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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Navigating the new normal

New for 2021/22

Designed to help young people in years 6-11 manage "the new normal" in a post COVID-19 world. 

A six week course focusing on how to look after wellbeing, learn relaxation techniques, make healthy choices, build resilience and set goals for the future.

This programme has received funding for schools in the city of Norwich, Costessey, Hellesdon, Catton, Sprowston, Thorpe St. Andrew and Corpusty and is therefore free to all schools in these areas if booked before July, 2022.

This programme also includes FREE drug and alcohol sessions for years 6-12 and FREE one to one support for young people aged 16-24

(Maximum 6 students per wellbeing group)

Please use the booking form below or call 07770 605774 / email [email protected] to find out more.

Schools outside of the area can also take part for £850 per programme.

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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.

The Matthew Project
70-80 Oak Street

15th and 16th June 2022
9.15am – 4.30pm

To book a place:
Click here to book your free place or search ‘Substance Misuse Champions Training’ on Eventbrite


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

Further training will be available in the Autumn for West and East Norfolk. Details to be advised 


The Inclusive Economy project is funded by the UK Government through the UK Community Renewal Fund. #UKCOMMUNITYRENEWALFUND


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)

Education Sessions

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The Story of Matthew

A fun and engaging journey through the ‘decision making’ process of Matthew. The pupils will learn about making healthy choices.

We recommend this session for year 6 pupils before they transition to secondary school.

£130 per session

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Drugs and alcohol, what are they and how do they affect me?

An introduction to drugs and alcohol and the physical impact they have on the body.

We recommend this session for pupils in year 7+ (sessions will be tailored based on age and each year group could engage in these sessions each school year from 7- 11).

£130 per session

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Safer Night out planning

A step by step process to planning a safe night, including; units, mixing, spacer drinks, sexual health, recovery position, looking out for each other, being Covid-19 safe.

We recommend this session for pupils in year 12+ due to session content.


£130 per session

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Let us take the stress out of your next assembly by introducing The Matthew Project services to your young people and a ‘thought for the day’.

**Free alongside an education session or programme, delivered on the same day.

Booking Form

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]