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

FAMILY SUPPORT MEETINGS

FAMILY SUPPORT MEETINGS

June 2020 – September 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)

 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.

 In the meantime, 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, it is our priority to resume 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 – Blacktown                          3rd Tuesday of the month                                                        (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

Dates:

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

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 Julie 0400 113 422**

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

Enquiries: Julie 0400 113 422 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 – Chatswood                         2nd Wednesday of the month                                                 (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

Dates:

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

Venue: Chatswood Youth Centre, 64 Albert Avenue, Chatswood

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

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

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

Dates:

03 August

17 Aug

07 Sep     21 Sep  

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

Enquiries: Theo 0402 604 354 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

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

Dates:

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

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

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

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

Dates:

20 Jul

17 Aug

21 Sep

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; carpark 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:                                             

22 Jul

26 Aug

23 Sep

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

On street parking available.

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

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

Dates:

14 Jul

11 Aug

08 Sep

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

Dates:

20 Jul

17 Aug

21 Sep

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:

05 Aug

02 Sep

Venue: The Orana Centre, 2 Rawson St, Wollongong

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

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

Dates:    

09 July

13 Aug

10 Sep

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

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                                                      (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

Dates:       

**Postponed until further notice – contact Anna 0490 536 931**

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:       

13 Jul      27 Jul

10 Aug    24 Aug

07 Sep    21 Sep 

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

Enquiries: Tanya 0431 331 939 or Chrissie 0484 002 181

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

Dates:       

15 Jul

19 Aug

16 Sep

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                                                 (6:30pm - 8:30pm)

Dates:       

08 Jul

12 Aug

08 Sep

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                                                      (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

Dates:

**Postponed until further notice – contact Chrissie 0484 002 181**

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

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

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

** Please note venue change, now 3rd Monday of the month only**

Dates:

20 Jul

17 Aug

21 Sep

Venue: Nerang Neighbourhood Centre, 29 Martin Street, Nerang

Enquiries: Anna 0490 536 931 or Chrissie 0484 002 181

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

Dates:       

07 Jul      21 Jul

04 Aug    18 Aug

01 Sep    15 Sep

Venue: Family Drug Support, 3 Robinson Rd, Nundah

Enquiries: Anna 0490 536 931 or Head Office (02) 47782 9222

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

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

Dates:       

05 Aug

02 Sep

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                                                  (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

Dates:       

15 Jul

19 Aug

16 Sep

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                                                       (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

Dates:       

14 July

11 Aug

08 Sep

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

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

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

Dates:

14 July

11 Aug

08 Sep

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

(Rear of Lyndoch Library)

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

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

Dates:

06 Jul     20 Jul

03 Aug   17 Aug    31 Aug

14 Sep   28 Sep

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                                **Now on Tuesday every fortnight**                                       (7:00pm - 9:00pm)

Dates:

Due to social distancing, bookings are essential, please contact Angela 0428 271 743. 

07 Jul     21 Jul

04 Aug   18 Aug

01 Sep   15 Sep    29 sep

Venue: DASSA Northern Service, 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:

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

08 Jul     22 Jul

05 Aug   19 Aug

02 Sep   16 Sep     30 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                                                     (7:00pm - 9:00pm)

Dates:

15 Jul     29 Jul

12 Aug   26 Aug

09 Sep   23 Sep

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:

04 Aug

01 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 Adelaide                         1st Monday of the month                                                         (1:00pm - 3:00pm)

Dates:                                                               

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

03 Aug

07 Sep

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                                                      (5.00pm - 7.00pm)

Dates:

16 Jul - **New time from this date 5.00pm – 7.00pm**

20 Aug

17 Sep

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 until further notice – call Chloe 0448 177 083**

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 – call Chloe 0448 177 083**

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 – call Chloe 0448 177 083**

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 until further notice – call Chloe 0448 177 083**

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 – call Chloe 0448 177 083**

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**

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

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

Dates:

**Postponed until further notice – contact Chloe 0448 177 083**

Venue: Primary Care Connect, 399 Wyndham Street, Shepparton

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

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