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 over 13 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 and our changing lanes drop in for young people age 11-17

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

Our Staff


Sandra McDermott - Founder



Julia Feazey - Chief Executive Officer



Sarah Bream - Senior Family Support Worker


Rachel Bott - Operational Manager

Rebecca Hanratty-Children & YP Support Worker



Jo Baker - Project Co-ordinator


Trina Breedon - Family Support Worker

Joanna Latek- Family Support Worker



Nicky Fulton - Office & Volunteer Manager