Parent and Family Peer Support Groups
Parent Peer Volunteers facilitate peer support groups and the Six STEPS program that help you to learn new strategies, tools and skills to help cope with your situation. These groups and Six STEPS are free and any family member or significant other who is affected by someone else’s alcohol or drug use can attend.
Six STEPS is a 6-week family and friends support program for people affected by someone else’s problematic alcohol and/or other drug use. Six STEPS aims to help participants develop more effective coping strategies and find a greater sense of fulfilment. It is a closed group which means that the same people who start the course finish the course together.
Six STEPS is 6 sessions focused on:
- Practical tips and
Each session runs for two hours and participants are expected to attend each week.
Six STEPS is not a substitute for professional advice and generally it is helpful if you have received some emotional support prior to attending as Six STEPS is very practically based and not aimed at supporting people through acute crisis.
It is important to note that Six STEPS focuses on you and your life, not the person you support. It invites you to concentrate on changing your own thinking and responses, so you can gain greater control over your own life.
Six STEPS is suitable for those aged 18 and over and is offered in the following locations and online.
The Peer Support Groups are a safe place to talk about what’s going on and to get support from other people who are going through similar issues. They are suited to people who are not yet ready to engage in the Six STEPS program and to those who simply want to talk about how the person they support's behaviour is affecting them.
These support groups are suitable for those aged 18 and over.
The groups are offered in the following locations and online via Zoom.
Fremantle Parent and Family Support Group
Held every Saturday morning 10.30am-12pm at Fremantle Community Alcohol and Drug Service, Level 3, 22 Queen Street, Fremantle, WA.
You can simply turn up to this meeting or call the service on 9430 5966.
Currambine Parent and Family Support Group
Held every Monday evening 7pm-8.30pm at Currambine Community Centre, 64 Delamere Avenue, Currambine, WA.
You can simply turn up to this meeting or call the service on 9442 5050 for more information.
What people have said
Here’s what people have said about attending our Peer Support Groups and Six STEPS:
“I leave this program feeling more able to cope with the situation. I also have hope for our future.”
“The program changed how I look at the situation and has given me information on how to go forward, I’d recommend it to anyone.”
“It was so good meeting other people who are going through similar issues, now I know I’m not alone and I feel so much more confident in dealing with my son.”
“The facilitators are so warm, welcoming and very knowledgeable. Knowing they had also been though what I’m going through meant they completely understood my concerns and fears.”
“I was nervous starting a group and didn’t know what to expect but by the end of the course I felt like I knew these people for a lifetime as we are all dealing with the same stuff.”