Education Services

Introducing our brand-new menu of services specially designed for educational settings across Norfolk navigating our new world as a result of Covid-19.

Please note that we are able to offer our education sessions and Navigating the New Normal programme free of charge to schools in Norwich, Costessey, Hellesdon, Catton, Sprowston, Thorpe St Andrew and Corpusty. Please contact [email protected] for more information​​

When we ‘restart’ after a prolonged time in lockdown, we are offering a range of interventions for children, young people, their parents/carers and professionals on topics relating to substance misuse, wellbeing and health.

Find the list of services below and a link to our leaflet here.

Updated Services

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Substance Misuse Champion Training

On sale now!

Would you like a deeper understanding of drugs and alcohol? 

Do you want to support people in your community, group, organisation, or business? 
Become a Substance Misuse Champion!

Join us for FREE 2-day course to find out more about:

  • How to respond and support people within your organisation and community

  • Myths and facts about drugs and alcohol

  • How to spot signs and symptoms

  • Identifying the effects of substances on the mind and body

  • Vocabulary and slang

Substance Misuse Champions will gain a certificate, a poster(s) they can display at work and a pin badge, have a direct contact within The Matthew Project and receive updates during the year.

Training sessions coming up: 

King's Lynn

Location: West Norfolk Deaf Association, The Deaf Centre, Railway Rd, King's Lynn PE30 1NF

Date/time: 2nd and 3rd November 2022, 9.30am – 3.30pm

To book a place: Click here to book your free place

Great Yarmouth

Location: Kingsgate Community Church, 30 Queen Anne's Rd, Great Yarmouth NR31 0LE

Date/time: 24th and 25th November 2022, 9.30am – 3.30pm

To book a place: Click here to book your free place


For more information call 01603 626123 or email [email protected]


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One to One Support

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Under 19 1:1 drug, alcohol & affected other support

Our Under 19s Unity Service supports children and young people on a 1:1 basis with their own substance misuse as well as those affected by someone else’s substance use.

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1:1 Support

We have a successful one to one support for children and young people and Life Coaching programme for young adults across Norfolk.


We offer the following streams; drugs & alcohol for 19+*, wellbeing and health – Leaflet Linked Below.

We offer a young person a minimum of 6 sessions, supporting them to problem solve, build resilience and develop coping strategies.

As children and young people return to school and other settings after a prolonged time in lockdown, they may need additional support to adjust and transition. We believe we are best placed to support children and young people through this challenging time.

Support can be offered on site, over the phone or virtually via Zoom or Teams.

All face to face sessions will be Covid-secure and the worker will be following government guidelines. All TMP workers have access to PPE, and a full risk assessment will be carried out before face to face work can commence.

*If a young person under 19 years has substance misuse issues or affected by someone else’s substance use they will be referred to Unity, statutory drug & alcohol service. This is a free service.


£37 per session (minimum of 6 sessions)

Group Work

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Positive Activity Programme for Affected Others

We offer a FREE Positive Activity Programme that is designed for children and young people who are affected by someone else’s substance misuse, supporting them to have more fun, with the aims of improving their self-esteem.

The Matthew Project offers the following packages;

- SPORTS CLUB (sessions on basketball, multi sports, table tennis, football)

- CREATIVE ARTS CLUB (song writing, creative writing, arts/crafts)

- HANGOUT CLUB (board games, fun games)

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Navigating the new normal

New for 2020/2021 we have designed a new programme for students feeling anxious about returning to school post lockdown.


We know that Covid-19 has impacted our children and young people significantly, many of whom are feeling anxious about returning to school, mixing with their peers, engaging with the world.

This specially designed programme supports individuals as they transition from lockdown to returning to school or other settings.


£850 per programme (up to 6 students per wellbeing group)


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Training for Professionals

New programme coming soon. Enquire for more details.

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New programme coming soon. Enquire for more details.

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Parent/Carer Support

Next sessions will start on Friday, the 5th of November 2021, Lunchtime 12:30 -2pm  and evening sessions 5-6:30 pm.


The future six weeks sessions are planned to start on the  25th of February and 22nd April 2022.

For more info, click the button below:

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Tailored Programmes

We have tailor made arrangements with some settings, for example on-site support, consultation, information and advice about specific cases in their setting. We are able to offer support to parents/carers as well as tailor made sessions for specific curriculum requirements. Please do get in touch to discuss.

01603 216 420

[email protected]

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We know that as a result of Covid-19 budgets are stretched and where possible we are trying to source funding for the above services and offering these for free to settings.

Where this is not possible, we would be happy to explore other funding or fundraising options that may be available through a partnership approach.

01603 216 420

[email protected]