Online family peer support
Family members supporting their relatives experiencing addiction can face challenges to their well-being, safety, and family dynamics, in an environment of stigma and social isolation. Although family members provide vital support for their relative, there are significant gaps in education and support for family members themselves, with few face-to-face programs and even less in the online environment.
This program of research aims to generate evidence of the role of group-based education and support for family members, including an online peer support program, working collaboratively with Self Help Addiction Resource Centre a sector leader in lived experience work with service user and family advocacy:
- Evaluating participant feedback data for BreakThrough: Families Understanding Addiction
- Interviewing BreakThrough participants
- Evaluating active linkage of BreakThrough participants to online family peer support groups.
Findings of the project will inform the development and expansion of BreakThrough and the online family peer support group.