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 

2019 Program Dates

Peach Tree House – Geebung

1.  Tuesday 15th January – Tuesday 19th February, 2019

2.  Tuesday 26th February – Tuesday 2nd April, 2019

3.  Tuesday 30th April – Tuesday 4th June, 2019

4.  Tuesday 11th June – Tuesday 16th July, 2019

5.  Tuesday 23rd July – Tuesday 27th August, 2019

6.  Tuesday 3rd September – Tuesday 8th October, 2019

7.  Tuesday 15th October – Tuesday 19th November, 2019

 

Peach Tree Place – Morayfield

1.  Thursday 17th January – Thursday 21st February, 2019

2.  Thursday 28th February – Thursday 4th April, 2019

3.  Thursday 2nd May – Thursday 6th June, 2019

4.  Thursday 13th June – Thursday 18th July, 2019

5.  Thursday 25th July – Thursday 29th August, 2019

6.  Thursday 5th September – Thursday 10th October, 2019

7.  Thursday 17th October – Thursday 21st November, 2019

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

293 Ellison Rd

Geebung QLD 4034

northbrisbane@peachtree.org.au

South Brisbane

Peach Tree Place
Coming soon - watch this space!
Opening date:  2nd April, 2019
southbrisbane@peachtree.org.au

Moreton Bay

Peach Tree Space

Mother & Baby Hub

19-31 Dickson Street

Morayfield QLD 4506

moretonbay@peachtree.org.au

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North Brisbane

Peach Tree House

293 Ellison Rd

Geebung QLD 4034

northbrisbane@peachtree.org.au

South Brisbane

Peach Tree Place
Coming soon - watch this space!
Opening date:  2nd April, 2019
southbrisbane@peachtree.org.au

Moreton Bay

Peach Tree Space

Mother & Baby Hub

19-31 Dickson Street

Morayfield QLD 4506

moretonbay@peachtree.org.au

Contact Us

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