Carers and Supporters

14 December, 2021

Family Information Series: Addiction and the Family

St Patrick's Mental Health Services (SPMHS) presents a webinar for families on addiction.

This webinar in our Mental Health Recovery: A Family Perspective series focuses on addiction and the family. Linda Curran, Social Work Team Leader in SPMHS, presents this topic, exploring how addiction impacts not only the person, but the whole family.

It has long been recognised that people in recovery benefit greatly from the support of their family and friends. This lecture will help family members recognise the signs of addiction, provide some tips on helpful communication, and outline available supports for family members and carers.

You can watch the talk below now.

Find out more about support for families and carers

There is support available for those who are caring for someone with mental health difficulties.

Read about our family information series

As part of the series, we will host a webinar each month focusing on a particular mental health concern from the perspective of the family or carers. The lectures will be delivered by different mental health professionals and will cover topics such as addiction, anxiety, adolescent mental health and many others.

Read about our family information series