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Family Support Meetings - Important Information

If you require support please call our Support Line: 24/7 Telephone Line: 1300 368 186 or book an online 1 to 1 with a FDS worker through Sage.fm

We have COVID-19 protocols in place to ensure your safety. Each venue determines the size of our groups and workshops. Please contact the facilitator of the group you are intending to attend to secure your place to allow us to keep to distancing protocols.

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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

Support The Family – Improve The Outcome

Support the Family385Workshop Objectives:

  • Gain knowledge of successful 'Models of Change' for supporting families affected by someone’s drug issues.
  • Identify the 5 stages that families experience and effective ways to respond.
  • Learn how to communicate more effectively with families in a work and/or professional situation.
  • Develop understanding and gain skills to assist families to build resilience and improve the outcome for both the person who uses the drug and the family.
  • Recognise the importance of psycho-social education for a family, in relation to the significant barriers they may face.

Bookings are essential.

For bookings or to make enquiries, please phone the facilitator listed in the event.

Unless indicated, the Stepping Stones course runs over 2 consecutive weekends

Contact the facilitator (listed below) OR Head Office for more information Ph: (02) 4782 9222

Stepping Forward

Education and interactive sessions for families, friends and workers providing information and support relating to alcohol and other drugs.

Session 1 – Families Stages of Change
Session 2 – Effective Communication
Session 3 – Alcohol and Other Drugs Information
Session 4 – Drug and Alcohol Treatment Options
Session 5 – Setting Workable Boundaries
Session 6 – Dealing with Conflict
Session 7 – Families and Ice

Each session runs for approximately 2 hours and is open to the public.

Bookings are essential.

For bookings or to make enquiries, please phone the facilitator listed in each event below.

 

Stepping Forward Topic Preview – Stages of Change for Families

This video explains the work of Family Drug Support and discusses the Stages of Change for Families model.  This model can be helpful for families to understand where they are at on their journey and start to learn how to cope depending on what stage they may be at.

30
Jan
2023

Family Support Meeting - SA - Elizabeth

30-01-2023 6:30 pm -8:30 pm
Free

Monday every fortnight
(6.30 pm - 8.30 pm)

Please call the group facilitator before attending - Catherine 0457 030 805

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. 

Venue: Headspace Training Room, 2 Peachey Road, Edinburgh North
Enquiries: Catherine 0457 030 805 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

30
Jan
2023

Family Support Meeting - NSW - Burwood

30-01-2023 7:00 pm -9:00 pm
Free

Every Monday
(7.00 pm - 9.00 pm)

Please call the group facilitator before attending - Tracey 0457 260 079

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.

Venue: Jackett Room, Woodstock Community Centre, 22 Church Street, Burwood
Enquiries: Tracey 0457 260 079  or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

31
Jan
2023

Family Support Meeting - QLD - Mount Gravatt

31-01-2023 6:00 pm -8:00 pm
Free

Last Tuesday of the Month
(6.00 pm - 8.00 pm)

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. 

Venue: Mount Gravatt Community Centre, 1693 Logan Rd, Upper Mount Gravatt
Enquiries: Natasha 0484 002 178, Sophie 0490 782 560 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

31
Jan
2023

Online Family Support Meeting - NSW - New England / North West NSW

31-01-2023 6:30 pm -8:30 pm
Free
Tuesday every fortnight 
(6.30 pm - 8.30 pm)
 
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. 
 
Please click on this link to register for this group: Online Family Support Meeting - NSW - New England - North West NSW
 
Enquiries: Cigdem 0490 781 927 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222
01
Feb
2023

Family Support Meeting - QLD - Gladstone

01-02-2023 5:30 pm -7:30 pm
Free

1st Wednesday of the month
(5.30 pm - 7.30 pm)

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. 

Venue: Gladstone City Library, Meeting Room, 39 Goondoon Street, Gladstone Central.
Enquiries: Belinda 0490 536 976 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

01
Feb
2023

Family Support Meeting - QLD - Strathpine

01-02-2023 6:00 pm -8:00 pm
Free

1st Wednesday of the month
(6.00 pm - 8.00 pm)

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. 

Venue: Pine Rivers Community Corrections District Office, 1/199 Gympie Road, Strathpine
Enquiries: Jane 0490 801 609 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

01
Feb
2023

Online Family Support Meeting - QLD - South East QLD Online

01-02-2023 6:00 pm -8:00 pm
Free

1st Wednesday of the month
(6.00 pm - 8.00 pm)

Please click on this link to register for this group: Family Support Meeting - Online - Sth East QLD

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. 

Enquiries: Sophie 0490 782 560 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

01
Feb
2023

Family Support Meeting - NSW - Newcastle - 01-02-2023

01-02-2023 6:00 pm -8:00 pm
Free

PLEASE NOTE: This date is a one off replacement of a postponed meeting from January.

The meeting will resume the usual schedule of the 4th Wednesday of the month after this date with the next occurrance being 22 February 2023.

4th Wednesday of the month
(6.00 pm - 8.00 pm)

Please call the group facilitator before attending - Heidi 0490 789 357

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.

Venue: Uniting Church, 199 Broadmeadow Road, Broadmeadow
(On street parking. 200 m walk from Broadmeadow Railway Station)
Enquiries: Heidi 0490 789 357 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

01
Feb
2023

Family Support Meeting - SA - Hallett Cove

01-02-2023 7:00 pm -9:00 pm
Free

Wednesday every fortnight
(7.00 pm - 9.00 pm)

Please call the group facilitator before attending - Sally 0490 536 989

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. 

Venue: Hallett Cove Baptist Church, 1 Ramrod Avenue, Hallett Cove
Enquiries: Sally 0490 536 989 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

01
Feb
2023

Online Family Support Meeting - VIC - Frankston/Footscray

01-02-2023 7:00 pm -9:00 pm
Free
Wednesday every fortnight
(7.00 pm - 9.00 pm)
 
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. 
 

This group is online temporarily - Please call Chloe 0448 177 083 to register

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


Family Drug Support Australia

Supporting families and friends of people who use substances as well as bereaved families in Australia.

SUPPORT LINE (24 Hours - 7 Days)
Phone: 1300 368 186


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