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

Support Meetings - N.S.W.

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 – Bathurst                              **This meeting is not currently running**

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

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

Dates:

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

16 Jun

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** 

01 Jun        08 Jun (No Meeting - Public Holiday)       15 Jun        22 Jun            29 Jun

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**

02 Jun

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**

10 Jun

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:

 **Postponed until further notice - Call Theo 0402 604 354**

01 Jun           15 Jun

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**

01 Jun

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**

08 Jun (No Meeting - Public Holiday)

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

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 on 24th June

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

On street parking available.

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

NSW – Orange                                **This meeting is not currently running**

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

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 - Call Julie 0400 113 422**

17 Jun

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**

15 Jun

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**

03 Jun

Venue: The Orana Centre, 2 Rawson St, Wollongong

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