Thrive Not Just Survive

Facilitated by Chris Coop, Enable Occupational Therapy

The purpose of "Thrive Not Just Survive" is to:

  1. Give carer's practical skills that prevent burn-out and relationship breakdown
  2. Prevent the development of stress-related illnesses.

Where: Holiday Inn Cairns Harbourside
           209 - 217 The Esplanade, Cairns
Time: 9:30am - 4:30pm
When: 10th August, 2017

Desired Outcomes:
By completion of the workshop, participants will have increased skills in:

  • Learning to understand emotional energy
  • Recognise the warning signs of emotional energy depletion
  • Learn strategies to maximise emotional energy levels

Everyone learns, grows and stretches at their own rate, so these are examples of the things that can be achieved.

For further information or to reserve your place contact:
Emma Mauro: 4051 9622 or email mhrscentacarecairnsorg

 Download the flyer here

Writing The Story Within

The purpose of the "Writing The Story Within Group" is to:

  • Use the Hero's Journey as a framework for understanding story
  • Use one's own life experiences to develop the art of story
  • Open up to expressing and perhaps re-writing stories

Where: 10 Thomas St, Cairns North
When: 10am-1pm Thursdays for 6 weeks 
commencing 20th July 2017

Desired Outcomes:
By completion of the 6 week program participants will have increased skills in:

  • Noticing the stories that you use and being able to bring out other stories
  • Identify the benefits of using creative expression in day-to-day life
  • Appreciate a greater sense of self and your role in creating it
  • Demonstrate and increased capacity to influence life direction
  • Participate in conversations with others and sharing creative expression

Everyone learns, grows and stretchers at their own rate, so these are examples of the things that can be achieved.

For further information or to reserve your place contact:
Steve Bobs on 07 4051 9622 or
email: mhrscentacarecairnsorg

Download the brochure for full details

 The #wearecairns project will engage a broad cross-section of the community in the creation of art pieces, culminating in an exhibition and opening event at the Tanks Art Centre on Friday the 4th of August. It will feature a variety of visual art forms, film, music and food.

 This project has been developed by Centacare Cairns and local artist Rick Beresford (aka Regular Rick).

#wearecairns is proudly funded by Multicultural Affairs Queensland and Cairns Regional Council, with additional support from Inspired Signs, Auxiliary Designs, Threadless Films and the Flying Monkey Café.

Head to the #wearecairns facebook page and find out more about how you and your community can get involved!

Contact; Dominika Ricardi on 0427 890 224 or 4044 0172
or email dominika.ricardicentacarecairnsorg

Check out the awesome video created to launch this campaign.


Centacare Marlin Coast Respite Centre

Come and join us at our centre and help us celebrate Seniors week.

Live music and dancing, food as well as lucky door prizes donated by our sponsors.

Free entry to Seniors and only $10 per family.

When: Saturday 19th August 2017

Time: 12pm to 4pm

Where: 39 Oak St, Holloways Beach

Numbers are limited so please RSVP before 1/8/2017 by contacting the centre on 07 4055 0890 or 

email: gudelia.matocentacarecairnsorg

Download the invitation

Family Dispute Resolution - new program at Centacare

Centacare offers child focused Family Dispute Resolution for parents/care-providers affected by family separation.

Family Dispute Resolution can help separated parents/care-providers reach agreement around parenting matters outside the court system.

The changing needs of children affected by family separation are the primary focus of dispute resolution at Centacare. We promote healthy family relationships; help prevent/reduce conflict, encourage agreement rather than litigation, and promote the right of all children to have meaningful relationships with both parents/care-providers.

Centacare offers a staged Family Dispute Resolution process that involves:

  • Initial Intake conducted by Reception
  • Formal Intake and Assessment conducted by a Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner (FDRP)
  • Child-Focussed Parent Information session
  • Family Dispute Resolution session/s
  • Child Consultant session (if applicable)
  • Post-Family Dispute Resolution followup

Engaging in Family Dispute Resolution affords opportunity for separated parents/care-providers to minimise conflict and reduce associated risks to children's emotional well-being and mental health.

Centacare offers FDR in face-to-face mode or via teleconference.

The safety and well-being of clients and staff is paramount at all times.  The Practitioner will cease service if either party or practitioner believes there is a safety risk.

Fees apply for each FDR activity and payment plans area available.

To learn more or make an appointment please call (07) 4044 0130 during business hours.

Download the FDR Brochure.

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