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Families and Friends of Missing Persons Unit 

The Families and Friends of Missing Persons Unit (FFMPU) is unique in Australia.  It is the only unit that provides counselling and support from trained professionals to families and friends of missing people. FFMPU is funded by the NSW government and is part of the Department of Justice.

Services provided by FFMPU include:

  • Free and confidential counselling, information and referrals for families and friends affected by the loss of a missing person
  • Support groups for adults and young people in various locations
  • Events to help bring families together
  • Help understanding missing persons' issues, agencies and search options
  • A Facebook page and other missing persons' publications
  • Policy development
  • Research into missing persons' issues
  • Clinical support and information for service providers
  • Liaison with agencies across the missing persons' sector

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FFMPU does not search for people. We work collaboratively with search agencies to support those left behind. If you need assistance searching for someone, please contact one of the listed search agencies.

News & Events

Visit FFMPU on Facebook  


Support Groups

Our next support group meeting will be held in 2018. Contact Us for further information.

Recent Publications 

Missing People: A guide for family members and service providers (PDF 1.3Mb)

Conversations and Connections: Support group meetings for the families of missing people (PDF, 600Kb) 

FFMPU Poster (PDF 63 KB) Contact Us for A3 poster