Drink wise, age well: Helps older adults make healthier choices about their drinking. They also offer a webchat tool which provides free support
Alcohol & Drugs Support – For Family & Friends
Adfam: Improve lives of families affected by drugs and alcohol. Informs, supports, and empowers. Or phone their helpline at 020 3817 9410
Al-Anon: Support to anyone whose life is or has been affected by someone else’s drinking. A group sharing their joint experiences to solve common problems, or phone 020 7403 0888
Bottled Up: Advice, and info for family members living with someone who is alcohol dependent.
The Children’s Society: Stars initiative provides a hub of info, guidance, and resources on parental drug and alcohol use
DrugFam: Charity providing support for families affected by alcohol and drug dependency. Provide a lifeline of safe, caring and professional support to families, friends and carers. Alternatively, phone 0300 888 3853
Family Lives: Helping parents to deal with the changes. Phone 0808 800 2222
Grandparents Plus: Grandparents and wider family who take on the caring role in difficult family circumstances. Advising and supporting them with professional advice, information and casework support. Or phone 0300 123 7015
Nacoa: Helpline charity providing info, advice, and support for everyone affected by their parents drinking. Or phone 0800 358 3456
Relate: Advice and relationship counselling for couples, it also provides advice for parents and other family members to help dealing with difficult tines. Or phone 0300 100 1234
Refuge:24-hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline on 0808 2000 247. You can also access advice on their website, and support via live chat (Mon-Fri 3pm to 10pm) or British Sign Language (Mon-Fri 10am to 6pm) on their website
Kooth:Free, safe and anonymous online community and support service, offering emotional and mental wellbeing advice and support to Children and Young People age range 11-25 and allows access to support from qualified counsellors and practitioners. There is also the opportunity to gain support from peers, join forums and learn coping skills to manage mental health in a safe and supportive way
Peer Talk Tyneside:Peer support groups for people living with depression.
1. Bensham Grove Community Centre, Monday Evenings 7-8:30pm
2. Whitley Bay Big Local, Wednesday Evenings 7-8:30pm