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. This could be a direct family member, or even a friend or a colleague who is using substances.  

Kirsten Holland is the Family Support Development Officer for Fife.

To find out about support available in Fife contact Kirsten directly on 07493 159420, email: kirsten@sfad.org.uk 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)
  • Support to access Bereavement Counselling
  • Access to Naloxone

One-to-One Support

We can offer you one-to-one support if you would like to speak to someone, confidentially, about a loved one you are concerned about.

Kirsten 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 with your loved one, and looking after yourself.

Each support session lasts around one hour and the frequency can be arranged to suit your needs.

Group Support

We do not have any group support right now but are in the process of organising one.

CRAFT

(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 Kirsten can deliver either 1:1 or in group settings.

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.

To discuss this further, contact Kirsten on 07493 159420 or call our National Helpline today on 08080 10 10 11

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

Contact Kirsten on 07493 159420 to discuss this further, or visit our Take Home Naloxone page to order a kit.

Who We Are

Kirsten Holland is the Family Support Development Officer for Fife.

Kirsten joined the team in July 2021. She graduated 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.

She has been working in the third sector since graduating, working in a rehabilitation service supporting adults affected by their own substance use. She also volunteered with a local youth service delivering drug, alcohol, sexual health and keeping safe sessions in schools and 16+ groups.

Kirsten is herself 12 years 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.

For any enquiries about our Fife Family Support Service, contact Kirsten, kirsten@sfad.org.uk or call her on 07493 159420.

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