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Counselling
Enrollments close mid-January! This practice-based qualification is designed for professionals in the law and/or social science sectors who are seeking to work within the community-based family law arena.In this course, you will gain the required skills to work as a Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner (FDRP) in Australia... More
Neighbour Day
Christmas is nearly upon us once again and many of us are looking forward to spending time with our family and friends. However, although it is meant to be a happy and joyful time, for some Christmas can be a stressful time. Here are our top tips on how to reduce to stress at Christmas and enjoy... More
Midland March That Matters
Up to 500 members of the public will join police, support agencies and community groups to take a stand against domestic violence at this month’s Midland March That Matters – one of WA’s biggest grassroots White Ribbon Day events. A record turnout is expected for the annual march on Thursday 22 November, which shines a light on the scourge of community domestic violence... More
Multi-faith Forum
At the invitation of Relationships Australia WA and the State Government's Intervention Program, faith leaders gathered together for a multi-faith forum on the issue of preventing and countering violent extremism. The forum was held on Thursday 11th October at the University Club of Western Australia and the main objectives were to engage faith leaders... More
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On 22 October 2018, 55 Forgotten Australians and supporters from the Alliance for Forgotten Australians will join hundreds of others to hear Prime Minister Scott Morrison give the National Apology to Victims and Survivors of Institutional Child Sex Abuse at Parliament House in Canberra... More
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headspace National Youth Mental Health Foundation has revealed alarming new data on the levels of psychological distress amongst young Australians . The research is released on the third annual headspace day, as part of National Mental Health Week. Nearly one in three (32%) young Australians (12 to 25 year olds) are reporting high or very high levels of psychological distress... More
Teens and Technology
The Commissioner for Children and Young People is keen to hear from young people between the ages of 12 and 18 years whose parents have separated. The Commissioner’s name is Colin Pettit and he is inviting young people to have their say about the support they got, how they were involved in decisions made about them, any services they went to, and their ideas about what... More
FIFO Family
4Dads is looking forward to hosting Maggie Dent as she presents 'Top Tips for Being a Terrific Dad' in Mandurah on September 13. This is a free seminar just for Dads which unplugs the important aspects of parenting children from birth to 25. Maggie has a keen ability to “talk bloke” and decodes complex information in a highly practical and... More
Seven Sisters
We are proud to be sponsoring the first 'Because of Her, We Can' conference at Crown Perth on Friday August 17. This free event is a beautiful celebration of the journeys, support and strength of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island women and is an opportunity to come together to recognise the achievements and contribution they make to our community.  On the day you will hear inspirational Aboriginal speakers... More
NAIDOC Award
Congratulations to Djinda, the winner of the NAIDOC Perth 2018 Program of the Year Award! The NAIDOC Perth Awards recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, organisations and businesses who have made a significant contribution to the community. Djinda works with the Women's Law Centre to provide free support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women... More
headspace
Young people in the South West will have better access to vital mental health support services with the launch today of Relationships Australia WA Busselton incorporating a local headspace satellite. Established with the support of Forrest MP Nola Marino, through the Federal Government's National Youth Mental... More
Rebuilding after separation
The Prime Minister, the Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP, has announced that he will deliver the National Apology to Victims and Survivors of Institutional Child Sexual Abuse on October 22 this year. Mr Turnbull also confirmed Western Australia was also joining the national redress scheme for victims of abuse...
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Father's Day
In Men's Health Week 2018 Australian communities and organisations are invited to promote the health of men and boys and make a positive difference in their lives. Our 4dads program is running a special Men's Health Week event, presenting inspirational manhood expert, Jeremy Ingham of Men’s Work Project, to host an interactive talk... More
National Sorry Day
Saturday May 26 is National Sorry Day and will mark the 21st Anniversary of the Bringing Them Home report – a government inquiry into the removal of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children from their families. This year Reconciliation WA, Yorgum Aboriginal Corporation and Bringing the Home WA are hosting a Sorry Day ceremony in Yagan... More
National Families Week
National Families Week runs from May 15 - 21 and coincides with the United Nations International Day of Families. Hundreds of thousands of people around Australia participate in community level National Families Week events annually. Here are some ways you can celebrate the week... More
Mums raising boys
Mother’s Day is the perfect day to celebrate not only just Mums, but all the female caregivers in our lives, whether they be Grandmothers, Step-Mums, Aunts or guardians. Remember, being a Mother is an ever-evolving process, and parenting needs will change as your children grow up... More
Father's Day
It's shaping up to be a busy term for our 4dads program! Some of the events we have running in May and beyond include Dads Tuning in to Teens, Dads Supporting Dads, DIY Dads and a special Men's Health Week event. For more information or to book your place... More
Talking to children about war
You may find your children asking questions about the significance of ANZAC Day, or about other conflicts they may hear about on the news. With increasing coverage on social media, TV shows or video games, issues involving violence, crime and war can reach even the youngest children and can cause lingering feeling of grief, trauma and fear. Having a plan to discuss these topics in an age-appropriate way can be important to maintaining their mental health... More
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This program will assist you to develop the skills and knowledge to become stronger and empower yourself. The program will increase cultural, social and emotional well being of individuals, families and the community in Kwinana and Rockingham... More
Neighbour Day
Neighbour Day is Australia’s annual celebration of community, encouraging people to connect with those who live in their neighbourhood. Officially held on the last Sunday in March – this year it’s 25 March - Neighbour Day can be celebrated on any day of March, with many streets and neighbourhoods across Australia choosing a different date to celebrate... More
Forced Adoption Support Service
On 21 March 2013 then Prime Minister Hon Julia Gillard delivered a National Apology to those affected by Forced Adoption and/ or removal practices and policies within Australia. ARMS - Association Representing Mothers Separated from Children by Adoption Inc, together with Forced Adoption Support Service WA are hosting a morning tea to mark this important date... More
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An inquiry in the UK has found child migrants who were forcibly sent from Britain to Australia should be compensated by the UK government. Our Find & Connect service provides free support to help Forgotten Australians and Former Child Migrants uncover their history... More
Acacia Support Centre
The second term of the Newman Women's Empowerment Project will begin sessions on 10 May. Women living in Newman are invited to come along, have a yarn, participate in some fun activities, learn new skills and meet new people. Morning tea and lunch... More
love
Love it or hate it - Valentine’s Day is sure to evoke a range of emotions within many people. But despite any ill-feelings some people may have towards the modern celebration, there’s no denying it’s one which brings relationships into focus and can be a timely trigger to examine or improve your own. Find out more about our tips on how to build better relationships... More
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Starting on March 27, this six session workshop is designed to help Forgotten Australians, Care Leavers & Former Child Migrants put together a family history and to show ways of searching for missing information about their past. In the caring, social environment of Lanterns House in West Leederville discover how to search for your... More
Education courses
Relationships Australia Bunbury would like to invite you to join their free information and taster sessions. These sessions provide the opportunity to find out more about the workshops they offer, meet the facilitators, learn a new skill and give feedback on the programs you would like to see scheduled in the future. There are eight sessions... More
The Parent Project
We have joined forces with The Leeuwin Foundation to create an extraordinary and unique family voyage experience. Join us on board the Leeuwin to learn a range of skills that will help improve your family communication and build strong relationships – all the while enjoying the thrills and adventure of life at sea aboard WA’s very own tall-ship...
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Education courses
The new year is the perfect time to examine your relationships and learn how to relate better, either at home, at work or with friends. Whatever stage of life you are at or situation you are in, the benefit of enhancing your relationships is worth time and effort. If you are looking to enhance and review your relationships and the various issues that affect them, take a look at our broad selection... More
Men and separation
Separation presents many challenges for men, especially fathers. If you are going through a separation or divorce, our new workshop will provide a supportive place to acknowledge the challenges you are experiencing through the process. We will assist you to identify some practical... More
Mums raising boys
Being a parent is one of the most complex and important roles on the planet. Unfortunately, children don’t come with instruction manuals. Parents raising children of the opposite gender encounter special challenges. As the primary female role model in a boy’s life, Mothers play an important role in the development of their.... More
Neighbour Day
The new year has arrived and we may all have the same mantra: Lose weight. Get a new job. Improve my relationship. How about ‘get to know the neighbours’ as your 2019 New Year’s resolution?! We all feel better when we belong and belonging to a close community where we know the people that live around us is simply good for everyone... More

Past News 2017

16 Days in WA
Based on the international 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence campaign, 16 Days in WA is Western Australia’s contribution to these efforts and aims to raise awareness; motivate positive actions across the state; and advocate on behalf of those agencies and organisations which are currently working hard to oppose violence... More
Rebuilding after separation
As the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse prepares to report back to government this week, the ABC released its investigative documentary: 'Undeniable'. Since the launch of the Royal Commission, Relationships Australia WA has provided a support service for victims or anyone else affected by the process, and will continue to do so after the Commission ends... More
National Sorry Day
Monday February 13 marks the 9th anniversary of the National Apology to Australia's First Peoples - a sacred moment in our nation's history that must never be forgotten. Join us in acknowledging the anniversary of the apology and working together for recognition and healing of the Stolen Generations... More
Relationships Australia and the Family Relationships Centre (FRC) in Bunbury held an early joint celebration on Wednesday 22 March for Neighbour Day. Two morning teas and sing-a-long sessions were held at Wattle Hill Aged Care and Ocean Star Aged Care... More
National Families Week
Personal development starts with self-awareness, which is the first step in learning about how you want to live your life and what you want it to look like. This in turn can help create the motivation to make changes in the way you think, behave or speak, and can help you achieve more fulfilling... More
Father's Day
Father’s Day is the perfect time to celebrate the diversity of Dads in Australia and for Fathers it’s a great time to think about the skills required to be the best Dad you can be. Research has shown that a fully engaged father positively influences his child’s development emotionally, psychologically and physically from birth onwards. Find out more on how to be an engaging Dad... More
Stepfamilies
Mother’s Day is the perfect day to celebrate not only just Mums, but all the female caregivers in our lives, whether they be Grandmothers, Step-Mums, Aunts or guardians. No matter who they are or where they come from, one thing that’s certain is how important they are in our lives... More
children
Children's Week celebrates the right of children to enjoy childhood. It is a time to focus the attention of the community on children, their needs and achievements. It is also a time for children to demonstrate their talents, skills and abilities. We will be celebrating the beginning of Children’s Week at the Family Fun Day at Whiteman Park on Sunday 22 October... More
Together forever
Would you like to improve your relationship skills to future-proof your new relationship? With the aim of strengthening mutual understanding, communication and intimacy, Together Forever is a course that is an investment in your future happiness. This weekend course is for couples either already living together or planning to marry or live together permanently... More
Clark Wright
On 28 March our 4dads program will welcome guest speaker Clark Wright to talk about how Dads can connect with their kids, of any age. 'Dads; diners, drive-ins and dives' is a presentation that explore the importance of dads and father figures in children’s lives. It will create a conversation around how dads and father figures can connect... More
Forced Adoption Support Service
Australian Healthcare Associates is conducting an independent Evaluation of the Forced Adoption Support Services (FASS) funded by the Department of Social Services. If you, or a family member, were affected by forced adoption practices in Australia between 1950 and 1980, you can have your say about how Forced Adoption Support Services can better support your needs... More
Forced Adoption Support Service
The Forced Adoption Support Service Small Grants Fund invites eligible groups and organisations to apply for grants to help support those affected by past forced adoption. The grant is aimed at building capacity and enhancing support for people affected by forced adoption, currently residing in Western Australia... More
Harmony Day
Join us in celebrating Australia’s cultural diversity this Harmony Day. Our diversity makes Australia a great place to live. Harmony Day is a celebration of our cultural diversity – a day of cultural respect for everyone who calls Australia home. Held every year on 21 March, the Day coincides... More
Step families
One common issue many children experience is anxiety. Anxiety in children and childhood fears are a normal part of development. However, some children get anxious more often and more intensely than others and need support to reach their full potential. If you notice your child beginning to become anxious you can help calm them with some mindfulness exercises... More
National Sorry Day
The Noongar language is the official language of the Aboriginal People of the south-west area of Western Australia. The word Noongar is the name for the original inhabitants of this area, who come from 14 different groups. The Noongar language is more than just a way to communicate, it is also integral to the identity of the Aboriginal People... More
Homestretch campaign
Relationships Australia is proud to be supporting the Homestretch campaign. Homestretch is lobbying for state provision of out-of-home care for young people to be extended from 18 years old to 21 years. The extended age would match similar patterns in most other Australian families... More
Dads supporting dads
International Men's Day, which is celebrated on November 19, is a time to focus on men dealing with stress to promote their mental health. Currently in WA, with the mining boom over, the common stresses include job losses, wage stagnation and adjusting to life after the boom. For men who are dealing with these stresses, there can be a range of feelings and associated thoughts... More
Dads supporting dads
A number of community services in Mandurah will be celebrating Men’s Health Week with a free event on Tuesday June 13. The event will feature presenter Paul McCormack who will share his experience of anxiety and depression in order to help lift the stigma around... More
Mental Health Week 2014
Mental health refers to your overall well-being and state of mind. When you are mentally healthy you have a positive outlook and feel good about yourself. Mental Health Week, running from October 7 - 14, is the ideal time to consider your mental and emotional health. This year marks the 50th anniversary of Mental Health Week, which promotes positive mental health in the community and breaks down the stigmas of the past... More
Multicultural get togethers
As community Partners, 4families and The Smith Family facilitate monthly Multicultural Get-Togethers. The focus has been to provide a space where families could develop friendships and build a sense of community and belonging within the group. Ladies share stories about their lives, families and experiences and have conversations about their culture and diversity, and have opportunity to practice skills... More
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People from all over Western Australia will be heading to Elizabeth Quay on Sunday 2 July to celebrate the opening of NAIDOC Week 2017.  We'll be joining the celebrations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and co-hosting a free sausage sizzle at the event with Rotary Wanneroo... More
Forced Adoption Support Service
March 21 will mark the fourth anniversary of the National Apology to those affected by Forced Adoption and/or removal practices and policies within Australia. It is an important day as these past experiences continue to affect mothers, children and other family members. Our Forced Adoption Support Service will be holding a morning tea to mark the occasion...

 

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A program that focuses on strengthening the cultural, social and emotional well-being of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals and families will be launched in Langford this week. The aim is to assist participants to develop the skills and knowledge to become stronger... More
National Families Week
National Families Week runs from May 15 - 21 and coincides with the United Nations International Day of Families. Hundreds of thousands of people around Australia participate in community level National Families Week events annually. Here are some ways you can celebrate the week... More
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We are proud to be one of 36 leading health organisations across the nation who have united and called on the Federal Government to legislate for marriage equality and put an end to marriage discrimination. Tiernan Brady, Executive Director, The Equality Campaign welcomed the statement. “It’s easy in the middle of all the politics to forget what or rather who this is about... More
Neighbour Day
On Sunday 26 March 2017 communities across the country came together to celebrate Neighbour Day, a community development program encouraging people to connect with those who live in their neighbourhood. This year, Neighbour Day’s annual theme was: The importance of social connection for the elderly... More
Neighbour Day launch
On Friday Relationships Australia hosted a morning tea to launch Neighbour Day 2017. The launch begins the countdown to Neighbour Day, an annual community campaign, and was attended by Neighbour Day Ambassadors Costa Georgiadis, host of Gardening Australia, Natalie Ahmat, journalist and presenter of National... More
Rebuilding after separation
Right now in the state of Western Australia there is a window of opportunity for a new approach to family and domestic violence. A change of government and the announcement of a new Minister with responsibility for Family and Domestic Violence means that a coordinated and integrated response across government agencies and community organisations... More
National Sorry Day
The 2017 theme - Our Languages Matter - aims to emphasise and celebrate the unique and essential role that Aboriginal languages play in cultural identity, linking people to their land and water and in the transmission of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, spirituality and rites... More
children
This program supports separating parents to develop knowledge and practical skills to help adapt and work through the painful emotions of separation with a particular focus on supporting and maintaining the well-being of the children. We believe an understanding of the child and their... More
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We are excited to join Pride FAIRDAY when it returns this October. Staged in the picturesque Birdwood Square, Fairday is an annual community favourite event, making up part of Pride WA’s PrideFEST. It’s the perfect hybrid of picnic and party. Our friendly staff will be on hand to chat with you about how we can help support you... More
Rebuilding after separation
Are you or someone you know suffering after a divorce or separation? Rebuilding after Separation and Divorce is an eight-week course helps participants explore the steps to heal and rebuild after relationship breakdown. The course is based on the book 'Rebuilding When Your Relationship Ends' by Dr Bruce... More
Family safety programs
Family violence continues to be one of our nation’s most pervasive social problems and can have long term implications for everyone involved, especially children. Our Family Abuse Integrated Response Program (FAIR) is an evidence-based family safety and domestic violence program... More
National Sorry Day
Friday May 26 is National Sorry Day and will mark the 20th Anniversary of the Bringing Them Home report. Sorry Day is an important event that acknowledges the history of forcible removal of Aboriginal families and communities. To mark this occasion we are attending an event in Kwinana that will engaging and meaningful for the... More
change and loss
We are now providing a service catering to the concerns of older clients. The Elder Support & Relationship Service will help older people and their families, carers and advocates to to prevent or resolve family conflict, make arrangements for medical, residential and financial challenges and make decisions that protect the interests, rights... More
Parent Project
WA’s very own tall ship, the STS Leeuwin will set sail from Fremantle on April 10 for a three day voyage that promises to be an unforgettable family adventure and will give parents and their children memories to last a lifetime. The Parent Project is open to children ages 12 +, with one or two parents or carers...

 

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Neighbour Day
Christmas is nearly upon us once again and many of us are looking forward to spending time with our family and friends. However, although it is meant to be a happy and joyful time, for some Christmas can be a stressful time. Here are our top tips on how to reduce to stress at Christmas and enjoy... More
Healthy work life balance
The resources industry and economy in WA is notoriously unstable when it comes to employment and many people, not just fly in fly out workers, may experience a time of unemployment. It is important to remember that it is nothing to be ashamed of, and is part of the working life cycle in today’s society. Here are some tips to help your partner, family or friends who may need support... More
Midland March That Matters
Bagpipes and drums were heard echoing around Midland, heralding the advance of more 250 people marching to help stop domestic violence. Led by the WA Police Pipe Band, the 2017 Midland March That Matters drew plenty of attention from onlookers, and demonstrated the strong voices from all walks of life united against... More
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Each year on February 14 many of us will celebrate romance by giving cards or gifts to our special loved one. While there is nothing wrong with commercial gifts of love, for some people this is very important, others may prefer to receive love in different ways... More
Counselling
The holiday season is now over, and many of us may be settling back into our weekly work routines. Relationship WA’s senior educator Sue Aspin said maintaining a healthy work-life balance is essential, no matter how much we love (or hate) our jobs and careers...
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Angela Ryder
We are proud to announce that our Senior Manager for Aboriginal Services Angela Ryder has been nominated for the Aboriginal Award in the 2017 West Australian of the Year Awards. Congratulations Angela! The Aboriginal Award is presented in celebration... More

Past News 2016

headspace
Young people in the South West will have better access to vital mental health support services with the launch today of Relationships Australia WA Busselton incorporating a local headspace satellite. Established with the support of Forrest MP Nola Marino, through the Federal Government's National Youth Mental... More
Father's Day
Dads play an essential role in raising their children. This is why we are running a new course to help support them in what can be a challenging role. ‘Pit Stop – A Parenting Tune-Up for Fathers’ is an eight week course that is engaging, fun and above all, practical... More
Families
Our Building Stronger Families course, beginning in July, will teach families how to problem solve and give them skills needed to keep their family healthy and functioning at its best. It also allows parents and young people over the age of nine years to attend together... More
Caged In
We are pleased to be sponsoring a charity fundraising screening this Sunday of Caged In, an award winning film about domestic violence. All proceeds from the night will be donated to Starick - a refuge and support centre for women and children who have been affected by domestic violence... More
Harmony Day
Join us in celebrating Australia’s cultural diversity this Harmony Day. It is held on 21 March and is a day of cultural respect for everyone who calls Australia home. The theme for 2016 is ‘Our diversity, our strength’...
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Mother's Day is the perfect excuse to take a rest from our daily routines and to spend time together as a family and celebrate mothers. It’s also a time to celebrate the diversity of the Australian Mum – who can be found in many guises...
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Step families
Children's Week, running from the 22 - 30 of October, celebrates the right of children to enjoy childhood and to encourage children and their families to play, learn and grow together. Our 4families service is a free program that provides whatever support families and carers need, linking them to a variety of services to reduce family stress and enable children and young people to reach their full potential. They have compiled a list of helpful websites and apps... More
Close the Gap
As a nation, we have changed the way we talk about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health. Show you care, raise awareness and take action to Close the Gap by 2030...
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Connect For Mental Health
We have developed a free online mental health training tool to help the community better understand mental health, and recognise someone who may be at risk of mental health decline or contemplating suicide. It helps users understand how to reach out and talk to a person they may be worried about, how to respond to what they say, and also how to obtain further support if needed... More
Forced Adoption Support Service
After the recent South West fires we have witnessed a community and people suffer many losses. It’s important to remember to provide emotional support to those in need while they cope with feelings of grief and loss...

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Domestic violence
Domestic Violence is a social problem which is currently receiving a lot of attention - so there are high chances counsellors and social workers will come across it in their work. But how confident are you in your skills to have a helpful conversation with a perpetrator of abuse? Do you feel you have the skills...
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Find and Connect provides specialised support and assistance to Forgotten Australians and Former Child Migrants. Watch this video to hear the powerful and moving stories from some of the Find and Connect WA clients and how the service supports them...
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Forced Adoption Support Service
The Forced Adoption Support Service Small Grant Fund invites eligible groups and organisations to apply for grants to help support those affected by past forced adoption living in Western Australia...
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Group Facilitation Skills
Developing facilitation skills opens up the possibly of working in the broad field of family, relationship and personal development education, as well as being transferable into many other fields. Our 2016 Group Facilitation Skills course will help you develop the knowledge and attitudes necessary for effectively facilitating psycho-education groups…
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Neighbour Day
We are co-hosting The Good Country Living Fair alongside Anglicare WA in Denmark, WA on Sunday 15 May. This free community event will run from 10am - 2pm at the Boston Brewery. All members of the family will be entertained with live music, guest speakers, kids entertainment, free prize draw... More
A video made by four Curtin University students has helped a group of women dealing with grief and loss share their stories and further their healing process. Angela Ryder, Senior Manager Aboriginal Services, hopes the video will help many more people who may be experiencing similar emotions.... More
Harmony Day
Join us in celebrating Australia’s cultural diversity this Harmony Day on March 21. Coordinator of CALD services Esther Mwathi said Harmony Day is important because it reminds us that we all belong no matter what our heritage or culture is...
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headspace
On Tuesday, 11 October #headspaceday will be celebrated for the first time, right around Australia. headspace Bunbury is celebrating the day by asking anyone living in and around Bunbury to drop into the headspace Bunbury marquee at the local Bunnings on Blair Street and pick up an Access All Areas wristband... More
white ribbon day
On Friday 2 December, men and women from all areas of the local community in Hedland, will unite to march to help stop men's violence against women.We have been a part of the Hedland Says No to Violence Action Group for more than six years, working alongside many other...
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Being a good confidant
When people are worried or upset about their marriage or relationship, they turn first to friends and family members. Research shows that there are millions of these 'natural confidants', people who trust others with their concerns. Marital and Relationship First Responder is a new course... More
Humankind
Relationships Australia recently launched a new website to support people living with chronic illness and their loved ones to achieve positive and respectful relationships...
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WACOSS
We will be taking part in the 2016 Western Australian Council of Social Service (WACOSS) conference to explore the future direction of community services in WA. The theme this year is WAy ahead - Leave No One Behind, which examines which changes we may need to make to continue to make a difference in the community...
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Noongar Radio
Noongar Radio recently broadcast a radio documentary that was recorded in WA prisons. 'INSIDE LOVE' is a two part documentary that examines the effects that prison life has on Aboriginal prisoners and all things love...
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Christmas is nearly upon us once again and many of us are looking forward to spending time with our family and friends. However, although it is meant to be a happy and joyful time, for some Christmas can be a stressful and depressing time. We give some tips on how you can help manage these stresses and enjoy the holiday season... More
Mental Health Week 2014
Mental health refers to your overall well-being and state of mind. When you are mentally healthy you have a positive outlook and feel good about yourself. Mental Health Week runs from October 8 - 15 and is the ideal time to consider your mental and emotional health. This year the Western Australian Association for Mental Health is again using the Act-Belong-Commit message as the official theme, with a focus on suicide prevention...
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Reconciliation painting
We would like to invite members of the public to the 2016 Moorditj Yarning Community Art Exhibition, starting on October 27. This exhibition is a collection of local Aboriginal artwork which has come together from weekly workshops coordinated by Moorditj Yarning, Relationships Australia WA’s program for the Aboriginal community...
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Neighbour Day
Neighbour Day has launched the ‘my neighbours, my neighbourhood’ drawing competition, inviting children and adults in neighbourhoods around Australia to draw a picture that shows what is special about their neighbours or what makes their community a great place to live. The total prize money pool is $1000...
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NAIDOC Week 2016 had begun and runs until 10th of July. This is a time to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievements. This year you can join us in celebrating NAIDOC Week in different ways...
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Forced Adoption Support Service
Today is the third anniversary of the National Apology to those affected by forced adoption and/or removal practices and policies within Australia. We are holding a morning tea to mark this important anniversary...
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National Sorry Day
Saturday 13th February marked the eighth anniversary of the National Apology to the Stolen Generations. We joined people around Australia in commemorating this important day and supporting truth, justice and healing for the Stolen Generations...
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Neighbour Day
Australia’s annual celebration of community, Neighbour Day will be launched today with a virtual campaign reaching communities across the country. As part of the launch people all over Australia will be taking photos with the same Neighbour Day signage to show their support for the campaign...
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Families
We are pleased to announce the introduction of three new parenting programs - Circle of Security Parenting, Tuning in to Kids and Tuning in to Teens. These evidence based, emotion focused parenting programs have been introduced to help parents make a positive difference to their child’s development and build emotional competence in their children...
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Families
Looking for a parenting workshop? Our programs cater for parents and carers of children from all age groups up to 18 years and vary from one night seminars to 8 week in depth workshops. You can learn how to build a stronger family unit, create a strong attachment to your infant, manage your angry teen...
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Relationships WA joined the award-winning FAIRDAY when it returned to Hyde Park in 2016. Pride Senior Vice President Michelle Rogers said the event was an event for people of all ages and backgrounds...
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Step families
Childhood can be a confusing and turbulent time – but how can we help lead our child to a strong notion of self-confidence? The Rock and Water program is designed to assist boys and girls to become aware of the purpose and motivation in their life...
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Royal Commission Support Service
The Royal Commission to investigate Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse continues to provide opportunities for survivors to share their story. As part of the Commission process, free support services are available...

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Forced Adoption Support Service
The Royal Commission has launched a nationwide advertising campaign to announce registrations for private sessions will close on 30 September 2016. Private sessions allow survivors of child abuse...
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Couple
Not everyone one feels the same way about February 14 and for some people it can evoke a range of emotions. Our Seeking and Keeping Your Next Relationship course gives you the opportunity to examine the challenges and opportunities...
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November 16 marks the seventh anniversary of the National Apology to Forgotten Australians and Former Child Migrants. The Find and Connect service at Relationships Australia will be acknowledging this important occasion by……
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National Sorry Day
Thursday May 26 marks the 19th National Sorry Day. Join us in commemorating this important day and supporting truth, justice and healing for the Stolen Generations. There will be an event in Wellington Square with a selection of workshops and performances...
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Domestic violence
The Federal government has launched a new $30 million ad campaign, designed to get parents, teachers and coaches to clamp down early on potentially dangerous and entrenched attitudes about violence towards women. We welcome an enhanced community awareness of domestic violence and have support services...

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Strong Stepfamilies
ECU student Emma Couzens is researching the experiences of biological parents who are living in a step-family as part of her Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) Honours. If you are the biological parent to a child between 5 years and 12 years of age, you have lived in your current step-family for longer than one year, and you’d like to share your story...
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Neighbour Day
Great neighbours and neighbourhoods exist all over Australia. The Neighbour Day ‘Tell Us Your Story’ competition invites people in communities around the country to share their stories of an extraordinary neighbour, or an amazing neighbourly act...
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Valentine’s Day brings relationships into focus and it can be a timely trigger to examine or improve your own. While it is a great opportunity to do something special for your partner, it’s also important to remember and celebrate...
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West Australian Mental Health Conference 2016
This week we will be participating in the 2016 WA Mental Health Conference. The theme this year is Creating Our Future and the conference will provide a forum for learning, development and networking within the WA mental health sector and the community...
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white ribbon day
The Spirit of the Streets choir brought an extra note of harmony to the third Midland March That Matters at Midland on Friday November 25. The annual march is held on White Ribbon Day and aims to raise awareness and support the campaign to stop men’s violence against... More
Family
Teaching virtues to children is a way of bringing out the best in every child. The Virtues Parenting Program is a six week course not only for just parents, but also teachers and anyone else who has a responsibility for children... More

Past News 2015

Neighbour Day
Join us this Sunday for a free street party in the heart of Leederville for Neighbour Day. Why not invite your neighbour to come along to help celebrate Australia’s annual celebration of community? Pop by for some fun, food & music... More
Rosie Batty
Relationships Australia WA joins the Australian Human Rights Commission in congratulating Rosie Batty on her selection as Australian of the Year. She has campaigned tirelessly for the many unheard victims of domestic... More
WA Father of the Year
The second Western Australian Father of the Year Award is now open for nominations for all fathers or father figures. The award will publicly acknowledge the enormous contribution that fathers make in shaping Australia’s future. Nominations close July 31... More
Stepfamilies
The family mental health support program 4families has launched its newest location and is now available to people living in Bunbury and nearby areas. It is a free service that can help children and young people, as well as support families, parents... More
Healthy work life balance
The holiday season is well and truly over and we are now settled back into our weekly work routines. Our senior educator Sue Aspin said that maintaining a healthy work-life balance is essential, no matter how much we love (or hate) our jobs and careers... More
Domestic violence
ABC News has released an insightful article about domestic violence and the impact it can have on families. Reformed perpetrator Jerry Retford is calling on abusers to "take responsibility" for their actions and to acknowledge and change... More
Acacia Support Centre
Acacia Support Service is a non-profit community organisation that continues to deliver specialised sexual assault and abuse intervention to the community of Port Hedland by supporting men, women and children 13 years and older whose lives have been impacted by sexual assault...
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