At Pavilions we understand how deeply families, friends and carers can be affected by the substance misuse of those they care about, so we offer support services for them, or anyone in the local community experiencing the effects of someone else’s drug or alcohol problems.
Advice, Support & Information on a range of issues.
Referrals to other services which can help both families, friends, carers and the substance misuser.
Support Groups for families, friends and carers of substance misusers.
Outreach Support through home visits.
Training for families, friends and carers around basic drug & alcohol awareness.
One-to-one support in a safe environment.
One-to-one Counselling for families, friends & carers.
Relationship Counselling for any two people (including the substance user) whose relationship has been affected by drug and/or alcohol use.
Many people believe that if the one they care for could just stop using drugs and/or alcohol, everything would be ok. However, the reality is that as one person's behaviour changes it creates changes within the relationship. These changes can leave everyone feeling unstable and unsure how to behave, communicate or move on.
We support relationships by creating a space in which these issues can be thought about, where feelings can be expressed and where strategies for moving forward in a new way can be implemented.
Relationshsip Counselling offers an opportunity to reflect on and work through difficulties that arise for both parties.
What to expect: Following your first appointment with us we would offer up to 10 sessions of relationship counselling with your choice of either a male or female counsellor.
Structured Education Groups: A six week program which runs for one morning per week. This is a structured group offering knowledge and awareness around common issues for those affected by substance misuse. Education & knowledge brings empowerment to make healthy change.
Session 1 – The impact of substance misuse on self and others
A look at how others’ substance use has affected us
Session 2 – Family coping strategies
An exploration of how we normalise difficult situations
Session 3 – Enabling behaviour
Session 4 – Overcoming guilt and shame
How we personally blame ourselves (often wrongly) and take responsibility for the use of others
Session 5 – Boundaries in relationships
An exploration of how substance misuse affects the balance in relationships
Session 6 – Co-dependent Relationships – an exploration of how substance misuse affects dynamics in relationships
The Families & Carer’s Service run from both Richmond House and The Drive, you can also ring these offices directly using the contact numbers below. To arrange a time to meet to discuss your situation and options available please contact us on either firstname.lastname@example.org or 0800 0149819 or the office numbers below.
When you contact us we can discuss your specific situation and work with you to find the best solution. We can offer you a range of support options, further information and referrals to other services. For more details please visit the 'What's on offer section'.
To access our service:
Richmond House, Richmond Road Brighton BN2 3RL 01273 731900
or 9 The Drive, Hove, BN3 3JE 01273 680714
East Sussex FACT (Families & Carers Team) support families, carers and friends who are being affected by someone else's substance misuse and mental health issues (dual diagnosis). The service is for those in Hastings, Bexhill and Eastbourne.
They offer a wide range of appropriate daytime and evening services. These include:
- Advice, support and information on a range of issues.
- Referrals to other services which can help both families, friends, carers and the substance user.
- Support groups for families, friends and carers of substance users.
- Outreach support through home visits.
- Training for families, friends and carers around basic counselling, communication skills, first aid, overdose prevention and basic drug and alcohol awareness training.
- One to one support in a safe environment.
- Structured education groups offering knowledge and awareness, around common issues for families, friends and carers.
You can contact a member of our team directly:
Emma - 07920 786 352
Maxine - 07795 953 951
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