PARENTING (AND OTHER) COURSE CALENDAR 2020, TERM 3 & 4

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1. Relationships Australia

Free Online Group: Relaxing into Parenting and Baby Makes 3

Relaxing into Parenting and Baby Makes Three is a group for couples expecting their first baby. This 6 week group (plus 1 postnatal session after the birth of your baby) assists you to increase your confidence as you transition into parenting. Learn how to manage stress, strengthen your relationships and know where to seek personal and professional support in the community.

Relaxing into Parenting and Baby Makes Three is sponsored by the Canberra Mothercraft Society and is facilitated by a relationship educator and midwife or maternal child and health nurse.

The next group is for couples whose baby is due between 24 October 2020 and 5 December 2020. Days, times and dates for the next group are Saturdays, 10:00am – 1:00pm, August 22, 29, September 5, 12, 19, 26.

For further information about this group visit our website, ring (02) 6122-7100 or email groups@racr.org.au

2. Relationships Australia

Free Online Group: Building Better Relationships

This 8 week group is for couples currently in a relationship, supporting them to strengthen their relationship, explore how to manage conflicts more compassionately, deepen friendship and intimacy and share life purpose and dreams. 

There is no cost associated with this group however it is a requirement that you book in to attend.  Please complete the intake form to register. Once you register, our groups coordinator will follow up with you to confirm dates and times for the upcoming group.

For further information about this group ring (02) 6122-7100 or email groups@racr.org.au

3. Parent Effectiveness Training

29 October – 17 December 2020 (eight Thursday evenings), 6:30pm – 9:45pm, Weston Community Hub

P.E.T. is an experiential, skills based course, teaching effective communication skills between children and parents, based on mutual respect.  P.E.T. does not use rewards and punishment. Instead, it promotes consideration, resilience and emotional intelligence.  Parents find they yell less and enjoy their children more.

For cost enquiries please contact the course provider.

Larissa Dann, info@parentskills.com.au

4. Empower Program: a social and emotional program to support young women to thrive.

The Empower Program supports young women to build self-confidence, to identify their strengths and resiliencies and to learn about having safe and fulfilling connections with others in a supported, fun and creative environment.

Who the program is for: anyone who identifies as being female between the ages of 16 to 20 years who would enjoy a creative small group program to help them live with more confidence.

6-week program commencing 14 October – 25 November 2020 (one week break in middle.) Program is run on a Wednesday each week 4 – 5.30pm in a central Belconnen location.

Cost: Free

For booking enquiries contact:

alex@sanctuaryaus.org.au or

jemima@sanctuaryaus.org.au

5.  Marymead’s Mental Health Month ‘Walk and Talk’

2020 has impacted us all differently! We understand that anxiety can be contagious, debilitating and prevent us from connecting with others. Across three events and age groups, we want to facilitate a conversation, get out in nature and have some fun.

Individuals to enjoy an age-related outdoor activity with the morning also including light refreshments.

Marymead’s Mental Health Month ‘Walk and Talk’

(Best suited for 2-10 years)

WHEN: Wednesday, 7th October 2020

TIME: 10am to 11:30am

WHERE: Weston Park, Yarralumla

Marymead’s Mental Health Month ‘Walk and Talk’

(Best suited for 10-18 years)

WHEN: Thursday, 8th October 2020

TIME: 10am to 11:30am

WHERE: Weston Park, Yarralumla

Marymead’s Mental Health Month ‘Walk and Talk’

(Best suited for adults)

WHEN: Wednesday 14th October 2020

TIME: 10am to 11am

WHERE: Marymead, Narrabundah

Each session will have a capacity of 8-10 people. For more information or to reserve your spot, contact Marymead’s Rebecca Robinson on (02) 6162 5800.

COVIDSafe protocols will be acknowledged on the day.