KOGARAH 4th Friday of the month 8.00pm
Room 2 Uniting Church,
Cnr Gray & Kensington Streets
Contact: Jan 0479 175 494
WENTWORTHVILLE Monday 7pm - 9pm
(FORMERLY MERRYLANDS - SAME MEETING, NEW VENUE)
Northside West Clinic,
23-27 Lytton St,
ST. LEONARDS First Sunday of the month 4.30pm
Block 8, D & A Clinic, RNS Hospital,
Herbert Street (runs parallel to railway line).
Enter left hand side of building.
Phone: 0412 217 509
MAROUBRA MEETING HAS MOVED TO:
MALABAR Every Monday Evening at 7:30
Kooloora Community Centre,
167 Bilga Cresc.,
Contact: Jan 0490 346 137
Weekly: 1st and 3rd Friday, 2nd and 4th Thursday 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Maycare Baptist Care Community Centre,
88 Handbury St.
Kim: 0408 684 535
Every 2nd Tuesday 7:00 to 8:30pm
Albion Park Community Hall,
Russell St, Albion Park
Contact: Lynda 0432 201 897, (02) 4257 3342.
Albion Park group is now holding additional daytime meetings
at Pt Kembla. The details are:
1st and 3rd Monday 10:00 am to 11:30 am
81 Illawarra Rd,
Contact: Lynda 0432 201 897
Tuesdays at 5.30-7 pm
Venue: Directions ACT
Contact: Michelle: 0421081877
PRAHRAN Tuesday 7:00 pm
Cnr Grattan & Greville Streets
Contact: Jan 0432327652
ALBURY - WODONGA
No meeting currently, but for help
Contact: Stacey (02) 607 131 47
TOWNSVILLE Thursday nights (weekly) 7pm
Ryan Catholic Community Centre,
Morindo Drive, Kirwan.
Contact: Karen, 0477 470 382.
Rockhampton meeting is temporarily suspended.
To be re-commenced around November 2017.
For help contact 0419732735.
MACKAY Tuesdays 7pm
Shakespeare Child and Family Centre,
43 Shakespeare St,
Contact: Michelle 0419 572 885
BCON Ministery Centre,
33 Steffensen St (Corner with Svensen St), Bundaberg.
Contact: Petrina on 0422204522
NAR-ANON WA Mondays
88 Bawdan St, (via Horn Place)
For more details phone:
Jen B. Mobile 0410 071 799, 08 9294 4290 (evenings only).
NOTE: The Wembley Downs meeting has been changed to monthly. For now, meetings will be held on the first Tuesday of every month at 12 noon.
Launceston meeting is temporarily closed.
Contact: Rod 0419 879 696.
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If there is no Nar-Anon meeting in your area, please consider starting one - it is not as hard as you might think. Two or more people can start a meeting. Once your meeting is under way we will publish details of it on our Meetings List. All you really need is a venue. Church halls, community health centres, hospitals and places where other 12-step meetings are already held are good places to start looking. Private homes are not suitable, mainly because of the issue of anonymity. If you are considering a community health centre or hospital, talk to the Drug & Alcohol Counselor there - they will usually be only too pleased to have a meeting to which they can refer the families and loved ones of their clients, and will support you as much as they can. The same applies to pastors of churches.
Of course it is best, if possible, to find a venue which is rent-free, and this is often possible. Raising funds for rent (if required) and other expenses is done in Nar-Anon meetings (as in other 12-Step meetings) by passing a basket around at the end of the meeting. The expenses of Nar-Anon groups are typically very small. Any excess funds collected are contributed to Area Office. These funds are used to run the Office, including providing support for groups.
The Nar-Anon Area Office can provide you with advice, support and everything you will need to get started, including a very comprehensive handbook. Give us your contact details and tell us where you are, and we will match you up with any others who have expressed interest in the same area. Your details will be treated with the strictest confidence and will only be used to put interested parties in contact with each other. See contact details at the foot of the page.
Although new meetings
regularly start up,
sadly, a number of once-thriving meetings close, or go into hibernation
from time to time.
The usual reason for this is falling attendance. Members whose situation has improved sometimes feel that they no longer need a meeting, or can no longer find the time.
Once we have achieved a degree of serenity through the Nar-Anon programme, we can use the strength we have gained to help others. Remember when you first came through the doors of Nar-Anon and were helped and supported by established members.
The path to recovery provided by the Nar-Anon 12-Step programme culminates in its final stage, Step 12. By the time we reach this stage, provided we have worked the programme diligently, we will be strong enough to help others without becoming mired in co-dependency. In fact, Step 12 work is an integral and most important part of the Programme, and an essential part of our own recovery and the recovery of others.
If you used to attend a meeting which has lapsed, please think about helping to revitalize it. Why not contact other former members of your group or give Lynne a call at the Nar-Anon office on 02 80041214, or email her at the email address below.
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