Support

We’ve used our extensive experience and skills to create our own Adfam support services which you can access directly:

Adfam East Sussex

Here’s a rundown of our services in East Sussex.
1:1 Sessions
Support sessions enable you to explore how your loved one’s drug or alcohol use is affecting you and to be supported in making changes (if you wish to). Our experienced Family Support Family Coordinators will listen, introduce helpful ideas and walk alongside you (metaphorically!) as you plan a way forward.
Counselling
Some of our clients, through their one-to-one sessions, identify a need for more intensive, specific counselling. We are able to offer up to 12 free counselling sessions with a therapeutic counsellor.
Peer Support Groups – Online
Our online Peer Support Groups provide a safe and confidential space to bring our clients together to share their experiences and support each other with suggestions and advice. These groups are facilitated by our Family Support Coordinators,
Info & Skills Sessions – Online
The sessions provide invaluable information to help you navigate relationships with loved ones who uses alcohol or substances problematically. The topics explored include: confidence, drugs and alcohol, setting boundaries and enabling. The sessions are facilitated by one of our Family Support Coordinators.
Mental Wellbeing Workshops – Online
These workshops provide information on mental wellbeing including stress, anxiety, depression and the impact of alcohol and substance use on mental health. The sessions are facilitated by one of our Family Support Coordinators.

For any queries about the service please get in touch with the East Sussex team.

Request support free of charge
Gambling

Being close to someone who has a gambling problem can be distressing and overwhelming. You may experience lots of different feelings including hurt, anger, mistrust, sadness and fear for the future. You may also be affected financially. Through Adfam@Home we provide free and confidential support and advice to the family members, loved ones and friends of someone who is gambling.
We offer 6 sessions of one-to-one support
These sessions allow you to explore how your loved one’s gambling is affecting you and to get support in making changes, if you wish. Our experienced worker listens to you. They may also introduce a range of topics which people affected by a loved one’s gambling have previously found helpful. Our worker will (metaphorically!) walk alongside you as you plan a way forward and may suggest further support or advice if appropriate. These sessions are offered via Zoom or by phone.
Apply below and we will be in touch to ensure that what we are offering is appropriate for you.

Information and guidance is also available on the NHS Inclusion Midlands Gambling Clinic website.

Request support free of charge
Gateshead

We offer a series of sessions of one-one support to adults living in Gateshead affected by a loved one’s drug or alcohol use.
These sessions allow you to explore how your loved one’s drug or alcohol use is affecting you and to get support in making changes, if you wish. Our experienced worker listens to you and can work through a range of topics which others affected by someone’s substance use have found helpful. Our worker will (metaphorically!) walk alongside you as you plan a way forward and may suggest further support or advice if appropriate.
These sessions are offered via Zoom or by phone.

Following support sessions, if appropriate there may also be the option to:
• Join our online Peer Support Group
• Access 12 counselling sessions with a counsellor/psychotherapist
Apply below and we will be in touch to ensure that what we are offering is appropriate for you. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee sessions for everyone.

Request support free of charge
Greenwich

We offer a series of sessions of one-one support to adults living in Greenwich affected by a loved one’s drug or alcohol use.
These sessions allow you to explore how your loved one’s drug or alcohol use is affecting you and to get support in making changes, if you wish. Our experienced worker listens to you and can work through a range of topics which others affected by someone’s substance use have found helpful. Our worker will (metaphorically!) walk alongside you as you plan a way forward and may suggest further support or advice if appropriate.
These sessions are offered via Zoom or by phone.

This is available for people living in the Royal Borough of Greenwich, apply below and we’ll be in touch to ensure that what we are offering is appropriate for you. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee sessions for everyone.

Following support sessions, if appropriate there may also be the option to:
• Join our online Peer Support Group
• Access 12 counselling sessions with a counsellor/psychotherapist

Request support free of charge

 

Kinship carers - Peterborough & Cambridgeshire

Adfam offers remote support sessions to kinship carers living in Peterborough & Cambridgeshire.

Kinship care is when children who are unable to live with their parents are cared for by family members or friends. We are offering support to kinship carers caring for children as a result of parental substance use.

We offer:
Six sessions of individual support
These sessions allow you to explore how your kinship care role is affecting you and to get support in making changes, if you wish. We can also provide information and support around substance use. Our experienced worker listens to you and they may also introduce a range of topics which other kinship carers have found helpful. Our worker will (metaphorically!) walk alongside you as you plan a way forward and may suggest further support or advice if appropriate.

Apply below and we will be in touch to ensure that what we are offering is appropriate for you. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee sessions.

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Lambeth

We offer a series of one-one support sessions to adults living in Lambeth affected by a loved one’s drug or alcohol use.
These sessions allow you to explore how your loved one’s drug or alcohol use is affecting you and to get support in making changes, if you wish. Our experienced worker listens to you and can work through a range of topics which others affected by someone’s substance use have found helpful. Our worker will (metaphorically!) walk alongside you as you plan a way forward and may suggest further support or advice if appropriate.
These sessions are offered via Zoom or by phone.

This is available for people living in the London Borough of Lambeth, apply below and we will be in touch to ensure that what we are offering is appropriate for you. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee sessions for everyone.
Following support sessions, if appropriate there may also be the option to:
• Join our online Peer Support Group
• Access 12 counselling sessions with a counsellor/psychotherapist
Apply below and we will be in touch to ensure that what we are offering is appropriate for you. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee sessions for everyone.

Request support free of charge
Military Families

We offer remote one-to-one support to adult family members of veterans and serving military with drug or alcohol problems, or where a close family member of the veteran/serving personnel has a drug or alcohol problem. The service provides twelve one-to-one sessions, usually weekly, with an experienced family support professional, trained to understand the specific circumstances of military families. We also offer a peer support group specifically for military families.

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Adfam@Home

Adfam@Home is a free national remote support service offering up to six one-to-one support to adults affected by a loved one’s drug or alcohol use. Sessions are delivered by Zoom or phone.

Unfortunately Adfam@Home is currently closed. We are sorry that we are currently not able to take new referrals for support at this time.

If you are in a position to pay for support, and would like to do so, please see our Adfam@Home self-funded service below.

Adfam@Home Self-Funded

By choosing to pay for our Adfam@Home one-to-one remote support, you help us offer free sessions to those unable to self-fund.
How it works:
1. Complete the referral form below and we’ll email you a link to make an initial £100 payment (for an initial assessment phone call and your first support session).
2. After the initial assessment we will match you with a support worker who’ll be in touch within three weeks to arrange your first support session via Zoom.
3. Further sessions are then available at £60 per session.

To get the most benefit, we strongly recommend the full six-session package.

Please read the full details of what to expect in our How it Works Agreement (pdf). You will be asked to indicate your acceptance of this as part of the application process.

I agree and would like to apply for support that I will pay for myself

 

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