Community Opening

We are excited to announce the long-awaited Community Opening of the new Atherton Community Centre on Friday, November 24. After almost a decade of planning, the opening will celebrate the completion of the project, introduce the new centre and invite the local community to come and enjoy the new facilities. The event will start with […]

Annual Report 2023

Our Annual Report for 2023 is now released. You can see the document here: Annual Report 2023

Mental Health Minute July Edition

The Mental Health Minute – Dealing with Depression During the winter months, when the weather is gloomy and the days are shorter, existing mental health conditions can worsen. While it’s normal to feel sad at times, chronic and persistent sadness for more than two weeks could be a sign of depression. Depression is characterised by […]

Mental Health Minute June Edition

The Mental Health Minute – Grief and Loss Grief is a natural reaction to loss. This can mean loss in the form of the death of a loved one, a divorce, loss of independence as we age or even loss of our sense of safety and predictability. Everyone responds to grief in their own way. […]

Mental Health Minute May Edition

Everybody gets stressed sometimes. The classic definition of stress is the response our bodies and minds have to the demands placed upon them and the interpretations we assign to those demands. Stress can be motivating to make us prioritise tasks to tackle the most important work first. The perceived stress activates adrenaline to make us […]

Mental Health Minute April Edition

Financial stress is a common experience in today’s world, with the rising cost of living, rising interest rates and unaffordable housing all causing pressure on our finances and stress levels. It is important to remember that financial hardship is not a sign of weakness or moral failure and feelings of shame and failure are understandable […]

Mental Health Minute March Edition

Parent separation can be a difficult time for children of any age, and the media is often filled with messages around the negative impact that separation has on a child’s wellbeing. However, the truth is that the factors predicting child wellbeing in separated families are the same as those in non-separated families. It is normal […]

Tips for Dealing with Back to School Anxiety

Childhood is a time where children are learning to navigate the world, while also learning to navigate some pretty big emotions. Unfortunately, sometimes these emotions get too big and become too overwhelming and our children need some support to learn manage these emotions on their own. One of the most common emotions that children struggle […]

New Year’s Resolutions for Mental Health

This time of year, a lot of us make “New Years Resolutions” this can be a good thing, but they can end up in some toxic behaviours or a massive let down if you don’t make the goals. This can mean making goals and keeping them can become increasingly harder and often lead to giving […]

The Child Contact Centre is OPEN

Today January 9, 2023 marks the official opening date for the Children’s Contact Centre. It is the first and only such purpose-built facility on the Tablelands. The Children’s Contact Centre is a child-focused, safe space where children and parents experiencing separation can connect to establish or maintain relationships. Parents or other family members can be […]

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