Supporting Individuals and Families

The Alcohol Forum offer a range of programmes to support families, young people and parents across Donegal, Sligo, Leitrim, Monaghan & Cavan. If your family is struggling with alcohol or other drugs, conflict, anxiety, stress, contact us today. Help and support is available.

AFI Family Supports

AFI offers a range of programmes to support families, young people and parents.

The aim of AFI’s work with children and families is to support the development of resilient families who have the ability to utilise their skills and resources to meet life challenges. When we support families, we respect the dignity and worth of every individual and believe it is their own personal journey to develop solutions.

AFI’s approach to supporting children and families has three core principles; strengths based, skills based and reflective practice, for developing and fostering abilities, resources and accomplishments within families.

Our programmes are evidence-based, and evidence informed, based on best practice and have proven to be effective. These programmes and supports are non-judgemental, confidential and free.

Who is it for?

If your family is facing issues such as conflict, separation and loss, stress, mental health, alcohol or other drugs, this programme may be for you.

Who is it for?

If you or your partner are struggling with alcohol or other drugs and are concerned it may be having an impact on your children.

Who is it for?

If your family is experiencing challenges that arise from stress, conflict, alcohol or other drug use, mental health or safety concerns.

Who is it for?

The restoration or recovery of parental authority, supporting parents/carers in preventing and responding to the controlling and violent behaviour of child and adolescents.

Who is it for?

If you are impacted by a loved one’s addiction to alcohol, other drugs or gambling this programme may be for you.

Who is it for?

Monaghan and Cavan Youth Substance Support (MaCYSS) is a youth (12-18 years) and family alcohol and other drug service.

Referral Pathway to our Families Matter Programmes

Families and young people can be referred onto our programmes by schools, agencies or professionals working with the family. The M-PACT programme can take self-referrals from families. All Referrals can be made using our one standard Families Matter Referral Form. Families can be referred to and avail support from more than one Families Matter programme if appropriate. Contact us on for more information 

Additional Supports

Who is it for?

An all island parents’ and carers’ support group dedicated to supporting people affected by NDpae , also known as Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. 

Who is it for?

If you are concerned that someone in your life is affected by an Alcohol-Related Brain Injury, we may be able to help and guide you through the process of securing the right services to meet their needs.

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