Registered Charity #275
Mobile 426400
Formerly the Isle of Man Alcohol Advisory Service
40 years of service to the Manx community

Providing confidential help and support to families affected by alcohol misuse

What is the Family Alcohol Service?

The Family Alcohol Service is managed by Motiv8 Addiction Services. It is a structured, solution focused and innovative programme of intervention and support that aims to:

Who is the service for?

The service is available to any family that is affected by alcohol misuse. Parents are offered individual support with a Motiv8 worker and so are the children. Feedback sessions, where appropriate, are then offered to improve communication and support.
Every family is assessed on an individual basis and children aged between 5-18 are offered support.
Parents, children and families can either self refer or be referred by other services or agencies that they are working with.
Engagement with the Family Alcohol Service is voluntary.

What work do you do with the children?

Play therapy skills are used to encourage children to open up and discuss their emotions at their own pace, whilst building a rapport with their counsellor.
Children will be able to engage in crafts, games and imaginative play in a comfortable and supportive environment.

Family Intervention and Support Programme

The programme is flexible and not time restricted. The programmes aim to:

The programme focuses on:


Where do you offer support?

Appointments are offered at our Douglas offices or at our satellite clinics where possible.
Children can be seen either in our dedicated play therapy area, in school or a mutually agreeable venue that the child is happy with.

Is it confidential?

The Family Alcohol Service is free, confidential and non-judgemental with appropriate liaison with key services involved with any families.

Comments from parents that have used this service

Comments from children that have used this service

If you think that your family is affected by alcohol misuse and you would like support contact the Family Alcohol Service for further information or to arrange to speak in confidence with a Motiv8 worker call 01624 627656