SMART is providing free workshops for the family, friends and supporters of people managing behaviours of concern. The program is intended to enable and enhance coping and improve resilience and wellbeing. It supports supporters to find the motivation to change, engage in self-care, challenge thinking and communicate assertively. More information about the SMART Family and Friends program can be found here.
SMART Recovery Australia is currently looking for family members, carers, and supporters of a person using methamphetamine to participate in our program. The program is evidence-based.
SMART is committed to quality improvement and we want to grow our understanding of how the program works and measure its effectiveness. You can help us through your participation and learn some helpful skills along the way!
About the study
The workshop and it’s evaluation is a collaboration between SMART Recovery Australia and the University of Wollongong, funded by a grant from the National Centre of Clinical Research on Emerging Drugs (NCCRED). The project will evaluate how suitable and helpful the SMART Family and Friends program is for family members, friends and supporters impacted by methamphetamine use.
This research has been reviewed and approved by the Social Sciences Human Research Ethics Committee, Ethics Number: 2020/019.
What participants will need to do
- If you might be interested, please contact us via the online form (below) and a researcher will contact you.
- If you have a family member who might be interested, please provide them with the contact listed below
- If you choose to be involved, there will be 8 x SMART Family and Friends online support group sessions and you would need to attend all 8
- The sessions will be delivered via Zoom (no requirement to attend in person)
- The sessions will run weekly on Tuesdays, with the next available 8-week block to commence Tuesday 18th May 2021, from 4pm-6pm
- Complete 3 x telephone questionnaires with a researcher – before the group commences, 1-week and 1-month after the group finishes
- For further information please read the Participant Information & Consent Form. If you register interest, the researcher will answer your questions and also go through this form with you.
- Participants must be over the age of 18
- Participants must be a family member, carer, or supporter of a person who is using methamphetamine
- Participants must be able to attend all 8 online sessions and have good Wi-fi access
- Participants must have access to a telephone in order to complete follow up surveys. order to complete follow up surveys.