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

 


FAMILY SUPPORT MEETINGS  - June 2017 - August 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: June 26 at Burwood Library, see notes below for July - Sept meetings
 
****PLEASE NOTE: The venue for this meeting will change from July - September due to local elections****
 
The meeting location during this period will be The George Street Centre in Burwood:
36 - 46 George St, Burwood. The entry is next to George St Carpark, near the corner of Elsie St.
 
There will be NO meeting on July 10th & August 14th due to venue availability
 
 
Burwood council library (Upstairs meeting room), 2 Conder Street, Burwood                                    (7pm – 9pm)
 
Enquiries: Janet 0414 531 272 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: July 3rd, August 7th

 

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: July 12th, August 9th

 

Chatswood Youth centre, 64 Albert Avenue, Chatswood

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

 

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

NSW - Coffs Harbour.....................................1st & 3rd Monday of the month:  3rd & 17th July, 7th & 21st August

**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: July 10th, 14th August

** There will be no meeting on June 12th due to Queens Birthday public holiday**

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............................................................................ 3rd Tuesday of the month: July 18th, 15th August
 

DAMEC, Level 4, Suite 15, 13 – 15 Moore St, Liverpool                                                                      (6pm - 8pm)

 

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

NSW - Manly Vale.........................................................4th Monday of the month: 26th June, 24th July, 28th August
 
Pioneer Clubhouse, 2 Quirk Rd, Manly Vale,
Enter from Dawson Mall                                                                                                                            (6pm - 8pm)
 
Enquiries:  Julie 0400 113 422 or Head Office 02) 4782 9222
NSW - Mt Druitt...............................................................................4th Thursday of the month: 27th July, 24th August
 
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 June, 23rd August

 **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: 20 July, 17th August

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...............................................................................1st Thursday of the month: 6th July, 3rd August

 

Parramatta Uniting Church, 119 Macquarie St, Parramatta                                                                 (6pm - 8pm)

 

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

NSW - Penrith.....................................................................................2nd Tuesday of the month: 11th July, 8th August
 
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................................................................................................................................ STARTING SOON
 
Enquiries:  Pam 0438 994 269
 
NSW - Randwick...........2nd and last Wednesday of the month: 28th June, 12th & 26th July, 9th & 30th August
 
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......................................................................................1st Tuesday of the month: 4th July, 1st August

 

Rockdale Uniting Church, 11 Bay St, Rockdale

Parking is in Car park behind the church accessed via Chapel St                                                        (6pm - 8pm)

 

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

NSW – San Remo............................................................................3rd Thursday of the month: 20th July, 17th August

 

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: 17th July, 21st August

 

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

 

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

NSW – Wollongong.........................................................................1st Wednesday of the month: 5th July, 2nd August

 

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

 

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

SA – Hallett Cove............................... Wednesday every fortnight: 28th June, 12th & 26th July, 9th & 23rd August
 
Hallet Cove Baptist Church, 1 Ramrod Avenue, Hallet Cove                                                              (7pm - 9pm)

Enquiries: Kath 0401 732 129                  

SA – Leabrook ...............................................Wednesday every fortnight: 5th & 19th July, 2nd, 16th & 30th August

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

Enquiries: Kath 0401 732 129   

SA – Woodville...........................................Monday every fortnight: 26th June, 10th & 24th July, 7th & 21st August

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: 12th July, 9th August

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

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

Enquiries: Dom 0419 689 857 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***

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

QLD – Ferny Hills.............................................................................2nd Monday of the month: 10th July, 14th August

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: 20th July, 17th August

EACH, 24 East St, Ipswich (upstairs room)                                                                                          (6:30pm – 8:30pm)

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

QLD – Maroochydore................................................................3rd Wednesday of the month: 19th July, 16th August

**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: 3rd &17th July, 7th & 21st August

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

Enquiries: Devushka 0484 000 806         

QLD – Paddington...................................................................................1st Monday of the month: 3rd July, 7th August

**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: 27th June, 25th July, 29th August

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: 4th & 18th July, 1st & 15th August
 
**NOTE: This group replaces the Carseldine support group. It will run from 6:30pm**

Zillmere PCYC, 340 Zillmere Rd, Zillmere                                                                                         (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: 19th July, 16th August

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

Enquiries:  Debbie 0448 177 083                                                    

VIC - Ferntree Gully..................................Tuesday every fortnight: 27th June, 11th & 25th July, 8th & 22nd August
 
KNOX Community Health service, 1063 Burwood Hwy, Ferntree Gully                                            (6.30pm - 8.30pm)
 
Enquiries:  Debbie 0448 177 083 
VIC - Footscray......................................Thursday every fortnight: 29th June, 13th & 27th July, 10th & 24th August
 
 
Co-Health Building, 215 Nicholson St, Footscray                                                               (6pm - 8pm)
 
Enquiries: Debbie 0448 177 083  or Anne 0408 384 518
VIC - Frankston......................................................Tuesday every fortnight: 4th & 18th July, 1st, 15th & 29th August
 
Frankston Community Health Centre, Frankston hospital, 2 Hastings Rd, Frankston                    (6pm - 8pm)
 
Enquiries: Debbie 0448 177 083  or Tracy 0413 710 238

VIC – Geelong................................................ Wednesday every fortnight: 5th & 19th July, 2nd, 16th & 30th August

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

Enquiries: Kevin 0487 949 745 or Debbie 0448 177 083                                                                                   

VIC – Glen Waverley.............................................Thursday every fortnight: 6th & 20th July, 3rd, 17th & 31st August

Link Health and Community – Corner Euneva Ave & O’Sullivan Rd, Glen Waverley                       (6pm – 8pm)

Enquiries: Debbie 0448 177 083 

VIC – Hawthorn.................................  Wednesday every fortnight: 28th June, 12th & 26th July, 9th & 23rd August

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

Enquiries: Debbie 0448 177 083 

VIC - Mornington Peninsula..................... Monday every fortnight: 26th June, 10th & 24th July, 7th & 21st August
 
** There will be no meeting on June 12th due to Queens Birthday public holiday**
 
The MCOC Community House, 18 Pitt St, Mornington                                                                       (6:30pm - 8:30pm)
 
Enquiries: Debbie 0448 177 083 
 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: 4th July, 1st August
 
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

 

15-16 & 29-30 July, 2017
**1 week break in-between**
SUNSHINE COAST, QLD
 
Venue:Community Focus, 3/2 Ann-Maree Close, Maroochydore
 
Enquiries: Theo 0402 604 354, or Krystal 0484 002 178
9.30am - 4.00pm
8-9 & 15-16 July,
2017
HAWTHORN, VIC
 
Venue: Inner Eastern Community Health, 378 Burwood Rd, Hawthorn VIC
 
Enquiries: Head Office 02 4782 9222
9.30am - 4.00pm
29-30 July & 5-6 August, 2017
BURWOOD, NSW
 
Venue: Croydon Park Club, 55 Seymour St, Croydon Park NSW
 
Enquiries: Liz 0417 429 036, or Head Office 02 4782 9222
9.30am - 4.00pm
5-6 & 12-13 August, 2017
BRISBANE, QLD
 
Venue:Yeronga Services Club, 391 Fairfield Rd, Yeronga
 
Enquiries: Dom 0419 689 857 or Head Office 02 4782 9222
9.30am - 4.00pm
19-20 & 26-27 August, 2017
COFFS HARBOUR, NSW
 
Venue: TBA, 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
 

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.

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

(02) 4782 9222.

27th June 2017

GYMPIE, QLD

Venue: Gympie Community Place, 
18 Excelsior Rd, Gympie QLD
 
Modules: Effective Communication
 
Contact: Devushka 0484 000 806
6:30pm - 8:30pm
28th June 2017

BURLEIGH HEADS, QLD

Venue: Lives Lived Well, Mirikai,
191 West Burleigh Rd, Burleigh Heads QLD
 
Modules: Alcohol and Other Drugs Information
 
Contact: Devushka 0484 000 806
6:30pm - 8:30pm
4th July 2017

GYMPIE, QLD

Venue: Gympie Community Place, 
18 Excelsior Rd, Gympie QLD
 
Modules: Alcohol and Other Drugs Information
 
Contact: Devushka 0484 000 806
6:30pm - 8:30pm
4th July 2017

REDLAND BAY, QLD

Venue: The Cage, 882 German Church Rd, Redland Bay QLD
 
Modules: Stages of Change & Balance Pole
 
Contact: Dom 0419 689 857
6:30pm - 8:30pm
11th July 2017

REDLAND BAY, QLD

Venue: The Cage, 882 German Church Rd, Redland Bay QLD
 
Modules: Effective Communication
 
Contact: Dom 0419 689 857
6:30pm - 8:30pm
18th July 2017

REDLAND BAY, QLD

Venue: The Cage, 882 German Church Rd, Redland Bay QLD
 
Modules: Alcohol and Other Drugs Information
 
Contact: Dom 0419 689 857
6:30pm - 8:30pm
29th July 2017

WOY WOY, CENTRAL COAST, NSW

Venue: Peninsula Community Centre,
             93 McMasters Rd, Woy Woy
 
 
Modules:

- Stages of Change & Balance Pole

- Effective Communication

- Alcohol and Other Drugs Information
 
Contact: Peninsula Community Centre
                Ph: 02 4341 9333
                E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
9:30am - 4:30pm
2017 (Date TBA)

BLACKTOWN, NSW

Venue: Max Webber Library - Cnr Flushcombe Rd & Alpha St, Blacktown
 
Modules: Alcohol and Other Drugs Information

Contact: Julie 0400 113 422

6pm - 8:30pm
2017 (Date TBA)

STANHOPE GARDENS, NSW

Venue: Dennis Johnson Library - 2 Sentry Dr, Stanhope Gardens
 
Modules: Alcohol and Other Drugs Information

Contact: Julie 0400 113 422
6pm - 8:30pm
2017 (Date TBA)

MT DRUITT, NSW

Venue: Our Library at the Mt Druitt Hub - Ayres Grove, Mount Druitt
 
Modules: Alcohol and Other Drugs Information
 
Contact: Julie 0400 113 422
6pm - 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: Biala, 4th Floor, 270 Roma St, Brisbane QLD
 

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
REMEMBRANCE CEREMONIES
 
Ceremonies are held during July around Australia to remember those who lost their lives to drugs.
Please contact our Head Office to register your interest: 02) 4782 9222 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
 
 
 
21st July 2017

KINGS CROSS, NSW

Venue: Lawrence Hargraves Park,
Ward Ave, Kings Cross
Registrations/Enquiries 02) 4782 9222
 
 
 
Time: TBC
 
 
 
 
 
22nd July 2017

ASHFIELD, NSW

Venue: Lawrence Hargraves Park,
Ward Ave, Kings Cross

Registrations/Enquiries 02) 4782 9222

 
 
 
 
 
Time: TBC
 
 
 
 
22nd July 2017

BRISBANE, QLD

Venue:
Emma Miller Place, Roma St. Brisbane

Registrations/Enquiries 02) 4782 9222

 
 
 
 
Time: 11am
 
 
 
 
Date: TBC

ADELAIDE, SA

Venue: TBC

Registrations/Enquiries 02) 4782 9222

 
 
 
 
Time: TBC
 
 
 
 
 
Date: TBC
 

MELBOURNE, VIC

Venue: TBC

Registrations/Enquiries 02) 4782 9222

 
 
 
 
Time: TBC

Harm Reduction Australia (HRA)

HRALogo

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