What help is out there?


Some ENCARE partner countries have developed their own websites specifically for children living with parental problem drinking. Examples include (more details of these can be found by looking at the pages or website for your own country):

Partners in several ENCARE countries have also developed their own intervention and support packages to help children.Spain, the UK, Germany, Belgium and Portugal are just some of the countries where such resources have been developed (more details of these can be found by looking at the pages or website for your own country).

Many countries will also be able to provide details of self-help organisations like Al-Ateen. However, it is important for a professional to do more than just provide a telephone number to children, but perhaps to check the details of what groups or other help is available in your country or area, and even to check with a child about how helpful they find other support and what more they might need.