HNE Child and Family Health Nursing provides free support to parents and carers of children aged 0-5 years. They offer support with feeding, sleep, development and behaviour, and parent/carer wellbeing.
The AMIHS provides antenatal and postnatal care for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander families or for families who identify as having an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander baby. They aim to provide individualised culturally appropriate support and education during pregnancy, after birth up to 6-8 weeks postnatally.
National Australian Government service providing support and information for expecting parents and parents of children, from birth to 5 years of age, offering guidance and reassurance about behavioural and development concerns, such as tantrums, walking, talking or reading for children up to 5 years of age.
Pregnancy, Birth & Baby provide phone and video support 7 days a week with a midwife/maternal child health nurse.
Help families locate local play groups or even start their own playgroup. At playgroups parents and carers get together with their young children for a couple of hours each week to connect, learn through play and most importantly, have fun. It is a social network for children and families.
Playgroup is for babies, toddlers and pre-schooled aged children. Playgroup NSW encourages welcoming supportive environments for all families of diverse cultural, social or economic backgrounds.
Beyond Blue offers support and services focusing on anxiety, depression and suicide. The website provides info on maternal mental health and new parents. Info is available on ‘what to expect’ and advice for dads too.
Head to Health is a national government service helping individuals access the mental health and wellbeing services that are right for them. It makes it easier to navigate and choose the most suitable care options.
13YARN is an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander crisis support line. Through their 24/7 helpline, they offer a free and confidential one-on-one yarning opportunity with a Lifeline-trained Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Crisis Supporter. 13YARN empowers community with the opportunity to yarn without judgement and provide a culturally safe space to speak about their needs, worries or concerns.
The Family Relationship Advice Line is a national telephone service that helps families affected by relationship or separation issues. It can also refer callers to local services that provide assistance.
The National Debt Helpline is a not-for-profit service that helps people facing financial difficulty. Trained financial counsellors are available via phone or online chat to offer free, confidential support and advice.
Artwork: ‘Heart of a child’ by Lara Went Worimi Artist.