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  • Aaron Tebano is fundraising for Parent Support Link

    Aaron Tebano is fundraising for PSL by de-dreading on the Saturday 1st September 2018.

    Massive Thank you to Aaron and everyone who has donated and supported this!

    THANK YOU and well done Aaron very brave 🙂


  • Dementia Friends

    Parent Support Link workers & volunteers have proudly become Dementia Friends

  • Volunteering Opportunities

    Volunteering Opportunities:

    A) Company Secretary Parent Support Link (PSL) is a Hampshire wide Charity that supports and informs the Family and Friends of people who use drugs and / or alcohol. The charity has been established since 1994, based in Southampton and provides a service throughout Hampshire. The service offers a 24/7 telephone support service as well as face to face support sessions and monthly support groups. The organisation employs 6 staff, has 6 volunteer workers and is governed by a voluntary management committee. PSL is currently looking for someone to take the role of Company Secretary and to join the Management Committee.

    The Company Secretary will be expected to attend quarterly meetings one of which is the AGM as well as occasional extraordinary meetings.

    Responsibilities include informing all committee members of upcoming meetings as well as agreeing agendas and the distribution of regular reports.

    You will need to:

    be willing to work as part of a team

    have time to commit to supporting the Charity

    have some organisation and administration skills

    an understanding of role of Company Secretary

    Although these skills and experience are preferable Parent Support Link is able to provide relevant training if required.

    B) Volunteer telephone operator

    Parent Support Link offers a 24/7 telephone contact line, to support and inform the family and friends of people who use drugs and alcohol.

    The line is operated on a rota system and we are looking for people, who after training are able to offer some time to help us provide this valuable service.

    If you are interested in either of these voluntary positions, please call 02380230645, or email

  • Sainsbury’s

    Great news! You can now raise 4% for us – for free – when you shop instore at Sainsbury’s!
    Simply request your Everyday Shopping Card visit , top up your card online and shop at any Sainsbury’s – it couldn’t be easier
  • The Family and Friends Project

    family & friends support service

    Supporting and Informing the family and friends of people who use drugs and alcohol
    A local charity called Parent Support Link has today the 1st of July 2015 made a big leap forward. With the support of the National Lottery the Charity is able to continue to offer a service in Southampton: the service is for people who are living with the day to day challenges that living with or caring for a drug or alcohol user can bring.

    The aims of the project are to offer

    • A safe place to talk about the concerns and issues that can arise when coping with someone else’s drug or alcohol use

    • The opportunity to work with a trained family support worker to discuss and plan a way forward

    • To provide the opportunity to meet with others who are experiencing something similar in their lives

    • To encourage people to consider their own health and well being in a confidential and non-judgemental environment

    • To be in a position to signpost people to other agencies that could help

    How will we do this?

    The Project provides a 24/7 telephone contact line, 02380399764 where there is some at the end of the line waiting to take your call. The telephone worker can listen, provide factual information, help you to find a way forward, make appointments for 1-2-1 sessions and any of the other services on offer. The Telephone is the hub of the service, and the best method of making contact.

    If the drug or alcohol user is in contact with the Integrated Substance Misuse Service in Southampton (based at New Road, Southampton) then the recovery worker can take your details and a Family Support Worker will contact you. In fact any support agency that you are touch with can make this referral.

    Once you are in contact with the Family and Friends Project, you can expect a named support worker who will be your point of contact as long as you need support. The Family Support Worker will work with you to make a support plan and help you to move forward. The project also offers group support that gives the opportunity to be with other people who are dealing with similar challenges. As part of the group support, the project will provide regular workshops developed to address some of the key issues that families may be experiencing.

    For more information about the project please use any of the following methods of contact:

    Tel. Contact line 02380399764 or administration 02380230645

    E-mail either or

    If you are a support worker in the City and would like to know more please ask for Christine in the first instance.

  • Donate to PSL

    Our Donate button on our website is now up and running, so please do go ahead and donate to PSL.

    The link will take you to our JustGiving page, from which you can donate to us.

  • Support PSL when you shop online!

    Visit and donate to your favourite charity, Parent Support Link whilst shopping online.

  • New book by Alastair Campbell called My name is…

    My name is…… is a new novel by Alastair Campbell. It is about a young girl’s journey through alcoholism, giving different people’s perspectives as well. We will not say too much, but please let us know what you think about it via Twitter or Facebook.