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Family Support Service

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Anglicare
on 17th September 2020
 

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Family Support North-North West provides information and support to anyone affected by a family member or significant other using alcohol or other drugs.

If someone in your family or close to you is using drugs or alcohol and you are being affected, we can help. Family Support North-North West can offer free and confidential support to help you. We provide:

  • counselling on the phone or face-to-face
  • support – either long or short term
  • home visits
  • information
  • community education sessions

You might be their step-parent, grandparent, sibling or child. We welcome all types of families.

The Family Support Service is a free service.

To find out more, please call us on 1800 243 232

Referral process

Anyone who is affected by the alcohol or other drug use of a family member or someone close to them is eligible.

Contact our service and we can provide a Referral Form by request.

Call (North) – 03 6333 3000

Renee’s story

“I grew up watching my father use alcohol to cope. I saw a lot of violence.

I stopped going to school in the first year of high school and and no-one seemed to notice. I started hanging out with older people and drinking a lot and eventually I was using dope and ice. I had my first child at 17, I was homeless and addicted to drugs. My child’s father went to prison and I got into trouble with the law for stealing to support my habit.

That’s when I came to Anglicare to get support.

I wanted things to change. I saw a counsellor in the Family Support Service and started talking about the reasons I used drugs. I figured out I was trying to escape from my problems. I felt a lot of anger and shame. It was great to talk to someone who didn’t judge me. She helped me find a stable place to live, and she put me in touch with other professionals that could help. With her support I gave up using and started getting my life back on track. I realised a lot about myself and my past experiences.

Now I have my child back and a place to call home. I go to school two days a week, and I started going o the gym. I have set goals for myself and hope to be a fitness instructor. My relationships with my family have improved. My father still uses alcohol to cope but now I know I can get support when I need it.

It has been great to have someone to talk to. I can see how far I have come. Anglicare helped me turn my life around.”

Funding

Family Support Service is supported by the Crown through the Department of Health Tasmania.

Accessing Family Support Service

Available to
Anyone
Cost
Free
Registered to work with vulnerable people?
Yes
Referral needed?
Yes - Anyone who is affected by the alcohol or other drug use of a family member or someone close to them is eligible. Contact our service and we can provide a Referral Form by request. Call (North) – 03 6333 3000

When: Every week

Monday
09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 17:00
Thursday
09:00 - 17:00
Friday
09:00 - 17:00

Provided by Anglicare Tasmania

Contact name
Anglicare Tasmania
Telephone
1800 243 232

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