Thanks to our guest speaker Carmel Ybarlucea, Executive Director at the Queensland Mental Health Commission, centre, pictured with our General Manager Annabelle Allimant and Board President Fiona Jackson, and our many colleagues from the multicultural and mental health sectors, Councillor Nicole Johnston and Mark Bailey representing Graham Perrott.
Added: Wednesday, October 01, 2014
Mental Health service changes
It is with great sadness that we announce that from 1st July 2014 Harmony Place Mental Health Program will no longer be funded by Queensland Health and so we will not be taking any more referrals. Queensland Health will fund the Multicultural Development Association (MDA) located in Woolloongabba, to deliver similar services.
We have enjoyed many years of close connections with the multicultural community of Brisbane and will be continuing to provide services through our Community Education and Wellbeing activities and Partners in Recovery (PIR) Program. We will continue to work with groups of vulnerable men and women and soon will provide you with an update on our new activities and ways we engage with community, individuals and stakeholders.
We would like to extend the deepest gratitude to you for the privilege of walking with you on the journey to recovery and inclusion and thank you for the knowledge shared with us about community values, strengths and needs. We will take those learnings with us wherever we turn and the work we will continue to do. Since 1995, Harmony Place has been providing individual and family case management, counselling, advocacy, referrals and group work activities for all people from multicultural backgrounds aged 16 years and above, who were experiencing mental and emotional distress.
Added: Thursday, July 03, 2014
The Men's Network
The MEN’S Network
For men who are looking for opportunities to meet new people, share their life experiences and learn more about the resources available in the wider community —
visit the MEN’s Network and open up your future.
Conversations and activities focus on social connection, personal growth and wellbeing, reducing stress and understanding the wider community.
The MEN’s Network meet every Thursday from 2 – 4 pm at Harmony Place, 30 Shottery Street, Yeronga.
Mengistu Hailu is the group facilitator who will assist group members to:
• find different ways to network in the community
• connect members with different services and professionals
• engage members with wellbeing activities
• be empowered, foster courage and build confidence
• share values, skills and knowledge from their life journey
• talk about their own experiences.
Hailu can be contacted by phone 07 3848 1600 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Added: Friday, February 14, 2014
Speaking English in Australia is as important as having air to breathe according to our volunteer tutor Jawad Musavi, an Afghani who arrived in Australia a year ago. Jawad is leading our new Conversational English group on Thursday mornings. "We have migrants, refugees and asylum seekers all with different levels of English," Jawad says. "When they first come here they feel like a stranger. Being with people who have the same feelings makes them comfortable. They start to share their stories and culture. Meeting new people, making social connections is very important." Harmony Place also offers Conversational English classes on Monday mornings as well as a number of support groups including the Multicultural Women's Support Group on Tuesdays, Art classes on Thursdays and Wellbeing group discussions and activities every Wednesday morning. Check out our calendar. To join a group call us on 3848 1600. We will be starting a support group for men in 2014 so check with us in the new year.
Added: Thursday, November 28, 2013