Family and whanau provide a natural support structure, however change within a family can be unsettling, even when that change is for the better.
LINC provides education and support to the family and whanau of clients undergoing treatment, guiding them on how they can best support their loved ones.
We encourage family and whanau to foster a client’s independence by treating them as someone who is capable of taking responsibility for themselves, rather than treating them as someone who is medically unwell and dependent.
Allowing clients to manage themselves and make their own decisions builds confidence in their ability to grow emotionally.
Achieving sustainable change for clients sometimes requires adjustments within the family or whanau, which can be uncomfortable.