How to Access
Parenting groups and playgroups are accessed by calling us to find out when the next ones are on, or being referred to our programs by a friend or worker.
Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Support Groups
There can be a range of activities that take place in the group depending on the purpose of the group, the resources available and the skills of the facilitators.
Get more information from: Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Australia
Supported Playgroups are initiated and led by a paid facilitator. These playgroups are typically for families who need additional support – whether they have a CALD background, are Indigenous families, have a member living with a disability, are teenage parents, or are parents who are experiencing various forms of broader social exclusion eg homeless families, or families with a parent experiencing mental health or substance use issues.
Get more information from: Playgroup Victoria
Mothers in Mind®
It is, in Australian terms, an Intensive Support Playgroups. These are playgroups with a therapeutic outcome. However, in this case, the outcome is for both mother and child.
Get more information from: Child Development Institute, Toronto
Bringing up Great Kids - The Early Years
The program uses ideas of mindfulness and reflection to support parents to review and enhance their patterns of communication with their children, to promote more respectful interactions and encourage the development of children’s positive self-identity.
Get more information from: Australian Childhood Foundation: BUGK - The Early Years.