Eastern Homelessness Network is creating a list of organisations providing a Christmas Lunch for Community members.
ECASA provides a free counselling and support service to people who have experienced sexual assault either recently or in the past. The service is also available to non-offending family and friends. ECASA’s counsellors are trauma specialists with degrees in psychology, social work or counselling.
SEXUAL ABUSE - The Hidden Side to Family Violence
10th Dec - Federation Estate -FREE
The ‘Truth Is Longer Than A Lie’ is a PHD research study and non fiction book (Jessica Kingsley, Publishers) byMelbourne-based researchers Dr. Neerosh Mudaly and Prof. Chris Goddard which investigates children’s experiences of domestic child abuse and the subsequent professional intervention methods currently practiced. A difficult, but crucial subject, the adaption for the stage utilizes not only the extensive research but also concentrates on the direct quotes of child victims used throughout. The voices of these children and two stories in particular: one of an upper middle class girl, and one of an outrageous suburban, disenfranchised boy form the basis of the play.
CHP has compiled a list of organisations providing meal services on or around Christmas Day 2018 that are available to people experiencing homelessness or feeling isolated.
Foothills Community Care Ferntree Gully
Time: From 12pm
Location: St John the Baptist Parish Hall, 19 Forest Rd
Assistance with transport is available
Book early to avoid missing out (places are limited) : 8711 8677 or
State Schools’ Relief is a not for profit organisation that supports the needs of underprivileged Victorian government school students by providing new school uniforms, shoes and educational resources. We work side by side with all Victorian Primary, Secondary, Special Developmental and Language schools to ensure that any students facing hardship have the necessary clothing and appropriate footwear for school.
FAN is offering Free First Aid Level 2 or CPR refresher to young people aged 15-25 years who identify as part of the LGBTQI+ community
Family Access Network are currently looking for new mums to join their Young Mums Group
Inspiro are running a free sexual health service in Lilydale. The community health nurse can see people individually on a range of issues around sexuality including safe sex, contraception, STI information, pregnancy choices and more.
Presented by EACH this program offers specialist counselling to support people to reduce or quit smoking.
The Tobacco Free Clinic is open to anyone seeking to reduce or quit smoking. Consultations are provided by an experienced and registered health professional with training and expertise in smoking cessation.
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‘Jobs for Life’ exists to bring hope and dignity to the unemployed and assist in the pursuit of finding meaningful work. The course focuses on each person’s unique design and the importance of work while encouraging and motivating students to develop the hard skills required in being a dependable employee. The Jobs for Life course teaches practical skills as well as important life skills in a supportive and encouraging environment.
Shine is a group program for young women aged 14-17 years who are experiencing symptoms of anxiety and/or depression that are having an impact on their self-esteem and relationships. The program will cover topics such as body image, identity, coping skills, friendships, relationships and respect.
Tuesdays and Fridays
EACH 2018 Group Programs for Families and Youth
Presented by EACH, “Peaceful Kids” is a Mindfulness and Positive Psychology based program to lessen anxiety and stress and increase resilience in children.
A Parents Building Solutions Program - Parentzone
Emotionally Intelligent Parenting - Parentzone
Would you life to learn tips and strategies to:
• Be better at talking with and understandingyour child?
• Help your child learn to manage their emotions and deal with conflict?
Parentzone - A Parents Building Solutions Program for parents of children aged 2 to 10 year
Help your child cope in a chaotic world?
Improve your child's confidence and self esteem?
Deal with anxious feelings?
Help your child to cope with change?
Develop strategies to manage anger?
Communicate better with your child?
Come along to these five Parents Building Solutions workshops to learn strategies, share stories and take some time out for you!
Anglicare's Parentzone - Dad's at their best - helping children to thrive
There will be a drop in group starting on Thursdays run by me Billie the Therapy Dog! Paws for Thought aims to engage clients who may not be ready for one-one-one appointments but need a soft introduction to headspace Knox. We all know I am a great tool for engaging young people and I also make them feel calm and happy. It will allow opportunity for young people to socialize with each other and chat informally about what they may be on their minds with some supporting headspace humans.
Bringing up Great Kids is a Parenting Program using mindfulness and reflection to support parents as they review and enhance their patterns of communication with their children.
Intensive case management support assisting in the areas of education, training or employment with a flexible approach
Boornawan Willam is running an empowering and exciting 10 week program for aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women Aged 15-21 that aims at preventing all forms of violence against women.
We are seeking referrals for our new support group commencing in Term 4, on Thursday 11 October.
Free supported playgroup for families connected with Anchor
Come along to this session to learn strategies, share stories and take some time out for you!
A Parents Building Solutions Program for parents of children 3 to 13 years - Parentzone - Anglicare
CHAMPS (Children and Mentally Ill Parents) is a peer support program for children of parents who have a mental illness or mental health issues.
The MAT Life Skills program is for children aged 8 - 12 years who have a parent with mental health issues, including children who do not live with their parents.
Neami Steps to Wellbeing is a FREE short term program funded by the Eastern Melbourne Primary Health Network
A group for young people aged 16-25 who may be disengaged from school, community and peers.
Mind works with people 16 - 64 years of age whose ability to manage their daily activities and to live in the community is impacted by mental health issues.
People who use our services come from many cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.
Headspace Knox, in Partnership with EACH Youth and Family and the WILD Program are looking for young people between 15-18 years of age, who have high anxiety/low mood, to participate in an 8-week personal journey, concluding with a 5 day wilderness journey.
Project Respect is a not-for-profit, non-faith based support service for women with experience of the sex industry and women trafficked for sexual exploitation to Australia.
Young people looking to organise events for the first Victorian Youth Week 2018 can now apply for grants to help kick start their plans, Minister for Youth Affairs Jenny Mikakos has announced.
Substance Use Recovery (SURE) provides a welcoming, hopeful, holistic, family inclusive, recovery oriented and professional service, that works with you in exploring all options to create a pathway for your journey into recovery.
Uniting Wesley with Safe Futures Foundation and Yarra Ranges Council is delivering a therapeutic group for mothers and their infants who have experienced family violence. The group is for women of any age and their infants up to 8 months of age (exceptions considered).
The EACH Youth and family counselling team, in partnership with Headspace Knox, provides free counselling support to children, young people and their families who live, work, study or play in the City of Whitehorse, Knox, Maroondah and Yarra Ranges and surrounding areas.
STREAT is a hospitality-based social enterprise that provides supported vocational training and holistic personal support to marginalised and disadvantaged young people in Melbourne. STREAT exists to make a difference to young people who face a range of barriers and disadvantage. We aim to provide a sense of connection, safety and belonging to our young people.
How do you instil confidence and self-belief in someone who's struggling on the journey back to work? Wear for Success provides professional clothing and work skills training to provide people with the best possible chance of achieving their dreams.
The program is designed to support women and children who have children between the ages of 12 months-5 years old, and who have experienced trauma associated with homelessness and family violence.
Cool Kids is a therapeutic group for primary school children who have had experiences of family violence and/or homelessness.
The Art of Choice is an Art Therapy group for women who have experienced family violence. The group aims to provide a safe space for women to explore their experiences in a creative way, and strengthen their ability to make choices in a supportive environment.
This group is one part of the Family Violence Therapeutic Interventions Project Resilient Kids Reslilient Women. The partners include Uniting Wesley, EACH, Safe Futures and Australian Childhood Foundation.
The Medication Support and Recovery Service (MSRS) is a FREE addiction drug and alcohol service that aims to help people who may be dependent or misusing medications, either over-the-counter or prescription.
Presented by Uniting Wesley and Safe Futures as part of the Resilient Kids Resilient Women Program, Seeking Safety is aimed towards young women, and developing healthy relationships with themselves and others.
As part of the Resilient Kids Resilient Women Program Uniting and Safe Futures are facilitating this educational group for grade 5/6 boys, with a focus on developing healthy and respectful relationships.
Uniting Wesley, alongside the Safe Futures Foundation, EACH and the Australian Childhood Foundation, provide a range of therapeutic responses to support women and children who have experienced family violence.
This is one of 26 Family Violence Therapeutic Intervention Demonstration projects funded across Victoria as a direct result of the recent Royal Commission.