Fesat European Foundation of Drug Helpines
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What is

  • is a network which currently joins together about 50 European drug helpline services
  • has a charter setting out the ethical principles to which all members of the Foundation adhere
  • has representatives from the Member States of the European Union on its Board ,who are experts in drug helpline work

Download the New Curricula for Drug Helpline Workers!

SKEPDAH comes to it's end

We have come a long way since the SKEPDAH Partnership kicked of in January 2017 and tried to keep you informed and involved with every step via the News section on this website.  

This month sees the end of the project. The partners look back with great satisfaction and our proud to present the 3 Training Curricula that they developed via exchange, dialogue and try-out.

The choice of the topics of each curriculum was based on a survey on training and capacity needs amongst the Helplines involved in the FESAT-network. Therefor the SKEPDAH-partners hope that the curricula will be an insprining resource for all involved in Alcohol and Drug Helpline work or Helpline work in general. Each curriculum aims to provide a framework, with supporting resources and ideas for good practice.
The Curricula are available for onward free use and re-use by Drug and Alcohol Helplines, as well as by similar services anywhere in the world under an Open License. 

Download the pdf's here below or in our publications section where the will remain available on a long term.

(Click on cover for download)
Curriculum Cover  This Curriculum on New Psychoactive Substances (NPS) provides a framework, with supporting resources and ideas for good practice to:


  • Raise awareness of NPS in Helpline Work

  • Develop Confidence, Knowledge and Skills to effectively respond to NPS queries.




Curriculum Burnout Cover
This Curriculum on Burnout provides a framework, with supporting resources and ideas for good practice to:


  • Raise awareness of Burnout in Helpline Work

  • Develop Strategies to build Resilience and Prevent or Address Burnout.



Curriculum DD Cover

This Curriculum on Co-occuring Substance Use & Mental Health Issues provides a framework, with supporting resources and ideas for good practice to:


  • Raise awareness of co-occurring Substance Use & Mental Health Issues (Dual Diagnosis)

  • Develop Confidence, Knowledge and Skills to effectively respond to Dual Diagnosis queries.


With input of not only Drug Helplines

Eight Drug and Alcohol Helplines involved in FESAT took part in SKEPDAH: they include Ireland (Drugs/HIV Helpline), Belgium (VAD, De DrugLijn), Bulgaria (ARZ Solidarnost/Fracarita Bulgaria, National Drugs, Alcohol and Gambling Helpline), Portugal (SICAD), Cyprus (PERSEAS ), Norway (RUStelefonen), The Netherlands (Trimbos Instituut), and Germany (Basis eV.). The nineth but no less important partner is The Training Exchange Ltd, UK – a company specialized in training and consultancy for mental health, social care and addiction services.  

Made possible by Erasmus+ funding

This project wouldn't have been possible without Erasmus+, the EU program for education, training, youth and sport. SKEPDAH project was a so-called Strategic partnership under Key Action 2 (KA2) of Erasmus+ which focusses on innovation and good practices. 
Strategic partnerships are transnational projects designed to develop and share innovative practices and promote cooperation, peer learning, and exchanges of experiences in the fields of education, training, and youth. These objectives are perfectly in line with the  main aims that FESAT itself tries to achieve.
Learn more about Erasmus+.
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