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Spark Blackburn With Darwen - BB1 6AR

St. John’s Court, Ainsworth Street, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB1 6AR

Blackburn (0.29 mi)

Mill Hill (1.37 mi)

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Spark Blackburn With Darwen - BB1 6AR

  • NHS/Other service


St. John’s Court, Ainsworth Street, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB1 6AR


Transport links

  • Blackburn (0.29 mi)

  • Mill Hill (1.37 mi)

Distances are calculated in a straight line. The actual distances may vary.


Counselling for drug addiction
Drug addiction support
Drug misuse - support for family and friends
Drug treatment services

About the service

We’re here to offer support without judgment, ensuring you have everything you need to kick-start your recovery journey. Using our unique shared experiences and high levels of training, we provide trusted support and advice to guide you and your family towards a life beyond drugs and alcohol.

We provide easily accessible and effective services covering most aspects of addiction – including drugs, alcohol and gambling. No matter who you are or how you got here, we’re here to support you and provide a welcoming and friendly place where you won’t be judged. We offer true flexibility and choice in appointments to make your recovery work for you, with fully equipped treatment rooms to help promote privacy and dignity in your appointments.
Single point of contact for those affected by drugs or alcohol.

What can Spark Blackburn with Darwen do for you?

– We will complete a comprehensive assessment with you to try and find out what difficulties are in your life
– We will then devise a recovery care plan with you to take all of those needs into account
– We will work with you on a one-to-one basis to help you overcome your problems
– We will recommend different group work programmes for you
– We will refer you to, and link in with other services and organisations that can help you

Fully integrated substance misuse treatment service available for all Blackburn with Darwen residents who have problems with their alcohol or drug use, or are worried about a family member, partner or friend. Our innovative service prides itself on getting to the root cause of your problems and helping you with your primary addiction, as well as offering help and support in other aspects of your life

Our services include:

Medical support during detox and rehab
– We’ll be here throughout your recovery journey.
Clinical assessments and interventions
– We check your health and can refer you to the right treatment service when required.
Psychological interventions
– This helps us identify any problems and treat them quickly.
– This involves removing drugs and alcohol from your system to help you get clean.
Rapid access prescriptions
– We can help with urgent prescriptions, including methadone.
1-1 and Group services
– Our professionals are here for confidential appointments throughout your recovery with us.

Young person specialist service: Early Break

About this information

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  • Last updated: 01/07/2024
  • Next update on: 01/10/2024

Medical Advice

For medical advice in England or Wales, contact NHS 111 by dialling 111
For medical advice in Scotland, contact NHS 24 on 08454 242424
For sexual health advice, contact the National Sexual Health Helpline provided by The Department of Health and Social Care on 0300 123 7123

Emotional support and mental health

For help and emotional support if you’re 18 or under, contact Childline on 0800 1111
For help and emotional support (at any age), contact the Samaritans on 08457 90 90 90
If you are experiencing a personal crisis, are unable to cope and need support, text ‘SHOUT’ to 85258

Domestic abuse and sexual violence

For help with domestic abuse or violence, contact the National Domestic Abuse Helpline on 0808 2000 247
For support after rape or sexual violence, contact Rape Crisis on 0808 802 9999 or The Survivors Trust on 08088 010 818
For specialist LGBT+ support with domestic abuse, rape or sexual violence, contact GALOP on 0800 999 5428

Brook believes that everyone should be able to care for their sexual health without barriers to accessing clinical services or fear of stigma. Our friendly staff are here to help you, whatever is going on. However embarrassed or worried you might feel, they have seen and heard it all and treat everyone with the same respect.

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All services are free

Brook services are completely free to use. This includes contraception, which is free from Brook and on the NHS for all ages.

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It’s ok if you don’t know what you need

Brook will work with you to identify what help and support is best for you, giving you space and time to explore your options.

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We won’t tell anyone about your visit

Accessing our services is confidential, regardless of your age, sexuality or gender. Read more about your rights when accessing sexual health services.

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We provide non-judgemental support

It doesn’t matter who you are, how old you are, who you love or who you’re having sex with, Brook’s doors are always open.

Frequently asked questions

Brook services provide a combination of the below. Please check the individual service pages to find out exactly what is available at your nearest service.

  • Contraception
  • Emergency contraception
  • Condoms
  • STI testing and treatment
  • Pregnancy testing and advice
  • Abortion referrals
  • HIV support and PEP
  • Sexual health advice and information
  • Sexual assault help and support
  • Counselling and mental health support
  • Substance use support

It’s okay if you don’t know what you need – the first step is to get in touch.

Our friendly teams are here to help. They will talk to you to find out more about your situation, and then will help you to access whatever treatment or support is best for you. This might mean visiting a Brook clinic, using an online service or accessing services from another provider.

When it comes to sexual health services, you have the same rights whether you are over 16 or under 16 and regardless of your sexuality or gender.

You are entitled to:

  • Confidentiality
  • A choice of doctor
  • Free contraception
  • Access to your medical records
  • Make a complaint about a service

Read more about your rights when accessing sexual health services.

You do not need a referral to access Brook services.

If you are a professional looking to refer a client to Brook, please contact your local service for information about how to make a referral.

You do not need to have registered with us before using our services.

If you are accessing a Brook service for the first time, our team will ask you for all the details we need to provide you with the best help and support.

Brook has been operating sexual health services for young people for over 50 years.
We launched our first all-age services in 2019, but many of our locations remain specifically dedicated to supporting people under 25.

If you are above the age limit for your nearest Brook service, you can still search for sexual health services from the NHS or other providers using our Find a Service tool. Alternatively, you can use the NHS service finder: nhs.uk/service-search/sexual-health.