FAMILY SUPPORT PROGRAM
The Family Support Program assists family members, couples and partners as well as friends of young people with alcohol and drug-related problems. The aim of the program is two-fold: to help the clients support the troubled young person and to assist clients in self-care. The service offers individual, couple, family and group counselling sessions.
The majority of clients are parents, partners or friends looking for information and support to help them assist their family member or friend. Clients can be referred from a range of sources, including health, welfare and community organizations, or they may self-refer.
Clients should phone our Receptionist/ Advice Worker on (07) 5535 4302 to make enquiries about accessing the service.
The number of counselling sessions conducted is decided by the client(s) and the Family therapist. The Family Therapist will see individuals, couples or family groups at these sessions.
Clients can also attend the weekly Family and Friends Support Group. This group provides families and friends with support, encouragement and the understanding and wisdom of others who have similar concerns or are experiencing similar problems.
The Family Support Program is based at the Gold Coast Drug Council, 191 West Burleigh Road, Burleigh Heads, Qld.
This program is free of charge to clients.
The Program is funded by the Australian Department of Health & Ageing as part of the National Illicit Drug Strategy (NIDS).