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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

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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.

05
Sep
2024

Family Support Meeting - VIC - Ringwood

05-09-2024 6:00 pm -8:00 pm
Free
Thursday every fortnight
(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: Eastern Volunteers - Suite 1, 36 New Street,  Ringwood, VIC
 

Enquiries:  Andrea 0493 683 856 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

10
Sep
2024

Family Support Meeting - VIC - Frankston

10-09-2024 6:00 pm -8:00 pm
Free
Tuesday every fortnight
(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: Peninsula Health: Frankston Hospital, Level 2, Group Room 2, 2 Hastings Road, Frankston VIC

Enquiries: Andrea 0493 683 856  or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

12
Oct
2024

Stepping Stones - QLD - Cairns (12-13 & 19-20 October)

12-10-2024 9:30 am - 20-10-2024 4:00 pm
QLD

This course runs over two consecutive weekends

Dates:           12-13 2024  &  19-20 October 2024
Time:             9.30 am - 4.00 pm 

Venue:          To be advised
Enquiries:   Anna 0490 536 931, Shammah 0490 799 180 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

Registration is now open. RSVP: 2 October 2024

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

To be advised

Family Support Meeting - WA - Mandurah

To be advised
Free

Every Friday
(10.30 am - 11.30 am)

Open meetings for family members of individuals using substances/alcohol.

Venue: Peel Health Hub, 91 Allnutt Street, Mandurah, WA.
Enquiries: (08) 9581 4010

Please note:  This meeting is run by an external health provider to FDS and we recommend to call the number above to check details prior to attending. 

To be advised

Stepping Stones - QLD - Rockhampton

To be advised
QLD
Dates to be advised
 
Enquiries:   Anna 0490 536 931 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222
 
To be advised

Stepping Forward - VIC

To be advised
Free
There are currently no Stepping Forward sessions scheduled for Victoria.
 
Courses are scheduled regularly - New dates to be announced soon.
To be advised

Stepping Stones - NSW - Gunnedah

New dates to be confirmed

Dates:          TBC
Time:            9.30 am - 4.30 pm 

Venue:          Gunnedah PCYC (Police Citizens Youth Club), 4 View Street, Gunnedah, NSW
Enquiries:  Cigdem 0490 781 927, James 0448 169 205 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

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

To be advised

Stepping Stones - NSW - Newcastle

To be advised
NSW

Dates:           TBC
Time:             9.30 am - 4.30 pm 

Venue:          Newcastle, venue to be confirmed
Enquiries:   Heidi 0490 789 357 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

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


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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