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.
We will be open from 9-11am on the fourth Thursday 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:
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.
Local women and their families who are expecting a baby are eligible for free maternity care provided through the Maranoa Midwifery Group Practice, based at the Roma Hospital Maternity Unit. This care includes antenatal appointments, labour and birth, elective caesareans, antenatal classes, and postnatal home visits. The team is made up of 8 midwives, backed by 2 SMO obstetric doctors and the specialist FOG service. Women are encouraged to ‘book in’ with the midwives around 10-14 weeks. Each woman has a primary midwife who will provide most of their care, so that you have a ‘familiar’ face as you go through your pregnancy. Regardless of where you plan to birth your baby (Roma or away), all pregnant women in the area are encouraged to book in with the midwives in case unexpected or emergency care is needed. Women may also choose to have just antenatal or just postnatal visits if that is what suits their family. The midwives run outreach clinics in Injune, Mitchell and Surat, and also visit women at home in Dulacca, Wallumbilla and Yuleba.
The phone number for the maternity service is 4624 2736 – please phone for more information, or to organise a booking in appointment.
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:
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
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.
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.
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.
Suicide Callback Service – Various resources for making Suicide Safety Plans and phone and online counselling information
Vinnies Qld – We are here to assist you.
Women’s Technology Safety and Privacy Toolkit – Safer technology for women
Smart Recovery – Our mutual support meetings are free and open to anyone
seeking science-based, self-empowered addiction recovery.