191220: Free Community Information Sessions on Alcohol and Drugs – Drug Arm – Community Hub

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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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Hotlines

 Blue Knot Helpline 1300 657 380

Blue Knot Foundation is the National Centre of Excellence for Complex Trauma. We work to empower recovery for the 1 in 4 adult Australians (5 million) who have experienced childhood trauma – complex trauma.

Helpline hours: Monday-Sunday, 9am-5pm AEST/ADST

 

 

Butterfly Foundation 1800 334673

Support for eating disorders and body image issues

 

 

headspace  1800 650 890

Provides mental health and well-being support, information and services to young people aged 12 to 25 years and their families.

Kids Helpline 1800 551 800

Australia’s only free 24/7 confidential and private counseling service specifically for children and young people aged 5 to 25.

Lifeline 13 11 14

24-hour crisis counseling, support groups and suicide prevention services.

Mensline 1800 600 636

Mensline is a free, confidential telephone, counselling, referral and support service especially set up for men.
It is a Queensland wide service that operates between the hours of 9am and midnight, 7 days a week.
Mensline Queensland offers professional counselling and information, and acts as a strategic point of referral for Queensland men around issues of:

  • Domestic and family violence
  • Relationship problems and separation issues
  • Men’s health
  • Child support
  • Family law issues
  • Suicide and other significant issues for men.
MensLine Australia  1300 78 99 78

MensLine Australia is a telephone and online counselling service for men with family and relationship concerns. 24 hours / 7 days a week.

Queensland Sexual Assault Helpline  1800 010 120 

7.30 am to 11.30 pm 7 Days

The Queensland Sexual Assault Line offers elephone support and counselling to anyone – women, men and young people – who has been sexually assaulted or abused and for anyone who is concerned or suspects someone they care about might have been assaulted or abused.

Womensline 1800 811 811

DVConnect Womensline is the only state wide telephone service offering women who are experiencing domestic or family violence 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

Free, professional and non-judgemental telephone support to you, wherever you live in Queensland. Calls to 1800 811 811 are free from any public phone.

Practical assistance such as counselling, intervention, transport and emergency accommodation for Queensland women and their children who are in danger from a violent partner or family member.

 

 


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Anglicare – Extended Hours Dementia Respite

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The program has been designed to assist family carers of a person with dementia to pursue activities such as  –

  1. Wishing to undertake an accredited course of study – can be online or blended delivery
  2. Looking for work through a job search agency
  3. In paid employment (including working from home) or
  4. Volunteering outside the home

The day respite services are provided at our facility at no cost to family carers who are working, looking for work, studying an accredited course or volunteering.

Eligible clients include people with a diagnosis of dementia, including younger onset dementia or other neurodegenerative condition.

 

For more information:

P:  (07) 4620 4000 or 1300 610 610.

W: Anglicare Southern Queensland

F: Anglicare Southern Queensland


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New Access – Lifeline Darling Downs – Beyond Blue

NewAccess is a service designed by Beyond Blue that provides free and confidential support to help you tackle day-to-day pressures. A NewAccess coach who is specially trained and experienced will support you in setting practical goals to help get you back on track.

If any of the following are causing you to feel unhappy, moody, angry or unable to concentrate or sleep this service could be right for you:

  • Work stress or uncertainty
  • Change in living arrangements
  • New parent worries
  • Family problems
  • Health concerns or uncertainty
  • Long-term isolation or loneliness
  • Financial worries

The NewAccess service includes six free sessions with locally based coaches in Roma & Charleville. At your first appointment, your coach will complete an initial assessment and develop a program with you tailored to your individual needs.

For more information:

New Access Webpage

Lifeline Darling Downs Website

Beyond Blue – New Access Information

Beyond Blue Website


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

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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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Queensland Government Rebate and Concessions – Electricity

Do you, or does someone you know, have a valid concession card which could give you access to a $340 electricity rebate? Phone your electricity retailer to see if you are eligible.

Assistance is also available if you are finding it difficult to pay your energy bills. To check what assistance you may be able to access, contact your energy retailer.

For more information about rebates and concessions visit: Smart Savings Concessions


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Information Submission

Below are PDF forms that you can download and fill out if you would like your information displayed on this site.

Activities and Events Form

Services and Business Form

Be sure to email them directly to romaforfamilies@gmail.com and attach a photo of your activity, business or logo.

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