ARE YOU AFFECTED BY SOMEONE ELSE’S DRINKING AND/OR DRUG USE?

ARE YOU AWARE THAT YOU CAN GET HELP AND SUPPORT IN YOUR OWN RIGHT REGARDLESS OF WHETHER THE PERSON YOU CARE ABOUT IS READY TO CHANGE OR NOT?

There are a number of services in place across the region who can offer you information, advice and/or one to one support to help you understand how you are being impacted by someone else’s drinking and/or drug use and to reduce the stress and strain on yourself.

Please take the time to click on and view the short media clips below – if any of these stories sound familiar to you then please pick up the phone and get in touch #BreakTheSilence #ReachForHelp – it’s only a phone call away.

THIS INITIATIVE HAS BEEN DEVELOPED IN PARTNERSHIP BY THE PHA, NIDACTS AND THE ALCOHOL AND YOU PARTNERSHIP (ASCERT, ADDICTIONNI AND SEHSCT).

FIND OUT MORE…

MORE DETAILED INFORMATION ON WHAT EACH OF THE SERVICES ABOVE CAN OFFER CAN BE FOUND WITHIN THE ‘SERVICES NEAR YOU’ SECTION OF THE WEBSITE, HERE YOU WILL ALSO FIND INFORMATION ON A NUMBER OF OTHER SERVICES THAT CAN PROVIDE INFORMATION AND SUPPORT TO FAMILY MEMBERS.

You can also find information on, and contact details for, additional services that offer a wide range of family support by visiting www.familysupportni.gov.uk or contacting your local Family Support Hub

Visit: www.cypsp.org/family-support-hubs

Services currently funded by the Public Health Agency 
to provide direct support to family members

Belfast

DAISY (Start 360/ASCERT)

028 9043 5815

Addiction NI

028 9066 4434

Northern

DAISY (ASCERT/Start 360)

0800 254 5123

Extern

028 2565 4012

South Eastern

DAISY (Start 360/ASCERT)

028 9043 5815

Dunlewey Addiction Service

028 9039 2547

Southern

Dunlewey Addiction Service

075 8788 0386

SHSCT

028 3756 4513

Western

DAISY (ASCERT/Start 360)

0800 254 5123

(ASCERT)

028 8244 8170

WHILST OUR FAMILY SUPPORT INITIATIVE IS AIMED AT ADULT FAMILY MEMBERS AFFECTED BY SOMEONE ELSE’S DRINKING AND/OR DRUG USE WE RECOGNISE THAT YOUNG PEOPLE MAY ALSO VIEW THE VIDEO CLIPS AND THINK ‘WHERE CAN I GET SUPPORT?’ AND SO WE HAVE DETAILED SOME OPTIONS BELOW.

Steps to Cope features online support and resources for young people aged 11 to 18 affected by their mum and/or dad’s drinking behaviour. 

Visit: www.stepstocope.co.uk

ARE YOU A YOUNG CARER?

If you are a young carer, or think that you might be classed as a young carer, we would encourage you to visit: www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/young-carers  to find out more about sources of help, advice, and support.

There are also specialist services for children affected by parental substance misuse (Hidden Harm) available across Northern Ireland and these can be accessed via a referral being made by your local Social Services department/team.

Talk to someone, you are not alone.

Lifeline counsellors are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to listen and help, in confidence.

Deaf and hard of hearing Textphone users can call Lifeline on 18001 0808 808 8000. Calls to Lifeline are free to people living in Northern Ireland who are calling from UK landlines and mobiles.

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