REBOUND was originally established in December 2008 at Baytrees, the NHS Detox Unit at St James's Hospital in Locksway Road, Portsmouth, to support families and friends whose lives have been torn apart by their loved one's drug / alcohol use.
The Group offers one to one support where needed and two carer representatives facilitate the group weekly.
We have a dedicated phone line, which can sometimes be answered immediately. However, it is not always possible to do so and we therefore provide an ansaphone message service. Messages are always followed up at the earliest opportunity ( provided that callers have left their contact details ). The phone line also offers advice and information about the group and our meeting times.
Furthermore, we can also offer one to one advice over the telephone if this is requested.
You are sure to welcomed wholeheartedly by the current members and will be able to mix with people who are in a very similar position to your own, in safe and confidential surroundings.
Each member who attends our group meetings, has a loved one who is misusing drugs and/or alcohol and who may also be suffering from associated mental health problems.
One-to-one counselling is always offered on your first visit and this is continued until you feel ready to join the main group.
The Group moved to The Carers' Centre, 117 Orchard Road, Southsea, in January 2011.
Currently the group meets on a Tuesday evening from 7.00 pm – 9.00 pm.
All are welcome.
Contact us any time and if you get the voicemail, please leave a message with a phone number or E Mail address and we will always call you back at the earliest opportunity.
Everyone attending the weekly group meetings, will have the chance to tell their story and to discuss their current problems. We trust that our experienced carer representatives can offer advice on coping strategies and other members can often help by telling how they have managed to deal with the inevitable crisis points.
In order to give the widest possible view of substance misuse and associated mental health problems, we endeavour to invite a guest each month, from relevant agencies who are dealing with drug and alcohol users on a regular basis.
This helps to give us an insight into current policy and procedures for dealing with addicts and those with mental health problems and hopefully will answer many of the questions you may have about your own particular situation.
Recent visitors have included representatives from the Police, Baytrees Detox Unit, the Alcohol Intervention Program at QA Hospital, the Courts, Professional Recovery Counsellors, The Adult Mental Health Team, The Mental Health Crisis Team at St James` Hospital and Recovering Addicts from PUSH ( Portsmouth Users Self Help Group ).