Services and support for all families
Austprem has information and support for parents and carers of prematurely born babies and children.
Centre of Perinatal Excellence (COPE)
This non-profit organisation has evidence-based information about emotional wellbeing in pregnancy and early parenthood for parents, family members and friends.
Family Relationships Online
On this Australian Government website you can find information about family relationships, plus links to support services.
This service offers new and expecting parents mental health support from conception until children are 12 months old.
This is a free national 24-hour telephone health information and advice service.
This is a national support service for men with family and relationship concerns.
PANDA (Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Australia)
PANDA provides confidential information, support and referral to anyone affected by perinatal anxiety and depression.
This website has information and advice for parents about child development from birth through to the early school years.
Pregnancy, Birth and Baby
This is a free national website with information about all aspects of pregnancy, birth and the first year of life.
Reach Out – Parents Coaching
Reach Out offers free online coaching to parents and carers of teenagers, particularly parents who are worried about teenage wellbeing or behaviour.
This organisation works to prevent infant deaths. It offers evidence-based information on topics like safe sleeping, plus a bereavement support service.
Relationships Australia offers counselling, education programs, mediation services and other help for families and couples. This is the national website, which has links to state and territory websites.
Support for Fathers
Support for Fathers has information about fatherhood and relationships, plus links to state and territory programs and events, including free webinars.
You can get information, advice and counselling by calling the parent helpline in your state or territory.
Services and support for families with specific needs
The following articles and sections have information about and links to services and supports for parents, carers and families with specific needs:
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander kinship or foster carers
- Adoptive families
- Blended families and stepfamilies
- Families experiencing racism
- Families with disability
- Foster families
- Grandparent carers and kinship carers
- LGBTIQ+ families
- Multicultural and culturally and linguistically diverse families
- Single parents
You can also look at local services for your state or territory.