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

FAMILY SUPPORT MEETINGS

FAMILY SUPPORT MEETINGS

November 2020 – March 2021

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.

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, 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                          1st Thursday of the month                                                        (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

Dates:

03 Dec

07 Jan

04 Feb

04 Mar

Venue: Main Street Family Medical Centre, 67 – 73 main St, Blacktown. Walk straight through the main area but keep to the right hand side corridor. Room is located at the back on the left of the corridor.

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

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

Dates:

**Due to social distancing, bookings are essential. Please call Amy 0457 260 079**

30 Nov

07 Dec    14 Dec    21 Dec     

28 Dec (Public Holiday - No support meeting)  

04 Jan      11 Jan     18 Jan     25 Jan

01 Feb      08 Feb     15 Feb     22 Feb

01 Mar      08 Mar    15 Mar     22 Mar     29 Mar

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

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

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

Please call the FDS Support Line 1300 368 186

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

Dates:

09 Dec

13 Jan

10 Feb

10 Mar

Venue: Chatswood Youth Centre, 64 Albert Avenue, Chatswood

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

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

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

Dates:

07 Dec     21 Dec

04 Jan     18 Jan

01 Feb     15 Feb

01 Mar     15 Mar

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

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

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

Dates:

15 Dec

19 Jan

16 Feb

16 Mar

Venue: St Peters Anglican church, 207 Peats Ferry Road, Hornsby

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

                                      **New Group starting on 24 November **

NSW – Manly                              4th Tuesday of the month                                                                 (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

Dates:

22 Dec

26 Jan (Public Holiday - No support meeting)

23 Feb

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

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

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

Dates:

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

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; carpark 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:                                             

23 Dec

27 Jan

24 Feb

24 Mar

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:

08 Dec

12 Jan

09 Feb

09 Mar

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

Dates:

21 Dec

18 Jan

15 Feb

15 Mar

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

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

                                            **New Group starting on 16th February**

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

Dates:

16 Feb 

16 Mar

Venue: The Entrance Community Centre, Building B, Cnr of Battley and Oaklands Avenue,

The Entrance.

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

NSW – Wollongong                        1st Wednesday of the month                                                         

Dates:

**Postponed until further notice – contact Amy 0457 260 079**

Venue: The Orana Centre, 2 Rawson St, Wollongong

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

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

Dates:   

**Due to social distancing requirements, please RSVP by contacting Ali on 0419 689 857**

10 Dec

14 Jan

11 Feb

11 Mar

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

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

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

Dates:       

17 Dec

21 Jan

18 Feb

18 Mar

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:       

30 Nov

14 Dec

28 (Public Holiday - No support group)

11 Jan      25 Jan

08 Feb     22 Feb

08 Mar     22 Mar

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

Enquiries: Tanya 0418 331 939 or Chrissie 0484 002 181

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

Dates:       

16 Dec

20 Jan

17 Feb

17 Mar

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:       

09 Dec

13 Jan

10 Feb

10 Mar

Venue: Picabeen Community Centre, 22 Hoben St, Mitchelton

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

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

Dates:

29 Dec (No support meeting)

26 Jan (Public Holiday - No support meeting

23 Feb

30 Mar

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

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

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

Dates:

21 Dec

18 Jan

15 Feb

15 Mar

Venue: Nerang Neighbourhood Centre, 29 Martin Street, Nerang

Enquiries: Natasha 0484 002 178 or Chrissie 0484 002 181

QLD – Nundah                                1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month                                                      (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

Dates:       

01 Dec     15 Dec

05 Jan     19 Jan

02 Feb     16 Feb

02 Mar     16 Mar

Venue: Family Drug Support, 3 Robinson Rd, Nundah

Enquiries: Anna 0490 536 931 or Head Office (02) 47782 9222

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

Dates:       

02 Dec

06 Jan

03 Feb

03 Mar

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:       

16 Dec

20 Jan - New time from this date 6.30pm to 8.30pm

17 Feb

17 Mar

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

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

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

Dates:       

08 Dec

12 Jan

09 Feb

09 Mar

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:

**Due to distancing requirements, bookings are essential, please contact Sally on 0490 536 989**

08 Dec

12 Jan

09 Feb

09 Mar

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

(Rear of Lyndoch Library)

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

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

Dates:

**Due to distancing requirements, bookings are essential, please contact Sally on 0490 536 989**

07 Dec     21 Dec

04 Jan     18 Jan     

01 Feb     15 Feb

01 mar     15 Mar     29 Mar

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

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

SA – Elizabeth                                Tuesday every fortnight                                                                  (7:00pm - 9:00pm)

Dates:

**Due to distancing requirements, bookings are essential, please contact Angela 0428 271 743**

08 Dec     22 Dec

05 Jan     19 Jan

02 Feb     16 Feb

02 Mar     16 Mar     30 Mar

Venue: DASSA Northern Service, 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:

**Due to distancing requirements, bookings are essential, please contact Sally on 0490 536 989**

09 Dec     23 Dec

06 Jan      20 Jan

03 Feb     17 Feb

03 Mar     17 Mar     31 Mar

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:

**Due to distancing requirements, bookings are essential, please contact Angela 0428 271 743**

02 Dec     16 Dec     30 Dec

13 Jan      27 Jan

10 Feb     24 Feb

10 Mar     24 Mar

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

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

SA – Mount Barker                         1st Tuesday of the month                                                                (6.00pm - 8.00pm)

Dates:

**Due to social distancing requirements, bookings are essential. Please contact Sally on 0490 536 989**

01 Dec

05 Jan

02 Feb

02 Mar

Venue: Board Room, Mount Barker Community Centre, 3 Dumas Street, Mount Barker

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

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

Dates:                                                               

**Due to distancing requirements, bookings are essential, please contact Sally 0490 536 989**

07 Dec

04 Jan

01 Feb

01 Mar

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

(Enter through the back of Headspace)

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

SA – Port Augusta                          3rd Thursday of the month                                                            (5.00pm - 7.00pm)

Dates:

**Due to distancing requirements, bookings are essential, please contact Angela 0428 271 743**

17 Dec

21 Jan

18 Feb

18 Mar

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

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

VIC – Balwyn North     **This Group is now online temporarily - Please call Chloe 0448 177 083**

 

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

VIC – Chadstone        **This Group is now 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 now online temporarily - Please call Chloe 0448 177 083**

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

VIC – Footscray          **This Group is now online temporarily - Please call Chloe 0448 177 083**

 

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

VIC – Frankston          **This Group is now online temporarily - Please call Chloe 0448 177 083**

 

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

VIC – Geelong             **This Group is now 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                                                     (5:30pm - 7:00pm)

                                                         **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 Wednesday                                                                         (10:00am - 11:30am)

                                                        **Please call to confirm actual dates**

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

Enquiries: (08) 9581 4010