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Dual diagnosis and families – monthly group

From January 2020 Adfam will once again running monthly sessions for families that are supporting a loved one with a dual diagnosis (co-existing mental ill health and substance use problem).

Those with a dual diagnosis often fall between the cracks of public services, leaving their families to pick up the pieces. These families face immense challenges including emotional harm, disruption to day-to-day lives, stigma and financial impact.

Between 2017-2019 Adfam received funding from Sir Halley Stewart Trust which was used to research the experiences of family members supporting a loved one with a dual diagnosis before setting up and running a monthly support and advocacy group for families affected in this way.

Adfam is pleased to have been awarded further funding to continue to run this monthly group for two years until December 2021.

The group will provide a safe space for families to meet and share with others that have been through similar experiences and deliver sessions that are both supportive and enable members to engage in a range of advocacy activities.

The sessions usually take place on the last Friday of the month, 11am-3pm at 120 Cromer Street, London WC1H 8BS – the nearest underground station is King’s Cross St Pancras which is no longer than a 10-minute walk.

If you are a family member with lived experience of this issue, or a professional working with families that do – please get in touch with Rob Stebbings : r.stebbings@adfam.org.uk.

Please note guests are requested to let us know in advance if they wish to attend. Depending on capacity we may not be able to accept anyone who arrives without letting us know in advance.

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