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Addiction support for family members | Be SMART

BeSMART Family & Friends Meetings

Are you a family member or friend of someone with an addiction? Help yourself and help your loved one.

BeSMART is intended to assist anyone who is affected by the addictive behaviour of someone close to them. The program helps participants to develop more effective coping strategies and find a greater sense of fulfilment in their own lives. It does this by shifting the centre of gravity away from the person with the problem behaviour back to the person who provides the support.

BeSMART can help participants to:

  • Manage emotional upsets
  • Change unhelpful responses
  • Challenge unhelpful thinking
  • Improve communication
  • Set healthy boundaries
  • Work on developing better functioning support systems and lifestyle balance
  • Cope and regain control.

BeSMART aims to build on participants’ personal strengths and to increase resilience and wellbeing. It enables participants to find the motivation to change, engage in self-care, challenge their own thinking, and communicate assertively. It provides strategies to stay safe, seek support, problem solve, cope with lapses in coping and set goals.

The program also explores how participants can prioritise their own self-care and wellbeing, and learn to maintain these, even under difficult and stressful circumstances.

BeSMART meetings are run by a trained Facilitator and are available in the following formats and locations:

Weekly online support meetings

Format:
Ongoing weekly online meetings (1.5hr duration)
Capacity: Max 20 attendees per session
Day/Time:
(Starts June 17) Every Monday, 12:30pm – 2:00pm (AEDT)
Location: Online
Start Date: 17 June, 2019
Cost: Free

 

In person group support meetings (Sydney)
Format: Weekly group meetings (1.5hr duration)
Day/Time:
Every Thursday, 6:00pm – 7:30pm (AEDT)
Location: 200 Albion Street, Surry Hills New South Wales 2010 (Ground floor meeting room)
Parking: On street parking available. Also St Margaret’s Car Park, 425 Bourke St, Surry Hills 
No registration required
Cost: Free
Contact: clarebesmart@gmail.com

More information: https://smartrecoveryaustralia.com.au/listing/be-smart-200-albion-street-surry-hills/

Available now: BeSMART Manual

Comprehensive self-help book for people affected by the addictive behaviour of someone close to them

The BeSMART manual helps family members to develop more effective coping strategies and find a greater sense of fulfilment in their own lives.

Topics covered:

  • Managing emotional upsets
  • Changing unhelpful responses
  • Challenging unhelpful thinking
  • Improving communication
  • Setting healthy boundaries
  • Developing better functioning support systems and lifestyle balance
  • Coping and regaining control.

 

 

 

BeSMART Meeting Flyer

 

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