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

FAMILY SUPPORT MEETINGS

FAMILY SUPPORT MEETINGS

September 2020 – December 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.

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

FDS Support Groups:

NSW – Blacktown                          1st Thursday of the month                                                        (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

Dates:

01 Oct

05 Nov

03 Dec

Venue: Main Street Family Medical Centre, 67 – 73 main St, Blacktown. Walk straight through the main area but keep to the right hand side corridor. Room is located at the back on the left of the corridor.

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

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

Dates:

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

28 Sep

05 Oct (Public Holiday - No Group)

12 Oct     19 Oct     26 Oct

02 Nov    09 Nov    16 Nov    23 Nov     30 Nov

07 Dec    14 Dec    21 Dec     

28 Dec (Public Holiday - No Group)  

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

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

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

Please call the FDS Support Line 1300 368 186

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

Dates:

14 Oct

11 Nov

09 Dec

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

Dates:

05 Oct (Public Holiday - No Group)    

19 Oct

02 Nov           16 Nov

07 Dec           21 Dec

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

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

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

Dates:

20 Oct

17 Nov

15 Dec

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

Enquiries: Amy 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**

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:                                             

28 Oct

25 Nov

23 Dec

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:

13 Oct

10 Nov

08 Dec

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:

19 Oct

16 Nov

21 Dec

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 Amy 0457 260 079**

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 Ali on 0419 689 857**

08 Oct

12 Nov

10 Dec

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

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

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

Dates:       

15 Oct

19 Nov

17 Dec

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:       

05 Oct (Public Holiday - No Group)

19 Oct

02 Nov      16 Nov     30 Nov

14 Dec

28 (Public Holiday - No Group)

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

Enquiries: Tanya 0418 331 939 or Chrissie 0484 002 181

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

Dates:       

21 Oct

18 Nov

16 Dec

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:       

14 Oct

11 Nov

09 Dec

Venue: Picabeen Community Centre, 22 Hoben St, Mitchelton

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

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

Dates:

29 Sep

27 Oct

24 Nov

29 Dec (No Meeting)

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)

Dates:

19 Oct

16 Nov

21 Dec

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:       

06 Oct       20 Oct

03 Nov      17 Nov

01 Dec      15 Dec

Venue: Family Drug Support, 3 Robinson Rd, Nundah

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

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

Dates:       

07 Oct

04 Nov

02 Dec

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:       

**Postponed until futher notice - please contact Natasha 0484 002 178**

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

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

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

Dates:       

13 Oct

10 Nov

08 Dec

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:

13 Oct

10 Nov

08 Dec

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:

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

28 Sep

12 Oct      26 Oct

09 Nov     23 Nov

07 Dec     21 Dec

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

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

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

Dates:

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

29 Sep

13 Oct      27 Oct     

10 Nov     24 Nov

08 Dec     22 Dec

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**

30 Sep

14 Oct      28 Oct

11 Nov     25 Nov

09 Dec     23 Dec

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 social distancing, bookings are essential, please contact Angela 0428 271 743**

07 Oct      21 Oct

04 Nov     18 Nov

02 Dec     16 Dec     30 Dec

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**

06 Oct

03 Nov

01 Dec

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 Sally 0490 536 989**

05 Oct (Public Holiday - No Group)

02 Nov

07 Dec

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

(Enter through the back of Headspace)

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 social distancing, bookings are essential, please contact Angela 0428 271 743**

15 Oct

19 Nov

17 Dec

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

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

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

Dates:       

**Postponed until further notice – Please 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 – Chadstone                            Thursday every fortnight                                                         (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

Dates:       

**Postponed until further notice – Please 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 – Please 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 – Please 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 – Please call Chloe 0448 177 083**

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

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

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

Dates:       

**Postponed until further notice – Please call 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 – Shepparton                           Wednesday every fortnight                                                     (5:30pm – 7:30pm)

Dates:

**Postponed until further notice – Please call 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 - 7:00pm)

                                                         **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