Parenting


Here you can find information and links to parenting support websites and services including:

Links to Parenting Websites
Other Useful Links for Parents

Links to Parenting Websites

Raising Children Network External Link - an Australian parenting website which provides comprehensive, practical, expert child health and parenting information and activities covering children aged 0-15 years.

(ACT) Parentlink External Link - an ACT Government program promoting positive parenting through the provision of information. Website includes a wide range of parenting guides.

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Other Useful Links for Parents

24hr Tresillian Helpline External Link - provides support and advice for parents of babies and young experiencing difficulties with feeding, sleeping and behaviour. Phone: 1800 637 357 (24 Hrs)

ACT Playgroup Association External Link - provides information on and support to playgroups in the Canberra region. Phone: 1800 171 882 (Free call in the ACT region) or 02 6251 0261 (if calling from outside the ACT)

(ACT) Barnardos External Link - offers a range of support services to children and their families. Phone: 02 6228 9500

(ACT) Canberra Contact and Changeover Centre (Marymead) External Link - provides supervised changeover of children between parents and contact as directed by court orders or agreed by parents. Phone: 02 6162 5800

(ACT) Canberra Midwifery Program External Link - supports and fosters the normal process of childbirth while being responsive to the needs of women and their babies.

(ACT) Canberra and Region Multiple Birth Association External Link - organises support groups, information and social functions for members.

(ACT) Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service External Link - provides assessment and treatment for young people under 18yrs who are experiencing moderate to severe mental health problems.

(ACT) Child and Family Centres - provide information, support and services for families. Located in Gungahlin and Tuggeranong.

(ACT) Care and Protection Services- 24 hour telephone line which provides child protection services. Phone: 1300 556 729 (24hrs)

(ACT) Family and Adolescent Support Services (FACES) External Link - provides counselling for young people aged 10 to 21 years and for their parents, family members and carers. Phone: 02 6162 6100

(ACT) Marymead Child and Family Centre External Link - provides a range of services to assist families including foster and residential care, support programs, counselling and skills groups. Phone: 02 6162 5800

(ACT) PANDSI Post and Antenatal Depression Support and Information External Link - provides services and support to families affected by post or antenatal depression. Phone: 02 6288 5293 (Monday-Thursday (9:30am - 2:30pm)

Australian Breastfeeding Association External Link - aims to support, encourage and educate those who choose to breastfeed. Phone (Breastfeeding Helpline): 1800 686 268

Australian Lactation Consultants' Association External Link - provides contacts for lactation consultants, for mothers who have had problems and wish to succeed at breastfeeding.

Child Support Agency External Link - assists parents in managing child support responsibilities including provision of information, registration and collection of child support payments.

National Child Abuse Prevention Service External Link - provides 24 hr confidential support to parents and carers who feel they may be at risk of harming a child or know a child who may be at risk. Phone (Free call): 1800 688 009 (24 Hrs)

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