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Sunday
Nov172013

Powerhouse Programs - Because Growing Up is Optional

Powerhouse Programs is the creation of Stephen Halsall and Andy Roy. Both Stephen and Andy have been heavily involved in working with men and boys through well-respected national community development organisations. Their lives and relationships have become richer for these endeavours and they take great joy in sharing this with others.

In doing this work in the community it became very clear to them that there was significantly more they could to do to bring this powerful work into the lives of a larger proportion of our society.

Stephen and Andy met in 2003 where as chance would have it, they both attended their first men only weekend in the Gold Coast Hinterland. From that fateful encounter they have become close friends and work colleagues through facilitating programs like Common Ground (a 9-week life skills course for men program), Pathways to Manhood (a week-long contemporary Rite-of-Passage for men and boys), on various organising committees for Men’s Gatherings and executive committees. In 2009 they jointly developed a Men’s Rite of Passage program which was gifted to Men’s Wellbeing Association. (www.menswellbeing.org)

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Tuesday
May142013

MensWatch - Male Peer Support Training Program


Enables men
to support other men in their workplace, organisation or community.

Trains men with knowledge and skills to support other men experiencing challenges with personal, relationship or mental health issues.

Equips men to take action to prevent male suicide and self-harm.

Builds capacity in workplaces, organisations and communities for male mental health and wellbeing.

Ideal for Workplaces, Community groups, Organisations, Churches & Church associated NGOs.

Over two days (or equivalent) we teach MensWatch participants about:

  • Principles of skilled helping
  • Taking care of themselves as helpers
  • Common problems that men experience
  • Mental health
  • Helping men in a crisis
  • Self-help strategies for psychological wellbeing
  • Surviving relationship breakdown
  • Accessing the right kind of professional support

  • For more information go to www.youcanhelp.com.au

    Wednesday
    Oct102012

    The Baby Shed: a hands on workshop for new dads (Randwick, Sydney)

    Venue: JNC Randwick, 2 Albert Street behind 155 Avoca Street
    Dates: Saturday 13th, 20th & 27th October 2012 9am – 11am
    SENC Family Support Project at South East Neighbourhood Centre in partnership with Karitane and Junction Neighbourhood Centre is pleased to offer The Baby Shed, a FREE hands-on workshop for new fathers originally developed by the South East Sydney Illawarra Health Father Links Project.
    Who is it for? The Baby Shed is a three-week group workshop for fathers with children ideally aged 6 months or under.
    What is it about? The workshop will cover the practicalities of feeding, settling, sleeping, infant communication, baby massage, infant play and gaining basic understanding of infant development, as well as exploring what it means to be a father. The workshop will be facilitated by a male group leader and a Child and Family Health Nurse.
    How do I join? Contact John Gilbert at SENC: 02 8338 8506

    Sunday
    Jun032012

    Circle of Security for Dads

    A Relationship Based Parenting Program

    A 6 week parenting program with a focus on your relationship with your child and how to strengthen it.

    Starting on Tues. 29th May 2012 1.30pm – 3.30pm and Wed 6th June 2012 6.00pm – 8.00pm

    Remember…

    “All my child needs is for me to be good enough” This means there is room to make mistakes in parenting.

    “It is never too late” As I am learning new ways of parenting, good things will happen for both me and my child.

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