Online group for friends and family Drug & Alcohol carers

Online group for friends and family Drug & Alcohol carers

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A group to meet other carers, share experiences and gain support in a confidential setting

About this event

Join our friendly group for family and friend carers of people who use Drugs and/or Alcohol, for support, information and to chat to others and share experiences

About Your Hosts

Kelly and Audrey are Drug and Alcohol Team Coordinators at Carers Support West Sussex and Judith is our experienced specialist Volunteer

This group is for Family and Friends carers, of someone who is using drugs or alcohol. It offers a small confidential group where you can share your experiences and chat with others. Please note this group is for carers registered with us. If you would like to register with us, please ring 0300 028 8888 or visit our website at where you can also register online.

If you have not taken part in a Zoom meeting before and would like some help, or have any queries, please give us a call on 0300 028 8888 or email us at and ask for Audrey or Kelly and we will get in touch.

Online Carer Agreement

Please take a moment to read our Online Carer Agreement below. This is to support you and others in the group to have an enjoyable and safe group. By booking to attend the group you are agreeing to the points below:

  • I will not send the Zoom link invitation, or share the meeting ID and Passcode with anyone else.
  • I will treat everything I hear and see with confidence
  • I am happy for my name and image to appear on screen – this is so everyone can participate in the group discussions
  • I understand that others may be able to see and hear my space at home and that it is my responsibility to ensure this is an appropriate environment
  • I understand the session will not be recorded, either by Zoom, CSWS or by anyone participating. I will not share or publish it in anyway, eg social media
  • I will not take any ‘screen shots’ of the session – recognising others in the group may not wish their identity to be shared
  • I am responsible for providing the wifi/phone/laptop etc I need to access Zoom
  • I’m aware I can withdraw from the group at any time if I choose not to participate
  • If I wish to prevent my email address from showing on the screen I will choose to rename it when joining the meeting
  • When I join the meeting I will be in a “waiting room”, this is normal, we will be able to see you are there. Please wait, while we admit you, it might take a bit of time as we check in only informal carers who have booked on.

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