evolve is a not for profit organisation working with young people and adults

Our services include; education, confidential support, counselling, mental health first aid, and information to all those affected by substance misuse. We provide these services free of charge.

What We Do





Family Support

Professional Training

The Facts & Figures

Deaths involving volatile substances registered between 2001 and 2016.
in 2016 there were 69 helium related deaths.
In 2016 there were 94 Volatile Substance Misue deaths recorded in the UK.

Awards & Recognition

National Crimebeat


National Crimebeat

National Crimebeat Awards 2022 Commendation

Liverpool Echo

Merseyside's 100 Inspirational Women List 2019 Women Who Speak Out

National Crimebeat

Merseyside Police Community First Recognition Award 2018

National Crimebeat

Merseyside Woman Of The Year NEO Community Change Winner 2017

Merseyside High Sheriff

Merseyside High Sheriff Award 2022

Wirral Life Awards

Wirral Life Awards
Charity of the Year 2019 Finalist

Merseyside High Sheriff

Merseyside High Sheriff 'Changing Communities' Award 2017

Merseyside High Sheriff

International Rotary Peace Award 2020 Nominee

School for Social Entrepreneurs

Lloyds SSE Social Entrepreneur Fellow 2018

School for Social Entrepreneurs

Merseyside Woman Of The Year Overall Winner 2017

Alison Hodgson

About us

Alison Hodgson has spent many years as a qualified counsellor and educator in the field of VSA and has personal experience of the consequences of substance misuse when she learned of her 23 year old nephew's drug related murder in  2007.

Sadly in early 2012 she further experienced the consequences of former Legal Highs when her 14 year old great nephew, was hospitalised due to the misue of “Legal Highs’.

Need help? Get in touch today...

alison@evolvenorthwest.com - 0744 947 7737
You never know what tomorrow will bring.

Want to support Evolve NW?

If you wish to support Evolve, you can make a donation by clicking on the Wonderful logo.

For fundraising info, please contact alison@evolvenorthwest.com - 0744 947 7737.