The festive season can be difficult for families blighted by alcohol problems.
Christmas and New Year is meant to be a time of celebration and togetherness, making it doubly sad for children living under the shadow of parental alcoholism. It can be a distressing time, reinforcing feelings of isolation and a sense of being different. On top of the pressure to have a ‘joyful day’, usual routines, such as school, stop so many feel trapped at home.
Advent Care Messages
For the whole of the Advent Season in 2017, Nacoa will be posting Advent Care Messages from people who care and want to pass on their support for these children for whom Christmas is a time of pain and worry.
If you are not on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram, don’t worry. We will be updating this page every time a message is posted.
— Nacoa (@NacoaUK) December 10, 2017
— Camilla Tominey (@CamillaTominey) December 9, 2017
The festive period brings so many worries for children of a parent with a drink problem. Nacoa supporter and political editor @CamillaTominey today sends her #AdventCare message to let them know that help is here for you—even on Xmas Day. pic.twitter.com/XjEEoM7Mx9
— Nacoa (@NacoaUK) December 9, 2017
To families this festive season: may your home be peaceful and full of joy.
My message as patron of the unique charity @NacoaUK The National Association of Children of Alcoholics.
If you need support with drink related household and families issues contact us. https://t.co/CP77FZXRFG
— Lauren Booth (@LaurenBoothUK) December 7, 2017
Journalist, broadcaster and Nacoa patron @LaurenBoothUK today sends her Advent Care Message to all children and YP affected by a parent’s drink problems during the festive season. pic.twitter.com/x66ti5gX1H
— Nacoa (@NacoaUK) December 7, 2017
‘Young people need to be able to talk honestly about their feelings.’ An open #AdventCare message today from Nacoa patron and Arsenal footballer, Tony Adams, to anyone affected by parental alcohol problems. pic.twitter.com/Rghoh6BhEn
— Nacoa (@NacoaUK) December 3, 2017
‘A kind word costs nothing but could change the world’. Actor and Nacoa patron Cherie Lunghi today sends her #AdventCare message to help anyone affected by a parent’s drinking. pic.twitter.com/mqJeewqZPB
— Nacoa (@NacoaUK) December 2, 2017
— Liam (@LiamByrneMP) December 2, 2017
Happy 1st of December! A time of celebration for some—sadness and fear for others. Today we begin our season of Advent Care Messages with a thought from @LiamByrneMP to everyone affected by a parent’s problem drinking. pic.twitter.com/GyiX52kWku
— Nacoa (@NacoaUK) December 1, 2017