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Supporting families
in Northamptonshire

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

M-PACT – Moving Parents and Children Together

We are excited to launch our new Lottery funded project, M-PACT

Each M-PACT programme brings together a small number of families (Up to eight families), which usually includes at least one parent (or parenting figure) with a substance use problem, and at least one child aged between eight and 17 years. In many cases at least one other non-using adult will also participate in the programme.

The programme is comprised of 10 sessions. An individual family assessment is followed by eight consecutive weekly core sessions that last 2.5 hours, a family review session and a reunion held three months after the end of the programme for all families. From the assessment to the reunion, an M-PACT programme will take approximately six months.

Make an MPACT Referral here.

M-PACT aims

  • To support children and young people whose parents misuse (or have misused) drugs and/or alcohol, reducing the negative impact substance misuse has on children and young people and the family.
  • To raise parents' awareness about the impact that their misuse has on the whole family.
  • To offer the opportunity for change that is unlikely without external help.
  • To improve communication within the family.
  • To strengthen protective and resilience factors.
  • To provide education around substance misuse.
  • To increase the range of coping strategies and to raise self-esteem.
  • To identify additional needs of both parents, children and young people and guide them towards further help.

Referral Criteria

We will be accepting referrals from professional agencies and families can also self-refer.


  • No current domestic violence
  • Children between age 8-17
  • Obtained signed consent
  • Displaying an adequate level of motivation
  • Are robust enough as a family
  • Not experiencing an episode of severe mental health
  • People with certain criminal convictions that would create an unsafe programme will be unable to participate

For further information or queries email us at or call our office on 01933 224632/227078

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