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

Remembrance Day

 

Remembrance Day

 
 
Thursday 22 July 2021
 
 
QLD - 10 AM Family Drug Support Office, Nundah
 
Family Drug Support Office, 3 Robinson Rd, Nundah
 
10 AM with morning tea to follow the ceremony
 
 

SA - Live event cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions

 Unfortunately, due to the current SA COVID-19 lockdown situation, we have reluctantly cancelled the remembrance ceremony due to be held on 22 July at Brompton and Thebarton.

 
 
 
 Saturday 24 July 2021
 
 
NSW - Live event cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions
2021 ceremony video will be uploaded shortly.
 
Unfortunately, due to the current NSW COVID-19 lockdown situation, we have reluctantly cancelled the remembrance ceremony due to be held on 24 July at Ashfield Uniting Church and likewise, the ceremony at the Kings Cross tree is also cancelled.
We will prepare a ceremony in video format for our NSW ceremonies and it will be placed on our website and Facebook on Wednesday, 21 July 2021.
 
If you have lost someone and would like their name read out in our video NSW event. Please contact the FDS Head Office on 02 4782 9222.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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

 
 
Sponsored by: Karen Murphy, Councillor for Division 12
QLD - Logan
Date: Thursday, 19 August 2021

Time: 9.30 am - 12.30 pm

Venue: The Precinct, 91 City Road, Beenleigh

Bookings & Enquiries: Please contact Natasha 0484 002 178 

https://logansupportthefamilyimprovetheoutcomeaugust.eventbrite.com.au

 
 

FAMILY SUPPORT MEETINGS

FAMILY SUPPORT MEETINGS

July 2021 – September 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                                                                                    (7.00 pm - 9.00 pm)

Dates:

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

*02 Aug     *09 Aug    *16 Aug    *23 Aug - *CANCELLED due to COVID-19 restrictions

30 Aug     06 Sep     13 Sep    20 Sep    27 Sep    

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                                                     (6.00 pm - 8.00 pm)

Dates:

11 Aug - CANCELLED due to COVID-19 restrictions

08 Sep

Venue: Chatswood Youth Centre, 64 Albert Avenue, Chatswood 

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                                                            (6.00 pm - 8.00 pm)

Dates:

17 Aug - CANCELLED due to COVID-19 restrictions

21 Sep

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                                                             (6.00 pm - 8.00 pm)

Dates:

24 Aug - CANCELLED due to COVID-19 restrictions

28 Sep

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

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

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

Dates:                                             

25 Aug

29 Sep

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                                                               (6.00 pm - 8.00 pm)

Dates:

10 Aug - CANCELLED due to COVID-19 restrictions

14 Sep

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                                                       (6.00 pm - 8.00 pm)

Dates:

04 Aug - CANCELLED due to COVID-19 restrictions

01 Sep

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                                                              (6.00 pm - 8.00 pm)

Dates:

16 Aug - CANCELLED due to COVID-19 restrictions

20 Sep

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                                                             (6.00 pm - 8.00 pm)

Dates:

17 Aug - CANCELLED due to COVID-19 restrictions

21 Sep

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                                                      (6.00 pm - 8.00 pm)

Dates:

04 Aug - No Meeting

01 Sep - To be advised

Venue: To be advised

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

**Due to unforeseen circumstances, this group has been postponed, we endeavour to restart this group as soon as possible. If you require support please call the FDS 24/7 Support Line 1300 368 186**

QLD – Gladstone                           

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

Enquiries: Head Office 02 4782 9222

QLD – Ipswich                                3rd Thursday of the month                                                            (6.00 pm - 8.00 pm)

Dates:       

19 Aug

16 Sep 

Venue: EACH, 24 East St, Ipswich

Rear parking access via Wharf Street

Enquiries: Anna 0490 536 931 or Natasha 0484 002 178

**New group starting in July**

QLD – Logan                                    1st Thursday of the month                                                     (6.00 pm - 8.00 pm)

Dates:       

05 Aug

02 Sep

Venue: Twin Rivers Centre, 104 River Hills Road, Eagleby

Enquiries: Natasha 0484 002 178 or Chrissie 0484 002 181

QLD – Maroochydore                   3rd Wednesday of the month                                                      (6.00 pm - 8.00 pm)

Dates:       

18 Aug

15 Sep

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

Enquiries: Chrissie 0484 002 181  

QLD – Mitchelton                          2nd Wednesday of the month                                                       (6.30 pm - 8.30 pm)

Dates:       

11 Aug - No meeting due to public holiday

08 Sep

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                                                            (6.00 pm - 8.00 pm)

Dates:

31 Aug

28 Sep

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

Enquiries: Chrissie 0484 002 181 or Natasha 0484 002 178 

QLD – Nerang                                 3rd Monday of the month                                                              (6.00 pm - 8.00 pm)

Dates:

16 Aug

20 Sep

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                                                    (6.00 pm - 8.00 pm)

Dates:       

03 Aug    17 Aug

07 Sep    21 Sep

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                                                        (6.00 pm - 8.00 pm)

Dates:       

04 Aug

01 Sep

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                                                (6.30 pm - 8.30 pm)

Dates:   

12 Aug    26 Aug

09 Sep    23 Sep

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

Enquiries: Natasha 0484 002 178 or Chrissie 0484 002 181

**Due to unforeseen circumstances, this group has been postponed, we endeavour to restart this group as soon as possible. If you require support please call the FDS 24/7 Support Line 1300 368 186**

QLD – Rockhampton                   

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

Enquiries: Head Office 02 4782 9222

SA – Barossa                                   2nd Tuesday of the month                                                            (6.00 pm - 8.00 pm)

Dates:

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

10 Aug

14 Sep

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                                                                  (7.00 pm - 9.00 pm)

Dates:

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

09 Aug    23 Aug

06 Sep    20 Sep

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                                                                (6.30 pm - 8.30 pm)

Dates: 

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

02 Aug - CANCELLED due to COVID-19 restrictions

16 Aug      30 Aug

13 Sep     27 Sep

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                                                          (7.00 pm - 9.00 pm)

Dates:

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

04 Aug    18 Aug

01 Sep    15 Sep    29 Sep

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                                                          (7.00 pm - 9.00 pm)

Dates:

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

11 Aug     25 Aug

08 Sep     22 Sep

Venue: KBC meeting room455 Glynburn Rd, Leabrook

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

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

Dates:

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

03 Aug -  CANCELLED due to COVID-19 restrictions

07 Sep

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                                                            (5.00 pm - 7.00 pm)

Dates:

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

19 Aug

16 Sep

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                                                                (1.00 pm - 3.00 pm)

Dates:                                                               

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

02 Aug - CANCELLED due to COVID-19 restrictions

16 Aug     30 Aug

13 Sep    27 Sep

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                                                     (5.30 pm - 7.00 pm)

                                                         **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                                                                         (10.00 am - 11.30 am)

                                                        **Please call to confirm actual dates**

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

Enquiries: (08) 9581 4010

 
 

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

NSW - Hornsby                            Saturday, 14 August 2021                                                  (9.30 AM - 4.00 PM)                                                                      

Modules: 

Session 1 - Families Stages of Change

Session 2 - Effective Communication

Session 5 - Setting Workable Boundaries

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

Bookings & Enquiries: Please contact Amy on 0457 260 079 by 12 August to make your booking, or click on the link to book directly through Eventbrite

https://hornsbysteppingforward.eventbrite.com.au

NSW - Sutherland Shire               Saturday, 11 September 2021                                            (9.30 AM - 4.00 PM)                                                                      

Modules:

Session 1 - Families Stages of Change

Session 2 - Effective Communication

Session 5 - Setting Workable Boundaries

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

Bookings & Enquiries: Please contact Amy on 0457 260 079 by 10 September to make your booking, or click on the link to book directly through Eventbrite

https://sutherlandshiresteppingforward.eventbrite.com.au

QLD – Strathpine                             Monday, 16 August 2021                                              (6.00 PM - 8.00 PM)                                                                   

Modules: 

Session 1 - Families Stages of Change

Venue: Pine Rivers Community Corrections Office, Level 1, 199 Gympie Road, Strathpine

Bookings & Enquiries: Please contact Chrissie 0484 002 181 by 13 August to make your booking, or click on the link to book directly through Eventbrite

https://strathpinesteppingforwardsession.eventbrite.com.au

QLD – Logan                                  Monday, 23 August 2021                                                  (09.30 AM - 12.30 PM)                                                                   

Modules:

Session 1 - Families Stages of Change

Session 2 - Effective Communication

Venue: Beenleigh Region Uniting Church, 32-50 Mount Warren Boulevard, Mount Warren Park

Bookings & Enquiries: Please contact Natasha 0484 002 178 by 20 August to make your booking, or click on the link to book directly through Eventbrite

https://logan_stepping_forward_august.eventbrite.com.au

QLD – Nundah                             Monday, 26 August 2021                                              (6.00 PM - 8.00 PM)                                                                   

Modules: 

Session 1 - Families Stages of Change

Venue: Family Drug Support, 3 Robinson Road, Nundah

Bookings & Enquiries: Please contact Chrissie 0484 002 181 to make your booking, or click on the link to book directly through Eventbrite

https://nundahsteppingforwardsession.eventbrite.com.au

QLD – Nerang                             Monday, 28 August 2021                                              (10.00 AM - 1.00 PM)                                                                   

Modules: 

Session 1 - Families Stages of Change

Session 2 - Effective Communication 

Venue: Nerang Neighbourhood Centre, 29 Martin Street, Nerang

Bookings & Enquiries: Please contact Natasha 0484 002 178 to make your booking, or click on the link to book directly through Eventbrite

https://goldcoast_stepping_forward_august.eventbrite.com.au

QLD – Rockhampton                  Tuesday 31 August 2021                                              (10.00 AM - 1.00 PM)                                                                   

Modules: 

Session 1 - Families Stages of Change

Session 2 - Effective Communication 

Venue: Family Drug Support, Rockhampton Business Centre, 110 Campbell Street, Rockhampton

Bookings & Enquiries: Please contact Chrissie 0484 002 181 by August 27 to make your booking, or click on the link to book directly through Eventbrite

https://rockhampton_stepping_forward_24june.eventbrite.com.au

QLD – Nerang                             Saturday, 25 September 2021                                              (10.00 AM - 1.00 PM)                                                                   

Modules:

Session 5 - Setting Workable Boundaries

Session 6 - Dealing With Conflict 

Venue: Nerang Neighbourhood Centre, 29 Martin Street, Nerang

Bookings & Enquiries: Please contact Natasha 0484 002 178 by 24 September to make your booking, or click on the link to book directly through Eventbrite

https://nerang_stepping_forward_sep.eventbrite.com.au

SA – Barossa                                    Wednesday, 8 September 2021                                  (6.00 PM - 8.00 PM)                                                                   

Modules:

Session 2 – Effective Communication

Venue: Tanunda CWA Hall, 70 Murray St, Tanunda

Bookings & Enquiries: Please contact Catherine 0457 030 805 by 6 September to make your booking, or click on the link to book directly through Eventbrite

https://stepping_forward_barossa.eventbrite.com.au

SA - Thebarton                                 Friday, 24 September 2021                                        (9.30 AM - 1.30 PM)                                                                      

Modules: 

Session 1 - Families Stages of Change

Session 2 - Effective Communication

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

Bookings & Enquiries: Please contact Angela on 0428 271 743 by 22 September to make your booking

https://thebarton_stepping_forward_sep.eventbrite.com.au

FDS 2021 Remembrance Ceremony video


  • Remembering those who have lost their lives to a drug-related death.

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