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

Aunty Joyce Bonner

Aunty Joyce Bonner | CQID

My Mob

Galangoor Da'buthbi

What I do

Family Wellbeing Officer
Hervey Bay

Connie Pearson

Connie Pearson | CQID

My Mob

A proud Poruma Island Man | Kulkalgal Nation

What I do

Family Wellbeing Officer
Rockhampton

Emma Lennox

Emma Lennox | CQID

My Mob

Wiradjuri

What I do

Practitioner, Family Wellbeing
Rockhampton

Kyleigh Currie

Kyleigh Currie | CQID

My Mob

Badtjala (Owens & Wondunna family clans), Mununjhali, & Waluwarra

What I do

Family Wellbeing Officer
Bundaberg

Lavina Little

Lavina Little | CQID

My Mob

Wakka Wakka / Wulli Wulli

What I do

Family Wellbeing Officer
Bundaberg

Letitia Smith

Letitia Smith | CQID

My Mob

Goreng Goreng/Bundjalung

What I do

Administration Officer
Emerald

Mackynlie Priestley

Mackynlie Priestley | CQID

My Mob

Goreng Goreng

What I do

Administration Officer
Bundaberg

Myrtle Weldon

Myrtle Weldon | CQID

My Mob

I am from the Torres Strait Islands. I was born on Palm Island and went to school on Thursday Island

What I do

Family Wellbeing Officer
Longreach

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

Rebecca White

Rebecca White | CQID

My Mob

Kullilli

What I do

Family Wellbeing Officer
Rockhampton

Rhys Wesser

Rhys Wesser | CQID

My Mob

Iman / Ghangulu / South Sea

What I do

Family Wellbeing Officer
Rockhampton

Ronald Munns

Ronald Munns | CQID

My Mob

Gunggari

What I do

Family Wellbeing Manager
Rockhampton

Tania Wakefield

Tania Wakefield | CQID

My Mob

Kahugunu iwi | Aotearoa, New Zealand

What I do

Family Wellbeing Officer
Longreach

Tolita Burns

Tolita Burns | CQID

My Mob

Butchulla

What I do

Family Wellbeing Officer
Hervey Bay

Tracy Brown

Tracy Brown | CQID

My Mob

Arabana (Udyurla) woman. Tracy also acknowledges her connections to the Jaru people | North South Australia & Kimberley region of Western Australia

What I do

Family Participation Officer
Bundaberg

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