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

Remembrance Day

 

Remembrance Day

 
 
The FDS Memorial event will be held in July 2021
Please check back regularly for updates
 
 
 
 
 
 

Support the Family - Improve the Outcome

Support The Family – Improve The Outcome

Workshop 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 or follow the Eventbrite link.

 

Important Information

 

 FDS Update regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)

 As FDS is a National organisation, we operate across a number of jurisdictions.

 We work with the information being provided to our workers in each state regarding

 re-opening of groups and courses.  Therefore, not all States will re-open at the same time.

 As our groups/courses/events re-open, our website will be the most up-to-date source of accurate 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

https://sage.fm/fds

We have protocols in place to ensure yours and our staff safety. Each venue determines the size of our groups and workshops. During this difficult time, if you are seeking any clarification please call the facilitator.

 We apologise for any inconvenience but assure you that as soon as we are able to, it is our priority to resume all our groups and courses on a regular, on-going basis.

 We appreciate your patience and wish everyone the very best during this period of uncertainty.

 

Tony Trimingham, OAM, CEO

 
 
There are currently no Support the Family - Improve the Outcome sessions scheduled.  Please check back here for updated information or call Head Office on (02) 4782 9222.
 
 
 

FAMILY SUPPORT MEETINGS

FAMILY SUPPORT MEETINGS

April 2021 – June 2021

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/

Important Information

 FDS Update regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)

 As FDS is a National organisation, we operate across a number of jurisdictions.

 We work with the information being provided to our workers in each state regarding

 re-opening of groups and courses.  Therefore, not all States will re-open at the same time.

 As our groups/courses/events re-open, our website will be the most up-to-date source of accurate 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

https://sage.fm/fds

We have protocols in place to ensure yours and our staff safety. Each venue determines the size of our groups and workshops. During this difficult time, if you are seeking any clarification please call the facilitator.

 We apologise for any inconvenience but assure you that as soon as we are able to, it is our priority to resume all our groups and courses on a regular, on-going basis.

 We appreciate your patience and wish everyone the very best during this period of uncertainty.

 

Tony Trimingham, OAM, CEO

FDS Support Groups:

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

Dates:

**Due to social distancing, bookings are essential. Please call Amy 0457 260 079**

17 May     24 May     31 May

07 Jun     

14 Jun (Public Holiday - No Meeting) 

21 Jun     28 Jun

Venue: Jackett Room, Woodstock Community Centre, 22 Church St, Burwood

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

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

Dates:

09 Jun

Venue: Chatswood Youth Centre, 64 Albert Avenue, Chatswood **Please download the Service NSW App to your phone, if you are attending this group. Click on the following link**

https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/campaign/service-nsw-mobile-app 

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

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

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

Dates:

18 May

15 Jun

Venue: St Peters Anglican church, 207 Peats Ferry Road, Hornsby

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

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

Dates:

25 May

22 Jun

Venue: Community Northern Beaches, 52 Raglan Street, Manly. Parking available.

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

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

Dates:                                             

26 May

23 Jun

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

On street parking available.

Enquiries: Head Office (02) 4782 9222

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

Dates:

08 Jun

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

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

Enquiries: Head Office (02) 4782 9222

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

Enquiries: Pam 0438 994 269 to discuss support in the Port Macquarie area

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

Dates:

02 Jun

Venue: Blacktown Area Community Centre Inc. (BAAC), Marayong House, 64 Falmouth Road, Quakers Hill

Enquiries: Head Office (02) 4782 9222

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

Dates:

17 May

21 Jun

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

Enquiries: Beth 0416 078 209 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

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

Dates:

18 May

15 Jun

Venue: The Entrance Community Centre, Building B, Cnr of Battley and Oaklands Avenue,

The Entrance.

Enquiries: Head Office (02) 4782 9222

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

Dates:

02 Jun

Venue: The Orana Centre, 2 Rawson St, Wollongong

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

QLD – Gladstone                            2rd Thursday of the month                                                           (5:30pm - 7:30pm)

Dates:   

**Due to social distancing requirements, please RSVP by contacting Rebecca 0490 536 976**

10 Jun

Venue: Gladstone City Library, Meeting Room, 39 Goondoon Street, Gladstone Central

Enquiries: Rebecca 0490 536 976 or Head Office 02 4782 9222

QLD – Ipswich                                3rd Thursday of the month                                                            (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

Dates:       

20 May

17 Jun

Venue: EACH, 24 East St, Ipswich

Rear parking access via Wharf Street

Enquiries: Anna 0490 536 931 or Natasha 0484 002 178

QLD – Maroochydore                   3rd Wednesday of the month                                                      (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

Dates:       

19 May

16 Jun

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

Enquiries: Chrissie 0484 002 181 or Natasha 0484 002 178 

QLD – Mitchelton                          2nd Wednesday of the month                                                       (6:30pm - 8:30pm)

Dates:       

09 Jun

Venue: Picabeen Community Centre, 22 Hoben St, Mitchelton

Enquiries: Natasha 0484 002 178 or Chrissie 0484 002 181

QLD – Mount Gravatt                    Last Tuesday of the Month                                                            (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

Dates:

25 May

29 Jun

Venue: Mount Gravatt Community Centre, 1693 Logan Rd, Upper Mount Gravatt

Enquiries: Chrissie 0484 002 181or Natasha 0484 002 178 

QLD – Nerang                                 3rd Monday of the month                                                                (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

Dates:

17 May

21 Jun

Venue: Nerang Neighbourhood Centre, 29 Martin Street, Nerang

Enquiries: Natasha 0484 002 178 or Chrissie 0484 002 181

QLD – Nundah                                1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month                                                    (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

Dates:       

18 May

01 Jun     15 Jun

Venue: Family Drug Support, 3 Robinson Rd, Nundah

Enquiries: Anna 0490 536 931 or Natasha 0484 002 178

QLD – Redcliffe                              1st Wednesday of the month                                                        (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

Dates:       

02 Jun

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

Enquiries: Chrissie 0484 002 181 or Natasha 0484 002 178 

QLD – Red Hill                                2nd & 4th Thursday of the month                                                (6:30pm - 8:30pm)

Dates:   

27 May

10 Jun     24 Jun

Venue: Moonyah Rehabilitation Centre, 58 Glen Rosa Rd, Red Hill

Enquiries: Natasha 0484 002 178 or Chrissie 0484 002 181

QLD – Rockhampton                   2nd Tuesday of the month                                                             (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

Dates:       

18 Jun

Venue: Family Drug Support Office, Rockhampton Business Centre, 110-114 Campbell St, Rockhampton. (Near the cheesecake shop).

Enquiries: Rebecca 0490 536 976 or Head Office 02 4782 9222

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

Dates:

**Due to distancing requirements, bookings are essential, please contact Sally on 0490 536 989**

08 Jun

Venue: Barossa Council Meeting Room, 29 Barossa Valley Way, Lyndoch

(Rear of Lyndoch Library)

Enquiries: Catherine 0457 030 805 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

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

Dates:

**Due to distancing requirements, bookings are essential, please contact Sally on 0490 536 989**

17 May    31 May

14 Jun     28 Jun

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

Enquiries: Catherine 0457 030 805 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

SA – Elizabeth                                 Monday every fortnight                                                                   (6:30pm - 8:30pm)

Dates: 

**Due to distancing requirements, bookings are essential, please contact Catherine 0457 030 805** 

24 May

07 Jun     21 Jun

Venue: Headspace Training Room, 2 Peachey Road, Edinburgh North

Enquiries: Catherine 0457 030 805 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

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

Dates:

**Due to distancing requirements, bookings are essential, please contact Sally on 0490 536 989**

26 May

09 Jun     23 Jun

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

Enquiries: Sally 0490 536 989 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

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

Dates:

**Due to distancing requirements, bookings are essential, please contact Angela 0428 271 743**

19 May

02 Jun     16 Jun     30 Jun

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

Enquiries: Angela 0428 271 743 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

SA – Mount Barker                        1st Tuesday of the month                                                                (6.00pm - 8.00pm)

Dates:

**Due to social distancing requirements, bookings are essential. Please contact Sally on 0490 536 989**

01 Jun

Venue: Board Room, Mount Barker Community Centre, 3 Dumas Street, Mount Barker

Enquiries: Sally 0490 536 989 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

SA – Port Augusta                          3rd Thursday of the month                                                            (5.00pm - 7.00pm)

Dates:

**Due to distancing requirements, bookings are essential, please contact Angela 0428 271 743**

17 Jun

Venue: Yarta Purtli Training Room, Cultural Centre, Beauchamp Lane, Port Augusta

Enquiries: Angela 0428 271 743 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

SA – Thebarton                               Monday every fortnight                                                                  (1:00pm - 3:00pm)

Dates:                                                               

**Due to distancing requirements, bookings are essential, please contact Angela 0428 271 743**

24 May

07 Jun     21 Jun

Venue: FDS Office, 42 Anderson St, Thebarton

Enquiries: Angela 0428 271 743 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

VIC – Balwyn North     **This Group is now online temporarily - Please call Chloe 0448 177 083**

 

Enquiries:  Chloe 0448 177 083 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

VIC – Chadstone        **This Group is now online temporarily - Please call Chloe 0448 177 083**

 

Enquiries: Chloe 0448 177 083 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

VIC – Ferntree Gully  **This Group is now online temporarily - Please call Chloe 0448 177 083**

 

Enquiries: Chloe 0448 177 083 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

VIC – Footscray          **This Group is now online temporarily - Please call Chloe 0448 177 083**

 

Enquiries: Chloe 0448 177 083 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

VIC – Frankston          **This Group is now online temporarily - Please call Chloe 0448 177 083**

 

Enquiries: Chloe 0448 177 083 orHead Office (02) 4782 9222

VIC – Geelong             **This Group is now online temporarily - Please call Chloe 0448 177 083**

 

Enquiries: Chloe 0448 177 083 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

Non – FDS Support Groups:

ACT – Canberra                              Wednesday every fortnight                                                     (5:30pm - 7:00pm)

                                                         **Please call to confirm actual dates**

Venue: Directions Health Services, Level 6, Cosmopolitan Centre, Woden Square, 21 Bowes Street, Woden

Enquiries: (02) 6132 4800

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

                                                        **Please call to confirm actual dates**

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

Enquiries: (08) 9581 4010

 
 

STEPPING STONES COURSES

 
 

STEPPING STONES COURSES

Unless indicated, the course runs over 2 consecutive weekends.

Contact the facilitator (listed below) OR Head Office for more information.

Ph: (02) 4782 9222

Important Information

 

 FDS Update regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)

 As FDS is a National organisation, we operate across a number of jurisdictions.

 We work with the information being provided to our workers in each state regarding

 re-opening of groups and courses.  Therefore, not all States will re-open at the same time.

 As our groups/courses/events re-open, our website will be the most up-to-date source of accurate information.

If you require support please call our Support Line:

 24/7 Telephone Line: 1300 368 186

We have protocols in place to ensure yours and our staff safety. Each venue determines the size of our groups and workshops. During this difficult time, if you are seeking any clarification please call the facilitator.

 We apologise for any inconvenience but assure you that as soon as we are able to, it is our priority to resume all our groups and courses on a regular, on-going basis.

 We appreciate your patience and wish everyone the very best during this period of uncertainty.

 

Tony Trimingham, OAM, CEO

NSW - Sydney                                           Dates: 19 - 20 June 2021                                   (9:30am - 4:30pm)

                                                                                             &

                                                                                   26 - 27 June 2021

Venue: Holiday Inn Parramatta, 18 - 40 Anderson Street, Parramatta

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

Registration is now open. RSVP: 09 June 2021

QLD - Brisbane                                           Dates: 29 - 30 May 2021                                       (9:30am - 4:30pm)

                                                                                             &

                                                                                   05 - 06 June 2021

Venue: Family Drug Support QLD, 3 Robinson Rd, Nundah, Brisbane.

Enquiries: Chrissie 0484 002 181 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

Registration is now open. RSVP: 19 May 2021

QLD - Gold Coast                                       Dates: 17 - 18 July 2021                                       (9:30am - 4:30pm)

                                                                                             &

                                                                                   24 - 25 July 2021

Venue: TBC

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

Registration is now open. RSVP: 07 July 2021

SA - Unley                                           Dates: 10 - 11 July 2021                                               (9:30am - 4:00pm)

                                                                                             &

                                                                                   17 - 18 July 2021

Venue: SACOSS (Majorie Black Room), 47 King William Road, Unley

Enquiries: Sally 0490 536 989 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

Registration is now open. RSVP: 01 July 2021

SA - Unley                                           Dates: 30 - 31 October 2021                                        (9:30am - 4:00pm)

                                                                                             &

                                                                                   06 - 07 November 2021

Venue: SACOSS (Majorie Black Room), 47 King William Road, Unley

Enquiries: Sally 0490 536 989 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

Registration is now open. RSVP: 20 October 2021

VIC – Melbourne                                        Dates:  19 – 20 June 2021                                       (9:30am - 4:00pm)

                                                                                             &

                                                                                   26 - 27 June 2021

Venue: Greythorne Centre, 2 Centre Way, Balwyn North

Enquiries: Chloe 0448 177 083 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

Registration is now open. RSVP: 09 June 2021


STEPPING FORWARD INFORMATION SESSIONS

STEPPING FORWARD INFORMATION SESSIONS

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.

Important Information

 FDS Update regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)

 As FDS is a National organisation, we operate across a number of jurisdictions.

 We work with the information being provided to our workers in each state regarding

 re-opening of groups and courses.  Therefore, not all States will re-open at the same time.

 As our groups/courses/events re-open, our website will be the most up-to-date source of accurate information.

If you require support please call our Support Line:

 24/7 Telephone Line: 1300 368 186

We have protocols in place to ensure yours and our staff safety. Each venue determines the size of our groups and workshops. During this difficult time, if you are seeking any clarification please call the facilitator.

 We apologise for any inconvenience but assure you that as soon as we are able to, it is our priority to resume all our groups and courses on a regular, on-going basis.

 We appreciate your patience and wish everyone the very best during this period of uncertainty.

 

Tony Trimingham, OAM, CEO

QLD – Rockhampton                Saturday 15 May 2021                                                       (10.00AM - 1.00PM)                                                                   

                                                                               Modules: 

                                                                                                         Session 1 - Families Stages of Change 

                                                                                                        Session 2 - Effective Communication

Venue:  Family Drug Support Office, Rockhampton Business Centre, 110 Campbell St, Rockhampton (Next to the cheesecake shop)

Bookings & Enquiries: Please contact Rebecca 0490 536 976 by May 14 to make your booking, or click on the link to book directly through Eventbrite

https://rockhamptonsteppingforward15may.eventbrite.com.au

QLD – Rockhampton                Thursday 20 May 2021                                                       (10.00AM - 1.00PM)                                                                   

                                                                               Modules: 

                                                                                                         Session 1 - Families Stages of Change 

                                                                                                        Session 2 - Effective Communication

Venue:  Family Drug Support Office, Rockhampton Business Centre, 110 Campbell St, Rockhampton

Bookings & Enquiries: Please contact Rebecca 0490 536 976 by May 18 to make your booking, or click on the link to book directly through Eventbrite

https://rockhampton_may_stepping_forward.eventbrite.com.au

QLD – Nerang                            Wednesday 09 June 2021                                                  (10:00am - 1:00pm)                                                                   

                                                                               Modules: 

                                                                                                         Session 7 - Families and Ice 

Venue: Nerang Neighbourhood Centre, 29 Martin St, Nerang.

Bookings & Enquiries: Please contact Natasha on 0484 002 178 or Head Office 02 4782 9222 by June 08 to make your booking, or click on the link to book directly through Eventbrite

https://nerang_stepping_forward_june.eventbrite.com.au

QLD – Rockhampton                Thursday 24 June 2021                                                      (10.00AM - 1.00PM)                                                                   

                                                                               Modules: 

                                                                                                        Session 7 – Families and Ice

Venue:  Family Drug Support Office, Rockhampton Business Centre, 110 Campbell St, Rockhampton

Bookings & Enquiries: Please contact Rebecca 0490 536 976 by June 23 to make your booking, or click on the link to book directly through Eventbrite

https://rockhampton_stepping_forward_24june.eventbrite.com.au

SA - Thebarton                        Saturday 05 June 2021                                                          (9.30AM - 4.30PM)                                                                      

                                                                          Modules: 

                                                                          Session 4 - Drug and Alcohol Treatment Options

                                                                          Session 5 - Setting Workable Boundaries

                                                                          Session 6 - Dealing with Conflict

Venue: Family Drug Support Office, 42 Anderson Street, Thebarton

Bookings & Enquiries: Please contact Angela on 0428 271 743 by June 03 to make your booking, or click on the link to book directly through Eventbrite

https://thebarton_stepping_forward.eventbrite.com.au

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The FDS Memorial event will be held in July 2021
 
Please check back regularly for updates
 
 

Harm Reduction Australia (HRA)

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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 26/11/2015 at Parliament House in Canberra.

For more information, please visit the HRA website:

www.harmreductionaustralia.org.au