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

 


FAMILY SUPPORT MEETINGS  January - March 2018

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

No support meetings in your area? Check out the new FDS Online video resource here:

http://www.fdsonline.org.au/

FDS Support Groups:

NSW - Burwood..................................................................................................................................... Every Monday
 
 
Burwood Council Library (Upstairs meeting room), 2 Conder St, Burwood                                (7pm – 9pm)
 
Enquiries: Janet 0414 531 272 or Raewyn 0457 260 079
 
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: 5th March

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

 

Odyssey House Aftercare Office, Level 2, 121 Queens St, Campbelltown                                 (6pm - 8pm)

 

Enquiries: Raewyn 0457 260 079 or Head Office 02) 4782 9222

NSW – Chatswood....................................................... 2nd Wednesday of the month: 14th February, 14th March

 

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 Raewyn 0457 260 079

NSW - Coffs Harbour....................................... 1st & 3rd Monday of the month: 19th February, 5th & 19th March

 

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

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

Enquiries: Theo 0402 604 354 or Joy 0448 526 280
NSW - Gosford.................................................................... 2nd Thursday of the month: 8th February, 8th March
 
Wyoming Community Centre, 147 Maidens Brush Rd, Wyoming                                                (6pm - 8pm)
The Centre is on the left after the shops
 
Enquiries:  Julie 0400 113 422 or Head Office 02) 4782 9222

NSW – Hornsby.................................................................. 2nd Monday of the month: 12th February, 12th March

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

 

Enquiries:  Raewyn 0457 260 079 or Head Office 02) 4782 9222

NSW - Manly Vale................................................................ 4th Monday of the month: 26th February, 26th March
 
Pioneer Clubhouse, 2 Quirk Rd, Manly Vale,
Enter from Quirk Rd off Balgowlah Rd                                                                                        (6pm - 8pm)
 
Enquiries:  Raewyn 0457 260 079 or Head Office 02) 4782 9222
NSW - Merrylands/Parramatta........................................... 3rd Monday of the month: 19th February, 19th March
 
Youth of the Streets, 102 Kenyons Rd, Merrylands West
Drive through the housing estate, Follow the signs to Youth off the Streets,                               (6pm - 8pm)
Turn left at the end. Car park is on the right.
 
Enquiries:  Julie 0400 113 422 or Head Office 02) 4782 9222
NSW - Mt Druitt............................................................. 3rd Wednesday of the month: 21st February, 21st March
 
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: 28th February, 28th March

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: 15th February, 15th March

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

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

NSW - Penrith.................................................................... 2nd Tuesday of the month: 13th February, 13th March
 
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: 19th February, 5th & 19th March
 
Port Macquarie Neighbourhood Centre, Corner Dodd & Muston Sts, Port Macquarie                (6pm - 8pm)
 
Enquiries:  Pam 0438 994 269 or Julie 0400 113 422
NSW - Randwick............................................................ 3rd Wednesday of the month: 21st February, 21st March
 
The Old Post Office, 206A Alison Rd, Randwick (Cnr of Avoca St). 
Enter via the car park. Street parking available                                                                            (6pm - 8pm)
 
Enquiries:  Raewyn 0457 260 079 or Head Office 02) 4782 9222

NSW – Sutherland............................................................... 3rd Monday of the month: 19th February, 19th March

 

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

 

Enquiries:  Beth 0416 078 209 or Raewyn 0457 260 079

NSW – Wollongong........................................................... 1st Wednesday of the month: 7th February, 7th March

 

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

 

Enquiries:  Raewyn 0457 260 079 or Head Office 02) 4782 9222

SA – Barossa Valley...................................................... 2nd Tuesday of the Month: 13th February, 13th March
 
St Jakobi Lutheran Church, Lyndoch Valley Way, Lyndoch                                                          (6pm - 8pm)

Enquiries: Chloe 0428 271 743 or Simon (Barossa Valley Alliance) 0439 509 207               
SA – Brompton........................................................ Monday every fortnight: 19th February, 5th & 19th March
 
**This meeting replaces the Woodville meeting from March 2018**
 
19 on Green, Bowden Brompton Community Centre, 19 Green St, Brompton                             (7pm - 9pm)

Enquiries: Kath 0401 732 129 or Chloe 0428 271 743
SA – Elizabeth........................................................ Monday every fortnight: 12th & 26th February, 26th March
 
 
DASSA Northern Service, 22 Langford Dr, Elizabeth                                                                   (7pm - 9pm)

Enquiries: Kath 0401 732 129 or Chloe 0428 271 743
SA – Hallett Cove.................................... Wednesday every fortnight: 7th & 21st February, 7th & 21st March
 
Hallet Cove Baptist Church, 1 Ramrod Avenue, Hallet Cove                                                        (7pm - 9pm)

Enquiries: Kath 0401 732 129 or Chloe 0428 271 743                 

SA – Leabrook..................................... Wednesday every fortnight: 14th & 28th February, 14th & 28th March

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

Enquiries: Brendan 0457  Kath 0401 732 129 or Chloe 0428 271 743  

SA – Whyalla...........................................................................Thursdays Monthly: 22nd March, 19th April, 24th May

Girl Guides Hall, Corner Whitehead Street & Darling Terrace, Whyalla SA 5600                        (6pm - 8pm)

Enquiries: Brendan 0457 030 805, Chloe 0428 271 743 or Kerry 0457 033 940                                                         

SA – Woodville....................................................................................... Monday every fortnight: 19th February

**This meeting will move to Brompton from March**

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

Enquiries: Kath 0401 732 129 or Chloe 0428 271 743                                                            

QLD – Caboolture................................................... 2nd Wednesday of the month: 14th February, 14th March

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

(Next to the printing shop at the corner of Beerburrum Rd)

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

QLD – Ferny Hills - This meeting has changed locations. Please see Mitchelton listing

QLD – Ipswich............................................................... 3rd Thursday of the month: 15th February, 15th March

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

Enquiries: Devushka 0484 000 806 or Head office 02) 4782 9222 

QLD – Maroochydore................................................ 3rd Wednesday of the month: 21st February, 21st March

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

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

QLD – Mitchelton..................................................... 2nd Wednesday of the month: 14th February, 14th March

Picabeen Community Centre, 22 Hoben St, Mitchelton                                                               (7pm – 9pm)

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

QLD - Nerang................................................ 1st & 3rd Monday of the month: 19th February, 5th & 19th March

 

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

Enquiries: Devushka 0484 000 806 or Head office 02) 4782 9222         

QLD – Northgate.............................. 1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month: 6th & 20th February, 6th & 20th March

Northgate Meeting Room, Northgate Hall, Corner Scott & Ridge Sts Northgate                          (7pm – 9pm)

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

QLD – Paddington...................................................................................... 1st Monday of the month: 5th March

 

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: 27th February, 27th March

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................................................. This group is no longer running. Please see Northgate listing
 

VIC  - Bendigo.......................................................... 4th Wednesday of the month: 28th February, 28th March

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

Enquiries:  Debbie 0448 177 083                                                    

VIC  - Chadstone................................................... Thursday every fortnight: 15th February, 1st & 15th March
 

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................................................. Monday every fortnight: 19th February, 5th & 19th March
 
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: 8th & 22nd February, 8th & 22nd March
 
Co-Health Building, 215 Nicholson St, Footscray                                                                          (6pm - 8pm)
 
Enquiries: Debbie 0448 177 083  or Anne 0408 384 518
VIC - Frankston.......................................... Tuesday every fortnight: 13th & 27th February, 13th & 27th March
 
 
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: 14th & 28th February, 14th & 28th March

 

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

Enquiries: Kevin 0487 949 745 or Debbie 0448 177 083                                                                                   

VIC – Hawthorn.......................................... Wednesday every fortnight: 7th & 21st February, 7th & 21st March

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: 19th February, 5th & 19th March
 
 
 
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: 13th February, 13th March, 10th April
 
 
Renmark Community Health building Sunroom, 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

 

17th -18th February &
3-4 March, 2018
**1 week break in-between**
ADELAIDE, SA
 
Venue: Safe Training Place, 147 Goodwood Rd, Goodwood
 
Enquiries: Chloe 0428 271 743 or Head Office 02 4782 9222
9.30am - 4.00pm
3-4 & 17th-18th March, 2018
**1 week break in-between**
 
BRISBANE, QLD
 
Venue: Yeronga Services Club, 391 Fairlfield Rd, Yeronga
 
Enquiries: Devushka 0484 000 806 or Krystal 0484 002 178
 
9.30am - 4.00pm 
 17th-18th & 24-25th March, 2018
CROYDON PARK, NSW
 
Venue: Croydon Park Club, 55 Seymour St Croydon Park
 
Enquiries: Liz 0417 429 036 Head Office 02 4782 9222
 9.30am - 4.00pm
17th-18th & 24-25th March, 2018 
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
 

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) unless specified otherwise

Bookings are essential

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

(02) 4782 9222.

6th February 2018
CHAMBERS FLAT, QLD
 
Venue: Lives Lived Well, Logan House
            75-87 Kirk Rd, Chambers Flat            
 
 
Module:
- Alcohol and Other Drugs Information
 
 
Contact: Chrissie 0484 002 181
6:30pm - 8:30pm
7th February 2018

TARINGA, QLD

Venue: Headspace, 5 Moorak St, Taringa
            

Modules:

- Alcohol and Other Drugs Information

Contact: Krystal 0484 002 178

4:00pm - 6:00pm
12th February 2018
DECEPTION BAY, QLD
 
Venue: Lives Lived Well, Level 1,
            420 Deception Bay Rd, Deception Bay         
 
 
Module:
- Stages of Change & Balance Pole
 
 
Contact: Chrissie 0484 002 181
6:30pm - 8:30pm
19th February 2018
DECEPTION BAY, QLD
 
Venue: Lives Lived Well, Level 1,
            420 Deception Bay Rd, Deception Bay         
 
 
Module:
- Effective Communication
 
 
Contact: Chrissie 0484 002 181
6:30pm - 8:30pm
21st February 2018
RED HILL, QLD
 
Venue: Salvation Army, Moonyah,
            58 Glenrosa Rd, Red Hill           
 
 
Module:
- Stages of Change and Balance Pole
 
 
Contact: Chrissie 0484 002 181
6:30pm - 8:30pm
26th February 2018
DECEPTION BAY, QLD
 
Venue: Lives Lived Well, Level 1,
            420 Deception Bay Rd, Deception Bay         
 
 
Module:
- Alcohol and Other Drugs Information
 
 
Contact: Chrissie 0484 002 181
6:30pm - 8:30pm
28th February 2018
RED HILL, QLD
 
Venue: Salvation Army, Moonyah,
            58 Glenrosa Rd, Red Hill   
         
 
 
Module:
- Effective Communication
 
 
Contact: Chrissie 0484 002 181
6:30pm - 8:30pm
6th March 2018
SOUTHPORT, QLD
 
Venue: Goldbridge Rehabilitation Service,
            10 Garden St, Southport
       
 
 
Module:
- Stages of Change & Balance Pole
 
 
Contact: Chrissie 0484 002 181
6:30pm - 8:30pm
7th March 2018
RED HILL, QLD
 
Venue: Salvation Army, Moonyah,
            58 Glenrosa Rd, Red Hill
       
 
 
Module:
- Alcohol and Other Drugs Information
 
 
Contact: Chrissie 0484 002 181
6:30pm - 8:30pm
7th March 2018
MAROOCHYDORE, QLD
 
Venue: Community Focus, 3/2 Ann-Maree Close
            Maroochydore
            
 
Module:
- Stages of Change and Balance Pole
 
 
Contact: Devushka 0484 000 806
6:30pm - 8:30pm
12th March 2018

REDCLIFFE, QLD

Venue: Headspace Redcliffe,
            5-7/457 Oxley Ave, Redcliffe
    
            

Modules:

- Stages of Change and Balance Pole

Contact: Krystal 0484 002 178

5pm - 7pm
13th March 2018
SOUTHPORT, QLD
 
Venue: Goldbridge Rehabilitation Service,
            10 Garden St, Southport
       
 
 
Module:
- Effective Communication
 
 
Contact: Chrissie 0484 002 181
6:30pm - 8:30pm
14th March 2018
MAROOCHYDORE, QLD
 
Venue: Community Focus, 3/2 Ann-Maree Close
            Maroochydore
           
 
 
Module:
- Effective Communication
 
 
Contact: Devushka 0484 000 806
6:30pm - 8:30pm
15th March 2018

CABOOLTURE, QLD

Venue: Caboolture Library, Meeting Room 2
            4 Hasking St, Caboolture
    
            

Modules:

- Stages of Change and Balance Pole

Contact: Krystal 0484 002 178

6:00pm - 8:00pm
17th March 2018

ELIZABETH, SA

Venue: DASSA Northern Services,
            22 Langford Dr, Elizabeth
    
            

Modules:

- Stages of Change and Balance Pole

- Effective Communication
 
- Alcohol and Other Drugs Information
 

Contact: Chloe 0428 271 743

9:30am - 4:00pm
19th March 2018

REDCLIFFE, QLD

Venue: Headspace Redcliffe,
            5-7/457 Oxley Ave, Redcliffe
    
            

Modules:

- Effective Communication

Contact: Krystal 0484 002 178

5pm - 7pm
20th March 2018
SOUTHPORT, QLD
 
Venue: Goldbridge Rehabilitation Service,
            10 Garden St, Southport
       
 
 
Module:
- Alcohol and Other Drugs Information
 
 
Contact: Chrissie 0484 002 181
6:30pm - 8:30pm
22nd March 2018

CABOOLTURE, QLD

Venue: Caboolture Library, Meeting Room 2
            4 Hasking St, Caboolture
    
            

Modules:

- Effective Communication

Contact: Krystal 0484 002 178

6:00pm - 8:00pm
26th March 2018

REDCLIFFE, QLD

Venue: Headspace Redcliffe,
            5-7/457 Oxley Ave, Redcliffe
    
            

Modules:

- Alcohol & Other Drugs Information

Contact: Krystal 0484 002 178

5pm - 7pm
28th March 2018
MAROOCHYDORE, QLD
 
Venue: Community Focus, 3/2 Ann-Maree Close
            Maroochydore
           
 
 
Module:
- Alcohol and Other Drugs Information
 
 
Contact: Devushka 0484 000 806
6:30pm - 8:30pm
29th March 2018

CABOOLTURE, QLD

Venue: Caboolture Library, Meeting Room 2
            4 Hasking St, Caboolture
    
            

Modules:

- Alcohol and Other Drugs Information

Contact: Krystal 0484 002 178

6:00pm - 8:00pm
4th April 2018

REDLAND BAY, QLD

Venue: The Cage, 882 German Church Rd    Redland Bay
 
    
            

Modules:

- Stages of Change & Balance Pole

Contact: Devushka 0484 000 806

6:30pm - 8:30pm
11th April 2018

REDLAND BAY, QLD

Venue: The Cage, 882 German Church Rd    Redland Bay
 
    
            

Modules:

- Effective Communication

Contact: Devushka 0484 000 806

6:30pm - 8:30pm
12th April 2018

STRATHPINE, QLD

Venue: Strathpine Library Meeting Room 
            1 Station Rd, Strathpine
    
            

Modules:

- Stages of Change & Balance Pole

Contact: Krystal 0484 002 178

6:00pm - 8:00pm
12th April 2018

DARWIN, NT

Venue: The Mauna Loa Room
               Admin Apartment and Vibe Hotel
               7 Kitchener Drive
            

Modules:

- Stages of Change & Balance Pole

Contact: Chrissie 0484 002 181

6:30pm - 8:30pm
18th April 2018

REDLAND BAY, QLD

Venue: The Cage, 882 German Church Rd    Redland Bay
 
    
            

Modules:

- Alcohol & Other Drugs Information

Contact: Devushka 0484 000 806

6:30pm - 8:30pm
19th April 2018

STRATHPINE, QLD

Venue: Strathpine Library Meeting Room 
            1 Station Rd, Strathpine
    
            

Modules:

- Effective Communication

Contact: Krystal 0484 002 178

6:00pm - 8:00pm
26th April 2018

STRATHPINE, QLD

Venue: Strathpine Library Meeting Room 
            1 Station Rd, Strathpine
    
            

Modules:

- Alcohol and Other Drugs Information

Contact: Krystal 0484 002 178

6:00pm - 8:00pm

OTHER EVENTS

 

OTHER EVENTS

 
There are currently no other events.
Watch this space for updates on other events.
 

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