We provide free, accessible and non-judgemental support, to those affected by another’s substance misuse throughout Northamptonshire.

Our Story


Family Support Link was set up 10 years ago by Sandra McDermott.

After having gone through what many of our clients go through Sandra felt that the Family's and loved one's of people going through Alcohol and/or drug problems had no support of their own, so she set up a telephone support line. This was the beginning of FSL.

Today FSL works in Northamptonshire with children age 5 up to Adults. We support Family's, Carers and close friends of those with substance or alcohol misuse problems.

The team today offers 1:1 support for children, young people and adults, Evening Group support for Adults, and a 12 week structured programme for young people ages 11-18.

We take referrals from other agencies but people can also self refer.

Our Staff


Sandra McDermott - Founder

Julia Feazey - Chief Executive Officer

Sarah Bream - Family Support Worker

Jo Latek - Family Support Worker

Caroline Coles - Family Support Worker

Jo Baker - Family Support Worker

Rachel Bott - Project Co-ordinator

Trina Breedon - Project Co-ordinator

Kimberly Richardson - Project Co-ordinator

Rebecca Hanratty - Child & Young Person Support Workers

Nicky Fulton - Administrator

Arthur Cattell - Administrator