Family Drug Support Australia
Support Line: 1300 368 186
(available 24 hours 7 days a week)

FAMILY SUPPORT MEETINGS

 


FAMILY SUPPORT MEETINGS  - January 2017 - April 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 -

 April 14, 17 & 25, 2017 Australia wide

FDS Support Groups:

NSW - Burwood................................................................................................................................................ Every Monday*
 
**There will be no Burwood meeting on the following Monday's due to Public Holidays or venue availability:
12 & 19 June**
 
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: 1st May, June 5th & July 3rd

 

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: 10th May, June 14th & July 12th

 

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: 1st & 15th May, 5th & 19th June, 3rd & 17th July

The Mudhut, Duke Street, Coffs Harbour                                                                                                (7pm – 9pm)

Enquiries: Abbey 0414 284 150

NSW – Hornsby........................................................................................2nd Monday of the month: May 8th, July 10th

** 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: May 16, June 20th, July 18th
 

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: 22nd May, 26th June, 24th July
 
Pioneer Clubhouse, 2 Quirk Rd, Manly Vale
Enter Quirk Rd off Balgowlah Rd                                                                                                              (6pm - 8pm)
 
Enquiries:  Julie 0400 113 422 or Head Office 02) 4782 9222

NSW –  Newcastle.....................................4th Wednesday of the month: 26th April, 24th May, 28th June, 26 July

 

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 – Parramatta................................................................1st Thursday of the month: 4th May, 1st June, 6th July

 

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: 9th May, 13th June, 11th July
 
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 - Randwick............................................2nd and last Wednesday of the month: 26th April, 10th & 31st May,
14th & 28th June, 12th & 26th July
 
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: 2nd May, 6th June, 4th July

 

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: 18th May, 15th June, 20th July

 

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: 15th May, 19th June, 17th July

 

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: 3rd May, 7th June, 5th July

 

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: 3rd, 17th & 31st May, 14th & 28th June,
12th & 26th July
 
Hallet Cove Baptist Church, 1 Ramrod Avenue, Hallet Cove                                                              (7pm - 9pm)

Enquiries: Kath 0401 732 129                  

SA – Leabrook ......................................Wednesday every fortnight: 26th April, 10th & 24th May, 7th & 21st June,

5th & 19th July

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

Enquiries: Kath 0401 732 129   

SA – Woodville......................................Monday every fortnight: 1st, 15th & 29th May, 26th June, 10th & 24th July

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: 7th June, 12th July

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: 2nd & 16th May, 6th & 20th June,

4th & 18th July

Shop 3, 521 Beams Rd, Carseldine (Room in Australian Red Cross)                                              (7pm – 9pm)

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

QLD – Ferny Hills..................................................................2nd Monday of the month: 8th May, 12th June, 10th July

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

Enquiries: Maree 0432 846 959 or Head Office 02) 4782 9222                             

QLD – Maroochydore.....................................3rd Wednesday of the month: 17th May, 21st June, 19th July

**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: 15th May, 5th & 19th June, 3rd &17th July

**There is no meeting on 1st May due to Labour Day - Public Holiday**

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

Enquiries: Devushka 0484 000 806         

QLD – Paddington.....................................................................................1st Monday of the month: 5th June, 3rd July

**There is no meeting 1st May due to Labour Day - Public Holiday. 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: 30th May, 27th June, 25th July

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

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

VIC  - Bendigo.........................Once a month - Wednesday evenings: 26th April, 24th May, 21st June, 19th July

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

Enquiries:  Michael 0448 169 205  or Head office 02) 4782 9222                                                   

VIC - Ferntree Gully............Tuesday every fortnight: 2nd, 16th & 30th May, 13th & 27th June, 11th & 25th July
 
KNOX Community Health service, 1063 Burwood Hwy, Ferntree Gully                                            (6.30pm - 8.30pm)
 
Enquiries:  Michael 0448 169 205 or Debbie 0448 177 083 
VIC - Footscray.......................Thursday every fortnight: 4th & 18th May, 1st, 15th & 29th June13th & 27th July
 
Western Health Drug Services, 3/7 Eleanor St, Footscray                                                                (6pm - 8pm)
 
Enquiries: Michael 0448 169 205
VIC - Frankston...................................Tuesday every fortnight: 9th & 23rd May, 6th & 20th June, 4th & 18th July
 
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: 26th April, 10th & 24th May, 7th & 21st June, 5th & 19th July

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: 27th April, 11th & 25th May, 8th & 22nd June, 6th & 20th July

MonashLink – Corner Euneva Ave & O’Sullivan Rd, Glen Waverley                                                 (6pm – 8pm)

Enquiries: Debbie 0448 177 083 

VIC – Hawthorn............Wednesday every fortnight: 3rd, 17th & 31st May, 14th & 28th June, 12th & 26th July

Inner Eastern Community Health Service, 378 Burwood Rd, Hawthorn                                            (6pm – 8pm)

Enquiries: Debbie 0448 177 083 

VIC - Mornington Peninsula.......... Monday every fortnight: 1st, 15th & 29th May, 26th June, 10th & 24th July
** 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: Michael 0448 169 205 or 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 - Riverland..................................................................................................................................................Tuesdays: 2nd May
 
Mental Health Resource Centre, 9-11 Seekamp St, Berri                                                                  (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

 

20-21 & 27-28 May, 2017
 
SUNSHINE COAST, QLD
 
Venue: Community Focus, 3/2 Ann-Maree Close, Maroochydore QLD
 
Enquiries: Theo 0402 604 354, Krystal 0411 898 395, or
Head Office 02 4782 9222
9.30am - 4.00pm
10-11 & 17-18 June,
2017
BRISBANE, QLD
 
Venue: To be confirmed
 
Enquiries: Dom 0419 689 857, or Head Office 02 4782 9222
9.30am - 4.00pm
17-18 & 24-25 June, 2017
ADELAIDE, SA
 
Venue: Safe Place Training, 147 Goodwood Rd, Goodwood SA
 
Enquiries: Sandy 0428 271 743, or Head Office 02 4782 9222
9.30am - 4.00pm
8-9 & 15-16 July,
2017
HAWTHORN, VIC
 
Venue: Inner Eastern Community Health, 378 Burwood Rd, Hawthorn VIC
 
Enquiries: Michael 0448 169 205, or 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
19-20 & 26-27 August, 2017
COFFS HARBOUR, NSW
 
Venue: The Mud Huts, Duke St, Coffs Harbour NSW
 
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 - Alcohol and Other Drug Information

Session 3 - Effective Communication

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.

26th April 2017

LEABROOK, SA

Venue: Knightsbridge Baptist Church Hall, 455 Glynburn Rd, Leabrook
 
Modules: Stages of Change & Balance Pole
 
Contact: Sandy 0428 271 743
6pm - 7pm
15th May 2017

WOODVILLE, SA

Venue: St Margaret's Anglican Church Hall, 45 Woodville Rd, Woodville (Cnr of Port Rd) 
 
Modules: Stages of Change & Balance Pole
 
Contact: Sandy 0428 271 743
6pm - 7pm
15th May 2017

ASHGROVE, QLD

Venue: Ashgrove Library, 87 Amarina Ave, Ashgrove QLD
 
Modules: Stages of Change & Balance Pole
 
Contact: Krystal 0484 002 178
7pm - 9pm
17th May 2017

HALLET COVE, SA

Venue: Hallet Cove Baptist Church, 1 Ramrod Avenue, Hallet Cove  
 
Modules: Effective Communication
 
Contact: Sandy 0428 271 743
6pm - 7pm
22nd May 2017

ASHGROVE, QLD

Venue: Ashgrove Library, 87 Amarina Ave, Ashgrove QLD
 
Modules: Effective Communication
 
Contact: Krystal 0484 002 178
7pm - 9pm
24th May 2017

RED HILL, QLD

Venue: Moonyah Rehabilitation Centre,
58 Glenrosa Rd, Red Hill QLD
 
Modules: Stages of Change & Balance Pole
 
Contact: Krystal 0484 002 178
6:30pm - 8:30pm
24th May 2017

LEABROOK, SA

Venue: Knightsbridge Baptist Church Hall, 455 Glynburn Rd, Leabrook
 
Modules: Effective Communication
 
Contact: Sandy 0428 271 743
6pm - 7pm
27th May 2017

BANKSTOWN, NSW

Venue: Bankstown Library  & Knowledge Centre - Landsdowne Room, Level 2, 80 Rickard Rd, Bankstown NSW
 
Modules:

- Stages of Change & Balance Pole

- Effective Communication

- Alcohol and Other Drugs Information

Contact: Julie 0400 113 422
9:30am - 4:00pm
29th May 2017

ASHGROVE, QLD

Venue: Ashgrove Library, 87 Amarina Ave, Ashgrove QLD
 
Modules: Alcohol and Other Drugs Information
 
Contact: Krystal 0484 002 178
7pm - 9pm
29th May 2017

WOODVILLE, SA

Venue: St Margaret's Anglican Church Hall, 45 Woodville Rd, Woodville (Cnr of Port Rd)
 
Modules: Effective Communication
 
Contact: Sandy 0428 271 743
6pm - 7pm
31st May 2017

RED HILL, QLD

Venue: Moonyah Rehabilitation Centre,
58 Glenrosa Rd, Red Hill QLD
 
Modules: Effective Communication
 
Contact: Krystal 0484 002 178
6:30pm - 8:30pm
3rd June 2017

WOLLONGONG, NSW

Venue: Illawarra Drug & Alcohol Service,
The Orana Centre, 2 Rawson St. Wollongong NSW
 
Modules:

- Stages of Change & Balance Pole

- Effective Communication

- Alcohol and Other Drugs Information

Contact: Julie 0400 113 422
9:30am - 4:30pm
7th June 2017

RED HILL, QLD

Venue: Moonyah Rehabilitation Centre,
58 Glenrosa Rd, Red Hill QLD
 
Modules: Alcohol and Other Drugs Information
 
Contact: Krystal 0484 002 178
6:30pm - 8:30pm
14th June 2017

HALLET COVE, SA

Venue: Hallet Cove Baptist Church, 1 Ramrod Avenue, Hallet Cove  
 
Modules: Alcohol and Other Drugs Information
 
Contact: Sandy 0428 271 743
6pm - 7pm
21st June 2017

LEABROOK, SA

Venue: Knightsbridge Baptist Church Hall, 455 Glynburn Rd, Leabrook
 
Modules: Alcohol and Other Drugs Information
 
Contact: Sandy 0428 271 743
6pm - 7pm
26th June 2017

WOODVILLE, SA

Venue: St Margaret's Anglican Church Hall, 45 Woodville Rd, Woodville (Cnr of Port Rd) 
 
Modules: Alcohol and Other Drugs Information
 
Contact: Sandy 0428 271 743
6pm - 7pm
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

 
 
 
 
 
10th May 2017

CAMPBELLTOWN, NSW

Supporting Family Members of people with AOD issues - A free workshop for families and carers

Venue: Rendu House, Level 1, 112 - 114 Queen St, Campbelltown NSW
 
Contact: Julie 0400 113 422
 
 
 
 
 
9:30am - 4:00pm
 
 
 
 
 
15th May 2017

PRAIRIEWOOD, NSW

Supporting Family Members of people with AOD issues - A free workshop for families and carers

Venue: Fairfield Drug Health Services, Fairfield Hospital, Corner Prairie Vale & Restwell Roads, Prairiewood NSW
 

Contact: Julie 0400 113 422
 
 
 
 
 
9:30am - 4:00pm

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