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Author: Anne Doyle
.The National Family Support Network (NFSN)1 is a self-help organisation supporting the development of family support groups and networks throughout Ireland. Through their work they raise awareness of the difficulties faced by families in coping with substance misuse, while recognising the...
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Subject: mental health
Stigma has a negative effect on people with mental health and substance use problems worldwide and is a significant barrier to getting appropriate care. Stigma can lead to: â?¢ difficulty accessing resources and services, such as employment and housing; â?¢ social isolation due to...
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The Life in Recovery survey asks substance users about their life experiences during active addiction and, subsequently, in recovery. This project adapted the Life in Recovery survey to capture the experiences of family members around recovering drinkers. During the design phase, half-day public...
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The Department remains committed to the fulfilment of the twodisability duties, as set out in Section 49A of the DisabilityDiscrimination Act (DDA) 1995, across the Department’s functions
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These annual reports aim to build information over time to show the prevalence rate of autism amongst the compulsory school age population. Analyses are provided by health and social care trust, gender, school year, special educational needs and multiple deprivation measure.
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This practice framework seeks to bring poverty into the foreground of social work practice. It aims to help social workers recognise and respond to the impact of poverty on the people they support. The framework recognises that social work, as a profession committed to social justice, must address...
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When a person dies, a number of steps need to be completed before the legal registration of death and any funeral takes place. The first step, Verification of Life Extinct (VLE), is confirmation or verification that death has indeed occurred. This guidance describes the features required to...
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This publication presents information on children in Northern Ireland who have been looked after continuously for 12 months or longer at 30 September each year. Information is presented on the educational achievements of these children as well as religious background, ethnicity, disability,...

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