Fife Family Support Service
We offer support to anyone in Fife over the age of 16 who is affected by someone else’s drug or alcohol use.
To find out about support available in Fife contact 01592 382330 or firstname.lastname@example.org or call our National Helpline on 08080 10 10 11
We also take referrals from all external agencies – make a referral here.
What We Offer
Support comes in a range of different sizes. In Fife, we offer:
- One-to-One Support
- Group Support
- CRAFT (Community Reinforcement Approach & Family Training)
- Access to Naloxone
- Support to Access Bereavement Counselling
We can offer you one-to-one support if you would like to speak to someone confidentially about someone you are concerned about.
We will offer you time and space to explore the issues affecting you, let you express your thoughts and feelings, and help you to come up with ideas and solutions to move forward. Common topics include improving communication, setting boundaries, and looking after yourself.
Each support session lasts around one hour and the frequency can be arranged to suit your needs. We travel across Fife and frequently uses rooms in libraries, community centres and treatment services to meet with family members or support can be arranged via phone or video calls (Zoom etc).
Currently we are facilitating supports groups across Fife. These are open groups, for anyone 16+ affected by someone else’s substance use.
Most people are anxious about joining a group and often will say- “I’ll come but I probably won’t say very much”. That’s rarely the case, sharing experiences with others that really ‘get it’ and are willing to share what they have experienced can bring a sense of relief, make you feel less isolated and help you find a way to cope with your situation.
If you want to talk to someone before attending, you can email email@example.com or call 01592 382330.
Dates and times for our groups can be found here.
(Community Reinforcement Approach & Family Training)
At Scottish Families, we love using a programme called CRAFT.
CRAFT is a set of 7 structured sessions and is a solution-focused, skills-based programme with a strong evidence base. It involves role-plays to help you practice new skills and has small assignments and tasks which you will be asked to do away from the sessions.
If you would like to learn more about the CRAFT principles, this is something we can deliver either 1:1 or in group settings.
Access to Naloxone
Naloxone is a drug that can reverse the effects of opioid drugs like heroin, methadone, opium, codeine, morphine and buprenorphine. It is only effective for opioid overdoses and won’t work with any other drug.
We are now able to provide naloxone direct to anyone living in Scotland who is over the age of 16 through our ‘Click & Deliver’ take-home naloxone service, you can visit our Take Home Naloxone page to order a kit.
Support to Access Bereavement Counselling
If you have lost someone who used alcohol or drugs, our bereavement service is here to support you. We can chat and offer some advice and information. We also can put you in touch with an accredited counsellor who is local to you. Our service is free and is available across Scotland.
Our Fife Family Support Team:
Kirsten Holland – Fife Family Support Development Officer
Kirsten joined Scottish Families after graduating from the Scottish Drugs Forum Addiction Workers Training Project in July 2015, attaining an SVQ2 in Health and Social Care with an emphasis on addiction, trauma and mental health and has since attained the SVQ3. Kirsten is in recovery and is passionate about helping others find stability and calm. She feels strongly about challenging the stigma around addiction and breaking down the barriers of accessing treatment.
Yvonne Lasic – Fife Family Support Development Officer
Yvonne has over 20 years working as a registered nurse in the NHS and most recently worked as an Addiction Nurse for NHS Fife. She is passionate about instilling hope in others and helping to bring about change.
Maria Fernandez – Fife Family Support Assistant
Maria was raised in Madrid she has always been a people person. She had her first contact with communities when she joined CNT union. Volunteering there for 7 years, she was involved in helping people with their working rights and building community and centring efforts in building community and mutual aid.