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North Queensland Child Protection Symposium headlines Child Protection Week

31 August 2018

Centacare North Queensland will attend the North Queensland Child Protection Symposium as part of the Queensland Child Protection Week at Townsville General Hospital today. The symposium focuses on promoting the value of children and placing attention on the i

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Centacare NQ offers advice to Senate Inquiry

31 August 2018

Equal access to counselling and mental health support for all people is part of the very foundation on which Centacare NQ is built. Too often mental health services are developed which are not designed to meet the needs of all members of the community. This week, Centac

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Centacare NQ kicks of Responsible Gambling Awareness Week

30 July 2018

GAMBLING AWARENESS WEEK A REMINDER THAT SUPPORT IS AVAILABLEGambling is fun for many Queenslanders – it’s a part of our lifestyle and is a great way to have fun with friends. Only when gambling becomes an issue that problems can occur. If you’re

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Men's Talk website officially launches this week

27 July 2018

This week will see the launch of 'Men's Talk' - a series of videos and web resource developed by and for Aboriginal men. In these videos men from Mount Isa, Cloncurry and Normanton talk about Aboriginal ways of being uncles, mentors, dads, grandfathers and friends.&nbs

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NAIDOC ball rounds off NAIDOC Week in Mount Isa

23 July 2018

Last week the 2018 Mount Isa NAIDOC Ball and Awards Ceremony saw 130 people attend the sell out event at the Irish Club. The ball was one of the final events to round off NAIDOC Week in Mount Isa.and was held in recognition of the outstand

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NAIDOC Week Celebrations at Centacare HQ

12 July 2018

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Workshop with Dr Sam Hardy "Conflict Coaching in a Post-Separation Context"

5 July 2018

THE NQ FAMILY LAW PATHWAYS NETWORK PRESENTS DR SAM HARDY "CONFLICT COACHING IN A POST SEPARATION CONTEXT" Conflict Coaching involves a conflict management specialist providing one-on-one support to a person enabling them to constructively deal with conflict. This suppor

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Workshop with Dr Luke Gahan - "Separated Same Sex Couples" - Family Laws Pathways Network

4 June 2018

Luke’s presentation will explore changing social attitudes and recent trends in same-sexdivorce from countries where marriage equality has existed for some time. Luke will thenshare the findings of his qualitative research undertaken with separated same-sexparents

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Caring About Qld Seniors

29 May 2018

AT THE heart of Centacare North Queensland (NQ) is the health and wellbeing of aged care people ingrained by a proven history of providing quality care through a myriad of services. Centacare began its operation in Townsville on A

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Popular child therapist and neuroscientist Nathan Wallis to headline workshop in Mount Isa

29 May 2018

Renowned child therapist, neuro scientist, university lecturer and New Zealand radio and television personality Nathan Wallis will head to Mount Isa this month to present a 2-day workshop on child brain development. The workshop, sponsored by Centacare North Queensland,

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Cloncurry Neighbourhood Centre Opens

24 April 2018

Cloncurry Neighbourhood Centre officially opens new community garden, yarning circle and Kup Muri space Centacare North Queensland yesterday welcomed community members and special guests to the official opening of its community garden, yarning circle and Kup Muri area.

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New Free Mental Health Program Launched In Mount Isa

28 February 2018

Free mental health coaching service for Mount Isa and Cloncurry A free mental health program is now available for residents of Mount Isa, Cloncurry and surrounding regions. The program – NewAccess – launched in Mount Isa on Monday 26 February and is ava

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Parenting Programs To Be Held In Ayr

30 January 2018

If you're feeling like you need to help your family get back on track this year, Centacare NQ is hosting two parenting courses in Burdekin from 9 February, which have proven positive results.  Tuning In To Teens and Tuning In To Kids are both 6 x 2 hour weekly pare

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New FLPN NQ Event With Guest Dr Nikola Stepanov

20 December 2017

Working with families where a child has complex health care needs with Dr Nikola Stepanov  The Family Law Pathways Network NQ is proud to host this event on Friday 2nd February 2018.  Event description: It is critical for the wellbeing of a child with acute or

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2017: A Year Of Accomplishments

12 December 2017

For close on 38 years, Centacare North Queensland (NQ) has been a catalyst for change, improving lives through evidence based, placed based and best practice services across the north and north western Queensland communities. This has been a challenging proposition give

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Centacare NQ Christmas Office Hours

5 December 2017

Centacare North Queensland will be closed for a short period over the Christmas and New Year holiday period. We trust this will not cause any inconvenience and look forward to working with you again in 2018.  Please take note of these office hours, which cover

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Centacare NQ to host Tuning in to Kids Accredited Training

8 November 2017

Centacare North Queensland is seeking expressions of interest from experienced and qualified workers in the caring sector to participant in the Tuning in to Teens & Tuning in to Kids accredited training from 22nd to 24th November 2017.  The three day workshops

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Mount Isa Walks For Suicide Prevention And Awareness

5 September 2017

The community will unite in a walk through Mount Isa on Monday 11 September to honour the memory of loved ones they have lost to suicide.The annual event that is now in its 7th year, will be held to coincide with the World Suicide Prevention Day on Sunday 10 September.E

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Sibworks Now Available At Centacare North Queensland

8 August 2017

Centacare North Queensland is proud to announce the commencement of its latest short course, Sibworks, to support siblings of children with special care needs. The program, which is the first of its kind in Townsville, supports those 8 to 12 year old children who have a

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Centacare NQ partners with Matt Scott to tackle gambling

20 July 2017

Monday 24 July Centacare NQ has announced its partnership with sport star Matt Scott to raise awareness of responsible gambling across the Townsville and North West region. The announcement came on the first day of Responsible Gambling Awareness Week (RGAW) held nationa

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22 June 2017

The importance, resilience and richness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages will be the focus of national celebrations marking NAIDOC Week 2017. The 2017 theme - Our Languages Matter - aims to emphasise and celebrate the unique and essential role that Ind

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Word On The Street In Mt Isa

31 May 2017

Centacare North Queensland took to the streets in Mt Isa during May to erect signs as part of its involvement in raising awareness for Domestic and Family Violence Awareness Month. The signs, which were hand drawn and painted by local children, popped up across the city

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ASIST Training - Mt Isa

11 May 2017

Centacare North Queensland, in conjunction with LivingWorks, is hosting Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) in Mount Isa on 1st and 2nd June 2017.  ASIST is the world's leading suicide intervention workshop, which explores how to connect with a per

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Townsville Welcomes Bishop Harris

2 May 2017

The episcopal ordination of the Most Reverend Timothy Harris as the sixth Bishop of Townsville took place today, on the Feast of St Philip and St James, at the Ryan Catholic College in Townsville.   Archbishop of Brisbane, Mark Coleridge, was the principal consecra

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Centacare NQ Supports Inaugural Mental Health Conference

26 April 2017

Centacare NQ is proud to announce its sponsorship of the Inaugural Australasian Mental Health and Higher Education Conference to be held at James Cook University from 30 June to 1 July. Convened to support approximately 1 in 4 students estimated to experience Mental Hea

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Centacare NQ Offices Will Close For Easter

13 April 2017

The Centacare NQ offices will be closed for the duration of the Easter holiday period (Friday 14 April to Monday 17 April).  We'd like to take this opportunity to wish you and your family a safe and happy Easter, and we look forward to connecting with you when we r

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Family Law Pathways Network workshop by David Hugall rescheduled.

27 March 2017

The Family Law Pathways Network workshop with David Hugall will be rescheduled.

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Bishop Elect Welcome

27 February 2017

Bishop-Elect Welcome Please click on the link below to view the Bishop Elect Welcome. Bishop Elect Welcome Please click on the link below to view the Ordination Poster from the Catholic Diocese. Ordination Poster

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Centacare NQ on WIN News

6 February 2017

The statistics are out. Did you know Townsville punters have poured more than $95 million into poker machines in a single year? We spoke with WIN News Townsville about the possible causes that have driven residents to gamble, and what Centacare NQ can do to help. W

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NDIA/Deakin University Research Study

9 January 2017

Can you help us build inclusive physical activity programs around Australia for all children? The National Disability Insurance Agency, in collaboration with Deakin University, invites parents/caregivers of children aged 4-17 with a disability and/or additional needs,

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It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

20 December 2016

It's our favourite time of the year - an opportunity to reflect, show mercy to others and spend time with our loved ones. So, what better way to celebrate it than to deck Centacare NQ's offices in Christmas decorations? Townsville, Burdekin, Mount Isa and Normanton

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A new Cubby House for our Townsville office

19 December 2016

There is a vibrant burst of colour in Centacare NQ's Townsville office! Tommy Boyd was the lucky recipient of a Cubby House he won through a Dulux competition, and he kindly decided to donate it to Centacare NQ. On Friday, December 9, Tommy and Dulux Store Manager Ian

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Centacare NQ on ABC North West QLD

7 December 2016

ABC North West QLD recently highlighted Centacare NQ's work in the Homelessness sector. Homelessness Team Leader Irena Paznikov spoke about the Happy, Healthy Homes program, and Reconnect Case Manager Jenny Hart spoke about the Reconnect program. Press play below to hea

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Christmas-New Year Closure Dates

6 December 2016

Below are Centacare North Queensland's Christmas and New Year's Closure Dates across all sites.  Last day of 2016 operations will be Thursday, December 22, 2016 All offices will be closed from Friday, December 23, 2016 (inclusive) until Wednesday, January 4,

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December 3: International Day of People with a Disability

2 December 2016

December 3rd is International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD), a day that is celebrated worldwide recognising the achievements and contributions of people with disability. The day is also about raising awareness of the issues experienced by people with disability

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White Ribbon Day 2016

24 November 2016

November 25 is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, also known as White Ribbon Day. Men’s violence against women is everyone's issue. Women all over Australia are experiencing violence everyday, and we need to do what we can to hel

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Help redesign the Child Protection Act 1999

22 November 2016

The Queensland Government is committed to building a new child protection and family support system that meets the needs of children and families, now and into the future. For this system to be effective and efficient in meeting the needs of Queensland children and fam

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Centacare NQ proud sponsor of the North Queensland Disability Conference

18 November 2016

Join us for the first annual North Queensland Disability Conference in Townsville, on Thursday, December 1st, 2016 at the Townsville Stadium! Centacare NQ are proud to be sponsors of this exciting event. You’ll learn about the NDIS, assistive technologies, commun

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Centacare's Homelessness team wins two achievement awards

9 November 2016

Centacare NQ's Homelessness team attended the Community Services Ball in Mount Isa, taking home two awards. Our Reconnect team won an award for Excellence in Youth Work Service Delivery, and case manager Jenny Hart took home the Outstanding Community Worker of the Year

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Reconnect clients develop their potential with Sport 4 Life

18 October 2016

Reconnect clients develop their potential with Sport 4 Life Sport 4 Life is a Stride recreation program ran by Whitelion, that encourages physical activity whilst promoting teamwork, goal setting, communication and leadership skills. Positive role models who have achie

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Mount Isa's 6th Annual World Suicide Prevention Walk

7 October 2016

Centacare North Queensland will be holding Mount Isa's 6th annual World Suicide Prevention Walk next Thursday, October 13. It will be an opportunity for people to share thoughts and stories, and spread messages of hope.  Full details below. For fu

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Anti-Poverty Week at Centacare NQ

30 September 2016

ANTI-POVERTY WEEK AT CENTACARE NQ Poverty and severe hardship affect more than a million Australians. Around the world, more than a billion people are desperately poor. Centacare North Queensland is leading a number of community events to raise awareness and promo

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Careers in Disability Expo

30 September 2016

Want to know more about the range of careers that are available to support people in our community? Visit us at the Townsville Careers in Disability Expo, Friday 14 October, 10–3, Townsville Entertainment and Convention Centre. The Careers in Disability Expo will

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Centacare NQ in Catholic News September 2016

27 September 2016

CENTACARE NQ iN CATHOLIC NEWS - September 22, 2016 Centacare North Queensland was in the Townsville Bulletin's Catholic News, on Thursday September 22.  We took the opportunity to talk about Queensland Child Protection Week and our work within this space

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HIPPY Burdekin Turns 2

22 September 2016

HIPPY Burdekin turns 2 Centacare North Queensland's HIPPY Burdekin program has turned two! Families and HIPPY tutors got together to celebrate on Wednesday, September 21. It was also a special occasion to mark National HIPPY Australia week, which ran from September 5-9.

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R U OK? Day - September 8th, 2016

8 September 2016

R U OK? Day at centacare nq R U OK? Day is a day dedicated to reminding us that connecting regularly and meaningfully with people around us can make a difference. It's a simple question that can help take the pressure off holding it in. Centacare North Queensland's

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Child Protection Week: September 4-10

7 September 2016

CHILD PROTECTION IS EVERYONE’S BUSINESS LISTENING to children and young people is the number one indicator in assisting their safety and well-being. Research shows that adults often don’t hear what children have to say. For a child that means that they may

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Donations from St Margaret Mary's

31 August 2016

Donations For Those in Need Earlier this year, students involved with the Z Club at St Margaret Mary's College participated in the 'Not Now Not Ever' Domestic Violence campaign that Centacare NQ was a part of. This has led to the students wanting to stay connected wit

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Disabilities Team Attends the 2016 Queensland Disabilities Conference

24 August 2016

Disabilities Team Attends the 2016 Queensland Disabilities Conference  Our disabilities team attended the 2016 Queensland Disabilities Conference in Cairns today. Pictured is the Centacare Queensland coffee cart, which was a great conversation starter that allowed

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Cloncurry Neighbourhood Centre Now Open

18 August 2016

Centacare North Queensland in The North West Star Centacare North Queensland opens Cloncurry neighbourhood centre CENTACARE North Queensland has opened the doors to its Neighbourhood Centre in Sheaffe Street, Cloncurry.  The first event to be held at the centre wi

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Centacare NQ in The North West Star - Homelessness Awareness

11 August 2016

Raising awareness to end homelessness HOMELESSNESS Awareness Week ran from August 1 to 7, with the aim to raise awareness of people experiencing homelessness and the issues they face. This year’s theme is ‘Homelessness Counts’, which not only hig

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Responsible Gambling Awareness Week - July 25-31, 2016

25 July 2016

RESPONSIBLE GAMBLING AWARENESS WEEK: JULY 25-31 RESPONSIBLE Gambling Awareness Week (RGAW) will be held in Queensland from 25–31 July 2016. This year’s theme is ‘Is gambling keeping you up at night?’ The aim of the week is to encourage gamblers t

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Family Relationship Centre Turns 10

5 July 2016

10 YEARS OF FRC Today marks 10 years since the Family Relationship Centre opened its doors. That's 10 years of helping families build better relationships - congratulations to the FRC team! No better way to celebrate this milestone than with cake. To find out more ab

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Centacare NQ In Catholic News

23 June 2016

Centacare North Queensland participated in the Pacific Festival parade, with a circus float that depicted our work in protective behaviours. A story was featured in the Townsville Bulletin Catholic News section on Thursday, June 23, 2016. Read the article below.

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Cloncurry Mega Playgroup a success

26 May 2016

Cloncurry Mega Playgroup a success Read the article in the North West Star here

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Mega Play Group in Cloncurry

18 May 2016

Centacare North Queensland is combining with Cloncurry and Mt Isa play groups to hold the first combined play group. The event is part of National Families Event. Read the article from the North West Star here

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Stepping Stones Parenting Support

30 March 2016

Stepping Stones Parenting Support Every parent of a child with a disability aged 2 to 12 in Queensland is eligible to receive free Stepping Stones parenting support for the next 18 months. "Parents face exceptional challenges, but we have evidence to show that Stepping

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