VOICES North & West

Therapeutic services for children, young people and families affected by parental substance misuse.

Area Ballymena, Derry/Londonderry, Omagh, Northern Health & Social Care Trust , Western Health & Social Care Trust , Limavady, Enniskillen, Strabane, Magherafelt, Cookstown, Antrim, Larne, Ballymoney, Coleraine, Newtownabbey,
Age Range 8-17
Concern Category Drugs and/or alcohol,

About the Service

The VOICES service works directly with children/young people where parental substance misuse is an issue. The VOICES service also provide support to the parents/adults and the whole family unit. VOICES works in partnership with Social Services and supports parents to access and engage with local addiction specialist

Interventions provided:

  • Therapeutic mentoring.
  • Counselling.
  • Therapeutic group work.
  • Family support.
  • Family systemic work.
  • Therapeutic play skills.
  • Diversionary activities.
  • Family residentials.

Quotes from service users:

“Services like Start360, especially the VOICES project, complimented our work so much. Working with Voices key workers, counsellors and family worker has been positive and resulted in positive outcomes for families. Sharing of information was stellar and I hope the good working relationships developed between our services continue.”

“You helped me to find my voice and so I would be able to tell my daddy how I felt about his drinking.”

I can smile now and mean it because of VOICES"

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