Useful resources

Here is a list of useful resources from other organisations, for families affected by drugs, alcohol or gambling during COVID-19:

Coronavirus information hub- Alcohol Change UK

Alcohol Change UK are sharing information and advice on alcohol during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak - including tips for managing your drinking, links to support you can access even while self-isolating, and guidance for professionals.

Stay Healthy, Stay Safe- Balance

A resource from Balance to help encourage people to limit the role alcohol plays in their lives and not use it as a coping mechanism. 

COVID-19: Support for treatment and recovery services- Collective Voice

Collective Voice have a section on their website specifically for updates related to COVID-19 and drug and alcohol treatment and recovery services. 

A guide to coronavirus for children- Children's Commissioner

The guide aims to answer children’s questions about coronavirus, tell children how to stay safe and protect other people and how to help them make the best of their time at home.

Top Tips for Kinship Carers to help children maintain relationships- Family Rights Group

Family Rights Group are a  charity who lead the Kinship Care Alliance (of which Adfam is a member).

Support for families about COVID-19- Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs

SFAD have put together a selection of resources that are helpful  for family members at this current time and will update them as more resources are released. This includes a page of faqs. 

COVID-19: guidance for the public on mental health and wellbeing- UK Government

Advice and information from the government on how to look after your mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Tips for Kinship Families, written by Kinship Carers- Grandparents Plus

Grandparents Plus supports kinship carers in their homes and communities. 

COVID-19 online resource pack- Nacoa 

Nacoa is the National Association for Children of Alcoholics . They provide information, advice and support for everyone affected by their parent's drinking.

GoodSam patient referral form for family support staff -NHS Volunteers

Request an NHS volunteer on behalf of your client who can help with things like food shopping, deliveries (medication etc.), 'check in and chat'. 

Protecting your mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic- Peter Cartwright

Peter is a counsellor who regularly works with Adfam. He shares some tips and advice on how to protect your mental health during the current situation.

COVID-19 and Alcohol- The Royal College of Psychiatrists

A resource produced by the RCPSYCH,  to recognise if you are drinking at a level that could affect your health, and to help yourself to cut down or stop drinking, if it is safe to do so.

Coronavirus and foodbanks- The Trussell Trust

The Trussell Trust are providing information about what’s happening in food banks across the country and what to do if you need support from a food bank.