We are an open access family resource centre for families affected by addiction. This means if a member of your family has an addiction problem of any kind you can drop in or phone us anytime you want within our our opening hours. All advice and support is free of charge as is the warm welcome you will receive.
Daybreak is a charity run by professionals who are commited to providing a high quality service at a professional standard.
As a family service we value families and everything we believe a well functioning family can bring to each other and the community. This is the reason that Daybreak does what it does and is happy to work with families as a whole or with individual members.
What does the Family Service at Daybreak in Barking and Dagenham offer?
Psychological therapies is the term we use for those therapies that are delivered by members of the Daybreak team who hold a professional qualification in counselling or psychotherapy, or who are in advanced training and receiving close supervision. These are the interventions for which Daybreak asks a minimal donation. The list below show some of the therapies we are able to offer:
One to one counselling
Courses to help deal with anxiety and depression
Health and Well-being groups
These groups are led by a member of the team who has sufficient training, knowledge, experience or qualification (depending on the subject) to be able to help and or coach others on issues such as those listed below:
Organised recreational activities
Information on events and activities in the borough
These are some of the services we are able to offer that we consider central to supporting a family through a difficult time. Thankfully an individual family does not usually require everything listed below but they are there for those who need them.
Advice on domestic violence issues
Family support groups
Fathers/male only support groups
Child care information
Daybreak believes in personal development at all levels whether it is to improve your knowledge regarding a form of addiction, improve your literacy and numeracy skills or get on the path of further education. A sense of personal achievement through learning is both empowering and good for a persons sense of self worth, which in turn is better for the family as a whole.
Drug and alcohol awareness training
Voluntary work and further education advice
What a family member can expect?
You can of course expect a lot more than this but this will do for starters:
To be met by a respectful and understanding team member.
A non judgemental attitude from all staff.
A service that is available Monday -Friday 09.00 - 17.00
One to One Counselling and Groups
What is Counselling at Daybreak Barking and Dagenham?
If you have never experienced counselling or group work before but are interested or even curious we would advise you to drop in for a chat with one of the team. The fact is that most people who have had counselling or joined a group, as well as benefiting from it have also enjoyed it.
Below are eight basic facts about the counselling and the groups we run at Daybreak, just to whet your appetite.
Counselling and Groups at Daybreak are services provided for all family members.
Counselling and Groups at Daybreak are offered as a form of aftercare or relapse prevention if you have a personal addiction problem.
Counselling and Groups are provided and supervised by qualified counsellors who are specialists in addiction.
Counselling can take the form of talking and exploring your life and life situation or a more goal orientated approach as in Cognitive therapies e.g. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).
What can a counselling client expect?
To be met by respectful and understanding, professionally qualified counsellors, working within the ethical framework of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
Counsellors who are specialists in working with people who are experiencing a drug related problem.
A non judgemental attitude from all staff team members.
Daybreak asks for a minimum donation for counselling (see guide below).
Advice and information is absolutely free of charge. Daybreak does ask for a minimum donation to help cover the costs for counselling, support groups and therapy based courses. The donation is scaled so as to allow everyone to be able to afford the help they choose for as long as they require it.
One to One counselling per session: £5 for unemployed - £20 employed
Group courses e.g. stress management, assertiveness etc per session: £5 for unemployed - £10 employed
Support group (peer led) per session: £2
If you would like to meet with one of our team please feel free to contact us on 020 8595 2010 or you are very welcome to drop in within the times stated above.