CatholicCare Social Services Marriage & Relationship Education facilitates evidence-based relationship education sessions. Our programs are led by qualified, experienced adult educators with knowledge and training in relationship theories. Each program is designed to allow couples to talk privately about their strengths and discuss the challenges they may face in the future.
Couples will learn how to:
strengthen their friendship
build and maintain an emotional bank account
recognise warning signs of relationship meltdowns
understand commitment and dedication in relationships
regulate emotions in conflict
manage their strengths and differences.
We offer three options for couples:
Before We Say I Do
This Group Program provides the opportunity to explore your relationship, build on your strengths and gain essential knowledge and skills that you will use for years to come.
The program is held on consecutive Saturdays with numbers limited to 10 couples.
2018 course dates
23 & 24 November Newcastle
2019 course dates
8 & 9 February - Newcastle Toohey Room
5 & 6 April - Newcastle Toohey Room
7 & 8 June - Newcastle Toohey Room
23 & 24 August - Newcastle Toohey Room
22 & 23 November - Newcastle Toohey Room
FOCCUS is a pre-marriage education program where couples complete an online questionnaire followed by two sessions presented in a small group setting, A third session is an individualised session with a qualified educator for personalised discussion. This program is facilitated in the evenings.
2019 - FOCCUS Evening Sessions
25 February & 4 March
6 & 13 May
29 July & 5 August
28 October & 4 November
At times we all need a bit of extra support to keep our relationships vibrant and on track. Enhance provides couples with the opportunity to address specific issues or challenges in their relationship, however big or small.