Free workshop for agency staff – Assisting Clients in Financial Distress.

FREE Workshop for Agency Staff in Yeppoon.

Assisting your Clients who are in Financial Distress.

When – 3.30 pm – 4.15pm. Thursday 2nd June

Where – Room C, the Community Centre, 80 John St, Yeppoon

Financial difficulties often have a negative impact on mental health and addressing financial problems early can reduce this impact. Even clients who meet their repayments may still be experiencing financial difficulties and distress. It would be useful to lessen this stress before it’s a major issue.

We will cover

  • Discussing the situation and questions to ask
  • Respecting the clients’ values
  • What are some of the possible options available
  • Relevant referral pathways.

Community Education Session provided by Qualified Financial Counsellor

For further information, please contact Kris Palmer @ Relationships Australia, Rockhampton Office, Phone 1300 364 277 or email

Mental Health Interagency Community of Practice Meeting


Mental Health Interagency Community of Practice Meeting is on!!
6 June 2013
10:00am – 12:00pm
Relationships Australia
Cnr High & Berserker Street

You are invited to the next MHICOP meeting. The date has been changed from Friday 7th as that is Rockhampton Show Day.

This meeting aims to support practitioners, consumers and others interested in the practice of mental health in our community to gain information, referral options with opportunities for clinical case discussion.

We have a guest speaker coming to this meeting –

Julie Irwin – Community Solutions
who will talk to us about the National Disability Coordination Officer Program

New Committee

At the last meeting a new “working party” was formed

Congratulations and thanks to –
Scott Embrey – Red Cross
Jan Pont – Community Solutions
Raylee Whalen – Keppel Community Care
Gary Gilson – Adult Consumer Advisory Group

Who will assist the facilitator of the group (Vicki Lahtinen) to perform the tasks that keep the group running.

Please contact me if you have any comments or enquiries – otherwise I look forward to seeing you at the meeting – Thursday 6th June!

Cheree McGarry
Domestic & Family Violence Intensive Case Management Coordinator
Relationships Australia
119 High Street
Rockhampton 4701
Phone: 1300 364 277
Mobile: 0429 620 466
Branch: (07) 4926 9726
Fax: (07) 4926 9954