FREE Ken McMasters Session on 15/11/2016- Our Future – Supporting Men to Keep Women and Children Safe ROCKHAMPTON

Relationships Australia (Qld) have been fortunate to have Ken McMasters M.S.W (Hons) in our area to share the application of his passion in working with people and insights into working with Men.   The attached invitation is extended to all colleagues an opportunity to join with others as Ken shares his insight and learnings on 15/11/2016 from 9am to 4.30pm at the Frenchville Sports Club, Clifton Street, North Rockhampton.

Ken has over thirty years’ experience working at the cutting edge of intervention work with men who are violent and who sexually abuse. Ken is well known for his innovative practice ideas and the ability to translate theory into practice. He has had involvement in training probation officers dating back to 1985 and has led the design of a number of corrections initiatives. In addition to significant contribution to the Australian Correctional field, Ken has successfully managed and/or contributed to a number of pieces of work across the social services sector within New Zealand/Aotearoa.

For more information about Ken see


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

Sausages sizzle on the Riverbank

Just wanted to let you know that we will be down the Riverbank across from the arcade entrance, this Friday from 11:30 to 1:30pm to spend time with the people who reside there. We do this every year and are privileged to be included in story telling of experiences and world views that would out do any politician, from very wise people and just relaxing and having a good laugh, oh and a sing song, we will bring the guitar !!!!!. I know that your services have been instrumental in providing care and support for these people and would be honoured if you would come and join us on this day. There has been a recent article in the Rockhampton Bulletin (link attached) that I felt was a positive spin on giving this group of people a voice to be heard, respect does go along way and it costs nothing. In the past we have only heard mostly negative comments or media exposure, therefore I have invited the young reporter from the Bulletin who wrote this article to attend also and he is going to come and do a follow up story and would like to interview some of you about the excellent work that you all do, maybe some challenges and highlights etc. Let me know if you are available and sorry for the short notice, I will fully understand if you cannot make it. Please inform the people as we would love to have them attend.

Subject: ‘River dwellers’ treated with disrespect by community | Rockhampton Morning Bulletin

Tania Edwards
Venue Manager
Relationships Australia
119 High Street
PO Box 9959
Frenchville Qld 4701
Rockhampton North
Phone: 1300 364 277
Branch: (07) 4926 9726
Mobile: 0407597524
Fax: (07) 4926 9954