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Central Queensland Indigenous Development

Family Wellbeing

Help for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families to get through tough times and keep their kids at home with their family.

This service is available in:

  • Bundaberg
  • Emerald
  • Hervey Bay
  • Longreach
  • Rockhampton
  • Woorabinda

How can we help you and your family

Our service is a free service that aims to improve the social, emotional, physical and spiritual wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families.

Ensuring the safety and wellbeing of children in their homes, families and community reduces the risk of our children entering or re-entering the child protection system.

Limited brokerage is available to support families, but must be linked to case plans before funds can be released. The brokerage funds cannot be used for any emergency financial relief.

There’s no shame in asking for help

We are here to help you and your family, and we all need help at times.

There is no shame in asking for help, one of our friendly staff are happy to yarn with you about services you can access. Our service is confidential and we will always seek your permission before we share any information with other services.

The only time we need to breach confidentiality is if a child’s safety is at risk.

Am I eligible?

We work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and their families from unborn to 18 years of age. Consent is required for us to work with you.

Self referral

You can self-refer by:

CQID referral form

What we can do to support you and your family:

  • Provide Triple P positive parenting training in groups or at home
  • Advocate on behalf of family when required
  • Provide life skills advice and referral
  • Build healthier family relationships
  • Help with budgeting and managing money skills
  • Establish safe and practical routines
  • Provide cultural support and cultural identification support
  • Help with meal preparation, planning, cooking and shopping skills
  • Help access Early Educational Care for your children 0-6years
  • Provide advice on child development, wellbeing and attachment

Meet our Family Wellbeing team

Akayla McQuire

Akayla McQuire | CQID

My Mob

Darumbal | Rockhampton

What I do

Family Wellbeing Team Leader
Rockhampton

Elvina Smith

Elvina Smith | CQID

My Mob

Iman, Ghanalu

What I do

Family Wellbeing Officer
Emerald

Emma Lennox

Emma Lennox | CQID

My Mob

Wiradjuri

What I do

Community Manager
Rockhampton

Gina Woodman

Gina Woodman | CQID

What I do

Team Leader
Hervey Bay

Jacob Polzin

Jacob Polzin | CQID

My Mob

Githabul | Warwick

What I do

Family Wellbeing Officer
Hervey Bay

James Briggs

James Briggs | CQID

My Mob

Kamilaroi | Moree

What I do

Family Wellbeing Officer
Hervey Bay

Jasmine Barber

Jasmine Barber | CQID

What I do

Family Wellbeing Officer
Rockhampton

Jordi Tsakovic

Jordi Tsakovic | CQID

My Mob

Wulli Wulli | NSW

What I do

Program Support Officer
Rockhampton

Kahlee Anderson

Kahlee Anderson | CQID

My Mob

Iman, Gangulu, Warrabal

What I do

Family Wellbeing Officer
Rockhampton

Karen Monaghan

Karen Monaghan | CQID

My Mob

Wanghangurra Yarluyandi | Birdsville QLD, Simpson Desert

What I do

Family Wellbeing Officer
Longreach

Karla Beale

Karla Beale | CQID

My Mob

Bundjalung | Ballina NSW

What I do

Family Wellbeing Officer
Rockhampton

Kateri-Lee Williams

Kateri-Lee Williams | CQID

What I do

Family Wellbeing Officer
Rockhampton

Kathy Sullivan

Kathy Sullivan | CQID

My Mob

Gooreng Gooreng/Taribelang/Kabi Kabi Women

What I do

Community Manager
Bundaberg

Kelle C

Kelle C | CQID

What I do

Family Therapist - Family Wellbeing
Southern Region

Laish Salam

Laish Salam | CQID

My Mob

Kuku Yalanji

What I do

Family Wellbeing Officer
Rockhampton

Lavina Little

Lavina Little | CQID

My Mob

Wakka Wakka / Wulli Wulli

What I do

Family Wellbeing Officer
Bundaberg

Leanne Field-Hamson

Leanne Field-Hamson | CQID

My Mob

Wiradjuri

What I do

Executive Officer Quality and Training
Central Region

Lega Hall

Lega Hall | CQID

My Mob

Barada Kabalburra Yetimala | Middlemount

What I do

Family Wellbeing Officer
Woorabinda

Les-Hmae Muckan

Les-Hmae Muckan | CQID

My Mob

Kabi Kabi/Birri Gubba/South Sea Islander

What I do

Family Wellbeing Officer
Bundaberg

Lhani Ashley-Kelly

Lhani Ashley-Kelly | CQID

My Mob

Yuin Nation

What I do

Family Wellbeing Officer
Emerald

Liam Rose

Liam Rose | CQID

My Mob

Ngemba | Barkindij

What I do

Family Wellbeing Officer
Rockhampton

Madeleine Gooda

Madeleine Gooda | CQID

What I do

Team Leader/ Community Lead
Woorabinda

Maree Simon

Maree Simon | CQID

My Mob

Biripi | Taree

What I do

Community Manager
Hervey Bay

Nadine Payne

Nadine Payne | CQID

My Mob

Yaegl/Bundjalung | Northern Rivers NSW

What I do

Community Manager
West Region

Nioaka Ross

Nioaka Ross | CQID

My Mob

Ghungalu | Central Queensland

What I do

Program Support
Emerald

Portia Walters

Portia Walters | CQID

My Mob

Torres Strait Islander

What I do

Family Wellbeing Officer
Hervey Bay

Raylene Chambers

Raylene Chambers | CQID

My Mob

Wakka Wakka | Mundubbera QLD

What I do

Family Wellbeing Officer
Bundaberg

Shaye Kemp

Shaye Kemp | CQID

My Mob

Bidjara

What I do

Family Wellbeing Officer
Woorabinda

Shonneaka Kris

Shonneaka Kris | CQID

My Mob

TSI

What I do

Family Wellbeing Officer
Woorabinda

Tania Wakefield

Tania Wakefield | CQID

My Mob

Kahugunu iwi | Aotearoa, New Zealand

What I do

Family Wellbeing Officer
Longreach

Taylor O’Grady

Taylor O’Grady | CQID

My Mob

Kabi Kabi | Childers

What I do

Family Wellbeing Officer
Bundaberg

Tolita Burns

Tolita Burns | CQID

My Mob

Butchulla

What I do

Family Wellbeing Officer
Hervey Bay

Tracey Darby

Tracey Darby | CQID

My Mob

Kabi Kabi

What I do

Administration Officer
Bundaberg

Ursula Barber

Ursula Barber | CQID

My Mob

Iman and Bidjara Woman | Central West Queensland

What I do

Domestic Violence Specialist
Rockhampton

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