Fathers with Futures – Anglicare

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My Time Program – Roma – Tuesdays – Roma Lifestyle and Learning Support Centre – 89 Bowen Street

My Time

MyTime groups provide support for mothers, fathers, grandparents and anyone caring for a child with a disability or chronic medical condition.

It’s a place for you to unwind and talk about your experiences. It’s a world away from appointments and therapy. It’s support for you.

MyTime groups also provide you with trusted parenting information and support learning new skills. By looking after your own wellbeing, you are looking after your child.

For details, visit www.mytime.net.au.


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191210: Roma Toy Library – 2nd Tuesday of Each Month

Roma Toy LibraryToy Library Dates

We will be open from 9-11am on the second Tuesday of every month at the Church of Christ, 119 Currey St, Roma. Membership is free and families can borrow 3 sets of toys per month. Come and enjoy!

The Roma Toy Library, offers families of all income levels free access to a library of high-quality educational toys on loan to children aged 0-5 years.

We accept donations of good used toys, ranging from wooden toys to outdoor gross motor toys. Categories include sand play, water play, musical play, pretend play, pretend play (eg animal figurines, doll houses, dress up clothes, pretend food), outdoor gross motor play (eg tricycles, see-saws, skipping rope), fine motor play (eg threading wooden beads, wooden blocks), play with words (eg finger puppets, themed puzzles).

General guidelines for donated toys:

  1. Favour natural materials where possible. These are often more durable than plastic and provide a more varied tactile experience for children.
  2. Toys must durable enough (i.e. of high enough quality) to withstand repeated use by multiple families over the years.
  3. Favour toys that are ‘passive’ and allow the child to play actively. This means usually avoiding electronic or battery-operated toys.

Monetary donations can also be made at https://www.gofundme.com/roma-toy-library.

If you can help with any of the above, we would be so grateful! Please contact Nat Cooksley on 0448177797 or on the Roma Toy Library Facebook page.

 


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Act for Kids

Act for Kids

Act for Kids intensive Family Support program is a free service that helps families under pressure.

We can assist with many issues which some are:

  • Addressing issues such as domestic violence, mental health and substance abuse.
  • Developing stronger life skills such as setting routines, budgets and managing the household
  • Parenting support and strategies to build positive family relationships
  • Managing stress to copy with daily pressures
  • Providing child health and well-being resources
  • Linking into services that support your child development
  • Connecting you with local services, playgroups and other social networks
  • Supporting families with their cultural needs

For more information:

Phone: 07 4687 0200

Fax: 07 4613 5066

Office: 52 Hawthorne Street, Roma

Post: PO Box 256, Roma Qld 4455

Website:  Act for Kids

Facebook:  Act for Kids

 


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Anglicare Southern Queensland – Mental Health Carer Support and Respite

Anglicare

Mental Health Carer Support & Respite – The carer support program aims to provide flexible support that enables carers and families to better cope with their caring role, improve their relationship with the person they support and balance their caring role with the other parts of their life.

For more information please click on the links below:

Website:  Anglicare Southern Queensland

Facebook: Anglicare Southern Queensland

 

Anglicare Mental Health and Well Being Anglicare Mental Health and Well Beingb

For more information:

P:  (07) 4620 4000

W: Anglicare Southern Queensland

F: Anglicare Southern Queensland


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Online Help and Support

 Phone Apps:

Be Safe App  – Be Safe is a mobile app that aims to help young adults make a decision about seeking help in a crisis.

Daisy App – Daisy is an app developed by 1800RESPECT to connect people experiencing violence or abuse to services in their local area.

Help Me App – Daniel Morcombe Foundation Help Me App. A great way to not only help keep kids safe, but assist people of all ages, from 7 to 97, covering all kinds of personal emergency situations.

Websites:

Aftercare – Lived Experience Forum – The SANE Forums are a moderated service for Australians 18 years and over who are living with mental illness, and families, friends and carers of people living with mental illness.  The purpose of the Forums is for people affected by mental illness to share stories and information that can help us find positive pathways through our experience.

Ask Izzy  – Ask Izzy is a mobile website that connects people with housing, a meal, health and wellbeing services, support and counselling and more.  You just enter a postcode and tick the relevant boxes.

Australian Breastfeeding Association – Breastfeeding Information and Support

Birdie’s Tree – Growing Together Through Natural Disasters – Natural disasters like storms, cyclones, floods or fire can be very frightening and upsetting for babies and young children. Playing a therapeutic game or reading a story with a caring adult can help a young child work through the scary experiences and ‘big feelings’. There’s information for parents and carers too.

Blue Knot Foundation – Empowering recovery from childhood trauma.

Butterfly Foundation – Support for eating disorders & body image issues.

Domestic and Family Violence –  Information, services and support for people impacted by domestic and family violence.

DV Connect – We can help you, your children and your pets escape domestic violence.

E Safety – Keeping kids safe online starts with you.

Hands On As We Grow – Hands on activities to do with your kids

 

headspace  – A place to be yourself – Helping you understand and work through life’s challenges.

Health Direct – 24 Hour Health Advice

Kids Helpline – Any Time, Any Reason

Legal Aid Queensland – We give legal help to financially disadvantaged people

Mensline – Support for Australian men, anywhere, anytime

myCompass – myCompass is free online, interactive self-help program. myCompass is designed to address mild to-moderate symptoms of stress, anxiety, and depression through personalised treatments delivered entirely online.

Parentline – Parentline is a confidential telephone service providing professional counselling and support in Queensland and the Northern Territory. Our phones are open every day from 8am – 10pm, while WebChat is available every day from 8am – 9pm.

Qld Veteran’s Portal – Services and supports for ex-members of the Australian Defence Force

Raising Children Network – Provides ad-free parenting videos, articles and apps backed by Australian experts.

Reach Out – ReachOut Forums is a supportive, safe and anonymous space.  Hear from others about what has helped them and share what you’re going through.

Robot Lawyers – Robot Lawyers is a free service for people to use who cannot afford a lawyer and have a minor driving or criminal offence.

Vinnies Qld – We are here to assist you.

Women’s Technology Safety and Privacy Toolkit  – Safer technology for women

Online Groups:

Smart Recovery  – Our mutual support meetings are free and open to anyone
seeking science-based, self-empowered addiction recovery.

Facebook Pages:

Talking Families


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Parenting Facilities

Community Arts Centre Lounge – 38- 44 Hawthorne Streets  – Lounge with baby change facilities in toilets nearby

 

CWA Rooms – 57 Arthur Street – Parenting room

 

 

Community and Allied Health Building – 59-61 Arthur Street – Breastfeeding room with change facilities and toilet  – Open from 8.45 am to 4.50 pm


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Mobile Parenting Van

 

Mobile Parenting Van – Maranoa Regional Council –  The Maranoa Parenting Van is a free mobile parenting facility available for hire at community events across the region. The purpose built van provides a clean and safe environment for parents to feed and change young children while attending community events. 

Contact: 1300 007 662 

Email: council@maranoa.qld.gov.au


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Primary Community Health – Child and Family

Child and Family Health Services – Please phone for an appointment. No referral necessary
Address: 59 - 61 Arthur Street

Phone:  0746  242 977

Childhood Immunisation Clinic

Child Health Nurse – breast feeding support, child health checks, development assessment, Triple P program to help parents manage children’s misbehaviour, support group for post-natal depression, New Parent Cafe.

Community Nurse – Supports education and screening on a range of health topics for the pre-prep and primary ages

Early Intervention Specialist – Works with parents of children from 0 – 8 years

Occupational Therapist – Provides therapy support to children in play and self care activities

Regional School Based Health Nurse – Support and Education on a range of health topics for Grades 7 -12

Speech Pathologist – Speech and language for paediatrics, predominately 1 – 5 years

 

 

 


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