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

FAMILY SUPPORT MEETINGS

FAMILY SUPPORT MEETINGS

May 2020 – June 2020

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/

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. 

In the meantime, we are pushing additional resources towards our 24/7 Support phone line:

24/7 Telephone Line: 1300 368 186

You can call this line anytime for Family support.

An additional option is to visit the FDS:

Website:  https://www.fds.org.au/

Where you will find resources/tools and on-line videos which you will find beneficial.

Family Drug Support Online for Families:  https://www.fdsonline.org.au/

Interactive tool based on a typical Support Group.

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

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

Tony Trimingham, OAM, CEO

FDS Support Groups:

NSW – Blacktown                          3rd Tuesday of the month                                                        (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

Dates:

**Postponed until further notice - contact Julie 0400 113 422**

Venue: Odyssey House Community Services Western Sydney, Level 3, 83 Flushcombe Rd, Blacktown

Take the lift up to Level 3 & look for the Odyssey House Office around the corner.

Enquiries: Julie 0400 113 422 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

NSW – Burwood                             Every Monday                                                                           (7:00pm - 9:00pm)

Dates:

**Postponed until further notice - Contact Julie 0400 113 422**

Venue: Renwick Room, Woodstock Community Centre, 22 Church St, Burwood

Enquiries: Julie 0400 113 422 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

NSW – Byron Bay                           **This meeting is not currently running**

Enquiries:  Margaret 0427 857 092 to arrange a convenient time for 1 on 1 support

NSW – Campbelltown                    1st Tuesday of the month                                                        (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

Dates:

**Postponed until further notice - Contact Julie 0400 113 422**

Venue: Odyssey House Aftercare Office, Level 2, 121 Queens St, Campbelltown

Enquiries: Julie 0400 113 422 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

NSW – Chatswood                         2nd Wednesday of the month                                                 (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

Dates:

**Postponed until further notice - Contact Julie 0400 113 422**

Venue: Chatswood Youth Centre, 64 Albert Avenue, Chatswood

Parking is available directly behind the Centre or in Westfield Car Park.

Enquiries: Julie 0400 113 422 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

NSW – Coffs Harbour                    1st & 3rd Monday of the month                                               (7:00pm - 9:00pm)

Dates:

Restarting on 3rd Aug

17th Aug

7th Sept     21st Sep

Venue: Early Childhood Centre, 29 Park Ave, Coffs Harbour

Enquiries: Theo 0402 604 354 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

NSW – Gosford                               1st Monday of the month                                                         (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

Dates:

**Postponed until further notice - Contact Julie 0400 113 422**

Venue: Wyoming Community Centre, 147 Maidens Brush Rd, Wyoming

The Centre is on the left after the shops.

Enquiries:  Julie 0400 113 422 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

NSW – Hornsby                              2nd Monday of the month                                                        (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

Dates:

**Postponed until further notice - Contact Julie 0400 113 422**

Venue: Hornsby Uniting Church, 24 Williams St (Corner of Frederick), Hornsby

Enquiries: Julie 0400 113 422 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

NSW – Merrylands/Parramatta      3rd Monday of the month                                                         (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

Dates:

Restarting on 15th June

20th July

17th August

21st September

Venue: Youth Off The Streets, 102 Kenyons Rd, Merrylands West

Drive through the housing estate; follow the signs to Youth Off The Streets; turn left at the end; car park is on the right.

Enquiries: Julie 0400 113 422 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

NSW – Newcastle                           4th Wednesday of the month                                                  (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

Dates:  

Restarting 24th June

22nd July

26th August

23rd September 

Venue: Uniting Church, 199 Broadmeadow Rd, Broadmeadow/Newcastle

On street parking available.

Enquiries: Julie 0400 113 422 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

NSW – Penrith                                2nd Tuesday of the month                                                       (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

Dates:

Restarting on 9th June

14th July

11th August

8th September

Venue: Salvation Army Pathways Service, 2/54 Henry St, Penrith

Corner Henry St & Evan St. Enter from the front of the building.

Enquiries: Julie 0400 113 422 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

NSW – Port Macquarie                   **This meeting is not currently running**

Enquiries: Pam 0438 994 269 to discuss support in the Port Macquarie area

NSW – Randwick                            3rd Wednesday of the month                                                  (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

Dates:

**Postponed until further notice - Contact Julie 0400 113 422**

Venue: The Old Post Office, 206A Alison Rd, Randwick (Cnr of Avoca St)

Enter via the car park. Street parking available.

Enquiries: Julie 0400 113 422 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

NSW – Sutherland                          3rd Monday of the month                                                         (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

Dates:

**Postponed until further notice - Contact Julie 0400 113 422**

Venue: Sutherland Uniting Church, Corner of Flora & Merton Streets, Sutherland

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

NSW – Wollongong                        1st Wednesday of the month                                                   (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

Dates:

**Postponed until further notice - Contact Julie 0400 113 422**

Venue: The Orana Centre, 2 Rawson St, Wollongong

Enquiries:  Julie 0400 113 422 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

QLD – Gladstone                                2nd Thursday of the month                                                      (5:30pm - 7:30pm)

**NEW SUPPORT GROUP**

 Dates:  

Restarting on 9th July

13th Aug

10th Sep 

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

Enquiries: Ali 0419 689 857 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

QLD – Gympie                                **This meeting is not currently running**

Enquiries: Chrissie 0484 002 181 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

QLD – Ipswich                                3rd Thursday of the month                                                      (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

Dates:       

**Postponed until further notice - Contact Anna 0490 536 931**

Venue: EACH, 24 East St, Ipswich

Rear parking access via Wharf Street.

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

QLD – Mackay                           Monday every fortnight                                                 (5:30pm - 7:30pm)

Dates: 

Restarting on   15th June

29th Jun

13th Jul     27th Jul

10th Aug    24th Aug

07th Sep     21st Sep

Venue: Jubilee Community Centre, Mirani Meeting Room, Alfred St, Mackay

Enquiries: Chrissie 0484 002 181 or Tanya 0431 331 939

QLD – Maroochydore                     3rd Wednesday of the month                                                  (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

Dates:  

Restarting on 17th June

15th Jul

19th Aug

16th Sep

Venue: Community Focus 3/2 Ann-Maree Cl, Maroochydore

Enquiries: Chrissie 0484 002 181 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

QLD – Mitchelton                           2nd Wednesday of the month                                                 (6:30pm - 8:30pm)

Dates:   

Restarting on 10th June

8th July

12th August

9th September

Venue: Picabeen Community Centre, 22 Hoben St, Mitchelton

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

QLD – Mount Gravatt                     Last Tuesday of the Month                                                      (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

Dates:

**Postponed until further notice - Contact Chrissie 0484 002 181**

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

Enquiries: Chrissie 0484 002 181 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

QLD – Nerang                                 3rd Monday of the month                                               (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

**PLEASE NOTE VENUE CHANGE. NOW 3rd MONDAY OF THE MONTH ONLY**

Dates:

Restarting on 15th June

20th Jul

17th Aug

21st Sep

Venue: Nerang Neighbourhood Centre, 29 Martin  St, Nerang

Enquiries: Chrissie 0484 002 181 or Anna 0490 536 931

QLD – Nundah                                1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month                                              (6:00pm - 8.00pm)

Dates:   

Restarting on 16th June  

7th Jul     21st Jul

4th Aug   18th Aug

1st Sep     15th Sep

Venue: Family Drug Support, 3 Robinson Rd, Nundah

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

QLD - Paddington                          **PLEASE SEE RED HILL FOR DATES AND TIMES**

QLD – Redcliffe                              1st Wednesday of the month                                                   (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

Dates: 

Restarting on 1st July

5th August

2nd September

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

Enquiries: Chrissie 0484 002 181 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

QLD – Red Hill                                 3rd Wednesday of the month                                                  (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

Dates:   

Restarting on 17th June

15th Jul

19th Aug

16th Sep

Venue: Moonyah Rehabilitation Centre, 58 Glen Rosa Rd, Red Hill

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

QLD – Rockhampton                     2nd Tuesday of the month                                                       (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

Dates:   

Restarting on 14th July

11th August

8th September

Venue: Rockhampton Business Centre, 110-114 Campbell St, Rockhampton

Enquiries: Ali 0419 689 857 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

SA – Barossa                                  2nd Tuesday of the month                                                       (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

Dates:

**Postponed until further notice - Contact Sally 0490 536 989**

09 Jun

Venue: Barossa Council Meeting Room, 29 Barossa Valley Way, Lyndoch

At rear of Lyndoch Library.

Enquiries:Sally 0490 536 989

SA – Berri                                        Last Tuesday of the month                                                      (1:00pm - 3:00pm)

Dates:

**Postponed until further notice - Contact Sally 0490 536 989**

30 Jun

Venue: Life Without Barriers, 12 Crawford Tce, Berri

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

SA – Brompton                              Monday every fortnight                                                            (7:00pm - 9:00pm)

Dates:

Restarting on 22 Jun 

Venue: 19 on Green, Bowden Brompton Community Centre, 19 Green St, Brompton

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

SA – Elizabeth       **Now on Tuesday evening every fortnight**                                        (7:00pm - 9:00pm)

Dates:

**Postponed until further notice - Contact Angela 0428 271 743**

09 Jun           23 Jun

Venue: DASSA Northern Services, 22 Langford Dr, Elizabeth

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

SA – Hallett Cove                           Wednesday every fortnight                                                     (7:00pm - 9:00pm)

Dates:

**Postoned until further notice - Contact Sally 0490 536 989**  

10 Jun           24 Jun     

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                                                     (7:00pm - 9:00pm)

Dates:

**Postponed until further notice - Contact Angela 0428 271 743**

03 Jun        17 Jun

Venue: Knightsbridge Baptist Church Hall, 455 Glynburn Rd, Leabrook

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

SA – Port Adelaide                         1st Monday of the month                                                         (1:00pm - 3:00pm)

Dates:     

**Postponed until further notice - Contact Kendall 0457 030 805**                                                          

01 Jun

Venue: Centacare, 78-80 St Vincent St, Port Adelaide

Enter off Ship St, Cnr of St Vincent St & Ship St.

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

SA – Port Augusta                        3rd Thursday of the month                                                      (12:00pm - 2:00pm)

Dates:

**Postponed until further notice - Contact Angela 0428 271 743**

18 Jun

Venue: Institute Meeting Room, 52 Commercial Rd, Port Augusta

Enquiries: Kendall 0457 030 805 or Angela 0428 271 743

VIC – Balwyn North                        Wednesday every fortnight                                                     (7:00pm - 9:00pm)

Dates:   

Restarting on 10th June     

24 Jun

Venue: Greythorn Community Hub, 2 Centre Way, Balwyn North

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

VIC – Bendigo                                **This meeting is not currently running**                                

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

VIC – Chadstone                            Thursday every fortnight                                                         (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

Dates: 

Restarting on 18th June

Venue: Link Health & Community, 94 Batesford Rd, Chadstone

Park off Batesford Rd, opposite Woonah St.

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

VIC – Ferntree Gully                       Thursday every fortnight                                                         (6:30pm - 8:30pm)

Dates:   

**Postponed until further notice - Contact Chloe 0448 177 083**      

11 Jun     25 Jun

Venue: Knox Community Health Service, 1063 Burwood Hwy, Ferntree Gully

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

VIC – Footscray                              Thursday every fortnight                                                         (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

Dates: 

**Postponed unitl further notice - Contact Chloe 0448 177 083**         

11 Jun     25 Jun

Venue: Co-Health Building, 215 Nicholson St, Footscray

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

VIC – Frankston                             Wednesday every fortnight                                                     (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

Dates:                    

**This group is limited to 4 maximum - please contact Chloe 0448 177 083 before attending**

Restarting on 10th June     

24 Jun

Venue: Building L, Frankston Integrated Health Unit, 2 Hastings Rd, Frankston

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

VIC – Geelong                                Wednesday every fortnight                                                     (7:00pm - 9:00pm)

Dates:

 **Postponed until further notice - Contact Chloe 0448 177 083**           

03 Jun     17 Jun

Venue: Barwon Health, The Swanston Centre, on the corner of Myers Street and Swanston Street, Geelong

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

VIC – Hawthorn                              ** PLEASE SEE BALWYN NORTH FOR DATES AND TIMES**

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

VIC – Mornington Peninsula         **This meeting is not currently running**

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

 VIC – Shepparton                             Wednesday every fortnight                                                     (5:30pm - 7:30pm)

Dates:           

**Postponed until further notice - Contact Chloe 0448 177 083**

10 Jun     24 Jun

Venue: Primary Care Connect, 399 Wyndham Street, Shepparton

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

 

NON-FDS FAMILY SUPPORT MEETINGS

March 2020 - April 2020

Please be aware that these meetings are held by non-FDS organisations. Please contact these organisations directly on the phone numbers listed below to confirm dates and times.

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/

Non – FDS Support Groups:

ACT – Canberra                              Wednesday every fortnight                                                     (5:30pm - 7:30pm)

                                                         **Please call to confirm actual dates**

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

Enquiries: (02) 6132 4800

WA – Mandurah                              Every Thursday                                                                         (10:00am - 11:30am)

                                                         **Please call to confirm actual dates**

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

Enquiries: (08) 9581 4010