What’s on

 

GBNC programs focus on improving individual, family and community wellbeing within the Granite Belt region of the Southern Downs Regional Council area.  Programs are funded by a range of Federal and State government departments and through donations. 

In 2021 we are deliberately targeting events and workshops that address identified social issues in our community and/or gaps in services available within the community.

Here’s what’s planned for the coming months.  NOTE: the calendar will be updated as changes occur.

For specific information on the topic or issue contact admin@communityds.org.au

 

January

February

March

Family Support Service Hair cuts Mummy & me – wkly x 6
Community Support Service 5th – Free Legal Aid service – Thursdays weekly partnering with Care Goondiwindi – New Service in GB STAR Community Transport launches local transport and transport to Toowoomba via Warwick – – New Service in GB – launch date yet to be confirmed
Mental Wellness (PHN) Girls Club – wkly by 6                            Expressive Arts 1 session w/shop 5th & 12th – Mental Health 1st aid for youth – partnering with Men’s Shed –

10th ‘Story of me’ 1 day w/shop

Early Years Hippi wkly                                        Playgroup Every Tuesday Hippi wkly                                        Playgroup Every Tuesday Parent Café Wkly @ Hilton St
Youth Support Service

April

May

June

Family Support Service Mummy & me – wkly x 6 6                    Adolescent Brain w/shop 3 or 4 sessions
Community Support Service Afterpay debt w/shop – 1 session 8-14 Neighbourhood centre week

project work – drivers licence

Seasons for growth – 1 session (possible 2)project work – drivers licence
Mental Wellness (PHN) Youth week – Expressive Arts – 1 session 12th – Rural Minds w/shop partnering with Men’s Shed Mental Health focus grp

School holiday activity aimed at youth

Wellbeing & Ageing

Joint planning for next financial yr sometime in June
Early Years Hippi wkly                                        Playgroup Every Tuesday              Parent Café Wkly @ Hilton St Hippi wkly                                        Playgroup Every Tuesday              Parent Café Wkly @ Hilton St Hippi wkly                                        Playgroup Every Tuesday              Parent Café Wkly @ Hilton St
Youth Support Service school holiday grp activity                                                    haircuts in GB villages partnered with Rotary

July

Aug

Sept

Family Support Service Mummy & me – wkly x 6 Healthy r/ships -forming one – 4? Sessions
Community Support Service Cool burn w/shops- x3 with Lions Club

Project work – drivers licence

Project work – drivers licence Resource development – DV kit (partnering with Zonta)

4th??? DV workshop partner with  Manly Women’s Community Centre (subject to they getting grant)

Project work – drivers licence

Mental Wellness (PHN)
Early Years Hippi wkly                                        Playgroup Every Tuesday              Parent Café Wkly @ Hilton St Sparks – x 4 sessions

Hippi wkly                                        Playgroup Every Tuesday              Parent Café Wkly @ Hilton St

Hippi wkly

Playgroup Every Tuesday

Parent Café Wkly @ Hilton St

Youth Support Service school holiday grp activity tbc

Oct

Nov

Dec

Family Support Service Mummy & me – wkly x 6
Community Support Service ?Joint launch of DV kit in DV month with Zonta                                                Project work – drivers licence Autism w/shop that leads to project work on setting up a parent support grp for 1st qtr of new contract year starting Oct 2021 Project work – setting up a parent of a disabled child support group
Mental Wellness (PHN)
Early Years Hippi wkly                                        Playgroup Every Tuesday              Parent Café Wkly @ Hilton St Hippi wkly                                        Playgroup Every Tuesday              Parent Café Wkly @ Hilton St Hippi wkly

Playgroup Every Tuesday

Parent Café Wkly @ Hilton St

Youth Support Service school holiday grp activity tbc
Identified Wide Spread Social Issues & service gaps GBNC foci in response Other possible interventions if time + $
DV resource kit funded agencies (DVAC) outreach to S/thorpe – on site or virtual
Drug Use
Mental Health PHN w/shops & mental healh focus grp via SD interagency group
Parent Support for Autism/ disabilities CSS event and project work
Relationship Breakdown Forming healthy r/ship event like to explore Mates w/shops targeted at primary school aged children      +     non-voilent communication
Rural Disasters
Legal Advice New Service – virtual based – commences 1st week Feb 2021
Good Parenting Mummy & me, Sparks + parent café + Adolscent brain
Low Engagement of men is a community issue
Housing – Affordability   +  Being a good tenant funding to develop a being a good tenant resource kit
Social Isolation – Life Transitions PHN wellbeing & ageing w/shop + seasons for growth
Fixed income Lifestyle – budgeting managing afterpay debt
Transport – out of town + in town + lack of drivers licence CSS licence project + negotiating with new community transport agency for long-haul to Twba initially then maybe local