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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

 

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.

04
Jun
2024

Family Support Meeting - VIC - Frankston

04-06-2024 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

04
Jun
2024

Online Family Support Meeting - NSW - Statewide (incorporating New England/North West NSW)

04-06-2024 6:30 pm -8:30 pm
Free
Tuesday 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.
 
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
05
Jun
2024

Online Family Support Meeting - QLD - Gladstone

05-06-2024 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

05
Jun
2024

Family Support Meeting - ACT - Braddon

05-06-2024 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

05
Jun
2024

Family Support Meeting - SA - Modbury

05-06-2024 6:30 pm -8:30 pm
Free

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: Turramurra Recreation Centre, 1000 Lower North East Road, Highbury.
Enquiries: Arneen 0490 785 175 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

05
Jun
2024

Family Support Meeting - NSW - Randwick

05-06-2024 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

05
Jun
2024

Family Support Meeting - SA - Hallett Cove

05-06-2024 7:00 pm -9:00 pm
Free

Wednesday every fortnight
(7 pm - 9 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: Hallett Cove Baptist Church, 1 Ramrod Avenue, Hallett Cove
Enquiries: Vicky 0492 821 081 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

06
Jun
2024

Support Meeting - VIC - Footscray

06-06-2024 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: Cohealth -  215 Nicholson St, Footscray VIC  

Enquiries:  Cadence 0493 683 860 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

06
Jun
2024

Family Support Meeting - NSW - Campbelltown

06-06-2024 7:00 pm -9:00 pm
Free

1st Thursday of the month
(7.00 pm - 9.00 pm)

New Meeting 

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: Campbelltown Uniting Church - The Green Room

Allman Street, Moore-Oxley Bypass, Campbelltown NSW 2560
Enquiries: Heidi 0490 789 357 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

10
Jun
2024

Stepping Forward - ACT - Braddon

10-06-2024 6:00 pm -8:00 pm
Free
Modules:    Session 5 – Setting Workable Boundaries
 
Venue:  Salvation Army, Braddon Church, 1 Elder St, Braddon ACT.
                         
Bookings & Enquiries:  Please contact Katelyn 0490 801 609  by 6 June to make your booking or click on the link below to book directly through Eventbrite.
 

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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