Alcohol and drug use affects the whole family, but less than 30% of people who come to Scottish Families for support for themselves are men. Talking about a problem is the first step to getting help but it can be hard to know who or what to ask when facing substance use in your family.
Our panel will bust some myths about family support and look at the wider issues around men seeking support. We will use feedback from our supporters and we welcome your thoughts and comments on how we can get better at reaching men.
This session will look at:
- What happens in family support?
- What tools and techniques can I use to help my loved one?
- What might be the barriers to receiving support?
- How can we reach more men?
Daryl McLeister – Inverclyde Family Support Development Officer (Scottish Families)
Daryl joined Scottish Families in November 2020. Prior to working for Scottish Families, Daryl studied Psychology and spent over 10 years working as a Recovery Worker in Substance Misuse Services in Scotland and Suffolk.
Colin McIntosh – East Dunbartonshire Family Support Development Officer (Scottish Families)
Colin has been at Scottish Families since March 2019. He has experienced in the third sector over the last 6 years in outreach, assisted accommodation and Recovery and Rehabilitation with SAMH as well as a year with SMART Recovery as National Coordinator, Scotland.
Chris Paul – Man On – Inverclyde
We are delighted to be joined by Chris, who created Man on Inverclyde in response to the lack of support for men living with mental health issues. Man On is a peer support group.
Friday 14th May 2021
11am – 12pm