Your loved one is suffering and you’ve offered to help—but they’ve refused.

You’re tired of pleading, begging, and arguing.

You just want to see them get better.

Preparing for Intervention

Interventions aren’t just another fight about “getting help.”

A successful intervention is a loving, intentionally facilitated invitation to healing—not a hostile confrontation.

When a loved one is struggling with untreated mental health and/or addiction issues, it’s normal to let our own negative reactions—anger, fear, frustration, disappointment, sadness, bewilderment—steer our response.

It can be very difficult to stage a productive intervention when untreated mental health and/or addiction issues have damaged our relationships. At Portobello Behavioural Health, we provide emotional and practical support to loved ones before and after every intervention to ensure the highest possible chance of conciliation and recovery.

A Powerful Invitation to Recovery

Gathering friends and family around a suffering person is an excellent way to demonstrate the kind of love and support needed to seek and sustain recovery.

It is critical that no momentum be lost when your loved one agrees to seek treatment following an intervention. We work with family and friends to arrange all of the details that need to be put in place before—and after—intervention. In preparation for every intervention, we help families and loved ones through the process of identifying the right treatment centre that meets their unique needs. Our team of skilled experts ensures that all of the necessary arrangements for treatment are made before the intervention ever begins.

Once we get to that “yes,” treatment can begin immediately.

Considering Intervention

Making the decision to stage an intervention isn’t an easy one. If you’re not sure if an intervention is right for your situation, we can help you discern the best way forward.

It may be that an intervention is not the best option in your particular case. Portobello Behavioural Health has also helped many families who thought that what they needed was an intervention but, in fact, there were other solutions and options available to them. We may be able to help you implement strategies which can bring about a positive result for your family member without the need for an intervention.

To learn more about our supportive services, email or call 020 3633 2111.