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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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Meetings & Events

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

 

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.

18
May
2024

Stepping Stones - QLD - Gold Coast (18-19 May & 1-2 June 2024)

18-05-2024 9:30 am - 02-06-2024 4:00 pm
QLD

This course runs over two consecutive weekends

Dates:          18-19 May 2024  &  1-2 June 2024
Time:             9.30 am - 4.00 pm 

Venue:          Mirikai Lives Lived Well, 191 West Burleigh Road, Burleigh Heads, QLD

Enquiries:   Anna 0490 536 931, Sophie 0490 782 560 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

Registration is now open. RSVP: 15 May 2024

Click here to submit an expression of interest in attending this course

27
May
2024

Family Support Meeting - SA - Brompton

27-05-2024 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

27
May
2024

Family Support Meeting - NSW - Burwood

27-05-2024 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

28
May
2024

Bereavement Support Meeting - SA - Thebarton

28-05-2024 5:30 pm -7:30 pm
Free

New

Tuesday, 26 March 2024
(5.30 pm - 7.30 pm)

Non-religious, open meeting for family members and friends impacted by the loss of someone who was using drugs and/or alcohol. Join us to talk or just listen in a safe space with people who care.

Venue: Family Drug Support Office, 42 Anderson Street, Thebarton
Enquiries: Angela 0428 271 743 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Head Office (02) 4782 9222

28
May
2024

Family Support Meeting - QLD - Mount Gravatt

28-05-2024 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

28
May
2024

Family Support Meeting - NSW - Manly

28-05-2024 6:00 pm -8:00 pm
Free

4th 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: Community Northern Beaches, 52 Raglan Street, Manly
Enquiries: Kylie 0490 783 571 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222 

28
May
2024

Stepping Forward - ACT - Braddon

28-05-2024 6:00 pm -8:00 pm
Free
Modules:    Session 6 – Dealing with Conflict
 
Venue:  Salvation Army, Braddon Church, 1 Elder St, Braddon ACT.
                         
Bookings & Enquiries:  Please contact Katelyn 0490 801 609  by 23 May to make your booking or click on the link below to book directly through Eventbrite.
 
29
May
2024

Family Support Meeting - QLD - Bayside

29-05-2024 6:00 pm -8:00 pm
Free

Last Wednesday 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: Salvation Army Bayside Community Church, Cnr Macarthur Street & McDonald Road, Alexandra Hills.
Enquiries: Jascinta 0490 788 382 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

29
May
2024

Family Support Meeting - SA - Hove

29-05-2024 6:30 pm -8:30 pm
Free

New Meeting

Wednesday every fortnight
(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: 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

29
May
2024

Family Support Meeting - SA - Leabrook

29-05-2024 7:00 pm -9:00 pm
Free

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: Knightsbridge Baptist Church meeting room, 455 Glynburn Road, Leabrook
Enquiries: Angela 0428 271 743 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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