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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

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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 Stones - Expression of Interest

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.

13
Apr
2024

Stepping Stones - NSW - Sydney (13-14 & 27-28 April 2024)

13-04-2024 9:30 am - 28-04-2024 4:30 pm
NSW

Please note one weekend break between weekends

Dates:          13 - 14 April 2024  &  27 - 28 April 2024
Time:            9.30 am - 4.30 pm 

Venue:         Woodstock Community Centre, Jackett Room, 22 Church Street, Burwood.
Enquiries:  Heidi 0490 789 357 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

Click here to submit an Expression of Interest in attending this course

25
Apr
2024

Family Support Meeting - QLD - Cairns Northern Beaches

25-04-2024 5:30 pm -7:30 pm
Free
4th Thursday of the month
(5.30 pm - 7.30 pm)
**NO MEETING DUE TO ANZAC DAY**
 
Non-religious, open meetings for family members and friends impacted by the use of drugs and/or alcohol by others. Open to anyone and providing opportunities to talk and listen to others in a non-judgemental, safe environment.
 
Venue: Marlin Coast Neighbourhood Centre, 205 Reed Road, Trinity Park.
Enquiries: Belinda 0490 536 976 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222
25
Apr
2024

Online Family Support Meeting - VIC - Ferntree Gully

25-04-2024 7:00 pm -9:00 pm
Free
Thursday every fortnight
(7.00 pm - 9.00 pm)
 **No meeting - Anzac Day**
 
Non-religious, open meetings for family members and friends impacted by the use of drugs and/or alcohol by others. 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

29
Apr
2024

Family Support Meeting - SA - Brompton

29-04-2024 7:00 pm -9:00 pm
Free

Monday every fortnight
(7.00 pm - 9.00 pm)

Non-religious, open meetings for family members and friends impacted by the use of drugs and/or alcohol by others. Open to anyone and providing opportunities to talk and listen to others in a non-judgemental, safe environment.

Venue: '19 On Green' Community Centre, Industry Room, 19 Green Street, Brompton
Enquiries: Jan 0490 759 649 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

29
Apr
2024

Family Support Meeting - NSW - Burwood

29-04-2024 7:00 pm -9:00 pm
Free

Every Monday
(7.00 pm - 9.00 pm)

Non-religious, open meetings for family members and friends impacted by the use of drugs and/or alcohol by others. 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: Kylie 0490 783 571, Heidi 0490 789 357 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

30
Apr
2024

Family Support Meeting - QLD - Mount Gravatt

30-04-2024 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 and friends impacted by the use of drugs and/or alcohol by others. 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 Road, Upper Mount Gravatt
Enquiries: Sophie 0490 782 560 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

01
May
2024

Online Family Support Meeting - QLD - Gladstone

01-05-2024 5:30 pm -7:30 pm
Free

Gladstone Family Support Meeting is now running online

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

Please click on this link to register for this group: Family Support Meeting - QLD - Gladstone

Non-religious, open meetings for family members and friends impacted by the use of drugs and/or alcohol by others. Open to anyone and providing opportunities to talk and listen to others in a non-judgemental, safe environment.

Enquiries: Belinda 0490 536 976 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

01
May
2024

Family Support Meeting - ACT - Braddon

01-05-2024 6:00 pm -8:00 pm
Free

1st and 3rd 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: Braddon Salvation Army, Cnr of Fawkner and Elouera Streets, Braddon, ACT. 
Enquiries: Katelyn 0490 801 609 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

01
May
2024

Family Support Meeting - SA - Hove

01-05-2024 6:30 pm -8:30 pm
Free

New Meeting

Wednesday every fortnight
(7.00 pm - 9.00 pm)

Non-religious, open meetings for family members and friends impacted by the use of drugs and/or alcohol by others. Open to anyone and providing opportunities to talk and listen to others in a non-judgemental, safe environment.

Venue: Activity Room 1, Holdfast Bay Community Centre, 51 King George Avenue, Hove, SA, 5048
Enquiries: Vicky 0492 821 081 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

01
May
2024

Family Support Meeting - NSW - Randwick

01-05-2024 6:30 pm -8:30 pm
Free

1st Wednesday of the month
(6.30 pm - 8.30 pm)

Non-religious, open meetings for family members and friends impacted by the use of drugs and/or alcohol by others. Open to anyone and providing opportunities to talk and listen to others in a non-judgemental, safe environment.

Venue: Randwick Community Centre, Meeting Room 3, 27 Munda Street, Randwick.
Enquiries: Heidi 0490 789 357  or Head Office (02) 4782 9222


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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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