Groups

Our groups offer support and information to any woman who chooses to participate in them.

All groups are run free of charge to participants but donations to assist in the running of these groups are gratefully accepted. Many of the women who come to the groups live on limited incomes, and if there were costs associated with participation, this would place significant barriers to their accessing the group.  To support us in continuing to offer these groups to women free of charge, you might sponsor a group, in part or wholly.

Sponsor a group here  | View the groups timetable for August 2018

Sexual Assault Survivors Group
Monday 10.00-12:00pm
 

Facilitator: Karen

Commences:- Monday 8th October 2018

This group is free to attend and is facilitated by qualified counsellors in a confidential, safe and supportive environment for mothers of children who have experienced sexual assault.

Yoga
Tuesday     10.00-11:00am   (except school holidays)
 

Facilitator: Meredith Starck http://www.goldendolphin.com/yoga/Meredith.htm

Commences:Tuesday 7th August 2018

How yoga benefits your health?

Yoga is a low impact activity which enhances the wellbeing of women.  This is a popular and well attended group at the Centre.  Having a fantastic instructor is a big draw card.  Sitting out under the mango tree in our shady and much loved garden area, soaking up the green space allows us to reflect on this journey which adds a special spiritual feel.  We talk about the special place yoga has in fitness and how good the body feels when we practice it.

This conversation brings us to consider the benefits of yoga to holistic health. Meredith explains - “it aids in finding solace, comfort, ease and strength.

This is achieved by regular, quiet, gentle exercises involving the whole body and mind with breath.  The breath in itself is a powerful tool to achieve complete bodily well being.  This is the beginning of a yoga practice”. 

Being part of such a wonderful group of yogic women in a safe women’s only space brings feelings of peace, belonging, inclusion, spirituality and appreciation for diversity.

Women's Legal Clinic Monthly: 1st, & 4th Tuesday 9.00-12.00pm  

Tues:  7th August - ATSILS (Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Legal Service)

Tues: 28th August - NQWLS (North Queensland Womens Legal Service)

Please ring 47757555 to make a free appointment to speak to a solicitor

 

Keeping the Sharks At Bay - night group
Tuesday     5.30 - 7.30pm
 

Beginning Tuesday 31st July 2018

An evening group for 8 weeks for women affected by or experiencing Domestic Violence

Each week is linked and facilitators from The Women's Centre will guide women through discussions and creative activities.

We ask that women are prepared to attend all 8 sessions

For more information call Erin or Tiffany 47757555

Playgroup        Wednesday  9.30-11.30am  

Facilitator: Beginning Wednesday 18th July 2018

Funded by donations

Playgroup at The Women’s Centre has continued this year, supported by a generous donation from Max Employment.  The Playgroup is held on a Wednesday morning and is supported by an early childhood worker and a social worker and their roles are to facilitate a healthy, safe and fun environment.  Workers ensure that play experiences are organised in a meaningful way with intervention, assistance and instruction are available when needed.

Women and their children gather under the shady trees in the backyard of  The Women’s Centre and mould and roll playdough, run their fingers through slime, splash in water, create paintied masterpieces in vibrant colours, listen to stories and actively participate in puppet playtime and singing.  Everyone sits down to enjoy a large platter overflowing with juicy seasonal fruits providing an excellent opportunity to role model healthy eating.

The Women’s Centre Playgroup has successfully engaged women and children and has delivered positive outcomes evidenced by the number of women who return each week.

Keeping the Sharks At Bay
Wednesday                10:00 - 12:00pm
 

Commencing Wednesday 1st August 2018

An 8 week group for women affected by or experiencing Domestic Violence and we ask that prticipants are prepared to attend all 8 sessions.  Facilitators from The Women's Centre will guide women through discussions and creative activities.

Contact Tiffany on 074775755 for more information

Art Workshop
Weekly                   Friday 09:30 - 11:30pm
 

Commences Friday 20th July 2018

Please ring 47757555 as numbers for the group are limited

Craft Workshop
Weekly                   Friday 1:00 - 3:00pm
 

 Commences Friday 20th July 2018

This is an open group so please come and join with Sonia to learn something new

Crisis numbers

24hr telephone support services available include:

DV Connect

1800 811 811

Homeless Persons
Information Centre

1800 474 753

Lifeline

131 114

Sexual Assault Helpline

1800 010 120 (until 11.30pm)

National Sexual Assault,
Domestic Family Violence
Counselling Service

1800 010 120 (1800 RESPECT)