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

FDS and Coronavirus (COVID-19)

In these changing and uncertain times because of the Corona Virus, FDS is trying to maintain a balance of continuing to provide appropriate support to families, with being socially responsible and implementing hygiene protocols.

Some of our venues with Support Groups have closed down, and we have already had to postpone some Stepping Stones, and Stepping Forward sessions. At this stage most Support Groups are in place but with new info coming up on a daily basis some may need to be temporarily postponed. We will endeavour to keep you informed regularly on our website https://www.fds.org.au/meetings-and-events/family-support-meetings.

The protocols we have introduced preventative precautions are as follows;
1. If you are attending any FDS event please ensure you regularly wash your hands before entering the event.
2. Keep the required distance of 2 arm lengths between you and other participants, normal social greeting contact should be avoided no handshakes, hugs etc. FDS has devised our own greeting method which is make right hand into a closed fist, hold over heart and then open hand in direction of person you are greeting. If you are experiencing any cold and flu symptoms you should not attend, if you have travelled to affected areas such as China, Italy,
Iran, USA, South Korea or Europe or had contact with anyone who has travelled to these places, you should not attend.

Hopefully, these are temporary measures only and soon we will get back to normal.

FDS logo 165PLEASE NOTE THE 24/7 SUPPORT LINE WILL CONTINUE TO BE IN OPERATION AS NORMAL:

1300 368 186

This is available to families/carers supporting a drug dependant person.
The FDS Website also provides a number of on-line resources which will provide you with more information and support.
 
 

FDS & Coronavirus (COVID-19)

FDS logo 165In these changing and uncertain times because of the Corona Virus, FDS is trying to maintain a balance of continuing to provide appropriate support to families, with being socially responsible and implementing hygiene protocols.

Some of our venues with Support Groups have closed down, and we have already had to postpone some Stepping Stones, and Stepping Forward sessions. At this stage, most Support Groups are in place but with new info coming up on a daily basis some may need to be temporarily postponed. We will endeavour to keep you informed regularly on our website: https://www.fds.org.au/meetings-and-events/family-support-meetings. 
 

FDS updated regarding COVID-19

We are following each State Government recommendations, we are now starting to open up our: Support Groups, Stepping Forward Sessions and Stepping Stones weekend courses.
Please click on the Meetings & Events menu button at the top of this home page.
 
If there is a delay on your local Support Group resuming, please refer to our website. Here you can find resources, tools and online videos which will you will find beneficial. FDS Online for Families: http://www.fdsonline.org.au 
Interactive tool based on a typical support group Please also call our 24/7 Phone Support: 1300 368 186  

We hear you - Families matter during COVID 19

At Family Drug Support Australia  the health and wellbeing of family members is paramount. In the ever-changing climate of COVID-19 the uncertainty is real, and for a family member supporting someone with a drug and/or alcohol dependence, the challenges they face have been exacerbated with limited access to services and means of support.