Steps to Cope - An online resource for young people and professionals

Welcome to Steps to Cope!


Hi there and welcome to the Steps to Cope dashboard.

The video below provides an overview to the website and how to use it, take a look!


Use the links below to choose what to do next ...

Before you begin...

Step 1 

Step 2

picks Step 3 

Step 4 

Step 5 


We have developed a system to allow you to make private notes between you and our Steps to Cope team, whenever you are on any of the step pages, simply click the question tab at the bottom of the page and type your query -

Don't worry it is completely private and between you and us.  We will receive a notification and reply privately to you, so if you get stuck, have a thought or burning question you need answered, use the tool send us a message or make a note on the step you are on.


b0220NEW! We have just created a handy FAQ gude on what is most frequently asked about to our team, Just click the link below.



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This self help website was created for young people who are living with someone who drinks too much alcohol. This is your website— feel free to write as much or as little as you want.

What do we mean?

In our steps we have used the term ‘parent’ but our 5 steps are written for young people who are affected by an adult who drinks too much alcohol. They may live with you or they may not. We also say ‘alcohol use’ a lot this means any amount of alcohol that has a negative impact on you, they may drink every day, some days or only every so often. The words we use may not exactly reflect what is happening in your life, but this toolkit can still help you.

Safety first

At all times it is important for you to keep safe, this work may be difficult at times but that is okay, it means it is important for you to talk about.

It is also important that you know how to keep yourself safe, now is a good time to think about where you could go or who you could call in case of an emergency - perhaps the person who suggested you to look at this site can help you with this. Our Steps to cope team have been specially trained in how to support someone who is affected by their parent’s drinking. They will try to answer any questions you may have.

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