Families & carers services

Put your own life mask on first

“Always put your own life mask on before trying to help someone else”. You’ve probably heard that on a plane before, and the same sentiment applies when you are caring for someone with a drug and alcohol problem.

When a family member or carer is stressed and not coping, they are at risk of burning out and are less able to help their loved one with their recovery.

Need help now?

We have developed a free and confidential web service that can be used by anyone. webFAM will help you assess your own needs, give you some advice and point you towards services that can help, including our family support groups.

Reach Out Conference 2023

"Problems with drugs and alcohol affect many people, no matter what their background, job, family situation, or income is. Inexplicably there is still significant stigma attached to the families and carers of those who misuse drugs or alcohol, and many suffer anxiety, depression and poor health because of the stresses and strains in their lives. Too often they suffer in silence. We need to challenge these stereo types and provoke people to think differently." - Rosie Phillips, CEO

To watch the highlights of out 2023 Reach Out Conference, click here.

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5 other people affected

It is estimated that for every person with a drug or alcohol problem, there are at least five other people directly affected: friends, partners, children, parents, siblings, grandparents and more.