Events Calendar

We believe providing opportunities to connect and engage with each other is key when creating liveable communities.

Integral to this aim is a robust, ongoing process of tenant engagement which seeks input from our tenants on the management of their housing and which looks to empower tenants to improve their lives in other ways.

We wish to encourage each and every one of our tenants, residents and owners to get involved and do their part to establish and maintain vibrant, healthy neighbourhoods where people feel safe and connected.

To deliver this important work we have a dedicated Tenant Engagement Team, who have developed a Tenant Engagement Strategy. Click here to view our Tenant Engagement Strategy.

Please find a list of upcoming tenant events and community programs below.

Events Calendar

Info Session: Skills for Working in a Commercial Laboratory Course

Information Session
Date: Thursday 3rd May
Time: 10:00am
Location: St David’s Uniting Church, 849 Logan Road, Holland Park

Are you unemployed? Planning on returning to the Workforce? Then St Vincent de Paul Society may have the course for you.

Develop the skills and confidence to work in a commercial laboratory in the food safety, construction, manufacturing, resources and environmental industry sectors.

Learn in a supportive training environment and on-the-job during two weeks of work experience with an industry employer!

Course Details
Course:
Certificate II in Sampling and Measurement
Location:
St David’s Uniting Church, Holland Park
Course Start:
May 2018, 3-4 days per week
Length:
12 weeks part time
Cost:
No cost to eligible applicants

Eligibility
Open to those who are unemployed, a resident of Queensland and who have the right to study and work in Australia.

For more information view this flyer or contact 0436 033 865 or email education@svdpqld.org.au


 

Open Men's Group of Brisbane North

Date: Starting Wednesday 23rd May, running every 4th Wednesday of each month.
Time: 6:45pm for 7pm start
Location: Ithaca Hall, Cnr Enoggera and Kennedy Tce, Red Hill

Men’s Well-being is relaunching the monthly Open Men’s Group with a new venue and night.

The Open Men’s Group is open to all men, meaning:
– No RSVP needed
– No cost for entry; and
– No men’s group experience needed.

For more information visit www.menswellbeing.org or check out the flyer found here


 

New Farm Neighbourhood Centre Motivation to Move

Date: Thursday 24th May
Time: 9:30am – 10:30pm
Location: 967 Brunswick St, New Farm

Join the New Farm Neighbourhood Centre as they celebrate Exercise Right Week. Healthy habit talks from centre dietitian Dorelle and GP Debbie.

Plus learn at home exercises for all fitness levels.

Information flyer with further details can be found here


 

Green Square Community Art Project Fundraising Day

Date: Saturday 2nd June
Time: 9:30am – 4:00pm
Location: The Maida Lilley Community Rooms, Level 1, Green Square Close, Fortitude Valley

 

Join the Green Square Community Art Group as they open their doors for their first art exhibition and fundraising event of the year.

Throughout the day there will be artwork on display from talented members of the group, with all available for purchase, as well as music from local DJ Chris and a free community lunch. Come along and support the group by purchasing raffle tickets on the day for a chance to win some amazing prizes, with 26 prizes available including gift cards, QLD Maroons shirts, men’s and women’s gift packs, and so much more! But remember, you have to be in it to win it!

All members of the community are welcome and invited to join in this fun filled day!

If you are a budding artist and would like to have work on display at the exhibition, or would like to find out more about what this amazing group, please contact Gerard Bargo on 0415811326 or email bargopride.61@gmail.com


 

 

Homeless Connect

Date: Thursday 28th June
Time: 9:00am – 2:00pm
Location: Brisbane Racing Club, Doomben Racecourse (Hampden Street, Ascot)

Homeless Connect is a FREE event for people experiencing or at risk of homelessness – get a hand and get connected.

Access free support services, haircuts, legal help, medical care, clothing and accommodation referrals.

Enjoy a meal and activities in a welcoming environment.

For more information, or to view the free return bus services available, read the June 2018 Homeless Connect flyer


 

 

Women's 'Building Emotional Success Together' Workshops

Date: Thursday 10th May – 7th June & 19th July  – 16th September
Time: 10:00am – 12:30pm
Location: Relationships Australia, 159 St Pauls Terrace, Spring Hill (corner of Warren st)

A FREE 5 week series of workshops for women who want to:

– Build greater emotional balance
– Improve self-awareness and build respectful relationship skills
– Connect with other women in a safe, supportive and learning environment

Attendance is free. However, space are limited. Please book early to book a spot. To register call 1300 364 277 or for more information visit www.raq.org.au

For more information view flyer here


 

Footprints Art Therapy Group

Date: Every Wednesday for 6 weeks. Start Dates: 10/01/2018, 21/03/18, 30/05/2018
Time: 1:00pm  – 3:00pm
Location: Downstairs Group Room, 31 Thomas street, West End

What is the Art Therapy Group?
The Art Therapy Group is an interactive group and uses art to find elements of balanced healing which is unique to you, to be present in the world of “Now”. Art Therapy is an approach that is non-threatening and does not require any artistic skills. It is predominately a non-verbal form of communication. It is not an art painting class.

For more information on what to expect from the class, find out if your eligible or for contact information view the Art Therapy Group flyer   or contact your housing manager for a referral.


 

Footprints Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) Group - Every Wednesday

Date: Every Tuesday for 8 weeks, Start Dates: 30/01/2018, 10/04/2018
Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Location: Downstairs Group Room, 31 Thomas street, West End

What is the Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) Group?
Be inspired about your recovery! WRAP is one of Footprints longest running group. Their facilitators will assist you to develop a self-designed recovery plan to become well and stay well.

For more information on what to expect from the class, find out if your eligible or for contact information view the Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) flyer  or contact your housing manager for a referral.


 

Footprints Buried in Treasure Group - 15 sessions over 20 weeks

Date: Starts 22/02/18 – 15 Sessions over 20 weeks
Time: 10:00 – 2:00pm
Location: Downstairs Group Room, 31 Thomas street, West End

Do you need help with hoarding? This workshop is about more than clutter – it’s about people. It’s a 20 week program, led by people with lived experience and/or experience working in the area of hoarding.

For more information on what to expect from the class, find out if your eligible or for contact information view the Buried in Treasure flyer


 

Footprints Touch Football Program - Every Tuesday

Date: Every Tuesday
Time: 10:30am – 12:00pm
Location: New Farm Park – Soccer Fields

What is the Touch Football Program?
The Touch Football program is a casual and social game of touch football organised by Footprints that promotes health lifestyles and physical activity through social inclusion and community development.

For more information on what to expect from the class, find out if your eligible or for contact information view the Footprints Touch Football Program Flyer


 

Footprints Hearing Voices Group - Every Thursday

Date: Every Thursday, starting 04/01/2018
Time: 1:30 – 3:00pm
Location: Downstairs Group Room, 31 Thomas street, West End

What is Hearing Voices Group?
The Hearing Voices Group is based on the Hearing Voices approach. The group is run by peers with lived experience.

For more information on what to expect from the class, find out if your eligible or for contact information view the  Hearing Voices Group Flyer  or contact your housing manager for a referral.

 


 

Footprints SMART Recovery Group - Every Friday

Date: Every Friday, Starting: 05/01/2018
Time: 10:00  – 11:30am
Location: Downstairs Group Room, 31 Thomas street, West End

Self-Management and Recovery Training (SMART) Recovery is a free group assisting with behaviours- including addiction to drugs, alcohol, cigarettes, gambling, food, shopping, internet and others. Guided by trained professionals, participants come to help themselves and help each other using a variety of cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) and motivational tools and techniques.

For more information on what to expect from the class, find out if your eligible or for contact information view the Footprints SMART Recovery Group Flyer  or contact your housing manager for a referral.


 

Footprints Mind and Body Awareness Group

Date: Start dates: 17/01/18, 14/03/18, 09/05/18
Time: 10:00  – 11:30am
Location: Downstairs Group Room, 31 Thomas street, West End

What is Mind and Body Awareness Group?
The Mind and Body Awareness Group has been designed to increase your understanding in stress and anxiety, and learn self-soothing strategies to help yourself in distressing situations. This group will help you get in touch with your body and respond to the signals. The group also explores many practical activities which you can take away and apply in your life.

For more information on what to expect from the class, find out if your eligible or for contact information view the Footprints Mind and Body Awareness Group Flyer or contact your housing manager for a referral.


 

Communify's - Let's Eat Together - Every Friday

Date: Every Friday
Time: 9:00 – 10:30am
Location: New Farm Neighbourhood Centre, 967 Brunswick Street, New Farm
Cost: Free for unemployed, gold coin donation for everyone else
Contact: 
Valerie – 3358 5600

Join Communify for breakfast every Friday morning at the New Farm Neighborhood Centre. “Let’s Eat Together” is about being proud part of our community, eating healthy food to keep physically and mentally well, meeting new people and enjoying good conversation.

RSVP in person at the Neighbourhood Centre or by phone, 3358 5600.

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