Friday, 28 December 2018

Groups at Bentleigh East


By Courtney Beaumont



Various art groups run weekly out of Bentleigh East, providing support for women who have experienced trauma through therapeutic art form.

Counsellor Mary highlights the importance of the art groups as they are “for people who don’t have the confidence to attend in any other setting,” she says, “what they have here is an understanding of their experience of trauma.”

SECASA wrap 2018


In 2018 we had three students from Monash University’s School of Media, Film and Journalism roam on placement. Their project was to roam far and wide through SECASA and to document what they saw. The result is this wonderful collection of stories and interviews with staff, supporters and clients. We hope it helps you get a better idea of the services we offer and gives you an insight into the workings of this organisation.
Our thanks go out to our talented students:
Jessica Wooley
Courtney Beaumont
Saihini Naidoo

Friday, 13 July 2018

Matchbox artwork

Some of the tiny Matchbox artworks made by participants in our art group. Excellent activity to do with others

Monday, 21 May 2018

Nepali & Bengali inspired artwork

Painting made in our SECASA art group. Inspired by Nepali & Bengali trad. art. Well done Jules!

Monday, 7 May 2018

Art table at SECASA .  Day one of a two week painting project inspired by Nepali Mithila art.

Wednesday, 11 April 2018


Love these ceramic artworks created in the SECASA art program.
“The art group has been a lifeline”, Kerrie.