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The purpose of this website is to reduce everyday stress in families.
Information provided on this site has been collected and researched to save time and frustration.
“Families are the Foundation of our Future” and “A Home should be a SAFE place for ALL”
It’s simply parents helping and networking with parents, sharing their strategies and coping tools. We receive no government funding to manage this site or any other projects.
NEW ARTICLE – Helpful links for children with special needs
NEW LINKS – Mental Health & Addiction [Articles Tab] and Sleep Deprivation [Blog Tab]
DVConnect Womensline 1800 811 811 – 24hrs /7 days
We offer 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. We can arrange 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. Believe it or not DVConnect Womensline takes around 8000 calls every month from Queensland women who are in fear of or in immediate threat of danger from domestic or family violence, and on average we assist over 600 women and often more than 500 children to be moved to safety every month.
Mensline is a free, confidential telephone 1800 600 636 , 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.
The Ultimate Parent Guide for protecting Your Child on the Internet
The ARK (Acts of Random Kindness) ‘Women connecting with Women’
This ladies support & social group, was established in 2013 to provide ladies of all ages and cultures to gather and celebrate being women; to make new friends and share life experiences.
‘Women connecting with Women’ groups, meet monthly excluding Dec & Jan, go to The ARK TAB for more info! Locations :- Buderim and Caboolture
HIGHLIGHTS in 2017/2018
Ladies in the ARK groups have enjoyed catching up at coffee shops and attending movies. Some ladies work have children and some also grandchildren, so we have lots of wonderful stories and ideas to share. It was bought to the attention of the group by a retired nurse within the group, that mental illness affects many in our community and we should do something to help. We decided by organizing a raffle this would raise funds which may be able to assist with art supplies or items for activities for the Mental Health Unit at Nambour General Hospital. Wishlist was contacted along with local businesses of which we obtained prizes for a Mothers Day Raffle. The raffle was drawn on International nurses day 11/5/18 at the hospital with Wishlist and hospital staff representatives. We raised $408 and were able to purchase Gift Vouchers to present to the Mental Health Unit to buy much needed resources.
We have joined forces with:-
Join us in making a difference…
If you would like to get involved or donate, please go directly to the websites listed or services below:-
“Australian Childhood Foundation” www.childhood.org.au [working to save children from the trauma of child abuse, neglect and family violence] Patrons Chris and Liam Hemsworth
“Sunny Kids” http://www.sunnykids.org.au/ [helping families & kids shine]
“Sonshine Sanctury” www.sonshinesanctuary.com [working together to Eliminate Violence and it’s Associated Issues]
“Luke Batty Foundation” www.neveralone.com.au [helping women and children affected by the trauma of family violence]
“Daniel Morcombe Foundation” http://www.danielmorcombe.com.au/ [the foundations key role in the community is the education of all children about their personal safety]
“Heal for Life” http://www.healforlife.com.au/ The Heal For Life Foundation began as one person’s dream to meet a very specific need; establish a safe place for survivors of childhood trauma and abuse to find healing and be empowered to heal from the effects of their childhood trauma or abuse (depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, mental illness and adverse coping strategies).
“Canine Helpers for the Disabled Inc” http://ww.caninehelpers.org.au
Canine Helpers for the Disabled Inc is a non-profit organisation dedicated to improving people’s lives. They do this through training of assistance dogs for people with disability. Assistance dogs provide a variety of benefits to their clients as well as the confidence and physical assistance needed to interact with their peers and become involved in the community in which they live.
Both services below are very helpful for our young people, when facing difficult challenges in their lives:-