Circle of Life Program
The Circle of Life Program (COL) is a holistic counselling, education and support service which assists individuals, couples and families to work through their pregnancy-related concerns.
Some of the issues that COL supports people with include:
- Unplanned pregnancy
- Termination issues
- Grief associated with reproductive losses (including miscarriage, IVF, still birth, SIDS, infertility, adoption and termination)
- Family relationships and the impact of change (including impending parenthood, familial adjustment)
- Post-natal depression
COL also works to raise community awareness with regards to these reproductive concerns through providing Human Development workshops to schools and educational session to other community groups.
Circle of Life counselling is free, however, client contributions are appreciated to assist us to continue to provide a valuable service to the community. Human Development workshops and educational sessions are a fee for service.
Townsville Outreach Service
The Circle of Life Program provides an outreach service to Ingham, Ayr, and Charters Towers. Appointments in outreach areas are made either fortnightly or monthly, depending on availability and demand.
Making an Appointment
Self referral is essential. We do require the person attending the appointment to call to make the appointment. For children under 16 years we require the parent or legal guardian to call.
All you need to do is telephone Centacare in Townsville on 07 4772 9000 or in Mount Isa on 07 4749 8000 and request a counselling appointment with the Circle of Life program.
We try to offer you your first appointment between 7 – 14 working days, however if we have a waitlist, you will be contacted as soon as an appointment becomes available.