Peter Gutwein

Premier of Tasmania

15 May 2019

Michael Ferguson, Minister for Health

Launch of the newly relocated Haven in Launceston

As part of National Families Week, I’m pleased to welcome the launch of the newly relocated Haven in Launceston.

In a partnership between the Child Health Association Tasmania (CHAT) and TasTAFE, the Haven is a safe space for families to meet other parents, get up to date and practical information about your family’s health and wellbeing, access support and education services.

It is great that the Haven has been able to utilise space at TasTAFE so they can stay open for parents, and offer drop-ins three mornings a week. With the support of volunteers they will soon be open five mornings per week.

Current Haven programs include Baby CHAT, a regular parenting discussion session on Wednesday mornings, Infant & Kids First Aid information sessions, and the 123 Magic & Emotion Coaching parenting program.

Connecting the community to education and learning is a strong foundational strategy for lifelong learning, I wish the Haven all the best in their new space.

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