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  • PSL has made good use of the clothing that has been donated to our Charity, we have today boxed and bagged a selection of clothing to be sent over to Calais and beyond . The items include warm winter coats and jackets, for children, men and women, blankets and other items that we believe will be of use to the unfortunate people who find themselves in a terrible situation. If you have donated goods to PSL in the past a big thank you because your donations have made it possible to support this cause. The goods will be part of a larger consignment being taken over on the 17th of September by the Father of a young family who witnessed the camps first hand when returning from his summer break. A big well done to him and all those who are helping in some way.
    Please follow the link below for more information
  • 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 https://www.raisewithsainsburys.com/?cid=113366 , 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 p.s.l@btconnect.com or rhona.p.s.l@btconnect.com

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

  • Car Boot and Table Top Sale

    Car Boot Sale and table Top Every Tuesday at PSL 

    Clothes

    Bric a Brac

    Hot and Cold Food and Drink

    And much more

    Come along and grab a bargain or two.

  • 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 www.givingabit.com 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.

  • World’s first drugs advice Iphone app for parents

    For the first time parents can now access essential information and advice about drug issues via a new iPhone and iPad app.

    ‘Know Drugs – the Parents Guide’ is a unique blend of detailed information about illegal drugs and ‘legal highs’ with video based guidance for parents on dealing with drugs issues.

    The app (available from www.knowdrugs.org) includes a full guide to the effects of different drugs, slang terms and the key signs for parents to look out for with their teenagers. There are also a range of videos where ex-users give their own first hand experiences of using various substances including cocaine, cannabis and ecstasy.

    The video question and answer section is presented by actress and BBC television presenter Nicola Reynolds. The app also features an important step by step video guide for parents on what to do if their son or daughter has collapsed after taking drugs.

    The creator of the Know Drugs app Liam Watson said “For many parents the world of drugs can appear frightening and confusing. With new drugs and ‘legal highs’ appearing on the market every week it’s no surprise that parents often feel that their kids know more about drugs than they do. We have strived to create an educational tool that informs parents about drugs issues in a responsible and balanced manner.”

    He added “We know from the feedback we have received already that parents will find the Know Drugs iPhone app very useful as a means of educating both themselves and their teenagers about drugs issues.”

    Please visit www.knowdrugs.org for further information and links to download or follow this link to be taken directly to the Apple store download page itunes.apple.com/gb/app/knowdrugs-the-parents-guide/id645942483?mt=8.

  • Alcohol and Drug Use Support

    Are you looking for help?

    Parent Support Link are here to help! Call 023 8039 9764 Now…

    Parent Support Link have a very simple aim – we are here to help those who are affected by the drink or drug use of someone close to them. It may be your mother, father, brother, sister, son or daughter or even just a close friend, either way your life is suffering because of their substance use.

    Having a supportive ear to talk through your concerns, speaking with others in similar situations or hearing from an experienced person who has dealt with similar situations – all ways you can find hope and support in your time of need.

    Support tailored to YOUR needs

    PSL are an independent charity and we strive to offer you support in the way you need it. The first step is always to call us first so we can help assess exactly what help you need and how we can best give this to you.

    Support for users of drugs

    We do not offer direct support to drug users as we specialise in supporting the people affected by your use, not your use itself. However, support is out there for you and if you have found our site you are hopefully looking for this help. Please visit our Users section to see these links and get the support you need.