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

23rd January 2020
6th February
20th February
5th March
19th March
2nd April
16th April
30th April
14th May
28th May
11th June
25th June
9th July
23rd July
6th August
20th August
3rd September
17th September
1st October
15th October
29th October
12th November
26th November
10th December

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

14th January 2020
28th January
11th February
25th February
10th March 
24th March
7th April
21st April
5th May
19th May
2nd June
16th June
23rd June
7th July
21st July
4th August
18th August
1st September
15th September
29th September
13th October
27th October
10th November
24th November
8th December
22nd December

Venue: Each
1063 Burwood Hwy
Ferntree Gully

6:30pm – 8:30pm


Held Thursday every fortnight

16th January 2020
30th January
13th February 
27th February
12th March
26th March 
9th April
23rd April
7th May
21st May
4th June 
18th June
2nd July
16th July
30th July 
13th August
27th August
10th September
24th September
8th October
22nd October
5th November
19th November
3rd December
17th December

Venue: Co-Health
215 Nicholson St, Footscray

6:00pm – 8:00pm


Held Tuesday every fortnight

7th January 2020
21st January
4th February
18th February
3rd March
17th March
31st March
7th April 
21st April
5th May
19th May
2nd June
16th June
30th June
14th July 
28th July
11th August
25th August
8th September
22nd September
6th October 
20th October
3rd November
17th November
1st December
15th December

Venue: Frankston Integrated Health
2 Hastings Rd, Frankston

Opposite MIA Radiology

6:00pm – 8:00pm


Held Wednesday every fortnight

8th January 2020
22nd January
5th February
19th February
4th March
18th March
1st April
15th April
29th April
13th May
27th May
10th June
24th June
8th July
22nd July
5th August
19th August
2nd September
16th September
30th September
14th October
28th October
11th November
25th November
9th December

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

15th January 2020
29th January
12th Febuarry
26th February
11th March
25th March
8th April
22nd April
6th May
20th May
3rd June
17th June
1st July
15th July
29th July
12th August 
26th August
9th September
23rd September
7th October
21st October
4th November
18th November
2nd December
16th December

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

6th January 2020
20th January
3rd February
17th February
2nd March
16th March
30th March
13th April
27th April
11th May
25th May
8th June
22nd June
6th July
20th July
3rd August
17th August
31st August
7th September
21st September
5th October
 19th October
 2nd November
 16th November
30th November
14th December



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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