Welcome to Hope’s Room
Hope’s Room Ltd provides peer support for families suffering stress, depression or anxiety in the perinatal period. Our trained peer support workers run peer support groups that allow parents to share their stories of perinatal mental illness in a safe and respectful environment.
In addition to providing support to parents, Hope’s Room Ltd delivers antenatal education to expecting parents regarding perinatal mental illness and the emotional adjustment to parenthood. By participating in the industry sector, Hope’s Room Ltd provides the consumer perspective to service providers in order to improve services and how services are delivered. Part of Hope’s Room work in the field includes developing prevention and early intervention strategies to reduce the impact perinatal mental illness has on families.
Walk for Awareness
Hope’s Room are putting a team together for the Walk for Awareness on Sunday the 9th of October. It is pet friendly so bring your dog if you want to. MAF are a great organisation doing awesome work. Follow this link to donate or register.
Mental Health First Aid Course Dates for 2016
13th & 14th of August 2016
5th & 6th of November 2016
11th & 12th of March 2017
3rd & 4th of June 2017
19th & 20th of August 2017
4th & 5th of November 2017
Pop over to Hope’s Training Room for more information and to register.
Volunteering with Hope’s Room
Volunteering is at the heart of Hope’s Room’s success. Contributing to our community by supporting families faced with mental ill health in addition to the usual stresses of parenthood is our passion and purpose.
Demand for our services is growing and we would love to welcome some new team members aboard. If you have some time to give please complete an expression of interest form and we will organise to catch up with you for a chat about the rewards of being part of the Hope’s Room team.
We would love to hear from people with a wide range of frontline and behind the scenes skills from all age groups. Please go here to register your interest or ask for more information – we’ll are happy to provide it.
Hope’s Room Official Launch
We celebrated our 1st anniversary with an evening in the Gambaro Room on the 13th floor of Common Ground Queensland on Hope Street. There were sixty people in attendance including Uncle Des Sandy who gave the welcome to country and Leanne Linard, the MP for Nudgee who kindly represented the Hon Cameron Dick, Minister for Health. Please go here for a few more details about the evening, a few thanks to our friends at Common Ground, Queensland and Espresso Train Catering as well as a photo gallery. Thank you ALL for your support and encouragement.
Halloween Trivia Night!
The Trivia Night was a huge success. We haven’t got all the figures to hand but preliminary findings are showing that you raised around the $3000 mark for Hope’s Room which is awesome. There are a few pictures of the night here. The Raffle was awesome, too – thank you to all of our sponsors. Here is the list of prizes and winners!
We have been busily making handmade support ribbons that represent Hope’s Room. By wearing one of these ribbons, you are advocating support for parents suffering perinatal mental illness, raising awareness of our work and reducing the stigma of mental illness.
Your $5 investment will go towards peer support groups and education. for more details and how to purchase one, go here.
Peer Foundation Membership
Hope’s Room membership is an annual investment. Become a Peer Foundation Member of Hope’s Room to provide support and care to your local community, receive support and advice throughout the year and discounts to events. Your investment in Hope’s Room as a not-for-profit organisation is only $50. Register Here!