The NEW centralised Community Hub
Wynnum Community Place is the NEW centralised Community Hub which is bringing services together, connecting community, delivering social solutions, as well as providing food relief and financial assistance. FREE services are available EVERY Tuesday, including: Food, Haircuts, Showers, Washing Facilities & Coffee!!!
This is a space that provides access to the supports YOU need in Wynnum; either directly or via a referral pathway, all from the one place!
Wynnum Community Place (WCP) is a non-profit community-based organisation funded by the Department of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors. WCP is an entity of Redland Community Centre (RCC) with it’s Head Office located in Capalaba. RCC is a registered charity, public benevolent with DGR status with ACNC. The Wynnum Community Place is ‘A Place for Everyone’.
Providing access to the support YOU need in Wynnum
The Wynnum Community Place supports the community through a number of valuable “one stop shop” community focused services including:
Emergency Relief (ER) - Tuesdays and Thursdays
Emergency Relief (ER) is the provision of material or financial assistance to people in crisis. Some clients access ER to help them through a ‘one off’ episode; while for others, ER becomes part of their solution to deal with ongoing disadvantages.
The aim of ER is to assist people experiencing a crisis in a way that maintains their dignity and encourages self-reliance and promotes clients towards sustainability.
Wynnum Community Place delivers the ER program from 154 Bay Terrace Wynnum; every Tuesday & Thursday from 10:00am to 2:00pm.
The Redland Community Centre also provides ER food service from Head Office, 29 Loraine Street Capalaba; Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 10.00am – 2.00pm, and Wednesday 9:00am-12:00pm.
Please phone the Wynnum Community Place on 3387 2224 for more information.
Changing Lanes - Tuesdays
Changing Lanes is a number of FREE services set up at George Clayton Park Bandstand, Wynnum Esplanade 9:00am-12:00pm each Tuesday to assist the community in need.
Every Tuesday we have our local hairdresser Alex from South 87′ giving FREE incredible haircuts, The Big Blue Bus offering FREE hot showers and washing facilities, and Hemmant Flexi School providing coffee via their students who have obtained their Barista qualification – so every community member that comes to support their coffee cart is helping these students apply for their future jobs. We have Mint Foods who cater gorgeous slices and the biggest tastiest muffins you have seen. We also have a FREE BBQ lunch whether it be a sausage sizzle, burger or the very popular smoked chicken and coleslaw rolls cooked by Help Employment.
We also have a number of organisations that set up an outreach on the last Tuesday of every month in Changing Lanes to help you on your journey at Wynnum Community Place. We are trying to make it easy for you to access all services so we are bringing them all together at Changing Lanes.
Crisis Counselling - Wednesdays
Dave from Polaris Counselling is at Wynnum Community Place from 10:00am-2:30pm each Wednesday. As a member of the Wynnum community, Dave is proud to offer personalised and compassionate counselling services to the local community and greater Brisbane region. He is passionate about assisting people through a range of issues including relationships & communication, mental health recovery, carer burnout & suicidology.
Polaris Counselling engages with Adults (18+) and Seniors (65+) to provide personalised, evidenced-based treatment for a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, stress, relationships, communication, carer burnout, self-esteem/confidence, workplace conflict, grief & loss, and life transitions.
To book an appointment please phone 3387 224, email firstname.lastname@example.org or drop in to the centre and speak to WCP reception staff.
M: 0417 710 745
Connect - Thursdays
Thursday Connect is a program which is designed to make it easier for you to connect with various community services in the Wynnum community by bringing them all together in the same place – Wynnum Community Place.
The program runs drop-in style from 9:00am-12:00pm each Thursday – please contact WCP on 3387 2224 for information regarding what services will be in the centre on which Thursdays.
Alcoholics and Narcotics Anonymous Program - Thursdays
Drop in any Thursday from 10:00am-3:00pm and meet Mick who runs our AA and NA program – book a one-on-one, obligation free chat. Mick has lived experience previously living with addiction, homelessness and a number of lingering mental health issues. However Mick turned that all around and has now been sober 48 years, now taking in and supporting people who are going through what he did. He could not be a better avenue for support and advocacy as he understands exactly what help is required to brake the cycle.
Alcoholics Anonymous is a “one day at a time” way of living. We try to break life into small pieces we can handle. We stay sober one day at a time, or when necessary, one hour at a time. We do our jobs one task at a time. We solve our problems one problem at a time. We clean up our past one mess at a time.
Narcotics Anonymous. Perhaps you admit you have a problem with drugs, but you don’t consider yourself an addict. All of us have preconceived ideas about what an addict is. There is nothing shameful about being an addict once you begin to take positive action. If you can identify with your problems, you may be able to identify with our solution.