Latest News & Updates

Latest News & Updates

The healing power of rhythm is being used for clients as part of Centacare’s Day to Day Living Program in Hervey Bay.

Holyoake’s DRUMBEAT is an evidence-based therapeutic program that uses music to engage participants, teach social skills, and build self-esteem. 

DRUMBEAT is an acronym for Discovering Relationships Using Music, Beliefs, Emotions, Attitudes, and Thoughts.

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This winter, thirty-six clients and staff from Centacare’s Anam Cara mental health service, ventured out to Bestbrook Mountain Resort for an overnight camp. 

Keen campers enjoyed the fresh air and wagon rides, showed off horse riding skills and learnt how to milk cows, crack a whip and even throw a boomerang!  Everyone was kept well fed with plenty of fresh homemade scones, billy tea and damper that camp goers cooked themselves over the fire.

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In Australia, on average, one woman is killed by her partner or former partner as a result of domestic and family violence every week. But more shocking is the statistic that since the start of this year that figure has doubled, with two women killed every week as a result of domestic and family violence.

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Stand Up, Step Out is an exciting new program that was launched at the end of May this year by Footprints. Footprints is a well-known not-for-profit provider of community based services in Brisbane, recognised for quality service and individualised care.

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Centacare Amelia House recently had reason for a large party, one of their clients, Sinclair ‘Cam’ Laurence celebrated her 100th Birthday! Anyone who has met Cam will know she is responsible for creating a reaction of joy and smiles when she enters a room.

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A big congratulations goes out to Nicole who is an artist and actor. She attends Centacare HAND Learning and Leisure Services in Wilston.

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LIVING with a disability is no barrier to helping others in need, thanks to the clients at Centacare Learning and Leisure Services on the Sunshine Coast.

Centacare clients have been helping to make breast-care pillows for women who have had surgery due to breast cancer.

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SHARE The Care is a support program for carers of frail elderly people and people living with dementia. Centacare Darra is presenting workshops on ‘Creative ways to care’ and ‘Strategies for carers of people living with dementia’.

Click here to read all the details.

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