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

8th August 2019
22nd August
5th September
19th September
3rd October
17th October
31st October
14th November
28th November
12th December
9th January 2020

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

13th August 2019
27th August
10th September
24th September
8th October
22nd October
5th November
19th November
10th December
24th December
7th January 2020

Venue: Each
1063 Burwood Hwy
Ferntree Gully

6:30pm – 8:30pm


Held Thursday every fortnight

15th August 2019
29th August
12th September
26th September
10th October
24th October
7th November
21st November
5th December
19th December
2nd January 2020

Venue: Co-Health
215 Nicholson St, Footscray

6:00pm – 8:00pm


Held Tuesday every fortnight

20th August 2019
3rd September
17th September
1st October
15th October
29th October
12th November
26th November
10th December
7th January 2020

Venue: Frankston Integrated Health
2 Hastings Rd, Frankston

Opposite MIA Radiology

6:00pm – 8:00pm

Held Wednesday every fortnight

21st August 2019
4th September
18th September
2nd October
16th October
30th October
13th November
27th November
11th December
8th January 2020

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

14th August 2019
28th August
11th September
25th September
9th October
23rd October
6th November
20th November
4th December
18th December
15th January 2020

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

19th August 2019
6th September
30th September
14th October
28th October
11th November
25th November
9th December
23rd December
6th January 2020

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)
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