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Introducing the Disrupting Family Violence Program

10th June 2024

Working with Men towards Family Wellbeing Centacare NQ is proud to announce the launch of our upcoming campaign, "Working with Men towards Family Wellbeing," featuring the innovative Disrupting Family Violence Program. This program is dedicated to supporting men in understanding the profound impacts...

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Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month: 'Voices from the North'

17th May 2024

Mary Purcell, a dedicated member of the Centacare North Queensland team based in Townsville, left a lasting impact at the FRSA National Conference 2024 in Melbourne this week. The conference, renowned as a pinnacle event for the Family and Relationship Services network, unites leading practitioners,...

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Interested in becoming a Mental Health First Aider?

8th April 2024

With approximately 1 in 5 Australian adults experiencing a common mental illness each year, equipping individuals with the skills to provide support is crucial. Mental Health First Aid training provides practical skills to assist someone facing a mental health problem, whether it's a friend, famil...

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Celebrating International Women's Day 2024 at Centacare NQ!

8th March 2024

𝗖𝗲𝗹𝗲𝗯𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗜𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗪𝗼𝗺𝗲𝗻'𝘀 𝗗𝗮𝘆 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟰 𝗮𝘁 𝗖𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗮𝗰𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗡𝗤! Today, on International Women's Day, we are thrilled to announce and celebrate a significa...

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FLPN Event - The Developing Brain

7th March 2024

Nathan Wallis – The Developing Brain Workshop Overview:This workshop is for those wanting a quick snapshot of brain development. In this presentation, Nathan will guide you through the stages of brain development from childhood to adulthood. Nathan will reveal little tricks to make parenting e...

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School Savvy makes a difference to NQ families

12th February 2024

Centacare NQ’s fourth year of operating School Savvy Pop-Up shops has come to a close for January 2024. This year School Savvy popped up in 2 locations across North Queensland, including, Townsville and Cloncurry. “The School Savvy shops are an initiative aimed at providing affordable sc...

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Pro-Social Activities: A Path to a Positive Future

23rd November 2023

Supporting children to participate in activities that benefit others is proving to have positive impacts on their health, wellbeing and long-term mental health and resilience.  Research both in Australia and internationally is consistently highlighting the benefits of participation by children ...

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Become a Mental Health First Aider this October

28th August 2023

Centacare NQ is pleased to provide Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training in Townsville and Mount Isa. About 1 in 5 Australian adults experience a common mental illness each year. MHFA training will teach you practical skills to support someone with a mental health problem. Make a real differe...

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Gambling Harm Awareness Week supports North Queenslanders

1st August 2023

Last week Centacare NQ supported Gambling Harm Awareness Week (24-30 July 2023) Gambling Harm Awareness Week promotes safer gambling in our communities and provide information about the support available to people who may be experiencing gambling harm. Last year, gamblers in North Queensland lost mo...

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Help is on the horizon for children refusing school

2nd May 2023

School refusal is when children get extremely upset at the idea of going to school, and often miss some or all of the school day Centacare NQ recently welcomed Joanne Garfi from Compass Seminars to deliver a workshop on Overcoming School Refusal. Psychologist Joanne Garfi specialises in assisting pa...

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