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 Useful links

Links for children
​Raising Children Network Raising Children The Australian Parenting website​ with content in languages other than English
Immunisation Immunisation information
Talking About Immunisation
Australian Government Department of Health - Information on immunisation
Sharing Knowledge About Immunisation (SKAI)
Immunisation APP Save the Date to Vaccinate - immunisation APP NSW Health Immunisation reminder APP
CoLab Collaborate for Kids - Telethon Kids Institute CoLab Collaborate for Kids Videos and tips on brain development, digital technology and kids
Bright Tomorrows Start Today APP Bright Tomorrows Start Today APP Tips to help build young brains
My Health Record My Health Record ​Important health information is available when and where it is needed- including in an emergency
Australian Breastfeeding Association (ABA) Australian Breastfeeding Association Breastfeeding support and advice
Eat For Health Eat For Health Guidelines Australian dietary guidelines
Resourcing Parents Resourcing Parents Parent education Information and parenting courses in your local area
Karitane ​Karitane Organisation providing parenting advice, support and education
​Tresillian Tresillian ​Organisation providing parenting advice, support and education
Tresillian Sleep APP SleepWellBaby On the App Store and available to download for Android mobiles
Parent Easy Guides Parent Easy Guides Fact sheets about raising children and parenting information. Includes 9 multicultural parent guides.
Keeping Baby Safe Guide  Keeping Baby Safe              A guide to infant and nursery products
Deadly Tots ('Deadly' means excellent or awesome) Deadly Parenting Resources Resources for families and communities of Aboriginal children
Kidsafe NSW Inc. Kidsafe Child Accident Prevention Foundation
Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Learn the Signs, Act Early Learn the Signs. Act Early Developmental Milestone Tracker APP and information on child developmental milestones (as seen in the Blue Book)
LOVE Talk SING Read PLAY on Resourcing Parents Website LOVE Talk SING Read PLAY Guide to promote social and emotional development in babies and APP
Sydney Children's Hospitals Network Fact Sheets SCH Fact Sheets Fact sheets on a range of health and safety topics
World Health Organization (WHO) To Grow Up Healthy, Children Need to Sit Less and Play More WHO Guidelines on physical activity, sedentary behaviour and sleep for children under 5 years of age
Australian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA) ASCIA Allergy Information ​Guidelines for infant feeding and allergy prevention
Red Nose (previously SIDS and KIDS) ​Safe Sleeping Information Evidence based recommendations to reduce infant deaths
Playgroup NSW Playgroup NSW Supporting families through informal session where adults stay to interact with other adults and play with their children
Australian Children's Foundation Education & Care Quality Authority (ACEQA) Starting Blocks Guide to early childhood education and how to find child care services
NSW Department of Education Information for Parents and Carers Transition to school information
National Disability Insurance Scheme ​NDIS The NDIS invests in people with disability early to improve their outcomes later in life.

 

 

Links for parents
​Men's Referral Service

No to Violence

Phone: 1300 766 491

Web chat- This is My Chance to Change

One -off counselling and referral discussions with men about family violence issues

MensLine Australia

​Mens Line

Phone: 1300 789 978

A telephone and online counselling service for men with family and relationship concerns.

Northern Sydney Local Health District (NSLHD) Health Promotion Health Promotion For classes on ​Prenatal and Postnatal Aqua, Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga, Postnatal Physiotherapy and Infant Massage
The Royal Hospital for Women Mothersafe Service Mothersafe A free phone service for exposures (prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, street drugs, infections, radiation, occupational exposure) during pregnancy and breastfeeding
Health Direct Telephone Service

Health Direct

24 hour Health Advice (Speak to a Registered Nurse)

Phone: 1800 022 222

A government funded free service providing approved health information and advice. You can also find health services (GP, Pharmacies Hospitals)
Tresillian Tresillian Organisation providing parenting advice, support and education
Karitane Karitane Organisation providing parenting advice, support and education
Parentline NSW - Telephone Counselling

Parentline

Phone: 1300 130 052

Phone support for parents and grandparents who care for their grandchildren
NSW Family Referral Service Family Referral Service Brings together families, support services and community resources to keep children and young people safe and well

'Mum for Mum' NCJWA

Volunteer Home Visiting Program

Mum For Mum Free non-denominational program to provide emotional support to pregnant women (from their last trimester) and during the first year of their baby's life
Embrace Multicultural Mental Health Multicultural Health Multicultural and language resources
Centre of Perinatal Excellence - ​COPE COPE Providing support for the emotional challenges of becoming a parent

Centre of Perinatal Excellence - ​COPE

The Mum Drum

The Mum Drum Podcasts of new mums experiences of parenthood
​NSW Family and Community Services (FaCS) Domestic Violence Line

Domestic Violence Line

Phone: 1800 65 64 63

24 hour / 7 days a week crisis phone line
Lower North Shore Domestic Violence Network Lower North Shore Domestic Violence Network Information and resources on Domestic and Family Violence issues
Beyond Blue Ltd Beyond Blue Informations and support for Mental Health including 'Online Chat and Online forums'
NSW Health Mental Health Advice Line

Mental Health Line

Phone: 1800 011 511

24 hour / 7 days per week. Speak with a mental health professional about your symptoms and be connected with appropriate care.
Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Australia (PANDA)

PANDA

Phone: 1300 726 306

Mon-Fri 9am -7.30pm AEST/AEDT

Perinatal anxiety and depression support for women, men and families during pregnacy and the first year of parenthood.
Gidget Foundation Australia Gidget Provides support for Perinatal Depression and Anxiety, including telehealth
Relationships Australia NSW Relationships Australia Relationships support, counselling services and relationship education programs
Mind the Bump Mindfullness Meditation APP Mind the Bump APP Mindfulness meditation APP to support families menatl and emotional wellbeing preparation for new baby and becoming a parent

Monash University

What Were We Thinking! (WWWT)

What Were We Thinking! Information about common experiences of many parents in the early months or parenthood. An APP is also available
Smiling Mind Smiling Mind Mindfulness Mindfullness information including a daily mindfulness and meditation guide in a free APP
Family Planning NSW Family Planning Reproductive and sexual health advice, including a talkline
Sydney North Primary Health Network Sydney North Health Network Health Information, accessing GPs and other health professionals
NSW Government - Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages NSW Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages How to register the birth of your new baby
Australian Government - Department of Human Services: Medicare Use your Parent Pack to enrol in Medicare How to enrol your baby in Medicare
After Hours Visiting Doctor Services

National Home Doctor Service: 13SICK

Sydney Medical Service Co-operative Ltd: 1300 HOMEGP

myhomeGP: 1300 968 737

In the after hours period you can phone for a home visiting doctor service that will visit in your home
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