NDIS Programs, Community Groups, Information and Assistance
We are an NDIS registered service provider and run community and center based social and recreational programs. If you would like to attend one of our programs and have an NDIS package please remember to include the program in your plan. Our fees are charged at the rate listed in the NDIS price guide. Our programs are listed in the brochure here. Most of our programs run during Victorian state school terms. For information and how to register to find out if our program are suitable for your clients, call us on 9819 5758.
Changing Directions Art
Enjoy creative expression through the visual arts. Working individually or on group projects with guidance from an exhibiting artist, we provide a supportive social environment where members and their carers can interact and develop social skills and networks that improve community participation.
Mondays 1.30pm – 3.30pm
A stimulating program that enable participants to explore their creativity as they are encouraged to
work on their individual pieces or on group projects and engage socially. Enjoy a light morning tea in a
9.30am – 11am, 11 am - 12.30pm
This art program offers a welcoming and supportive open studio environment that encourages artists
who have lived experience of mental illness to pursue their own artistic practice and vision. The program is run by an art facilitator who supports
the group in their creative expression and participation. All materials are provided and a light lunch is served.
Thursdays, Fridays 10am - 4pm
(half day option available)
Cooking Small Eating Well
This hands-on program teaches adults basic cooking skills while introducing recipes that are healthy and delicious. Cooking Small Eating Well develops knowledge of preparing and eating
nutritious meals. Improving cooking skills helps participants to achieve greater independence, confidence and control in their lives.
Tuesdays 10am – 12pm
Cooking Small Eating Well $5 Meals
This class guides participants through the preparation of an inexpensive meal for one, from shopping to cooking. Group members will be provided with a recipe and shopping list, and items will be purchased from a supermarket within walking distance of Henry Street. Shopping will focus on improving one main skill each week, such as how to select fresh foods, how to shop on a
budget and reading labels. The food purchased will be prepared together for participants to take home.
Trentwood: Mondays 2.30pm – 4.30pm (weekly)
Men’s Shed Manningham
Our Men’s Shed is accessible to all and provides a safe and friendly space where men are able to work on meaningful projects at their own pace and time.
Mondays to Friday 9am – 3pm
Call for information: 9840 1681
Manningham Men’s Shed
39–41 Wetherby Road
Doncaster East VIC 3109
The Manningham Men’s Shed is located next to the Kevin Heinz Garden Centre.
Changing Directions Music
Our program encourages participants to explore their interests and develop skills through musical expression. It also provides a supportive social
environment where members and their carers can interact and develop social networks that improve community integration and participation.
Mondays 10.30 am - 12.30 pm
NEW Living Skills
Contact us for details.
Tuesday 12.45pm – 2.45pm
HAWTHORN DROP IN & LUNCH
Join us at 32 Henry Street for a delicious lunch, games, music, guitar and much more.
Wednesdays 1pm - 3pm, FREE
CROP UPCYCLE THIS!
Reclaiming the discarded, realising the potential. Come along and use your skills to upcycle textiles, garments, artwork, bric and brac and any found objects. the group meets weekly.
Light lunch provided
Exhibition of produced wares on Mental Health Week Oct 2019
CROP WRITING GROUP
The CROP (Community Recreation Outreach Project) Writing Group
meet every Monday to share writing
Mondays, 1.30pm - 3.30pm, FREE
CROP iPAD WORKSHOP
Creative minds meet the iPad. Learn how to research information, write stories, take photos, or just surf the net.
Wednesdays, 12pm - 3pm, FREE
EASTERN COMMUNITY LEGAL CENTRE OUTREACH
Free legal advice and assistance on issues including family law, crime and traffic matters, neighborhood disputes and intervention orders.
Date: Second Monday of the month
Time: 1pm – 5pm
Call 9285 4822 to make an appointment