NEWS & INFO
Christmas Hamper Drive 2022
Mackay Women’s Services is teaming up with Star 101.9 to help deliver some cheer with our Christmas Hamper Drive 2022 If you want to help support vulnerable families, this Christmas you can do so by
The Sharon Alcorn Bursary
Applications for The Sharon Alcorn Bursary 2021 are now closed. The Sharon Alcorn Bursary was set up to assist women who plan on studying or furthering their education. The bursary can help assist financially, for
New rules regarding face masks at Mackay Women’s Centre
As of 5pm on Monday March 29, 2021, mask-wearing became mandatory in Queensland. This means that visitors to our centre are required to wear a mask. If you do not have a mask we are
Mackay Says No – Family Fun Day
Join us at our Mackay Says No To Domestic Violence – Free Family Fun Day event at Queen’s Park on Saturday November 21 from 10am-2pm.
COVID-19 guidelines for programs returning in July
Mackay Women’s Services is happy to announce that some of our groups and programs will return to the centre next month (July).
10 tips for parenting during the COVID-19 pandemic
The past few months have undoubtedly been a time of stress and uncertainty. And as many of us deal with new challenges and emotions we’re concerned about what affect these might be having on our
An important update regarding changes to our services
We hope you’re all feeling well and coping well during these very unsettling times. We’ve had to make a number of big changes to the way we deliver our services at Mackay Women’s Centre.
Triple P’s top 10 tips for parents
The Mackay Women’s Centre is a Triple P provider, which means Mackay families can access free parenting help at our centre through our Family Life Program — For Mums and Dads.
Triple P – Positive Parenting Program
When you’re a parent there are lot of things you no longer get — a full night’s sleep, privacy in the bathroom, a hot drink that’s actually still hot! But there’s one thing you get
Abortion Law in Queensland
In 2018 the Queensland Government passed legislation to decriminalise abortion.
Enhancing Emotional Health
Enhancing Emotional Health is a self-esteem and empowering program for women and young ladies. It is run over a five-week period to give participants time to reflect on what they learn and discover about themselves
A quick guide to Centrelink payments for parents
The government has a number of support payments available to parents or carers of children in Australia and it can be confusing to get your head around which of these you might be eligible to
Merry Christmas from Mackay Women’s Services
As another year comes to an end Mackay Women’s Services would like to wish you all a very relaxing holiday period. Thank you to the Mackay community for your continued support in 2019.
12 tips to help children build resilience
Resilience is our ability to cope with life’s ups and downs and bounce back after times of stress. It’s normal for parents to want to protect their kids, but it’s also important to help them
8 tips on how to parent successfully as a couple
Parenting is less demanding and more rewarding when partners work well together. But that’s not always easy to do. Here are some tips on how to parent successfully as a couple.
MWC welcomes special visitors
We’ve had a busy month at Mackay Women’s Centre this April and have welcomed quite a few visitors. Last week Member for Mackay Julieanne Gilbert and Queensland Senator Murray Watt dropped in to look around
How to manage your child’s tantrums
Tantrums are quite common — especially in toddlers and young children. But there are things you can do to manage and reduce your child’s tantrums.
9 tips to help your child fall asleep
Bedtime can be frustrating time for parents. But there are things you can do to help your children fall asleep.