Family Drug Support Australia
Support Line: 1300 368 186
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FAMILY SUPPORT MEETINGS

 


FAMILY SUPPORT MEETINGS  - July 2017 - September 2017

Non-religious, open meetings for family members affected by drugs and alcohol. 

Open to anyone & providing opportunities to talk & listen to others in a non-judgemental, safe environment. 

Please phone facilitator (listed below) to check on dates, prior to attending.

General enquiries: FDS Head Office 02) 4782 9222

NOTE:  MEETINGS ARE NOT HELD ON PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

FDS Support Groups:

NSW - Burwood........................................................................................................................................... Every Monday*
 
****PLEASE NOTE: The venue for this meeting has changed for July - September due to local elections****
 
The meeting location during this period will be The George Street Centre in Burwood:
The entry is next to George St Carpark, near the corner of Elsie St. OPPOSITE 36-46 George St.
 
 
 
George Street Centre, George St Burwood                                                                                          (7pm – 9pm)
 
Enquiries: Raewyn 0412 113 323 or Head Office 02) 4782 9222
 
NSW - Byron Bay....................................**This meeting is cancelled until further notice. You can call Margaret on 0427 857 092 to arrange a convenient time for 1 on 1 support**
 

NSW – Campbelltown.................................................................................1st Monday of the month: 4th September

 

Odyssey House, Suite 1, 15 – 23 Dumarsq St, Campbelltown                                                             (6pm - 8pm)

 

Enquiries:  Julie 0400 113 422 or Head Office 02) 4782 9222

NSW – Chatswood...............................................................................2nd Wednesday of the month: 13th September

 

Chatswood Youth centre, 64 Albert Avenue, Chatswood

Parking is available directly behind the Centre or in Westfield Car Park                                             (6pm - 8pm)

 

Enquiries:  Ann 0478 317 399 or Julie 0400 113 422

NSW - Coffs Harbour.....................................1st & 3rd Monday of the month: 21st August, 4th & 18th September

**Please note the new venue for this meeting**

Early Childhood Centre, 29 Park Ave, Coffs Harbour                                                                            (7pm – 9pm)

Enquiries: Theo 0402 604 354

NSW – Hornsby............................................................................................2nd Monday of the month: 11th September

Hornsby Uniting Church, 24 Williams St (Corner of Frederick), Hornsby                                            (6pm - 8pm)

 

Enquiries:  Julie 0400 113 422 or Head Office 02) 4782 9222

NSW - Liverpool................................................ This group is no longer running.
 
Nearest groups are Cambelltown and Burwood
 
NSW - Manly Vale..................................................................4th Monday of the month: 28th August, 25th September
 
Pioneer Clubhouse, 2 Quirk Rd, Manly Vale,
Enter from Quirk Rd off Balgowlah Rd                                                                                                     (6pm - 8pm)
 
Enquiries:  Julie 0400 113 422 or Head Office 02) 4782 9222
NSW - Mt Druitt..............................................................4th Thursday of the month: 24th August, **20th September**
**Note: This group will change dates after August to the 3rd Wednesday of each month**
 
The Street University, Ted Noffs Foundation, Level 1 (upstairs), 11 Cleeve Close Mt Druitt
Enter from Dawson Mall near Westfields. Entrance is 2 doors down from Commonwealth Bank on the corner. 
Park in the shopping area near the bus depot, or at Westfields                                                           (6pm - 8pm)
 
 
Enquiries:  Julie 0400 113 422 or Head Office 02) 4782 9222

NSW –  Newcastle..........................................................4th Wednesday of the month: 23rd August, 27th September

 **PLEASE NOTE: There will be no Newcastle meeting in July. We apologise for any inconvenience**

Adamstown Uniting Church, 228 Brunker Rd, Adamstown                                                                   (6pm - 8pm)

Enter through the gate at the back of the church from Glebe Rd

Enquiries:  Julie 0400 113 422 or Head Office 02) 4782 9222

NSW –  Orange....................................................................3rd Thursday of the month: 17th August, 21st September

The Home and Community Centre (HAAC), 286 Lorde Place, Orange                                              (6pm - 8pm)

Enquiries:  Julie 0400 113 422 or Head Office 02) 4782 9222

NSW – Parramatta....................... This group is no longer running. A new group is opening soon in Merrylands.

Please contact Julie on 0400 113 422 for details.

NSW - Penrith................................................................................................2nd Tuesday of the month: 12th September
 
Salvation Army, 223 High St, Penrith.  
Entry and parking directly behind the building, next to Aldi                                                                    (6pm - 8pm)
 
Enquiries:  Julie 0400 113 422 or Head Office 02) 4782 9222
NSW - Port Macquarie.........................................................1st and 3rd Monday of the month: 4th & 18th September  
 
Port Macquarie Neighbourhood Centre, Corner Dodd & Muston Sts, Port Macquarie                      (6pm - 8pm)
 
Enquiries:  Pam 0438 994 269
NSW - Randwick............................... 2nd and last Wednesday of the month: 30th August,13th & 27th September
 
The Old Post Office, 206A Alison Rd, Randwick (Cnr of Avoca St). 
Enter via the car park. Street parking available                                                                                       (6pm - 8pm)
 
Enquiries:  Raewyn 0412 113 323 or Head Office 02) 4782 9222

NSW – Rockdale.......................This group is no longer running. Nearest groups are Sutherland and Randwick.

NSW – San Remo...............................................................3rd Thursday of the month: 17th August, 21st September

 

The Epicentre Community Centre, 28 Brava Avenue North, San Remo                                            (6pm - 8pm)

 

Enquiries:  Raewyn 0412 113 323 or Head Office 02) 4782 9222

NSW – Sutherland.................................................................3rd Monday of the month: 21st August, 18th September

 

Sutherland Uniting Church, Corner of Flora & Merton Streets, Sutherland                                           (6pm - 8pm)

 

Enquiries:  Beth 0416 078 209 or Head Office 02) 4782 9222

NSW – Wollongong...................................................................................1st Wednesday of the month: 6th September

 

The Orana Centre, 2 Rawson St, Wollongong                                                                                       (6pm - 8pm)

 

Enquiries:  Julie 0400 113 422 or Head Office 02) 4782 9222

SA – Barossa Valley.................................................................................. Wednesday every fortnight: 11th September
 
St Jakobi's Lutheran Church, Lyndoch Valley Way, Lyndoch                                                                (6pm - 8pm)

Enquiries: Kath 0401 732 129 or Simon (Southern Barossa Alliance) 0439 509 207                  
SA – Hallett Cove................................................... Wednesday every fortnight: 23rd August, 6th & 20th September
 
Hallet Cove Baptist Church, 1 Ramrod Avenue, Hallet Cove                                                               (7pm - 9pm)

Enquiries: Kath 0401 732 129                  

SA – Leabrook..................................................... Wednesday every fortnight: 30th August, 13th & 27th September

Knightsbridge Baptist Church Hall, 455 Glynburn Rd, Leabrook                                                        (7pm - 9pm)

Enquiries: Kath 0401 732 129   

SA – Woodville.............................................................. Monday every fortnight: 21st August, 4th & 18th September

St Margaret's Anglican Church Hall, 45 Woodville Rd, Woodville (Cnr of Port Rd)                          (7pm - 9pm)

Enquiries: Kath 0401 732 129                                                             

QLD – Caboolture ............................................................................... 2nd Wednesday of the month: 13th September

Street University, 29 - 31 King St, Caboolture                                                                                      (6:30pm – 8:30pm)

(Next to the printing shop at the corner of the block)

Enquiries: Chrissie 0484 002 181 or Head office 02) 4782 9222          
 

QLD – Carseldine ................................................................................................................1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month*

***NOTE: this meeting has moved to a new venue - Please see Zillmere listing for details***                          

QLD – Ferny Hills..........................................................................................2nd Monday of the month: 11th September

Girl Guides Hall, Wahminda Park, Baden Lane, Ferny Hills                                                                (7pm – 9pm)

Enquiries: Krystal 0484 002 178 or Head Office 02) 4782 9222                             

QLD – Ipswich.....................................................................3rd Thursday of the month: 17th August, 21st September

EACH, 24 East St, Ipswich (upstairs room, rear parking access via Wharf Street)                        (6:30pm – 8:30pm)

Enquiries: Dom 0419 689 857 or Head office 02) 4782 9222 

QLD – Maroochydore.............................................................................3rd Wednesday of the month: 20th September

**NB: the venue for this meeting has changed**

Community Focus 3/2 Ann-Maree Cl, Maroochydore                                                                          (7pm – 9pm)

Enquiries: Sue or Barry 0419 020 603 or Head Office 02 4782 9222

QLD - Nerang......................................................1st & 3rd Monday of the month: 21st August, 4th & 18th September

Girl Guides Hall, 40 Ferry St Nerang                                                                                                      (7pm – 9pm)

Enquiries: Devushka 0484 000 806         

QLD – Paddington............................................................................................1st Monday of the month: 4th September

**Note the new venue for this meeting**

Paddington Hall Annexe, 10 Moreton St, Paddington QLD                                                                 (7pm – 9pm)

Enquiries: Krystal 0484 002 178 or Head office 02) 4782 9222 

QLD – Redland Bay...........................................................Last Tuesday of the month: 29th August, 26th September

The Cage Community Centre, 882 German Church Road, Redland Bay                                         (7pm – 9pm)

Enquiries: Devushka 0484 000 806 or Head office 02) 4782 9222                             
QLD – Zillmere............................................................................1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month: 5th & 19th September
 
**NOTE: This group replaces the Carseldine support group. It will run from 6:30pm**

Zillmere PCYC, 340 Zillmere Rd, Zillmere (The meeting room is toward the back of the club)      (6:30pm – 8:30pm)

The meeting room is toward the back of the club

Enquiries: Emily 0407 743 033 or Head office 02) 4782 9222     
 

VIC  - Bendigo........................................................................ Once a month - Wednesday evenings: 13th September

Venue:  Olinda Centre, 8 Olinda Street, Bendigo                                                                                (7pm – 9pm)

Enquiries:  Debbie 0448 177 083                                                    

VIC  - Chadstone.........................................Thursday every fortnight: 17th & 31st August, 14th & 28th September

Link Health and Community – 94 Batesford Rd, Chadstone                                                              (6pm – 8pm)

Enter the park off Batesford Rd opposite Woonah St

Enquiries: Debbie 0448 177 083 

VIC - Ferntree Gully.....................................................Tuesday every fortnight: 22nd August, 5th & 19th September
 
KNOX Community Health service, 1063 Burwood Hwy, Ferntree Gully                                            (6.30pm - 8.30pm)
 
Enquiries:  Kelly 0431 993 621 or Debbie 0448 177 083
VIC - Footscray............................................................Thursday every fortnight: 24th August, 7th & 21st September
 
 
Co-Health Building, 215 Nicholson St, Footscray                                                               (6pm - 8pm)
 
Enquiries: Debbie 0448 177 083  or Anne 0408 384 518
VIC - Frankston...........................................................Tuesday every fortnight: 29th August, 12th & 26th September
 
Frankston Community Health Centre,  2 Hastings Rd, Frankston                                     (6pm - 8pm)
 
Enquiries: Tracy 0413 710 238 or Debbie 0448 177 083

VIC – Geelong....................................................... Wednesday every fortnight: 30th August, 13th & 27th September

The Swanston Centre, Corner Myers & Swanston Sts, Geelong                                                       (7pm – 9pm)

Enquiries: Kevin 0487 949 745 or Debbie 0448 177 083                                                                                   

VIC – Glen Waverley.............................This meeting is currently running from Chadstone. See Chadstone listing.

VIC – Hawthorn...................................................... Wednesday every fortnight: 23rd August, 6th & 20th September

Access Health and Community, 378 Burwood Rd, Hawthorn                                                            (6pm – 8pm)

Corner Kent St. Enter via the back door behind the building in Kent St.

Enquiries: Debbie 0448 177 083 

VIC - Mornington Peninsula......................................... Monday every fortnight: 21st August, 4th & 18th September
 
 
The MCOC Community House, 18 Pitt St, Mornington                                                                       (6:30pm - 8:30pm)
 
Enquiries: Debbie 0448 177 083 or Sally 0498 077 676
 Non-FDS Support Groups:
ACT - Canberra.........................................................Wednesday every fortnight:   please call to confirm actual dates
 
Compass Directions ACT, Level 6, Cosmopolitan Centre, Bowes Street., Woden ACT               (5.30pm-7.30pm)
 
Enquiries:  Switchboard  02) 6132 4800
SA - Renmark............................................................................................................Tuesdays: 29th August, 26th September
 
Renmark Community Health building, Ral Ral Avenue, Renmark (Near the hospital)                      (1 - 3pm)
 
Enquiries: Kath 0401 732 129

WA – Mandurah......................................................................................................................................................Every Thursday

South Metropolitan Community Drug Service, 22 Tuckey Street, Mandurah                                    (10am – 11.30am)

Enquiries: 08) 9581 4010

STEPPING STONES COURSES

 


STEPPING STONES COURSES

(Unless indicated, the course runs over 2 consecutive weekends)

 

www.fds.org.au

Contact the facilitator (listed below) OR Head Office for more information. Ph: (02) 47829222

 

19-20 & 26-27 August, 2017
COFFS HARBOUR, NSW
 
Venue: Coffs Ex Services Club, Northside building across the road from the main club, 1 Vernon St, Coffs Harbour NSW
 
Enquiries: Theo 0402 604 354, or Head Office 02 4782 9222
9.30am - 4.00pm
9-10 & 23-24 September, 2017
**1 week break in-between**
ADELAIDE, SA
 
Venue: Safe Place Training, 147 Goodwood Rd, Goodwood SA
 
Enquiries: Theo 0402 604 354, or Head Office 02 4782 9222
9.30am - 4.00pm
28-29 October &
4-5 November, 2017
BRISBANE, QLD
 
Venue:TBA
 
Enquiries: Dom 0419 689 857 or Head Office 02 4782 9222
9.30am - 4.00pm
11-12 & 18-19 November, 2017
HAWTHORN, VIC
 
Venue: Access Health & Community, 378 Burwood Rd, Hawthorn
           Corner of Kent St. Enter from the back door.
 
Enquiries: Debbie 0448 177 083 or Head Office 02 4782 9222
 
9.30am - 4.00pm
18-19 & 25-26 November, 2017
 
CROYDON PARK, NSW
 
Venue: Croydon Park Club, 55 Seymour St, Croydon Park
 
Enquiries: Head Office 02 4782 9222
9.30am - 4.00pm
 

STEPPING FORWARD INFORMATION SESSIONS

 

STEPPING FORWARD INFORMATION SESSIONS

Session 1 - Stage of Change and 'Balance Pole'

Session 2 - Effective Communication

Session 3 - Alcohol and Other Drug Information

Separate modules can be provided for - Treatment and Recovery, Boundary setting and Dealing with Conflict,

ICE presentation, Engaging with families workshop.

Each session runs for approximately 2 hours and are open to the public.

Cost: Free (Donations welcome)

Bookings are essential

For Bookings or to make enquiries, please phone the facilitator listed against the relevant session or Head office

(02) 4782 9222.

30th August 2017   

CHERMSIDE, QLD

Venue: Chermside Library, 375 Hamilton Rd, Chermside
 
 
Module:

- Alcohol & other drug information


 
Contact: Krystal 0484 002 178
7pm - 9pm
 
5th September 2017

NERANG, QLD

Venue: Girl Guides Hall, 40 Ferry St, Nerang
 
 
Module:

- Stages of Change & Balance Pole


 
Contact: Devushka 0484 000 806
6:30pm - 8:30pm
6th September 2017

RED HILL, QLD

Venue: Moonyah, 58 Glenrosa Rd, Red Hill
 
 
Module:

- Stages of Change & Balance Pole


 
Contact: Chrissie 0484 002 181
6:30pm - 8:30pm
9th September 2017
FAIRFIELD, NSW
 
Venue: Fairfield Drug Health Services, Fairfield Hospital, Corner Prairie Vale & Restwell Road, Prairiewood
 
 
Modules: 

- Stages of Change & Balance Pole

- Effective Communication

- Alcohol & other drug information

 

RSVP: Mary Wahhab Tel: 9616 8800 Mob: 0475 967 065
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9.30 - 4pm
12th September 2017

NERANG, QLD

Venue: Girl Guides Hall, 40 Ferry St, Nerang
 
 
Module:

- Effective Communication


 
Contact: Devushka 0484 000 806
6:30pm - 8:30pm
19th September 2017

NERANG, QLD

Venue: Girl Guides Hall, 40 Ferry St, Nerang
 
 
Module:

- Alcohol and Other Drugs Information


 
Contact: Devushka 0484 000 806
6:30pm - 8:30pm
20th September 2017

RED HILL, QLD

Venue: Moonyah, 58 Glenrosa Rd, Red Hill
 
 
Module:

- Effective Communication


 
Contact: Chrissie 0484 002 181
6:30pm - 8:30pm
4th October 2017

RED HILL, QLD

Venue: Moonyah, 58 Glenrosa Rd, Red Hill
 
 
Module:

- Alcohol and Other Drugs Information


 
Contact: Chrissie 0484 002 181
6:30pm - 8:30pm

OTHER EVENTS

 

OTHER EVENTS

 
SUPPORT GROUP FACILITATOR TRAINING
Learn the skills to facilitate a Family Support Group meeting in your area.
Note: To facilitate support groups with FDS, you will need to complete this training AND volunteer training
 
 
 
 
 
 
Date: TBC
 
 
BRISBANE, QLD
 
Venue: TBC
 

Registrations/Enquiries:

Tony - 02) 4782 9222 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 
 
 
 
Time: 10am - 4pm

Harm Reduction Australia (HRA)

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Australia’s first national harm reduction organisation for individuals committed to reducing the health, social and economic harms potentially associated with drug use - Harm Reduction Australia (HRA) – was launched on Thursday the 26th of November at Parliament House in Canberra.

For more information, please visit the HRA website:

www.harmreductionaustralia.org.au