SMART Family & Friends Program

Being in a close relationship with someone struggling with a problem behaviour can be highly stressful.

The SMART Family and Friends Program is designed to support people who are struggling with a problem behaviour related to alcohol, drug use, gambling, hoarding or other behaviours of concern.

Anglicare Tasmania provides free SMART Family and Friends support sessions that meet in person.

They will help you to:

  • Engage in self-care, focus on your own goals and values
  • Challenge your own thinking, explore your feelings and behaviours
  • Learn self-empowerment and self-resilience, seek support and problem solve
  • Put meaning and satisfaction back into your own life.

Family & Friends Sessions Coming Up

Anglicare Tasmania is currently running SMART Family and Friends sessions in the North and the Northwest of the state.



In the North we are providing all of the content within 2 full days on Tuesday 21st and Wednesday 22nd November 2023.

Details for each day

Time: 9am to 5pm

Location: Anglicare Tasmania, 122 Elizabeth Street, Launceston

Morning and afternoon tea will be provided. There will be a 1-hour lunch break.  Please BYO lunch or you will be able to buy lunch nearby.



In the Northwest this is being provided in 1.5-hour sessions once a week over 6 weeks.

The next 6-week program starts on Wednesday 27th September 2023.

Time: 1pm to 2.30pm

Location: Ulverstone Neighbourhood House, Unit 8/10 Lugana Cresent.

NOTE: These are closed groups and require registration to attend.  Read below on how to register.

How to Register to attend





For more information or to register ring 1800 243 232


Use the online form

Use the following online form to register your interest. Let us know which session you are interested in.

Register for a SMART Family & Friends Session