Daybreak is commissioned to provide services for the partners and families of drug users who live in the borough of Havering. Although Daybreak do not work directly with the drug user in the borough of Havering we are commissioned by the Havering Drug Action Team (DAT) to provide one to one counselling and a support group to people whose lives are affected by the drug use of partners, family members or someone to whom they provide care/support.
What is The Families/Partners’ Counselling Service at Daybreak Havering?
One to one counselling
An opportunity for the family member to address how they are affected by somebody else’s drug use.
An opportunity for the family member to consider their current life situation in detail.
An opportunity to gain a better understanding of self and receive support in any changes they may wish to make as a result.
Professionally facilitated support groups, day group and an evening group.
Free advice and information
Open access (self referral)
What a family member can expect?
To be met by a respectful and understanding professionally qualified counsellor.
A non judgemental attitude from all staff team members.
Emphasis of the counselling will be on the family member/partner and not that of the drug user.
What is said between the service user and the counsellor will be treated in strictest confidence (in accordance with Daybreak’s confidentiality procedures).
No pressure to talk about anything they do not want to talk about.