Family Drug Support Australia
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Family Drug Support Now Online for Families

FDS Support Online3 April 2017
 

Tony Trimingham, the Founder and CEO of Family Drug Support (FDS), has described how proud he is with the development of the first Australian interactive online resource designed specifically to support families struggling to deal with drug and alcohol problems.

 
The New resource is available here:  fdsonline.org.au

This project was funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health through the National Ice Action Strategy. It has been produced by Readymade Productions in collaboration with FDS staff and volunteers.

The resource centres on the documentary film of a family support group, and will be of particular benefit to families in regional and rural communities who don’t have ready access to support group meetings. The new resource, together with FDS’ 24/7 telephone support line, will help ensure every family can access support when they need it.
  • Volunteers wanted for the Family Drug Support support line
Family Drug Support operates a national 24 hr, 7 days a week telephone support service for families affected by alcohol and other drug issues.
 
Some of the benefits of volunteering for FDS include:
  • Learning and applying practical skills
  • Enhanced self awareness
  • Opportunity to give back to your community
  • Ongoing support and education in your work with FDS
  • Flexible telephone shifts from your own home phone
  • Opportunity to meet like minded persons.
"The time on the lines has been wonderful, the learning and sharing with other parents, siblings, and friends of drug users has been one of the biggest learning experience of my life. Ihave fully appreciated the opportunity to listen and offer support to callers". - Maureen
 
We are looking for MATURE people who are:
  • Committed to volunteer a shift every two or three weeks for a minimum of twelve months
  • Non-judgemental
  • Empathetic
  • Good listener
Please Note: You DO NOT have to have extensive knowledge of alcohol and drug issues nor do you need to be a counsellor.
 
COST: Training is only available to FDS members (FDS Membership $30). A training manual is also required ($25)
 
Note: Access to a fixed land line is essential
  • Volunteer training dates
 

VOLUNTEER TRAINING

 
2 & 3 December 2017
 
Day 1 (2nd):
9am - 5:00pm
 
Day 2 (3rd):
9am - 4:30pm
 
 
 
 
CROYDON PARK, NSW
 
Venue: Croydon Park Club, 55 Seymour St, Croydon Park
 
 
Enquiries: Volunteer Manager 0416 212 426 or Head Office 02) 4782 9222
13th & 14th January 2018
 
Day 1 (13th):
9am - 5:00pm
 
Day 2 (14th):
9am - 4:30pm
ADELAIDE, SA
 
 
Venue: Safe Place Training, 147 Goodwood Rd, Goodwood
 
 
Enquiries: Volunteer Manager 0416 212 426 or Head Office 02) 4782 9222
3rd & 4th March 2018
 
Day 1 (3rd):
9am - 5:00pm
 
Day 2 (4th):
9am - 4:30pm
MELBOURNE, VIC
 
 
Venue: TBC
 
 
Enquiries: Volunteer Manager 0416 212 426 or Head Office 02) 4782 9222

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