Project 6

Working With Families

Working With Families

Our Families@P6 service offers a range of interventions for all family members directly or indirectly affected by drug and alcohol use.

We provide confidential information, advice and support and offer a welcoming, non-judgemental service. We’re here to help families build social capital by providing integrated family support.

The Families@P6 Service has a range of workers with specialist skills offering specialised services which are outlined below:

Family Support Service

Our Family Worker is here to support you and your family when you need us. We can offer one to one and group support for parents, one to one and group support for children as well as working with parents and children together.

We also run parenting courses. These courses are designed to help support you to improve parenting skills and learn about things like:

  • Parent and child interaction
  • Learning about behavior patterns
  • The importance of communication
  • How to teach responsibility

Concerned Other Service

Our Concerned Other Service is dedicated to meeting the needs of the family and friends of substance users.

We offer:

One-to-one support and guidance on how to cope with a substance user

Peer led group work – talk to people in a similar situation, get advice and information and take some time out for you

Help to get your loved one into treatment

Concerned others are also offered access to complementary therapies, and onward referrals to other appropriate helping agencies

Community, Resettlement and Recovery Worker

Our Community, Resettlement and Recovery Worker works with anyone who has had problems with drug and/or alcohol use and concerned others who want to reintegrate into the community.

We can provide individually tailored sessions, programmes and activities that best suit individual need, such as:

Advice on education, training and employment such as making links with local colleges

Group activities for both parents and children including:

  • Family trips
  • Peer support groups
  • Confidence building
  • Volunteering advice

Maternity and Families Service

We offer pre-pregnancy information, advice and support. Support can be provided when planning a family such as pre-conception care and advice about sexual health and contraception.

We support drug and/or alcohol users during pregnancy through a specialist midwife, a substance misuse nurse from ACDAT and specialist drug & alcohol workers who work to develop a comprehensive antenatal care plan and drug or alcohol treatment plan.

As well as antenatal support we also offer postnatal support for as long as you need us.

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