Substance Use Strategic Commissioning and Implementation Plan Consultation

Closed 24 Nov 2023

Opened 1 Sep 2023


The Public Health Agency (PHA) in partnership with The Strategic Planning & Performance Group (SPPG) are seeking views on the Substance Use Strategic Commissioning and Implementation Plan (the Plan) which will deliver the vision outlined in the Department of Health’s recent Substance Use Strategy Making Life Better, Preventing Harm, Empowering Recovery.

Specifically, we are seeking views on each of the eight Strategic Priority Areas that we have identified in the Plan;  the recommended Commissioning Actions and the timescales for implementation.

Why your views matter

Your views will help to shape the Plan and refine the actions to be taken forward to address the issues of Substance Use in Northern Ireland.

All responses to this consultation are welcomed and will be fully considered before the Plan is finalised and published for implementation.

Ways to respond

We know that not everyone will wish or feel able to answer all of the questions in this consultation. You are encouraged to answer the questions you would like to respond to.

There are some ‘required’ questions you will need to answer in order to complete this consultation. Once these have been completed you may submit your response.

If you require this consultation in a different format please contact us using the details below:


Write to: SUS Consultation, Public Health Agency, 182 Galgorm Road, Ballymena BT42 1QB


If you or someone you know has been affected by any of the substance use issues referred to in this consultation:

  • Please connect with those around you or contact Lifeline: 24/7 Crisis Support Service
  • People living in Northern Ireland can call Lifeline on 0808 808 8000.
  • Deaf and hard of hearing Textphone users can call Lifeline on 18001 0808 808 8000.
  • Calls to Lifeline are free.
  • Local Alcohol and Drug services are available via Drugs and Alcohol | NI (


Related Documents

Substance Use Strategic Commissioning and Implementation Plan   


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