South East Region Family Support Network Ltd

Updated Service Information during COVID-19:

Due to the ongoing crises caused by COVID-19, all our face to face family support group meetings have been cancelled. However, we want to reassure family members that we plan to remain fully operational during this difficult time. To ensure family members have the support they need all our facilitators are available to answer calls and provide information, support and guidance at this difficult time . For contact details in your area, please go our website, and check the contact page. You may also contact our coordinator at 086 6045805.  We are in the planning process of providing online options for peer group support including individual brief intervention (5 Step Method).  As we try to meet this new challenge, please continue to check our website so we can keep you updated.


SERDATF funding supports the South East Region Family Support Network (SERFSN) to employ a development worker. The development worker assists in supporting the development of family support groups throughout the south east region of Waterford, Wexford, Carlow, Kilkenny and South Tipperary.

Who are the SERFSN?

We are a peer led umbrella organisation of peer family support groups. Set up to support the recovery of family members affected by problem substance use of a relative

What they do

  • Provide direct support to individuals & organisations concerned by problem drug or alcohol use
  • Introduction to peer family support
  • Support existing peer family support groups & help set up new groups
  • Provide volunteer support programme
  • Training for family members & services
  • Organise respite programmes
  • Promote the value of peer family support
  • Workshops for family members
  • Represent the collective voice of families for positive change in policy & practice

What is Peer Family Support

Peer family support is where family members affected by problematic drug or alcohol use of a relative come together to share experience, learn practical skills and provide mutual aid and support. Guided by trained peers & professionals.

At a Peer Family Support Group you will:

  • Be treated with dignity & respect
  • Befriended and reduce your isolation & stigma
  • Meet with others in similar situations
  • Find mutual support and unity
  • Receive non judgmental information on self-care, drugs, harm reduction, treatment services etc
  • Develop individual confidence in coping in crisis
  • Support for your own recovery

For Support in your Area:


West Waterford
Contact: 058-48946 or 087-9676439

East Waterford
Contact: 051-338723 or 086-8527173

Cityside (Ferrybank & Inner City)
Contact: 051-851682 or 086-8561641

Southside (John’s Park, Kilcohan, Farran Park, Dunmore Rd Area)
Contact: 087-6394065

Ballybeg, Larchville & Lisduggan
Contact: 051-351100 or 087-2024061

Waterford Sibling & Men’s
Contact: 051-312010 or 086-6045805


Kilkenny City & County
Contact: 086-3152246


Askea Parish Centre
Contact: 085-7872730

Tullow & Catchment Area
Contact: 085-1391701


Carrick-on-Suir & Catchment Area
Contact: 051-645775 or 087-9827669

Clonmel & Catchment Area
Contact: 086-8557212 or 086-1089384

Mid – Tipperary
Contact: 062-62824 or 087-6188075


Wexford Town
Contact: 053-9155817 or 089-4862738

New Ross & Wexford
Contact: 087-9351754

Enniscorthy & Gorey
Contact: 085-8053978