frank for friendly, confidential drugs advice.

Telephone: 0300 123 6600

Text: 82111

Website: www.talktofrank.com

Email: frank@talktofrank.com

Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking.

Telephone: 0800 917 7650

Website: www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk

Email: help@aamail.org

Over 50s Alcohol Helpline

The alcohol, drug and mental health charity With You recently commissioned a poll that found 1 in 2 adults aged over 50 are drinking at a level that could cause them health problems now, or in the future. Given the COVID-19 pandemic, this is likely to be further impacted.

With You has launched an over 50s Alcohol Helpline providing support and advice to individuals aged over 50 or those concerned about someone else over 50’s drinking.

The service is available 7 days a week; Monday to Friday at 12pm – 8pm and 10am to 4pm at weekends.

The helpline phone number is 0808 801 0750.


EngageMerton aims to relieve the suffering caused by drug and alcohol misuse through specialist complex psychosocial non-residential treatment.

Telephone: 0208 687 4598

Website: www.cdars.org.uk

Email: info@cdars.org.uk

One You Days Off - Mobile App

The One You Days Off app is a simple and easy way to track the days you drink alcohol and the days you don’t.

Download from: Google Play: One You Days Off

Download from: iTunes: One You Days Off


If you’re worried about your own or someone else’s drinking, you can call this free helpline, in complete confidence.

Telephone: 0300 123 1110