The Pine Rivers Neighbourhood Centre

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The Pine Rivers Neighbourhood Centre

The Pine Rivers Neighbourhood Centre is a Not For Profit organisation. Their Community Learning team is based at Murrumba Downs (Just near North Lakes on the North side of Brisbane). They run many programs to improve family relationships – and give parents and children extra tools and resources to lead happy and confident lives. Courses are designed to be very interesting, relevant, and responsive to the local community. Enrolment is simple via in person, phone call or email. Course costs are minimal or free, healthy food and snacks are provided and participants always receive a variety of informative resources with each course.

Here is a brief description of the courses that they run on a regular basis (once a term, usually):

Families In Transition

Families in Transition incorporating the Seasons TM program responds to children (7 – 12 years) and their parents who are experiencing significant family change through family separation or the death of a loved one. (free)

Insync Peer Education and Support Group

Insync Peer Education and Support Group is a monthly event for parents and carers of children with ASD, ADHD and ADD. Join a friendly group of parents for friendship, encouragement and information sharing. Guest Speakers regularly attend to share specific knowledge and information relevant to participants. (free)

Positive Parenting for Mums, Dads and Couples

Positive Parenting for Mums, Dads and Couples is a 5 week course with family therapist, Ross Adams. Join other parents in a relaxed, friendly, safe and confidential space to explore and develop positive parenting and communication skills within the relationships you have with your children and teenagers. ($25 each or $40 couple)

Kids Self Esteem

Kids Self Esteem is for children aged 8-12 years old. In weekly workshops children will explore self esteem, resiliency, coping with different feelings, responding to bullying, healthy friendships and recognising personal strengths. ($25)

School Holiday Activities

include music for 0 – 5’s, craft for 6 – 9’s and cooking for 9 – 12’s. (free – $10)

 

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