Family Drug Support Australia
Support Line: 1300 368 186
(available 24 hours 7 days a week)

Remembrance Day

 

Remembrance Day Events 2022

  
 
Family Drug Support hosts annual events to remember those who
have died from a drug related death.
 
Details of events held by FDS in some Australian states during the second last week of July
will be updated here once scheduled.
 
 
SOUTH AUSTRALIA
 
Wednesday, 20 July 2022 at 11 am
‘19 On Green’
19 Green Street, Brompton
 
 
NEW SOUTH WALES
 
Thursday, 21 July 2022 at 1 pm
Remembrance Tree
Ward Avenue, Kings Cross
 
Saturday, 23 July 2022 at 6 pm
Ashfield Uniting Church
180 Liverpool Road, Ashfield
 
 
QUEENSLAND
 
Thursday, 21 July 2022 at 6 pm
Family Drug Support
3 Robinson Road, Nundah 
 
 
Please check this page regularly for updated details on events in the following states:
 
 
VICTORIA – Melbourne - Date & venue to be advised
 
 
All are welcome to our events.
 
 
If you have lost someone and would like their name read out
at any of our remembrance events, please contact the FDS Head Office on 02 4782 9222.
  
 
 

Support the Family - Improve the Outcome

Support The Family – Improve The Outcome

Workshop 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 or follow the Eventbrite link.

 

Important Information

 

 FDS Update regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)

 As FDS is a National organisation, we operate across a number of jurisdictions.

 We work with the information being provided to our workers in each state regarding

 re-opening of groups and courses.  Therefore, not all States will re-open at the same time.

 As our groups/courses/events re-open, our website will be the most up-to-date source of accurate 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

https://sage.fm/fds

We have protocols in place to ensure yours and our staff safety. Each venue determines the size of our groups and workshops. During this difficult time, if you are seeking any clarification please call the facilitator.

 We apologise for any inconvenience but assure you that as soon as we are able to, it is our priority to resume all our groups and courses on a regular, ongoing basis.

 We appreciate your patience and wish everyone the very best during this period of uncertainty.

 

Tony Trimingham, OAM, CEO

 

There are no Support the Family sessions currently scheduled.

Please check here regularly for new dates.

 

 

FAMILY SUPPORT MEETINGS

FAMILY SUPPORT MEETINGS

May - July 2022

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/

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

https://sage.fm/fds

We have COVID-19 protocols in place to ensure your safety. Each venue determines the size of our groups and workshops. Please contact the facilitator of the group you are intending to attend to secure your place to allow us to keep to distancing protocols. 

 We apologise for any inconvenience but assure you that as soon as we are able to, it is our priority to resume all our groups and courses on a regular, ongoing basis.

 We appreciate your patience and wish everyone the very best
during this period of uncertainty.

 

Tony Trimingham, OAM, CEO

FDS Support Groups

NEW SOUTH WALES – Metropolitan

NSW – Burwood

Every Monday

(7.00 pm - 9.00 pm)                           

Please call the group facilitator before attending - Tracey 0457 260 079

Dates:

11 Jul     18 Jul     25 Jul

Venue: Jackett Room, Woodstock Community Centre, 22 Church Street, Burwood.

Enquiries: Tracey 0457 260 079 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

NSW – Chatswood

2nd Wednesday of the month

(6.00 pm - 8.00 pm)

Please call the group facilitator before attending - Tracey 0457 260 079

Dates:

13 Jul

Venue: Chatswood Youth Centre, 64 Albert Avenue, Chatswood.  

Enquiries: Tracey 0457 260 079 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

NSW – Hornsby

3rd Tuesday of the month

(6.00 pm - 8.00 pm)

Please call the group facilitator before attending - Tracey 0457 260 079

Dates:

19 Jul

Venue: St Peters Anglican Church, 207 Peats Ferry Road, Hornsby.

Enquiries: Tracey 0457 260 079 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

NSW – Manly

4th Tuesday of the month

(6.00 pm - 8.00 pm)

Please call the group facilitator before attending - Tracey 0457 260 079

Dates:

26 Jul

Venue: Community Northern Beaches, 52 Raglan Street, Manly.

Enquiries: Tracey 0457 260 079 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

NSW – Penrith

3rd Wednesday of the month

(6.00 pm - 8.00 pm)

Please call the group facilitator before attending - Renee 0491 091 520

Dates:

20 Jul

Venue: Uniting Church, 15 Evans Street, Penrith (behind Fire Station).

Enquiries: Renee 0491 091 520 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

NSW – Blacktown/Quakers Hill

1st Tuesday of the month

(6.00 pm - 8.00 pm)

Please call the group facilitator before attending - Renee 0491 091 520

Dates:

05 Jul

Venue:  Blacktown Area Community Centre, Marayong House, 64 Falmouth Road, Quakers Hill

Enquiries: Renee 0491 091 520 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

NSW – Sutherland

3rd Monday of the month

(6.00 pm - 8.00 pm)

Dates:

18 Jul

Venue: Sutherland Uniting Church, Cnr Flora & Merton Street, Sutherland

Enquiries: Beth 0416 078 209 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

NEW SOUTH WALES – Regional
New Online Support Group
 
NSW – Regional Online
 
4th Thursday of the month
 
(6.30 pm - 8.30 pm)
 
Dates:
 
28 Jul
 
Please click on this link to register for the groupRegional Online support meeting
 
Enquiries: Renee 0491 091 520 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

NSW – Newcastle

4th Wednesday of the month

(6.00 pm - 8.00 pm)

Please call the group facilitator before attending - Renee 0491 091 520

Dates:                                             

27 Jul

Venue: Uniting Church, 199 Broadmeadow Road, Broadmeadow (On street parking. 200 m walk from Broadmeadow Railway Station).

Enquiries: Renee 0491 091 520 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

NSW – The Entrance

3rd Tuesday of the month

(6.00 pm - 8.00 pm)

This group is now online temporarily - register using the link below or call Renee 0491 091 520

Dates:

19 Jul

Please click on this link to access the group: The Entrance support meeting

Enquiries: Renee 0491 091 520 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

QUEENSLAND

New Online Support Group

QLD – South East QLD Online

1st Wednesday of the month

(6.00 pm - 8.00 pm)

Please call the group facilitator to register - Natasha 0484 002 178

Dates:

06 Jul

Enquiries: Natasha 0484 002 178 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

New Online Support Group

QLD – Central & Nth QLD Online

3rd Thursday of the month

(5.30 pm - 7.30 pm)

Please call the group facilitator to register - Caroline 0490 536 976

Dates:

21 Jul

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

New Group - Commencing July 2022

QLD – Bayside

Last Wednesday of the Month

(6.00 pm - 8.00 pm)

Dates:

27 Jul

Venue: Salvation Army Bayside Community Church, Cnr Macarthur Street & McDonald Road, Alexandra Hills.

Enquiries: Natasha 0484 002 178 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

QLD – Gladstone

1st Wednesday of the month

(5.30 pm - 7.30 pm)

Dates:       

06 Jul

Venue: Gladstone City Library, Meeting Room, 39 Goondoon Street, Gladstone Central.

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

QLD – Ipswich

3rd Thursday of the month

(6.00 pm - 8.00 pm)

Dates:       

21 Jul

Venue: EACH, 24 East St, Ipswich (Rear parking via Wharf Lane)

Enquiries: Anna 0490 536 931, Natasha 0484 002 178 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

QLD – Logan

1st Thursday of the month

(6.00pm - 8.00pm)

Dates:       

07 Jul

Venue: Twin Rivers Centre, 104 River Hills Road, Eagleby

Enquiries: Natasha 0484 002 178 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

QLD – Maroochydore

3rd Wednesday of the month

(6.00 pm - 8.00 pm)

Dates:       

20 Jul

Venue: Community Focus Association, 3/2-4 Ann Maree Close, Maroochydore

Enquiries: Natasha 0484 002 178 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

QLD – Mitchelton

2nd Wednesday of the month

(6.30 pm - 8.30 pm)

Dates:       

13 Jul

Venue: Picabeen Community Centre, 22 Hoben Street, Mitchelton

Enquiries: Natasha 0484 002 178 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

QLD – Mount Gravatt

Last Tuesday of the Month

(6.00 pm - 8.00 pm)

Dates:

26 Jul

Venue: Mount Gravatt Community Centre, 1693 Logan Rd, Upper Mount Gravatt

Enquiries: Natasha 0484 002 178 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

QLD – Nerang

3rd Monday of the month

(6.00 pm - 8.00 pm)

Dates:

18 Jul

Venue: Nerang Neighbourhood Centre, 29 Martin Street, Nerang

Enquiries: Natasha 0484 002 178 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

QLD – Nundah

1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month

(6.00 pm - 8.00 pm)

Dates:       

05 Jul     19 Jul    

Venue: Family Drug Support, 3 Robinson Rd, Nundah

Enquiries: Anna 0490 536 931, Natasha 0484 002 178 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

QLD – Redcliffe

1st Wednesday of the month

(6.00 pm - 8.00 pm)

Dates:     

06 Jul

Venue: Lives Lived Well, Level 1, 3 Violet Street, Redcliffe

Enquiries: Natasha 0484 002 178  or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

QLD – Rockhampton

2nd Tuesday of the month

(6.00 pm - 8.00 pm)

Dates:   

12 Jul

Venue: Family Drug Support, Rockhampton Business Centre, 110-114 Campbell Street, Rockhampton.

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

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

SA – Barossa

2nd Tuesday of the month

(6.00 pm - 8.00 pm)

Please call the group facilitator before attending - Catherine 0457 030 805

Dates:

12 Jul

Venue: Barossa Council Meeting Room, 29 Barossa Valley Way, Lyndoch (rear of Lyndoch Library).

Enquiries: Catherine 0457 030 805 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

SA – Brompton

Monday every fortnight

(7.00 pm - 9.00 pm)

Please call the group facilitator before attending - Catherine 0457 030 805

Dates:

11 Jul     25 Jul

Venue: Bowden Brompton Community Centre, Industry Room, 19 Green Street, Brompton.

Enquiries: Catherine 0457 030 805 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

SA – Elizabeth

Monday every fortnight

(6.30 pm - 8.30 pm)

Please call the group facilitator before attending - Catherine 0457 030 805

Dates:    

18 Jul     

Venue: Headspace Training Room, 2 Peachey Road, Edinburgh North.

Enquiries: Catherine 0457 030 805 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

SA – Hallett Cove

Wednesday every fortnight

(7.00 pm - 9.00 pm)

Please call the group facilitator before attending - Sally 0490 536 989

Dates:

06 Jul     20 Jul

Venue: Hallett Cove Baptist Church, 1 Ramrod Avenue, Hallett Cove.

Enquiries: Sally 0490 536 989 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

SA - Leabrook

Wednesday every fortnight

(7.00 pm - 9.00 pm)

Please call the group facilitator before attending - Angela 0428 271 743

Dates:

13 Jul     27 Jul

Venue: Knightsbridge Baptist Church meeting room, 455 Glynburn Road, Leabrook

Enquiries: Angela 0428 271 743 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

New Online Support Group

SA – Metropolitan Online

3rd Tuesday of the month

(6.00 pm - 8.00 pm)

Please call the group facilitator to register - Sally 0490 536 989

Dates:

19 Jul

Enquiries: Sally 0490 536 989 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

SA – Regional Online

1st Tuesday of the month

(6.00 pm - 8.00 pm)

Please call the group facilitator to register - Sally 0490 536 989

Dates:

05 Jul

Enquiries: Sally 0490 536 989 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

SA – Port Augusta

3rd Thursday of the month

(5.00 pm - 7.00 pm)

Please call the group facilitator before attending - Angela 0428 271 743

Dates:

21 Jul

Venue: Fountain Gallery, 43 Flinders Terrace, Port Augusta

Enquiries: Angela 0428 271 743 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

SA – Thebarton

1st Monday of the month

(1.00 pm - 3.00 pm)

Please call the group facilitator before attending - Angela 0428 271 743

Dates:                                                               

01 Aug

05 Sep

03 Oct

Venue: Family Drug Support Office, 42 Anderson Street, Thebarton

Enquiries: Angela 0428 271 743 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

VICTORIA

VIC – Balwyn North

This group is online temporarily - Please call Chloe 0448 177 083

Enquiries:  Chloe 0448 177 083 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

VIC – Chadstone

This group is online temporarily - Please call Chloe 0448 177 083

Enquiries: Chloe 0448 177 083 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

VIC – Ferntree Gully

This group is online temporarily - Please call Chloe 0448 177 083

Enquiries: Chloe 0448 177 083 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

VIC – Footscray

This group is online temporarily - Please call Chloe 0448 177 083

Enquiries: Chloe 0448 177 083 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

VIC – Frankston

This group is online temporarily - Please call Chloe 0448 177 083

Enquiries: Chloe 0448 177 083 orHead Office (02) 4782 9222

VIC – Geelong

This group is online temporarily - Please call Chloe 0448 177 083

Enquiries: Chloe 0448 177 083 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

Non – FDS Support Groups

ACT – Canberra

Wednesday every fortnight

(5.30 pm - 7.00 pm)

Please call to confirm actual dates and any COVID restrictions

Venue: Directions Health Services, Level 6, Cosmopolitan Centre, Woden Square, 21 Bowes Street, Woden

Enquiries: (02) 6132 4800

WA – Mandurah

Every Wednesday

(10.00 am - 11.30 am)

Please call to confirm actual dates and any COVID restrictions

Venue: South Metropolitan Community Drug Service, 22 Tuckey Street, Mandurah                             

Enquiries: (08) 9581 4010

 
 

STEPPING STONES COURSES

 
 

STEPPING STONES COURSES

Unless indicated, the course runs over 2 consecutive weekends.

Contact the facilitator (listed below) OR Head Office for more information.

Ph: (02) 4782 9222

Important Information

Some face to face services are postponed due to COVID impacts.

This page will be updated regularly as the situation changes.

If you require support please call our Support Line:

 24/7 Telephone Line: 1300 368 186

We have protocols in place to ensure yours and our staff safety. Each venue determines the size of our groups and workshops. During this difficult time, if you are seeking any clarification please call the facilitator.

 We apologise for any inconvenience but assure you that as soon as we are able to, it is our priority to resume all our groups and courses on a regular, ongoing basis.

 We appreciate your patience and wish everyone the very best during this period of uncertainty.

 

Tony Trimingham, OAM, CEO

New course dates to be confirmed shortly. Please check this page regularly.

NSW - Sydney

Dates:          To be confirmed

Time:            9.30 am - 4.30 pm

Venue:         Jackett Room, Woodstock Community Centre, 22 Church Street, Burwood

Enquiries:   James 0448 169 205 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

Please submit an expression of interest to join a future Sydney course.

QLD - Brisbane

Dates:          6 - 7 August 2022 - 13 - 14 August 2022

Time:           9.30 am - 4.00 pm

Venue:         Family Drug Support, 3 Robinson Road, Nundah.

Enquiries:   Anna 0490 536 931, Natasha 0484 002 178 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

Registration is now open.  RSVP: 28 July 2022 

QLD - Rockhampton

Dates:          3 - 4 September 2022 & 10 - 11 September 2022

Time:           9.30 am - 4.00 pm

Venue:         Family Drug Support, Training room, 110 Campbell Street, Rockhampton.

Enquiries:   Caroline 0490 536 976, Anna 0490 536 931 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

Registration is now open.  RSVP: 24 August 2022


STEPPING FORWARD INFORMATION SESSIONS

STEPPING FORWARD INFORMATION SESSIONS

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.

Important Information

Some face to face services are postponed due to COVID impacts.
Events are taking place online where possible.
This page will be updated regularly as the situation changes.

If you require support please call our Support Line:

 24/7 Telephone Line: 1300 368 186

We have protocols in place to ensure yours and our staff safety. Each venue determines the size of our groups and workshops. During this difficult time, if you are seeking any clarification please call the facilitator.

 We apologise for any inconvenience but assure you that as soon as we are able to, it is our priority to resume all our groups and courses on a regular, ongoing basis.

 We appreciate your patience and wish everyone the very best during this period of uncertainty.

 

Tony Trimingham, OAM, CEO

QLD - Mitchelton

Date:            Wednesday, 6 July 2022

Time:            6.30 PM - 8.30 PM

Modules:      Session 5 - Setting Workable Boundaries

Venue:          Picabeen Community Centre, 22 Hoben Street, Mitchelton.

Bookings & Enquiries: Please contact Natasha 0484 002 178 by 5 July to make your booking or click on the link to book directly through Eventbrite.

queensland - mitchelton - stepping forward - workable boundaries

QLD - Bayside ONLINE

Date:           Monday, 11 July 2022

Time:           6.00 PM - 8.00 PM

Modules:     Session 1 - Families Stages of Change

Venue:         Online

Bookings & Enquiries: Please contact Natasha 0484 002 178 by 8 July to make your booking.

QLD - Strathpine

Date:            Monday, 18 July 2022

Time:           6.00 PM - 8.00 PM

Modules:     Session 1 - Families Stages of Change

Venue:         Strathpine Community Centre, 199 Gympie Road, Strathpine.

Bookings & Enquiries: Please contact Natasha 0484 002 178 by 15 July to make your booking or click on the link to book directly through Eventbrite.

queensland - strathpine - stepping forward - families stages of change

SA - ONLINE

Date:            Tuesday, 26 July 2022

Time:            6.00 PM - 8.30 PM

Modules:     Session 4 - Drug and Alcohol Treatment Options

Venue:          Online.

Bookings & Enquiries: Please contact Sally 0490 536 989 by 25 July to make your booking or click on the link to book directly through Eventbrite.

south australia - stepping forward online - drug and alcohol treatment options

QLD - Gold Coast

Date:             Saturday, 30 July 2022

Time:            10.00 AM - 1.30 PM

Modules:      Session 5 - Setting Workable Boundaries

                        Session 6 - Dealing with Conflict

Venue:          Nerang Neighbourhood Centre, 29 Martin Street, Nerang.

Bookings & Enquiries: Please contact Natasha 0484 002 178 by 29 July to make your booking or click on the link to book directly through Eventbrite.

queensland - gold coast - stepping forward - workable boundaries and dealing with conflict 

NSW

There are currently no Stepping Forward sessions scheduled for New South Wales. Courses are scheduled regularly - New dates to be announced soon.
 

VIC

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

OTHER EVENTS

 
 

 

OTHER EVENTS

 
 
International Family Drug Support Day - February 24th 2022
 
International FDS day first started in 2016 to draw attention to the importance of families affected by alcohol and/or drugs, including the benefits of supporting families. When families are given education, awareness and tips on coping and keeping safe, the outcome for everyone is improved.
 
The theme for this years' event is "Voices to be Heard"
We aim to identify the preferred policy approaches and reforms of families affected by a family members’ drug and alcohol problems.
 
We are inviting family members to complete a brief survey (around 5 minutes) to note your views on drug policy. We would love your input! The survey will close on January 28th 2022.
To complete the survery here: 
 
 
 
** Due to COVID impacts, we will not be running face to face events this year. A video of our speakers and results of the survey will be released on our website and social media pages on February 24th 2022 **
 
 

Harm Reduction Australia (HRA)

HRALogo

Australia’s first national harm reduction organisation for individuals committed to reducing the health, social and economic harms potentially associated with drug use - Harm Reduction Australia (HRA) – was launched on Thursday 26/11/2015 at Parliament House in Canberra.

For more information, please visit the HRA website:

www.harmreductionaustralia.org.au