Our work at Adfam supports families and loved ones of those with substance use problems to stay healthy and well, in spite of their circumstances. The current global pandemic of the Covid-19 virus is resulting in unprecedented changes to our lives. Many of these changes, we know, have put an additional strain on families we support. Already challenging circumstances may become even more difficult during a third national lockdown.
Being unable to meet face-to-face at the moment, we are continuing to support families and practitioners as best as we can digitally. Make sure you are following us on Twitter and Instagram for daily updates: @AdfamUK
To help families, we have released a series of top tips for when you're staying at home. These include a series of ideas to keep mentally and physically healthy during lockdown.
Our Family Support Coordinators in Haringey, Swindon, Peterborough, Essex and Suffolk are providing support over the telephone for families that they cannot meet face-to-face at the moment, and have produced Family Activity Packs too. These are available to download free from our website, and include educational games and tasks for all ages, including parents.
Don't miss our #lockdownstories gallery , a chance to get creative at home and share your experiences of what it is like to be affected by a loved one's alcohol, drug use or gambling habits during #lockdown. Reflecting creatively can really help to relieve stress or to combat feelings of frustration and boredom.
In the video below, Lauren, one of our consultants, gives you some tips and advice on self-care during lockdown.