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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.

13
Aug
2024

Online Family Support Meeting - QLD - Statewide Evening

13-08-2024 6:00 pm -8:00 pm
Free

2nd  Tuesday of the month
(6.00 pm - 8.00 pm)

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

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

13
Aug
2024

Family Support Meeting - NSW - Hornsby

13-08-2024 6:00 pm -8:00 pm
Free

3rd 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: St Peters Anglican Church, 207 Peats Ferry Road, Hornsby
Enquiries: Kylie 0490 783 571 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

 
13
Aug
2024

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

13-08-2024 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
14
Aug
2024

Stepping Forward - QLD - Warwick

14-08-2024 4:00 pm -6:00 pm
Free
Modules:
Session 1 – Families Stages of Change
 
Venue: Williams Hall, 37 Guy Street, Warwick

Bookings & Enquiries: Please contact Edgar 0484 002 178 to make your booking or click on the link below to book directly via Eventbrite
14
Aug
2024

Family Support Meeting - QLD - Cairns

14-08-2024 5:30 pm -7:30 pm
Free
2nd Wednesday of the month
(5.30 pm - 7.30 pm)
 
** This Meeting will be run online temporarily** 
 
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
 
 
14
Aug
2024

Family Support Meeting - NSW - Chatswood

14-08-2024 6:00 pm -8:00 pm
Free

2nd 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: Chatswood Youth Centre, 64 Albert Avenue, Chatswood
Enquiries: Kylie 0490 783 571 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

14
Aug
2024

Family Support Meeting - SA - Para Hills

14-08-2024 6:30 pm -8:30 pm
Free

Wednesday every fortnight
(6.30 pm - 8.30 pm)

** New venue **

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: Mtg Room 4/5, Para Hills Community Hub, 22 Wilkinson Road, Para Hills
Enquiries: Arneen 0490 785 175 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

14
Aug
2024

Family Support Meeting - QLD - Mitchelton

14-08-2024 6:30 pm -8:30 pm
Free

2nd Wednesday of the month
(6.30 pm - 8.30 pm)

** Cancelled due to EKKA Public Holiday **

Please consider online group offerring on 13/08 or  19/08 as an alternative

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: Picabeen Community Centre, 22 Hoben Street, Mitchelton
Enquiries:  Anna 0490 536 931 or Sophie 0490 782 560 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

14
Aug
2024

Online Family Support Meeting - VIC - Statewide

14-08-2024 7:00 pm -9:00 pm
Free
Wednesday every week
(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.
 

This group runs online  - Please click here to register

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

14
Aug
2024

Family Support Meeting - SA - Hallett Cove

14-08-2024 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: Youth Room, Hallett Cove Baptist Church, 1 Ramrod Avenue, Hallett Cove
Enquiries: Vicky 0492 821 081 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.

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Phone: 1300 368 186


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