We are currently meeting at Gorgie Memorial Hall, Gorgie Road, Edinburgh – just next to Sainsbury’s and opposite Aldi.
There are now two groups running. As before on a Wednesday (12pm-1:30pm) every week and on the first Thursday of the month at 7pm-8:30pm. Both groups are free to attend and don’t require any referral, you can come as often as you feel you want to. Tea, coffee and biscuits are included.
We have a great big space, a private garden, decent seats and plenty of toys to occupy little ones, so please don’t let a lack of childcare put you off. You are very welcome to bring them along. However, to respect confidentiality, we ask that children that attend are too young for school.
We also have a Facebook Closed Group which you’re welcome to join if you find yourself needing to vent or are looking to see what others have done in similar circumstances. The closed group is private and DOES NOT show on your general newsfeed. It is only visible to those who are in the group.
We also have a WhatsApp group which is open to anyone who’s attended groups. This is just a way of supporting each other between sessions.
Our facilitators are also trained as CRAFT practitioners. CRAFT is a program that is purposefully designed for the family of those battling addiction and looks at boundaries, self care, communication skills etc.
We value the ability to sign post people to services available in Edinburgh and will happily help you to look at services available for your loved one, but we are there to support you first and foremost regardless of your loved ones battle and whether they engage in recovery or not.
We can also provide information about other supports in Edinburgh that could benefit you and/or your family unit. For instance, we are able to make referrals to https://u-U-evolve.org. They are an organisation that can offer individual, tailored support for those aged 11-18yrs.