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

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Vale Ray Richmond

It is with great sadness that we have learned of the death of Rev. Ray Richmond, former Minister at the Wayside Chapel. Ray played an enormous part in helping to achieve Australia’s first injecting facility. When a group of us were planning to open an injecting facility. As a trial and an act of civil disobedience, Ray provided the final piece of the jigsaw by offering the Wayside Chapel as a location for the service. The Tolerance room opened for approximately 10 days and ensured an injecting facility was added to the agenda for the 1999 NSW Drug Summit.
 
The Drug Summit then approved a recommendation to open one in Kings Cross which became the MSIC. During the time that the tolerance room was open, Ray Richmond and 3 drug users were arrested in a police raid on the premises. The magistrate threw out the charges and complained about the waste of time and resources.
 
I remember Ray as a very warm-hearted person who wanted to make a difference to the lives of the people affected by drugs and other social problems. I am pleased to have called him a friend, and he will be missed.
 
Tony Trimingham, OAM
CEO
Family Drug Support

STEPPING FORWARD INFORMATION SESSIONS

STEPPING FORWARD INFORMATION SESSIONS

Session 1 - Stages of Change and 'Balance Pole'

Session 2 - Effective Communication

Session 3 - Alcohol and Other Drugs Information

Separate modules can be provided for:

Treatment and Recovery, Boundary Setting and Dealing with Conflict,

ICE Presentation, and Engaging with Families Workshop.

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

Bookings are essential.

For bookings or to make enquiries, please phone the facilitator listed.

SA – Adelaide                            Saturday         21 September 2019                                                      (9:30am - 4:30pm)

                                                                          Module: 

                                                                         Session 1 - Stages of Change and 'Balance Pole' ,  

                                                                         Session 2 - Effective Communication and

                                                                         Session 3 - Alcohol and Other Drugs Information

Venue: Adelaide South West Community Centre, 171 Sturt Street, Adelaide, SA, 5000

Bookings & Enquiries: Please contact Kendall on 0457 030 805 by September 18 to make your booking

QLD – Brisbane                         Tuesday         1 October 2019                                                  (3:00pm - 5:00pm)

                                                                          Module: 

                                                                         Session 1 - Stages of Change and 'Balance Pole'

Venue: New Farm Library, 135 Sydney Street, New Farm, QLD 4005.

Bookings & Enquiries: Please contact Catherine on 0419 689 857 by September 30 to make your booking

 QLD – Yeppoon                           Thursday         10 October 2019                                                  (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

                                                                          Module: 

                                                                         Session 1 - Stages of Change and 'Balance Pole'

Venue: Livingstone Shire Council Community Centre, 80 John Street, Yeppoon, QLD 4703.

Bookings & Enquiries: Please contact Chrissie on 0484 002 181 by October 9 to make your booking

 QLD – Mackay                              Tuesday         15 October 2019                                                  (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

                                                                          Module: 

                                                                         Session 1 - Stages of Change and 'Balance Pole'

Venue: Dudley Denny City Library, 134 Victoria Street, Mackay, QLD 4740.

Bookings & Enquiries: Please contact Chrissie on 0484 002 181 by October 11 to make your booking

 QLD – Ipswich                           Wednesday         16 October 2019                                                  (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

                                                                          Module: 

                                                                         Session 1 - Stages of Change and 'Balance Pole'

Venue: EACH, 24 East Street, Ipswich, QLD 4305.

Bookings & Enquiries: Please contact Krystal on 0484 002 178 by October 15 to make your booking

QLD – Southport                           Saturday        19 October 2019                                                  (1:00pm - 3:00pm)

                                                                          Module: 

                                                                         Session 1 - Stages of Change and 'Balance Pole'

Venue: Southport Library Meeting Room, Garden & Lawson's Streets, Southport, QLD, 4215

Bookings & Enquiries: Please contact Catherine on 0419 689 857 by October 18 to make your booking

QLD – Brisbane                               Monday         21 October 2019                                                  (3:00pm - 5:00pm)

                                                                          Module: 

                                                                         Session 2 - Effective Communication

Venue: New Farm Library, 135 Sydney Street, New Farm, QLD 4005.

Bookings & Enquiries: Please contact Catherine on 0419 689 857 by October 20 to make your booking

 QLD – Ipswich                           Wednesday         23 October 2019                                                  (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

                                                                          Module: 

                                                                        Session 2 - Effective Communication

Venue: EACH, 24 East Street, Ipswich, QLD 4305.

Bookings & Enquiries: Please contact Krystal on 0484 002 178 by October 22 to make your booking

QLD – Brisbane                               Monday         28 October 2019                                                  (3:00pm - 5:00pm)

                                                                          Module: 

                                                                        Session 3 - Alcohol and Other Drugs Information

Venue: New Farm Library, 135 Sydney Street, New Farm, QLD 4005.

Bookings & Enquiries: Please contact Catherine on 0419 689 857 by October 27 to make your booking

QLD – Wynnum West                           Monday       28 October 2019                                                  (3:00pm - 5:00pm)

                                                                          Module: 

                                                                        Session 1 - Stages of Change and Balance Pole

Venue: Gundu-Pa, Wynnum-Manly Community Health Centre, 20 New Lindum Rd, Wynnum West, QLD 4178

Bookings & Enquiries: Please contact Krystal on 0484 002 178 by October 27 to make your booking

 QLD – Ipswich                           Wednesday        30 October 2019                                                  (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

                                                                          Module: 

                                                                        Session 3 - Alcohol and Other Drugs Information

Venue: EACH, 24 East Street, Ipswich, QLD 4305.

Bookings & Enquiries: Please contact Krystal on 0484 002 178 by October 29 to make your booking

QLD – Wynnum West                       Monday       4 November 2019                                                  (3:00pm - 5:00pm)

                                                                          Module: 

                                                                        Session 2 - Effective Communication

Venue: Gundu-Pa, Wynnum-Manly Community Health Centre, 20 New Lindum Rd, Wynnum West, QLD 4178

Bookings & Enquiries: Please contact Krystal on 0484 002 178 by November 3 to make your booking

QLD – Maroochydore                       Monday       11 November 2019                                                  (2:30pm - 4:30pm)

                                                                          Module: 

                                                                        Session 1 - Stages of Change and Balance Pole

Venue: Maroochydore Hub, 60 Dalton Drive, Maroochydore, QLD 4558

Bookings & Enquiries: Please contact Krystal on 0484 002 178 by November 10 to make your booking

QLD – Rockhampton                             Wednesday         13 November 2019                                    (6:30pm - 8:30pm)

                                                                          Module: 

                                                                        Session 1 - Stages of Change and 'Balance Pole'

Venue: Rockhampton Business Centre, 110 Campbell St, Rockhampton. (Near the Cheesecake Shop)

Bookings & Enquiries: Please contact Christine on 0490 536 976 by November 12 to make your booking

VIC – Geelong                            Saturday         16 November 2019                                                    (9:30am - 4:30pm)

                                                                          Module: 

                                                                         Session 1 - Stages of Change and 'Balance Pole' ,  Session 2 - Effective Communication. 

Venue: Barwon Child Youth and Family, 5 Gordon Avenue, West Geelong, VIC, 3218

Bookings & Enquiries: Please contact Chloe on 0448 177 083 by November 15 to make your booking

QLD – Maroochydore                       Monday       18 November 2019                                                  (2:30pm - 4:30pm)

                                                                          Module: 

                                                                        Session 2 - Effective Communication

Venue: Maroochydore Hub, 60 Dalton Drive, Maroochydore, QLD 4558

Bookings & Enquiries: Please contact Krystal on 0484 002 178 by November 17 to make your booking

QLD – Rockhampton                             Wednesday         20 November 2019                                    (6:30pm - 8:30pm)

                                                                          Module: 

                                                                         Session 2 - Effective Communication

Venue: Rockhampton Business Centre, 110 Campbell St, Rockhampton. (Near the Cheesecake Shop)

Bookings & Enquiries: Please contact Christine on 0490 536 976 by November 19 to make your booking

QLD – Maroochydore                       Monday       25 November 2019                                                  (2:30pm - 4:30pm)

                                                                          Module: 

                                                                        Session 3 - Alcohol and other Drugs Information

Venue: Maroochydore Hub, 60 Dalton Drive, Maroochydore, QLD 4558

Bookings & Enquiries: Please contact Krystal on 0484 002 178 by November 24 to make your booking

QLD – Southport                           Saturday        30 November 2019                                                  (9:30am - 11:30am)

                                                                          Module: 

                                                                        Session 2 - Effective Communication

Venue: Southport Library Meeting Room, Garden & Lawson's Streets, Southport, QLD, 4215

Bookings & Enquiries: Please contact Catherine on 0419 689 857 by November 29 to make your booking