Parent Support Link (PSL) is a vibrant and active service provided for people affected by someone else’s drug and alcohol use.
PSL works with parents, partners, friends, brothers and sisters, anybody who is being affected by someone else’s drug use.
The first point of contact is always the telephone line 023 8039 9764
It can be difficult for families, partners, and carers to talk to immediate family or close friends simply because they may feel embarrassed or ashamed of the fact, or even the suspicion that someone close to them is involved in drugs and alcohol or any of the wider implications that illegal drug use can bring.
Parent Support Link can offer emotional support, a chance to find out what other help is available, a non-judgemental listening service, secure space to say how you feel, drugs information, confidentiality and complimentary therapies plus support group meetings held regularly in Hampshire.
Our 'Time-Out Project'
The Way it Works
The aim of the Timeout project is to offer respite care to those affected by someone else’s drug or alcohol use. Those people being parents, partners, adult siblings, grandparents and close friends; family members. Parent Support Link (PSL) aims to do this through active and meaningful consultation with carers and then arranging respite care in a way that is accessible, relevant and worthwhile.
Building on the success of this year’s allocation the project would continue to support carer’s needs by:
a) By developing further the carer’s needs assessment in line with the carer’s strategy. (The needs assessment will be different to the general assessment for carers as it is aimed at a different group of carers with very specific needs)
b) Continuing to provide respite activities including::
• Access to complimentary therapies by helping to address the on-going effects of stress felt by carers.
• Organised group activities and outings, addressing the sense of being alone.
• Learning opportunities, including gathering information about drugs and drug treatments along with informal and formal personal development opportunities.
Parent Support Link (PSL)uses relevant guidance to work with families and carers and as such holds the expertise to deliver this service.
What we do
Parent Support Link aims to provide a 24-hour service to callers seeking either information
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