Welcome to Apod Family Support

Promoting the well being of family members and friends who are concerned or affected by another person's issues with substances

Support Line

Confidential support (03) 9503 9410

Support Groups

Ongoing fortnightly support groups

Information & Resources

Educational information

Services provided by Apod

Telephone Support

Telephone support is available
(03) 9503 9410
9am – 6pm, 7 days a week

Information & Resources

Education information and resources

Support Group Meetings

Support Groups are run throughout Victoria, for meeting times and locations refer below

Support Line

Free confidential support available for families and friends with peer and professional support workers on hand (03) 9503 9410

Support Group Times


Held Thursday every fortnight

2 May 2019
16th May
30th May
30th June
27th June
11th July 
25th July
8th August
22nd August

Venue: Link Health and Community
94 Batesford Rd, Chadstone

Enter the park off Batesford Rd opposite Woonah St

6:00pm – 8:00pm


Held Tuesday every fortnight

23rd April 2019
7th May
21st May
4th June
18th June
2nd July
16th July
30th July
13th August
27th August

Venue: Each
1063 Burwood Hwy
Ferntree Gully

6:30pm – 8:30pm


Held Thursday every fortnight

25th April
9th May
23rd May
6th June
20th June
4th July
18th July
1st August
15th August
29th August

Venue: Co-Health
215 Nicholson St, Footscray

6:00pm – 8:00pm


Held Tuesday every fortnight

30th April 2019
14th May
28th May
11th June
25th June
9th July
23rd July
6th August

Venue: Frankston Integrated Health
2 Hastings Rd, Frankston

Opposite MIA Radiology

6:00pm – 8:00pm


Held Wednesday every fortnight

 1st May 2019
15th May
29th May
12th June
26th June
10th July
24th July
7th August

Venue: The Swanston Centre
(carpark portable building)

Corner Myers St & Swanston St. Geelong
(opposite old Geelong Gaol)

7:00pm – 9:00pm


Held Wednesday every fortnight

24th April 2019
8th May
22nd May
5th June
19th June
3rd July
17th July
31 July
14th August

Hawthorn Community House
32 Henry St, Hawthorn
Please call Michael 0412 864 114
              or Debbie 0412 382 812

6:00pm – 8:00pm


Held Monday fortnightly

29th April  2019
13th May
27th May
10th June
24th June
8th July
22nd July
5th August
19th August

Venue: The MCOC Community House
18 Pitt St. Mornington
contact Debbie 0412 382 812

6.30pm – 8.30pm


Venue: Please call Debbie 0412 382 812 for dates and location

What is Family Support?

Family Support can be offered on a one-to-one basis or in a group setting. The model of family support that Apod advocates is peer family support. This is where a number of people with a common problem, in our case living with drug use, come together to share their experiences.

The benefits of Family Support

  • It interrupts the negative dynamic of substance use within the family
  • It helps family members look after their own needs
  • It helps families influence the person using drugs to make constructive choices
  • It helps families to work with other service agencies
  • It enables families to be a resource to their own communities

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0412 382 812 (Support Group Enquiries)
0413 710 238 (Admin – Tracy)

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