Doonside Cottage

Doonside Cottage is located at 2 Astral Drive, Doonside, NSW.

We provide a range of groups and activities each school term, see below for the most recent terms list of available programs & more information about each program.

 TERM 3, 2019  

22nd July –  27th September 2019

DAY

TIME

ACTIVITY

Monday

9:30am – 2:30pm

Mura Mittigar –Financial Counselling

No Interest Loan Scheme (Fortnightly) Commencing 22nd July 2019

Monday

10:00am-11:30am

Indigenous Supported Playgroup

Monday

11:30am -12:00pm

Baby Rhyme Time

Monday

1:00pm -2:30pm

Indigenous Cultural Group

Monday

6:00pm -8:00pm

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

Tuesday

9:45am -11:15am

Yoga

Tuesday

3:15pm -4:30pm

Kids Meditation & Yoga (for primary school-aged children from Kindergarten to Year 6)

Tuesday

5:00pm -7:00pm

Tuning into Kids (Emotionally Intelligent Parenting) 6th August to 10th September 2019

Wednesday

10:00am-12:00pm

Koori Outreach (Monthly, 1st Wednesday of each month)

Wednesday

12:30pm -1:30pm

Indigenous Space

Wednesday

1:30pm -2:30pm

Doonside Gardens                

Wednesday

3:15pm -4:30pm

Kids Club (for primary school-aged children from Kindergarten to Year 6)

Wednesday

6:00pm -8:00pm

BLISS – Blacktown Lesbian Information & Social Support (Monthly, 3rd Wednesday of each month)

Thursday

9:30am -11:00am

Supported Playgroup

Thursday

11:00am -11:30am

Baby Rhyme Time

Friday

9:00am – 5:00pm

Odyssey House Counselling

ABOUT EACH OF THE PROGRAMS

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA): A safe and confidential support group for people with an addiction includes AA, GA, NA etc. Free

Baby Rhyme Time: Enjoy songs, finger plays and rhymes with your 0-5 year old while developing their language and pre-reading skills. Meet other mums, dads, grandparents & caregivers in these fun and interactive sessions. Free

BLISS (Blacktown Lesbian Information and Social Support): A social support group providing social activities and information to Lesbian, Bi-sexual and Same Sex Attracted Women. Free

Doonside Gardens: Come along and help us create our very own community garden. Free

Indigenous Cultural Group: Come along for a yarn and join in the discussions on topics such as Indigenous history; language; music; movies and much more. Run by an Aboriginal Western Sydney Artist . Free

Indigenous Space: A fun, friendly, informal group open to all who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander. Enjoy afternoon tea, play bingo, win prizes, meet new people, gain information, support, appropriate referrals, take part in activities, workshops and information sessions. All community members welcome. Free

Indigenous Supported Playgroup: Provides a structured and positive learning environment in which 0-5 year-olds can socialise, play and learn. It’s a great way for parents/carers to meet and share experiences while they engage with their children using a variety of fun and educational activities. The group is facilitated by BACC staff who are also available to provide advice and information on parenting issues and referrals to appropriate services where needed. Free

Kids Club: After-school games and activities (such as gardening, cooking, sports) with an emphasis on tasks of daily living and communication skills for primary school-aged kids. Free

Kids Meditation & Yoga: A yoga and meditation class for primary school aged kids designed to increased their mental health and provide a reprieve from outside stressors. Free

Koori Outreach: An opportunity for Indigenous community members to have a yarn and enjoy morning tea with representatives from Housing NSW, Centrelink, Wentworth Community Housing, Ngallu Wal Aboriginal Child and Family Centre, Blacktown Mental Health, and many more. Free

Mura Mittigar: Community Finance provides an outreach financial counselling service including financial support via the No Interest Loans Scheme. This will enable families to purchase essential goods and services including: education costs, health items, vehicle repairs, registration and household furniture and white goods.

Odyssey House Counselling: One-on-one counselling support for those with alcohol and drug issues. Call 9622 7511 for appointments.

Supported Playgroup: Provides a structured and positive learning environment in which 0-5 year-olds can socialise, play and learn. It’s a great way for parents/carers to meet and share experiences while they engage with their children using a variety of fun and educational activities. The group is facilitated by BACC staff who are also available to provide advice and information on parenting issues and referrals to appropriate services where needed. Free

Tuning into Kids (Emotionally Intelligent Parenting): Tuning in to Kids is a 6 week parenting program that helps children learn to understand and regulate their emotions. Children with good emotional intelligence often have better emotional, social and physical functioning as well as fewer behavioural difficulties. Free

Yoga: Strengthen and tone your body & improve your mental health. Please bring a bottle of water. $5 per session