The Why Be You Project offers programs and presentations within the community which work on the principle that there is one truth we cannot escape from - we were ALL teenagers once! As such, we all carry memories, experiences and perhaps hurts and fears into our interactions with teenagers in our lives. How often do we want to protect someone we love going through what we have been through? How often do we presume to know what school is like now and therefore have the perfect solution to what your niece, nephew, neighbour, friend or child is going through?
Raising children is all about working as a team and the expression 'it takes a village to raise a child' becomes the structure that offers a larger family, a network of support that safeguards the young person both physically, emotionally and psychologically. In fact, research shows that our relationship within the community is one of the core determinants of health.
The programs offered through the Why Be You Project focus on understanding, decency and respect in our communication and expression in our homes, work and in education. For more details and a list of upcoming presentations and workshops please go to our events page.
Parenting Teens Support Group - Term 2 groups start 14.5.18
This is a support group for parents in the teenage years which runs weekly during term time. Bookings and payments are made by the session but a discount is offered for bookings made by the term as regular attendance can support topics and strategies discussed at groups, as well as support the group to support each other.
It is possible to join at any point during the term.
Dates for term 2 are the 14th May to the 25th June inclusive
Please be aware that, as with any support group, this group is not a replacement or appropriate for individual case work or for specific challenging situations. Referrals can be offered for appropriate counselling support on a case by case basis.
Venue: Gordon Library Meeting Room 2
Investment: $15 per meeting or $100 per term
Women and our Relationship with Overwhelm
If, according to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, and the World Health Organisation lifestyle illnesses are the leading cause of illness, disability and death in Australia, perhaps we need to consider the way we live and what we have taken as normal. The growing use of the word 'overwhelm' is one such example. A state of overwhelm as something we should not ignore.
This program will unpack the anatomy of overwhelm, focusing each week on a specific area and building practical strategies to build lasting behaviour change.
When: Starting Saturday 12th May 3.30pm-5pm
Where: Gordon Library Meeting Room 2