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

FAMILY SUPPORT MEETINGS

FAMILY SUPPORT MEETINGS

March 2020 – June 2020

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)

Unfortunately, FDS has had to make the difficult decision, based on information and directives received from the Government that we must temporarily close our Support group/s and Courses.

However, we are pushing additional resources towards our 24/7 Support phone line:                            

24/7 Telephone Line: 1300 368 186

You can call this line anytime for Family support. 

An additional option is to visit the FDS:

Website:  https://www.fds.org.au/

Where you will find resources/tools and on-line videos which you will find beneficial.

Family Drug Support Online for Families:  https://www.fdsonline.org.au/

Interactive tool based on a typical Support Group.

We apologise for any inconvenience but assure you that as soon as we are able to, we will resume our groups and courses.

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

                                Tony Trimingham, OAM, CEO

FDS Support Groups:

NSW – Bathurst                              **This meeting is not currently running**

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

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

Dates:

**Postponed until further notice - contact Julie 0400 113 422**

19 May

16 Jun

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:

**Postponed until further notice - Contact Raewyn 0457 260 079**

04 May       11 May     18 May        25 May

01 Jun        08 Jun (No Meeting - Public Holiday)       15 Jun        22 Jun            29 Jun

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

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

NSW – Byron Bay                           **This meeting is not currently running**

Enquiries:  Margaret 0427 857 092 to arrange a convenient time for 1 on 1 support

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

Dates:

**Postponed until further notice - Contact Raewyn 0457 260 079**

05 May

02 Jun

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:

**Postponed until further notice - Contact Raewyn 0457 260 079**

13 May

10 Jun

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 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

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

Dates:

**Postponed until further notice** - Please call 1300 368 186** 

04 May          18 May

01 Jun           15 Jun

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

Enquiries: Theo 0402 604 354 or Joy 0448 526 280 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

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

Dates:

**Postponed until further notice - Contact Julie 0400 113 422**

04 May

01 Jun

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

The Centre is on the left after the shops.

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

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

Dates:

**Postponed until further notice - Contact Raewyn 0457 260 079**

11 May 

08 Jun (No Meeting - Public Holiday)

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

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

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

Dates:

**Postponed until further notice - Contact Julie 0400 113 422**

18 May

15 Jun

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; car park 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:  

**Postponed until further notice - Contact Julie 0400 113 422**                                           

27 May

24 Jun

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

On street parking available.

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

NSW – Orange                                **This meeting is not currently running**

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

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

Dates:

**Postponed until further notice - Contact Julie 0400 113 422**

12 May

09 Jun

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

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

Enquiries: Julie 0400 113 422 or 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 – Randwick                            3rd Wednesday of the month                                                  (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

Dates:

**Postponed until further notice - Contact Raewyn 0457 260 079**

20 May

17 Jun

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:

**Postponed until further notice - Contact Raewyn 0457 260 079**

18 May

15 Jun

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

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

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

Dates:

**Postponed until further notice - Contact Raewyn 0457 260 079**

06 May

03 Jun

Venue: The Orana Centre, 2 Rawson St, Wollongong

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

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

**NEW SUPPORT GROUP**

 Dates:  

**Postponed until further notice - Contact Ali 0419 689 857**      

14 May

11 June - (PUBLIC HOLIDAY, NO MEETING)

9 July

Venue: Gladstone City Library, Meeting Room, 39 Goondoon Street, Gladstone Central, 4680

Enquiries: Ali 0419 689 857 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

QLD – Gympie                                **This meeting is not currently running**

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

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

Dates:       

**Postponed until further notice - Contact Anna 0490 536 931**

21 May

18 June 

Venue: EACH, 24 East St, Ipswich

Rear parking access via Wharf Street.

Enquiries: Anna 0490 536 931 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

QLD – Mackay                           Monday every fortnight                                                 (5:30pm - 7:30pm)

Dates: 

**Postponed until further notice - Contact Chrissie 0484 002 181**      

4 May (Public Holiday)       18 May

1 Jun        15 Jun                29 Jun

Venue: Jubilee Community Centre, Mirani Meeting Room, Alfred St, Mackay

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

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

Dates:  

**Postponed until further notice - Contact Chrissie 0484 002 181** 

20 May

17 Jun

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

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

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

Dates:   

**Postponed until further notice - Contact Anna 0490 536 931**     

13 May

10 Jun

Venue: Picabeen Community Centre, 22 Hoben St, Mitchelton

Enquiries: Anna 0490 536 931 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

QLD – Mount Gravatt                     Last Tuesday of the Month                                                      (7:00pm - 9:00pm)

Dates:

**Postponed until further notice - Contact Chrissie 0484 002 181** 

26 May

30 Jun

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

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

QLD – Nerang                                 3rd Monday of the month                                               (6:30pm - 8:30pm)

**PLEASE NOTE VENUE CHANGE. NOW 3rd MONDAY OF THE MONTH ONLY**

Dates:

**Postponed until further notice - Contact Chrissie 0484 002 181** 

18 May

15 Jun

Venue: Nerang Neighbourhood Centre, 29 Martin  St, Nerang

Enquiries: Chrissie 0484 002 181 or Anna 0490 536 931

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

Dates:   

**Postponed until further notice - Contact Anna 0490 536 931**     

05 May        19 May

02 Jun         16 Jun 

Venue: Family Drug Support, 3 Robinson Rd, Nundah

Enquiries: Anna 0490 536 931 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

QLD - Paddington                          **PLEASE SEE RED HILL FOR DATES AND TIMES**

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

Dates: 

**Postponed until further notice - Contact Chrissie 0484 002 181**            

06 May

03 Jun       

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

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

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

Dates:   

**Postponed until further notice - Contact Anna 0490 536 931**     

20 May

17 Jun

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

Enquiries: Anna 0490 536 931 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

QLD – Rockhampton                     2nd Tuesday of the month                                                       (6:30pm - 8:30pm)

Dates:   

**Postponed until further notice - Contact Tracey 0490 536 976**    

12 May

09 Jun 

Venue: Rockhampton Business Centre, 110-114 Campbell St, Rockhampton

Enquiries: Ali 0419 689 857 or Tracey 0490 536 976

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

Dates:

**Postponed until further notice - Contact Sally 0490 536 989**

12 May

09 Jun

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

At rear of Lyndoch Library.

Enquiries: Karen 0418 806 918 or Sally 0490 536 989

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

Dates:

**Postponed until further notice - Contact Sally 0490 536 989**

26 May

30 Jun

Venue: Life Without Barriers, 12 Crawford Tce, Berri

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

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

Dates:

**Postponed until further notice - Contact Kendall 0457 030 805**

11 May          25 May

08 Jun - Public Holiday        22 Jun 

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

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

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

Dates:

**Postponed until further notice - Contact Angela 0428 271 743**

12 May          26 May

09 Jun           23 Jun

07 Jul            21 Jul

04 Aug          18 Aug

01 Sep          15 Sep           29 Sep

13 Oct           27 Oct

10 Nov          24 Nov

08 Dec

Venue: DASSA Northern Services, 22 Langford Dr, Elizabeth

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

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

Dates:

**Postoned until further notice - Contact Sally 0490 536 989**

13 May          27 May         

10 Jun           24 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:

**Postponed until further notice - Contact Angela 0428 271 743**

06 May       20 May

03 Jun        17 Jun

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

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

SA – Port Adelaide                         1st Monday of the month                                                         (1:00pm - 3:00pm)

Dates:     

**Postponed until further notice - Contact Kendall 0457 030 805**                                                          

04 May

01 Jun

Venue: Centacare, 78-80 St Vincent St, Port Adelaide

Enter off Ship St, Cnr of St Vincent St & Ship St.

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

SA – Port Augusta                        3rd Thursday of the month                                                      (12:00pm - 2:00pm)

Dates:

**Postponed until further notice - Contact Angela 0428 271 743**

21 May

18 Jun

Venue: Institute Meeting Room, 52 Commercial Rd, Port Augusta

Enquiries: Kendall 0457 030 805 or Angela 0428 271 743

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

Dates:   

**Postponed unitl further notice - Contact Chloe 0448 177 083**    

13 May     27 May

10 Jun     24 Jun

Venue: Greythorn Community Hub, 2 Centre Way, Balwyn North

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

VIC – Bendigo                                **This meeting is not currently running**                                

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

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

Dates: 

**Postponed until further notice - Contact Chloe 0448 177 083**           

07 May     21 May

04 Jun     18 Jun

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

Park off Batesford Rd, opposite Woonah St.

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

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

Dates:   

**Postponed until further notice - Contact Chloe 0448 177 083**      

14 May     28 May

11 Jun     25 Jun

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

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

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

Dates: 

**Postponed unitl further notice - Contact Chloe 0448 177 083**         

14 May     28 May

11 Jun     25 Jun

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

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

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

Dates:                    

**Postponed until further notice - Contact Chloe 0448 177 083**

13 May     27 May

10 Jun     24 Jun

Venue: Building L, Frankston Integrated Health Unit, 2 Hastings Rd, Frankston

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

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

Dates:

 **Postponed until further notice - Contact Chloe 0448 177 083**           

06 May     20 May

03 Jun     17 Jun

Venue: Barwon Health, The Swanston Centre, on the corner of Myers Street and Swanton Street, Geelong

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

VIC – Hawthorn                              ** PLEASE SEE BALWYN NORTH FOR DATES AND TIMES**

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

VIC – Mornington Peninsula         **This meeting is not currently running**

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

                                                            ** NEW SUPPORT MEETING**

 VIC – Shepparton                             Wednesday every fortnight                                                     (5:30pm - 7:30pm)

Dates:           

**Postponed until further notice - Contact Chloe 0448 177 083**

13 May     27 May

10 Jun     24 Jun

Venue: Primary Care Connect, 399 Wyndham Street, Shepparton

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

 

NON-FDS FAMILY SUPPORT MEETINGS

March 2020 - April 2020

Please be aware that these meetings are held by non-FDS organisations. Please contact these organisations directly on the phone numbers listed below to confirm dates and times.

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/

Non – FDS Support Groups:

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

                                                         **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 Thursday                                                                         (10:00am - 11:30am)

                                                         **Please call to confirm actual dates**

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

Enquiries: (08) 9581 4010