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Because parenthood isn’t always peachy…

Because parenthood isn’t always peachy…

 Sunshine Parenting Program

In July 2017, Peach Tree was appointed Lead Site Agent by the Brisbane North Primary Health Network (PHN) to conduct a low intensity perinatal mental health service evaluation to enhance emotional wellbeing for parents during the perinatal period – from conception to 12 months post birth. Evaluation results of the “Sunshine Parenting Program” (SPP) have provided much needed insight into what program content is relevant to mothers during this time, and also into the Peer Worker framework required to support compassionate and meaningful program delivery. Not only have attending mothers identified improved support and connection through their experience with the SPP, the majority of mothers have also shown significantly improved levels of postnatal anxiety, depression, and bonding.

The SPP is a 6-week commitment for mothers with babies aged between 0 and 12 months. The program moves through six (6) workbook topics, all relevant to parenting experiences through the postnatal period, providing a safe, sensitive, and non-judgemental space for mothers to speak openly about their parenting experiences with others who understand. All workshops are facilitated and supported by two (2) Peer Workers who themselves share a lived-experience of perinatal mental health challenges with a story of hope and recovery. Each week will focus on:

Week 1:     Welcome to our Circle of Sunshine!

Week 2:     Understanding your experience

Week 3:     Navigating relationships changes

Week 4:     Caring for your baby’s needs

Week 5:     Caring for you IS caring for your family

Week 6:     Connections and Celebrations!

Please note:     It is our intention to include additional “one-off” Partner Workshops throughout the year for those partners interested in learning more about parenting during this important life stage. If you are a partner wishing to attend a Partner Workshop, please don’t hesitate to contact our SPP Program Manager on:  sunshine@peachtree.org.au

Programs held in the Ipswich, Darling Downs and West Moreton areas are supported by Darling Downs and West Moreton PHN.

Program dates & times

Our 6-week programs run continuously during the year across all locations (including online).  Times vary depending on the location, however all workshops run for a duration of 2 hours.

You will need to complete a referral form (see below) to book. 

 

MORETON BAY

Tuesday 12:00-2:00pm

Peach Tree Perinatal Wellness Centre

The Lakes

12 King Street, Caboolture

NORTH BRISBANE

Friday 9:30 – 11:30am

Peach Tree House

15 Jenner Street, Nundah

SOUTH BRISBANE

Wednesday 12:00 – 2:00pm

Peach Tree Space

MarshTinknell Building

1454 Logan Road, Mount Gravatt

SATELLITE AND ONLINE

Friday 10:00 – 12:00pm

Health Professional referrals

Are you a health professional wishing to make a referral  for a mother in your care?  If so, please begin by clicking on the link below:

Mother Self-referrals

Are you a mother looking for support with a baby aged between 0 and 12 months?  If so, you can register to participate in the SPP below:

Contact Information

If you require more information, please contact our SPP Program Manager on sunshine@peachtree.org.au  Alternatively, click on our contact form at the bottom of the page.

Health Professional referrals

Are you a health professional wishing to make a referral to the Sunshine Parenting Program for a mother in your care?  Please begin your referral by clicking on the link below:

Mothers wishing to self-refer

Are you a mum looking for support with a baby aged between 0 and 12 months?  If so, you can contact us to participate in the Sunshine Parenting Program by filling in this form:

Contact Information

If you require more information, please contact our SPP Program Manager on sunshine@peachtree.org.au Alternatively, click below to use our contact form:

North Brisbane

Peach Tree House

15 Jenner Street

Nundah QLD 4012

northbrisbane@peachtree.org.au

South Brisbane

Peach Tree Parent Wellbeing Centre

1454 Logan Road - MarshTicknell building

Mount Gravatt  QLD  4122

southbrisbane@peachtree.org.au

Moreton Bay

Peach Tree Space

12 King Street - The Lakes

Caboolture QLD 4510

moretonbay@peachtree.org.au

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