About Us

Established in 1999 by a group of mothers devastated by their sons’ heroin use. 
Their mission was to “develop a telephone helpline that offered a listening ear for anyone affected by someone else’s substance misuse and to ensure every family accessing help would receive it”.    

Today – we don’t just provide a telephone helpline, we champion family support and individual well-being across Stirling and the wider environs of Forth Valley.     
 Driven by experience we help to create change so that individuals; children; and families can cope with their circumstances and adversities and are able to seek support when needed.    

We offer a dedicated programme of support, including information and advice, counselling, peer support, and complimentary therapies, children’s after school clubs, family days out, school holiday activities, and more.   

As well as being a leading support service we have developed significant expertise in the area Child Protection, Kinship Care, and a range of Complimentary Therapies.


Our multi-specialty team of experts are compassionate and apply clinically sound therapies and support systems to guide you back to realising your own needs. Our compassionate, multi-specialty experts apply clinically sound therapies and research-proven treatment to guide you back to health. 

The team, led by a highly experienced Chief Officer, as well as having more than 20 year experience in Supporting Families affected by addiction is certified in a vast range of treatment and therapies.  S4F team includes recognised trauma specialist and counsellor, with advanced training in complex mental health issues as well as Domestic Abuse.  Our after school club have expertise and professional qualifications in Child care, food and nutrition, health and hygiene, first Aid and more ensuring your young ones are in safe hands.
As a client at S4F, you’ll experience highly individualised support. 

Everything we do is client centred even if that means adding a distinct intervention or recreational therapy to accelerate your healing.   Our holistic approach provides individualised programmes that is tailor-made to fit your unique needs.


Support for Families (S4F) is a leading provider of support to individuals and families affected by a loved one’s alcohol or drug misuse. 

We are committed to taking a person-centred approach for individuals and families who have nowhere else to turn or are exhausted with the constant struggle of dealing with drugs or alcohol.