About Us

Talking works. Let’s talk.

Our History

Families Out Loud is a small charity based in Wiltshire. We help adults who are affected by another person’s addiction through counselling and support group meetings. We are a newly formed charity, launching in September 2018. Support groups were originally started in this area by Clouds in 2002, and then continued through Action on Addiction. The groups faced closure in April 2018 but members were determined to save a well-used and much needed local service.  They continued to meet regularly, focusing on creating a new charity that would maintain their vital group meetings. Families Out Loud is the successful outcome of their endeavours. 

Our Trustees

The Trustees of Families Out Loud have all had experience of addiction within their family network, and have been support group members for many years. On behalf of the members, they are committed to building a strong and stable future for the charity. They will strive to develop and grow the organisation, making it accessible and welcoming to those in need. There is a lot of help available for addicts but families can often feel overlooked. The Trustees understand that giving a voice to people experiencing trauma and distress, due to another’s addiction, is positive for families and society as a whole.

Our Professionals

A number of professionals work with Families Out Loud to provide assessment and counselling services, as well as facilitating the support group meetings. They are all fully qualified, with many years’ experience supporting families affected by addiction.

Our Group Members

Group members come from all walks of life but share a common experience – watching someone they care about struggle with addiction. Having all faced challenges in their own lives, they have a deep understanding of the problems surrounding addiction. They are good at listening, offering advice and generally supporting each other.

News & Updates

Part-time job opportunities

Part-time job opportunities

Families Out Loud launched four years ago, and today we support many people across Wiltshire who are living with addiction in the family. The board of trustees is now recruiting two individuals who have the expertise and enthusiasm to help with the day-to-day running...

Families Out Loud at the DHI Conference in Bristol

Families Out Loud at the DHI Conference in Bristol

Damaris Broad was at the Families Out Loud stand at the DHI conference in Bristol last weekend.  She said "It was great to network with others working in the field of families and substance misuse. Adfam and Al-Anon members were present so it was a good opportunity to...

Volunteers Week – 1st to 7th June

Volunteers Week – 1st to 7th June

Volunteers Week – 1st to 7th June This Volunteers Week, we’d like to give a big shout-out to all Families Out Loud volunteers who work tirelessly for our cause. Our amazing team have one thing in common – belief in our mission to support families of drug & alcohol...

Counselling for Families of Addicts in Wiltshire