Links

The links on this page are provided for your information and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Child and Family Centres.  Criteria used to decide whether the links are reputable include:  a government agency; a community partner; a funded community organisation; recommended by key informants; regularly maintained and updated.  Individual and commercial websites have been excluded from these listings. If you have any difficulty linking to any of these organisations please contact the Child and Family Centres.

Community Partners and Agencies

Support Organisations

General Parenting

Services

Community Services Directorate
Phone: 13 34 27
Email: csd@act.gov.au
Address: 11 Moore Street, Canberra ACT 2601
Postal address: PO Box 158, Canberra ACT 2601

Belconnen Community Service External Link  
Phone: 6264 0200
Fax: 6253 2901
Email: bcs@bcsact.com.au
Postal address: PO Box 679, Belconnen ACT 2616

Care and Protection Services
Phone: 13 34 27

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) External Link  
Woden and Tuggeranong Service
Phone: 6205 1469
Fax: 6207 5266
Address: Building A Level 2, Callam Offices, Easty Street, Phillip ACT 2606

City, Belconnen & Gungahlin Service
Phone: 6205 1050
Fax: 6207 5266
Address: Belconnen Health Centre, Cnr Benjamin Way & Swanson Court, Belconnen ACT 2616

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Citizen’s Advice Bureau External Link  
Phone: 6248 7988
Fax: 6257 7383
Address: Rm G02, Griffin Centre, 20 Genge Street (off Bunda), Canberra ACT 2601
Postal address: GPO Box 669, Canberra ACT 2601

Communities@Work Tuggeranong External Link
Phone: 6293 6500
Fax: 6293 6555
Email: admin@commsatwork.org
Address: 245 Cowlishaw Street, Greenway ACT 2900
Postal address: PO Box 1066, Tuggeranong ACT 2901

Gungahlin Regional Community Service External Link
Phone: 6228 9200
Fax: 6242 8201
Email: grcs@gungahlin.org
Address: Collanades Professional Suite 2.2A, Gungahlin Place, Gungahlin ACT 2912
Postal address: PO Box 35, Gungahlin ACT 2912

Family Relationships Centre External Link
Phone: 6122 2444
Address: Level 1, Westfield Offices, Woden Town Square, Phillip ACT 2606

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Marymead Child and Family Centre External Link  
Phone: 6162 5800
Fax: 6295 9944
Email: programs@marymead.org.au
Address: 255 Goyder Street, Narrabundah ACT 2604
Postal address: PO Box 4260, Kingston ACT 2604

Office for Children, Youth and Family Support - Children’s Policy and Regulation
Phone: 13 34 27
Fax: 6205 9183
Postal address: GPO Box 158, Canberra ACT 2601

Parentline ACT External Link
Phone: 6287 3833
Address: Duffy Primary School, Burrinjuck Crescent, Duffy ACT 2611

ParentLink External Link
Phone: 13 34 27
Fax: 6205 0968
Email: parentlink@act.gov.au
Postal address: GPO Box 158, Canberra ACT 2601

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Relationships Australia Canberra and Region External Link  
Phone: 6122 7100 Fax: 6122 7199
Address: 15 Napier Close, Deakin ACT 2600
Postal address: PO Box 320, Curtin ACT 2605

Smith Family External Link  
Phone: 6285 4000
Fax: 6282 1725
Address: Cnr Launceston and Easty Streets, Phillip ACT 2606
Postal address: PO Box 10500, Woden ACT 2606

Women’s Information & Referral Centre (WIRC) External Link
Phone: 6205 1075
Email: wirc@act.gov.au
Address: Ground Floor, London Court Building, 13 London Circuit, Canberra 2601

YWCA of Canberra External Link 
Phone: 6239 6878
Fax: 6239 6509
Email: canberra@ywca-canberra.org.au
Address: Level 1, 71-73 London Circuit, Canberra ACT 2601
Postal address: GPO Box 767, Canberra ACT 2601

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Support Organisations

National

Australian Association for Infant Mental Health External Link  
Australian Institute of Family Studies External Link  
Early Childhood Australia External Link  
Kids Help Line External Link  
Lifeline External Link  

Local

ACT Health Directorate External Link  
Barnardos External Link  
Canberra Mothercraft Society and Queen Elizabeth II Family Centre External Link  
Centrelink External Link  
Domestic Violence Crisis Service External Link 
Health Direct  External Link
Karinya House External Link  
Parents Without Partners ACT External Link  
Richmond Fellowship of the ACT External Link  

Government Agencies

Child Support Agency External Link 
Immunise Australia Program External Link  

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General Parenting

Blended Families

Child Support Agency External Link - Me and My Changing Family booklet  [PDF 918KB]
Stepfamily Association of South Australia External Link 

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Breastfeeding

Australian Breastfeeding Association External Link   
NSW Health External Link

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Child Health and Development

ABC Parents External Link
Australian Association for the Wellbeing of Children in Healthcare (AWCH) External Link 
Better Health Channel External Link 
Child Health External Link 
Early Childhoood Australia External Link
Health Direct External Link
Health Insite External Link 
Nemours FoundationExternal Link  
Victoria Department of Education and Early Childhood Development External Link 
Zero to Three External Link 

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Child Safety

Kidsafe ACT External Link 

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Newborn Behaviour

ABC Parents External Link 
Raising Children Network External Link 

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Nutrition

Nutrition Australia External Link 
Better Health Channel External Link – Healthy recipes
Nutrition Resources - ACT Health Directorate External Link 

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ParentLink

ParentLink External Link  aims to provide easily accessible and up-to-date information about parenting issues and family support systems in the community. ParentLink works in partnership with the community, other government departments and the business sector, using a community education approach through a range of multimedia initiatives.

Whether caring for babies, pre-schoolers, young children or teenagers, you will find lots of good ideas in ParentLink’s range of straightforward, real-life guides to many of the situations you might experience as a parent. They contain sensible information and suggestions on how to manage a wide range of parenting challenges, including grandparenting, blended families and sibling rivalry.

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Parenting Tip Sheets

ABC Parents External Link 
Child, Youth and Women’s Health Service External Link – Child and Youth Health 
COPMI External Link - (Children of Parents with a Mental Illness)
Fatherhood Institute External Link  
Karitane External Link 
Kidslife Foundation External Link 
NSW Department of Community Services External Link  
Parenting SA External Link 
Queensland Government External Link
Raising Children Network External Link 
The Royal Women's Hospital External Link 
WA Department for Communities External Link

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Postnatal Depression

Beyond Blue External Link 
National Health and Medical Research Council External Linkl - Postnatal Depression Not Just the Baby Blues [PDF 131KB]
SA Department of Health External Link

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Pregnancy

Better Health Channel External Link 
HealthDirect External Link  
NSW Food Authority Pregnancy and Food Safety External Link 
Pregnancy Counselling External Link 
Pregnancy Help Australia External Link 
SA Department of Health External Link 

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Raising Children Network

Raising Children External Link  is your online guide to raising children aged 0 to 8 years in Australia. You’ll find all the basics on behaviour, nutrition, safety, health and daily care in this easy-to-use website. There’s tailored information for parents from all walks of life, plus some great tips on managing family resources.

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Relationship Counselling

Family Relationships Online External Link 
Relationships Australia External Link 

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Starting School

Education and Training Directorate External Link – Starting School: A Guide for Parents [PDF 1.15MB]
Children, Youth and Women’s Health Service External Link - Starting School  
NSW Department of Education and Training External Link – Tips for Parents of Children Starting Kindergarten  
NSW Department of Education and Training External Link – Getting ready for school booklet [PDF 6MB]

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Teething

Better Health Channel External Link  
Children, Youth and Women’s Health Service External Link   
Health Insite External Link   
NSW Department of Health External Link   

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Toilet Training

Children, Youth and Women’s Health Service External Link
Health Insite External Link   
Raising Children Network External Link  

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