Family Drug Support Australia
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Media Release - International FDS Day 2020 Families Welcome Significant Announcemet

FDS logo 16524 February 2020
 
Founder and CEO of Family Drug Support (FDS), Tony Trimingham OAM, who started the organisation after the death of his son Damien 23 years ago to the day welcomed the Australian Government funding announcement on such an important day:

“In the 20 years, Family Drug Support has been supporting families dealing with alcohol and other drugs we have had many ups and downs.

Today has been an excellent day thanks to the announcement from the Health Minister, the Hon Greg Hunt, announcing funding to allow FDS to continue our national toll-free telephone support line for families.
 

Support Meetings - Qld

FAMILY SUPPORT MEETINGS

January 2020 – March 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/

FDS Support Groups:

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

**New Support Group**

Dates:       

12 Mar

9 April - No Meeting

14 May

11 June - (PUBLIC HOLIDAY, NO MEETING)

9 July

Venue: Gladstone City Library, Meeting Room, 39 Goondoon Street, Gladstone Central, 4680

Enquiries: Tracey 0490 536 976 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                                                      (6:30pm - 8:30pm)

Dates:       

19  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:       

09 Mar       23 Mar

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

Enquiries: Tanya 0431 331 939 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

QLD – Maroochydore                     3rd Wednesday of the month                                                  (7:00pm - 9:00pm)

Dates:       

18  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                                                 (7:00pm - 9:00pm)

Dates:       

11  Mar

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                                                      (7:00pm - 9:00pm)

Dates:

31  Mar

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                                               (6:30pm - 8:30pm)

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

Dates:

16  Mar

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                                              (7:00pm - 9:00pm)

Dates:       

03 Mar       17 Mar

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                                                   (6:30pm - 8:30pm)

Dates:           

04 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                                                  (7:00pm - 9:00pm)

Dates:       

18 Mar       

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                                                       (6:30pm - 8:30pm)

Dates:       

10 Mar       

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

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