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

 

FAMILY SUPPORT MEETINGS

August - October 2018

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

Open to anyone and 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 – Bathurst                              1st Thursday of the month                                                     (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

Dates:

6 Sep

Venue:  Bathurst Base Hospital Education Centre, 361 Howick St, Bathurst

The venue is on the left of the main entrance through double doors then turn left and it's the first room on the left

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

NSW – Blacktown                          3rd Tuesday of the month                                                      (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

Dates:

21 Aug

18 Sep

Venue:  Odyssey House Community Services Western Sydney, Level 3, 83 Flushcombe Rd, Blacktown

Take the lift up to Level 3 & look for the Odyssey House Office around the corner

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

NSW – Burwood                             Every Monday                                                                           (7:00pm - 9:00pm)

Dates:

20 Aug       27 Aug

3 Sep          10 Sep       17 Sep       24 Sep

Venue:  Burwood Council Library (Upstairs meeting room), 2 Conder St, Burwood

Enquiries:  Janet 0414 531 272 or Raewyn 0457 260 079

NSW – Byron Bay                           This meeting is cancelled until further notice

**Call Margaret on 0427 857 092 to arrange a convenient time for 1 on 1 support**

NSW – Campbelltown                   1st Monday of the month                                                        (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

Dates:

3 Sep

Venue:  Odyssey House Aftercare Office, Level 2, 121 Queens St, Campbelltown

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

NSW – Chatswood                         2nd Wednesday of the month                                                (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

Dates:

12 Sep

Venue:  Chatswood Youth Centre, 64 Albert Avenue, Chatswood

Parking is available directly behind the Centre or in Westfield Car Park

Enquiries:  Raewyn 0457 260 079

NSW – Coffs Harbour                    1st & 3rd Monday of the month                                             (7:00pm - 9:00pm)

Dates:

20 Aug

3 Sep          17 Sep

Venue:  Early Childhood Centre, 29 Park Ave, Coffs Harbour

Enquiries:  Theo 0402 604 354 or Joy 0448 526 280

NSW – Gosford                              2nd Thursday of the month                                                    (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

Dates:

13 Sep

Venue:  Wyoming Community Centre, 147 Maidens Brush Rd, Wyoming

The Centre is on the left after the shops

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

NSW – Hornsby                              2nd Monday of the month                                                      (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

Dates:

10 Sep

Venue:  Hornsby Uniting Church, 24 Williams St (Corner of Frederick), Hornsby

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

NSW – Manly Vale                          4th Monday of the month                                                       (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

Dates:

27 Aug

24 Sep

Venue:  Pioneer Clubhouse, 2 Quirk Rd, Manly Vale

Enter from Quirk Rd off Balgowlah Rd

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

NSW – Merrylands/Parramatta      3rd Monday of the month                                                       (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

Dates:

20 Aug

17 Sep

Venue:  Youth Off the Streets, 102 Kenyons Rd, Merrylands West

Drive through the housing estate; follow the signs to Youth off the Streets; turn left at the end; carpark is on the right.

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

NSW – Newcastle                           4th Wednesday of the month                                                 (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

Dates:                                              ***VENUE CHANGE***

22 Aug

26 Sep

Venue:  Uniting Church, 199 Broadmeadow Rd, Broadmeadow/Newcastle

On street parking available.

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

NSW – Orange                                **This meeting has changed locations. Please see the Bathurst listing.**

NSW – Penrith                                2nd Tuesday of the month                                                     (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

Dates:                                              ***VENUE CHANGE***

11 Sep

Venue:  Salvation Army Pathways Service, 2/54 Henry St, Penrith

Corner Henry St & Evan St.  Enter from building front.

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

NSW – Port Macquarie                                    **This meeting is not currently running**

Please contact Pam on 0438 994 269 to discuss support in the Port Macquarie area

NSW – Randwick                            3rd Wednesday of the month                                                 (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

Dates:

19 Sep

Venue:  The Old Post Office, 206A Alison Rd, Randwick (Cnr of Avoca St)

Enter via the car park.  Street parking available.

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

NSW – Sutherland                          3rd Monday of the month                                                       (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

Dates:

20 Aug

17 Sep

Venue:  Sutherland Uniting Church, Corner of Flora & Merton Streets, Sutherland

Enquiries:  Beth 0416 078 209 or Raewyn 0457 260 079

NSW – Wollongong                       1st Wednesday of the month                                                 (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

Dates:

5 Sep

Venue:  The Orana Centre, 2 Rawson St, Wollongong

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

SA – Barossa Valley                       2nd Tuesday of the Month                                                      (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

Dates:

11 Sep

Venue:  St Jakobi Lutheran Church, Lyndoch Valley Way, Lyndoch

Enquiries:  Chloe 0428 271 743 or  Brendan 0457 030 805

SA – Brompton                              Monday every fortnight                                                           (7:00pm - 9:00pm)

Dates:

20 Aug

3 Sep          17 Sep

Venue:  19 on Green, Bowden Brompton Community Centre, 19 Green St, Brompton

Enquiries:  Chloe 0428 271 743 or  Brendan 0457 030 805

SA – Elizabeth                                Monday every fortnight                                                           (7:00pm - 9:00pm)

Dates:

27 Aug

10 Sep        24 Sep

Venue:  DASSA Northern Service, 22 Langford Dr, Elizabeth

Enquiries:  Chloe 0428 271 743 or Brendan 0457 030 80

SA – Hallett Cove                           Wednesday every fortnight                                                     (7:00pm - 9:00pm)

Dates:

22 Aug

5 Sep          19 Sep

Venue:  Hallett Cove Baptist Church, 1 Ramrod Avenue, Hallett Cove

Enquiries:  Brendan 0457 030 80 or Chloe 0428 271 743

SA – Leabrook                                Wednesday every fortnight                                                     (7:00pm - 9:00pm)

Dates:

29 Aug

12 Sep        26 Sep

Venue:  Knightsbridge Baptist Church Hall, 455 Glynburn Rd, Leabrook

Enquiries:  Brendan 0457 030 805 or Chloe 0428 271 743

SA – Murray Bridge                        3rd Tuesday of the month                                                      (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

Dates:

21 Aug

18 Sep

16 Oct

Venue:  Murray Bridge Uniting Church, 1 Narooma Blvd, Murray Bridge

Enquiries:  Brendan 0457 030 805 or Chloe 0428 271 743 3

SA – Renmark                                 Last Tuesday of the month                                                    (1:00pm - 3:00pm)

Dates:

28 Aug

25 Sep

Venue:  Chaffey Community Centre, 86 Nineteenth St, Renmark

Enquiries:  Brendan 0457 030 805 or Chloe 0428 271 743 3

SA – Whyalla                                   3rd Thursday of the month                                                     (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

Dates:                                              ***Venue Change***   

16 Aug

20 Sep

Venue:  25-27 Ramsay Street, Whyalla Stuart 5608

Enquiries:  Brendan 0457 030 805 or Chloe 0428 271 743

QLD – Gympie                                1st Tuesday of the month                                                       (7:00pm - 9:00pm)

Dates:       

4 Sep

Venue:  Gympie Community Place, 18 Excelsior Road, Gympie

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

QLD – Ipswich                                3rd Thursday of the month                                                     (6:30pm - 8:30pm)

Dates:      

16 Aug     **UNFORTUNATELY DUE TO AN UNEXPECTED EMERGENCY TONIGHT'S MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELLED - WE SINCERELY APOLOGISE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE**

20 Sep

Venue:  EACH, 24 East St, Ipswich

Rear parking access via Wharf Street

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

QLD – Maroochydore                    3rd Wednesday of the month                                                 (7:00pm - 9:00pm)

Dates:       

19 Sep

Venue:  Community Focus 3/2 Ann-Maree Cl, Maroochydore

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

QLD – Mitchelton                           2nd Wednesday of the month                                                (7:00pm - 9:00pm)

Dates:       

12 Sep

Venue:  Picabeen Community Centre, 22 Hoben St, Mitchelton

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

QLD – Nerang                                 1st & 3rd Monday of the month                                             (7:00pm - 9:00pm)

Dates:

20 Aug

3 Sep          17 Sep

Venue:  Girl Guides Hall, 40 Ferry St Nerang

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

QLD – Northgate                            1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month                                            (7:00pm - 9:00pm)

Dates:       

21 Aug

4 Sep          18 Sep

Venue:  Northgate Meeting Room, Northgate Hall, Corner Scott & Ridge Sts, Northgate

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

QLD - Paddington                         1st Monday of the month                                                        (7:00pm - 9:00pm)

Dates:       

3 Sep

Venue:  Paddington Hall Annexe, 10 Moreton St, Paddington

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

QLD – Redcliffe                              1st Wednesday of the month                                                 (6:30pm - 8:30pm)

Dates:       

5 Sep

Venue:  Lives Lived Well, Level 1, 3 Violet St, Redcliffe

Enquiries:  Chrissie 0484 002 181 or Krystal 0484 002 178

QLD – Redland Bay                       Last Tuesday of the month                                                    (7:00pm - 9:00pm)

Dates:       

28 Aug

25 Sep

Venue:  The Cage Community Centre, 882 German Church Road, Redland Bay

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

VIC – Bendigo                                4th Wednesday of the month                                                 (7:00pm - 9:00pm)

Dates:       

22 Aug

26 Sep

Venue:  Olinda Centre, 8 Olinda Street, Bendigo

Enquiries:  Debbie 0448 177 083

VIC – Chadstone                            Thursday every fortnight                                                        (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

Dates:       

16 Aug       30 Aug

13 Sep        27 Sep

Venue:  Link Health and Community, 94 Batesford Rd, Chadstone

Enter the park off Batesford Rd opposite Woonah St

Enquiries:  Debbie 0448 177 083

VIC – Ferntree Gully                      Tuesday every fortnight                                                          (6:30pm - 8:30pm)

Dates:       

21 Aug

4 Sep          18 Sep

Venue:  Knox Community Health service, 1063 Burwood Hwy, Ferntree Gully

Enquiries:  Kelly 0431 993 621 or Debbie 0448 177 083

VIC – Footscray                              Thursday every fortnight                                                        (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

Dates:       

23 Aug

6 Sep          20 Sep

Venue:  Co-Health Building, 215 Nicholson St, Footscray

Enquiries:  Debbie 0448 177 083

VIC – Frankston                             Tuesday every fortnight                                                          (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

Dates:       

22 Aug

5 Sep          19 Sep

Venue:  Frankston Community Health Centre, 2 Hastings Rd, Frankston

Enquiries: Tracy 0413 710 238 or Debbie 0448 177 083

VIC – Geelong                                Wednesday every fortnight                                                     (7:00pm - 9:00pm)

Dates:       

29 Aug

12 Sep        26 Sep

Venue:  The Swanston Centre, Corner Myers & Swanston Sts, Geelong

Enquiries:  Kevin 0487 949 745 or Debbie 0448 177 083

VIC – Hawthorn                              Wednesday every fortnight                                                     (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

Dates:       

22 Aug

5 Sep          19 Sep

Venue:  Access Health and Community, 378 Burwood Rd, Hawthorn

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                                                           (6:30pm - 8:30pm)

Dates:       

20 Aug

3 Sep          17 Sep

Venue:  The MCOC Community House, 18 Pitt St, Mornington

Enquiries:  Debbie 0448 177 083 or Sally 0498 077 676

Non – FDS Support Groups:

ACT – Canberra                              Wednesday every fortnight                                                     (5:30pm - 7:30pm)

**Please call to confirm actual dates**

Venue:  Compass Directions ACT, Level 6, Cosmopolitan Centre, Bowes Street, Woden

Enquiries:  Switchboard (02) 6132 4800

WA – Mandurah                              Every Thursday                                                                         (10:00am - 11:30am)

 

Venue:  South Metropolitan Community Drug Service, 22 Tuckey Street, Mandurah                             

Enquiries:  (08) 9581 4010