South East Region Family Support Network Ltd

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.

http://www.serfamilysupportnetwork.org/

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:

Waterford

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
Email: info@serfsn.org

 

Kilkenny

Kilkenny City & County
Contact: 086-3152246

 

Carlow

Askea Parish Centre
Contact: 085-7872730
www.uarenotalone.org

Tullow & Catchment Area
Contact: 085-1391701

 

Tipperary

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

Wexford Town
Contact: 053-9155817 or 089-4862738

New Ross & Wexford
Contact: 087-9351754

Enniscorthy & Gorey
Contact: 085-8053978