Skip to content
Print this pageBookmark this pageAccessibility Information

Centacare Family and Relationships Services

Donate to Centacare Brisbane

Relationship Education

Pre-Marriage Education

Stronger Relationship Voucher Scheme

From the 1st July 2014, the Federal Government is making available $200 vouchers for 100,000 eligible couples to access Pre- Marriage Education Services. Centacare is a registered provider for this trial scheme.

Please click hereLink will take you to an external website for eligibility and further information from the Department of Social Service's website.

Centacare's fee and gap structure for this scheme are as follows:-

Group Courses:
Program Cost: $260
Stronger Relationships Voucher: $200
Gap Payment required: $60

FOCCUS Inventory-based Package:-
(Four hours inclusive of inventory and feedback sessions tailored to couple's needs).

Package Cost: $295
Stronger Relationships Voucher: $200
Gap Payment required: $95

 

Group Courses:

Pre-Marriage Education Group Courses

Centacare Family and Relationship Service provides group courses in Pre-Marriage Education which are facilitated by trained relationship educators. The program provides couples with an opportunity to explore their relationship and plan for their future. Couples are invited to engage in a series of written exercises, couple discussions and small group activities. The program encourages couples to practise communication and conflict management skills and is based on a wide variety of current research. No sharing of personal information is required.

Pre-Marriage Education Group Programme Dates

A19

August 22-23

Fortitude Valley

A20

September 5-6

Fortitude Valley

A21

September 26-27

Fortitude Valley

A22

October 10-11

Upper Mt Gravatt

A23

October 31-November 1

Fortitude Valley

A24

November 21-22

Fortitude Valley

A25

December 5-6

Fortitude Valley

 

To book for a course at:

Centacare Conference Room
58 Morgan Street
St Patrick's Church Grounds
Fortitude Valley
Queensland 4006

Click hereLink will take you to an external website to book.

 

St Bernard's Parish Hall - Aspinal Centre
4 Klumpp Road
Upper Mount Gravatt
Queensland 4122

Click hereLink will take you to an external website to book.

 

Fees

Please refer to the Pre-Marriage Education Group CoursesLink will open a PDF document in a new window program brochure for fee advice.

Contact

58 Morgan St
Fortitude Valley 4006
Ph: (07) 3252 4371

 

FOCCUS Program

FOCCUS is a questionnaire-based, pre-marriage education course for couples. Each partner completes a comprehensive questionnaire related to their relationship and future marriage, or long term relationship, with the assistance of a trained FOCCUS facilitator. The facilitator works with the couple assisting them to compare their identified areas of strength and challenge. The program must be completed at least two months before the wedding. Private after hours sessions need to be booked well in advance.

Fees

Please refer to the Foccus programLink will open a PDF document in a new window brochure for fee advice.

Contact

58 Morgan St
Fortitude Valley 4006
Ph: (07) 3252 4371

50 Fairway Dve
Clear Island Waters 4226
Ph: (07) 5527 7211

Bernard House, 21 Cornmeal Pde
Maroochydore 4558
Ph: (07) 5430 9300

6/152 Boatharbour Dve
Pialba 4655
Ph: (07) 4194 0172

 

Re-Marriage/Re-Partnering

Re-marriage and re-partnering can involve a number of challenges and changes. Facilitators work with couples to explore expectations, changes in family structure and dynamics, new parental roles and implications for children.

Fees

Please contact us for fee advice.

Contact

58 Morgan St
Fortitude Valley 4006
Ph: (07) 3252 4371

 

Relationship Enrichment

Re-FOCCUS

Re-FOCCUS provides couples with a program to reassess and re-energise their established committed relationship or marriage. This private program occurs over three to four sessions by appointment with a facilitator.

Fees

Please refer to the Re-FOCCUS program brochureLink will open a PDF document in a new window for fee advice.

Contact

58 Morgan St
Fortitude Valley 4006
Ph: (07) 3252 4371

Divorce and Separation Recovery

Divorce and Separation Recovery Workshop is a seven-week peer support course which assists participants to consider their past, present and future life following the breakdown of a relationship.

Fees

Please contact us for fee advice.

Contact

50 Fairway Dve
Clear Island Waters 4226
Ph: (07) 5527 7211

Bernard House, 21 Cornmeal Pde
Maroochydore 4558
Ph: (07) 5430 9300

Parenting

Parenting support and education offers socially and economically vulnerable families an opportunity to work with a professional regarding a wide range of developmental issues and challenges encountered by parents raising children. These can be changing circumstances including divorce or separation; re-partnering and step-parenting; adolescence and transitions stages; and childhood depression and anxiety. Individual, family and group services are available.

Fees

Please contact us for fee advice.

Contact

58 Morgan St
Fortitude Valley 4006
Ph: (07) 3252 4371

Centacare Community Services (Cannon Hill)
29 Beauvardia St
Cannon Hill 4170
Ph: (07) 3399 5671

50 Fairway Dve
Clear Island Waters 4226
Ph: (07) 5527 7211

Bernard House, 21 Cornmeal Pde
Maroochydore 4558
Ph: (07) 5430 9300

 

Education and Training

Catholic Family and Relationship Service provides education and training outreach services to the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. Services include relationship education; personal and social skills development; and parenting support.

Services provided to community groups, youth services, schools, young people and parents include:

  • Early attachment
  • Self esteem, body image and media influence
  • Building healthy relationships
  • Peer and family relationships
  • Grief and loss

Fees

Please contact us for fee advice.

Contact

Bernard House, 21 Cornmeal Pde
Maroochydore 4558
Ph: (07) 5430 9300

Downloads

Pre-Marriage Education group coursesLink will open a PDF document in a new window (981 KB)

FOCCUS pre-marriage education program for couplesLink will open a PDF document in a new window (260 KB)

Re-FOCCUS program for couplesLink will open a PDF document in a new window (289 KB)