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Family Support Meetings - Important Information

If you require support please call our Support Line: 24/7 Telephone Line: 1300 368 186 or book an online 1 to 1 with a FDS worker through Sage.fm

We have COVID-19 protocols in place to ensure your safety. Each venue determines the size of our groups and workshops. Please contact the facilitator of the group you are intending to attend to secure your place to allow us to keep to distancing protocols.

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Non-religious, open meetings for family members affected by drugs and alcohol. Open to anyone and providing opportunities to talk and listen to others in a non-judgemental, safe environment. 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

Support The Family – Improve The Outcome

Support the Family385Workshop Objectives:

  • Gain knowledge of successful 'Models of Change' for supporting families affected by someone’s drug issues.
  • Identify the 5 stages that families experience and effective ways to respond.
  • Learn how to communicate more effectively with families in a work and/or professional situation.
  • Develop understanding and gain skills to assist families to build resilience and improve the outcome for both the person who uses the drug and the family.
  • Recognise the importance of psycho-social education for a family, in relation to the significant barriers they may face.

Bookings are essential.

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

Unless indicated, the Stepping Stones course runs over 2 consecutive weekends

Contact the facilitator (listed below) OR Head Office for more information Ph: (02) 4782 9222

Stepping Forward

Education and interactive sessions for families, friends and workers providing information and support relating to alcohol and other drugs.

Session 1 – Families Stages of Change
Session 2 – Effective Communication
Session 3 – Alcohol and Other Drugs Information
Session 4 – Drug and Alcohol Treatment Options
Session 5 – Setting Workable Boundaries
Session 6 – Dealing with Conflict
Session 7 – Families and Ice

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 in each event below.

 

Stepping Forward Topic Preview – Stages of Change for Families

This video explains the work of Family Drug Support and discusses the Stages of Change for Families model.  This model can be helpful for families to understand where they are at on their journey and start to learn how to cope depending on what stage they may be at.

Family Drug Support hosts annual events to remember those who have died from a drug related death. Details of events held by FDS in some Australian states during the second last week of July will be updated here once scheduled.
 
26
Sep
2022

Stepping Forward - QLD - Online - Daytime

26-09-2022 10:30 am -12:30 pm
Free
ONLINE event
 
Modules:  Session 1 - Families Stages of Change
                       
Bookings & Enquiries:  Please contact Natasha 0484 002 178 by 23 September to make your booking or click on the link below to book directly through Eventbrite.
 
26
Sep
2022

Family Support Meeting - SA - Elizabeth

26-09-2022 6:30 pm -8:30 pm
Free

Monday every fortnight
(6.30 pm - 8.30 pm)

Please call the group facilitator before attending - Catherine 0457 030 805

Non-religious, open meetings for family members affected by drugs and alcohol. Open to anyone and providing opportunities to talk and listen to others in a non-judgemental, safe environment. 

Venue: Headspace Training Room, 2 Peachey Road, Edinburgh North
Enquiries: Catherine 0457 030 805 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

26
Sep
2022

Family Support Meeting - NSW - Burwood

26-09-2022 7:00 pm -9:00 pm
Free

Every Monday
(7.00 pm - 9.00 pm)

Please call the group facilitator before attending - Tracey 0457 260 079

Non-religious, open meetings for family members affected by drugs and alcohol. Open to anyone and providing opportunities to talk and listen to others in a non-judgemental, safe environment.

Venue: Jackett Room, Woodstock Community Centre, 22 Church Street, Burwood
Enquiries: Tracey 0457 260 079  or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

27
Sep
2022

Family Support Meeting - NSW - Manly

27-09-2022 6:00 pm -8:00 pm
Free

4th Tuesday of the month
(6.00 pm - 8.00 pm) 

Please call the group facilitator before attending - Tracey 0457 260 079

Non-religious, open meetings for family members affected by drugs and alcohol. Open to anyone and providing opportunities to talk and listen to others in a non-judgemental, safe environment. 

Venue: Community Northern Beaches, 52 Raglan Street, Manly
Enquiries: Tracey 0457 260 079 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222 

27
Sep
2022

Family Support Meeting - QLD - Mount Gravatt

27-09-2022 6:00 pm -8:00 pm
Free

Last Tuesday of the Month
(6.00 pm - 8.00 pm)

Non-religious, open meetings for family members affected by drugs and alcohol. Open to anyone and providing opportunities to talk and listen to others in a non-judgemental, safe environment. 

Venue: Mount Gravatt Community Centre, 1693 Logan Rd, Upper Mount Gravatt
Enquiries: Natasha 0484 002 178 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

28
Sep
2022

Family Support Meeting - QLD - Bayside

28-09-2022 6:00 pm -8:00 pm
Free

New Group

Last Wednesday of the Month
(6.00 pm - 8.00 pm)

Non-religious, open meetings for family members affected by drugs and alcohol. Open to anyone and providing opportunities to talk and listen to others in a non-judgemental, safe environment. 

Venue: Salvation Army Bayside Community Church, Cnr Macarthur St & McDonald Rd, Alexandra Hills.
Enquiries: Natasha 0484 002 178 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

28
Sep
2022

Family Support Meeting - NSW - Newcastle

28-09-2022 6:00 pm -8:00 pm
Free

4th Wednesday of the month
(6.00 pm - 8.00 pm)

Please call the group facilitator before attending - Renee 0491 091 520

Non-religious, open meetings for family members affected by drugs and alcohol. Open to anyone and providing opportunities to talk and listen to others in a non-judgemental, safe environment.

Venue: Uniting Church, 199 Broadmeadow Road, Broadmeadow
(On street parking. 200 m walk from Broadmeadow Railway Station)
Enquiries: Renee 0491 091 520 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

28
Sep
2022

Family Support Meeting - SA - Hallett Cove

28-09-2022 7:00 pm -9:00 pm
Free

Wednesday every fortnight
(7.00 pm - 9.00 pm)

Please call the group facilitator before attending - Sally 0490 536 989

Non-religious, open meetings for family members affected by drugs and alcohol. Open to anyone and providing opportunities to talk and listen to others in a non-judgemental, safe environment. 

Venue: Hallett Cove Baptist Church, 1 Ramrod Avenue, Hallett Cove
Enquiries: Sally 0490 536 989 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

29
Sep
2022

Stepping Forward - SA - Online

29-09-2022 6:00 pm -8:30 pm
Free
ONLINE event
 
Modules:  Session 1 - Families Stages of Change
                       
Bookings & Enquiries:  Please contact Catherine 0457 030 805 by 28 September to make your booking or click on the link below to book directly through Eventbrite.
 
03
Oct
2022

Family Support Meeting - NSW - Burwood

03-10-2022 7:00 pm -9:00 pm
Free

Every Monday
(7.00 pm - 9.00 pm)

Please call the group facilitator before attending - Tracey 0457 260 079

Non-religious, open meetings for family members affected by drugs and alcohol. Open to anyone and providing opportunities to talk and listen to others in a non-judgemental, safe environment.

Venue: Jackett Room, Woodstock Community Centre, 22 Church Street, Burwood
Enquiries: Tracey 0457 260 079  or Head Office (02) 4782 9222


Family Drug Support Australia

Supporting families and friends of people who use substances as well as bereaved families in Australia.

SUPPORT LINE (24 Hours - 7 Days)
Phone: 1300 368 186


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