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Help and Support for Parents in Canberra ACT

Help for Parents & Families

  • Australian Breastfeeding Association (formerly Nursing Mothers’ Association of Australia)
  • Australian Children’s Contact Services Association Inc – A non-profit association which promotes sound analysis of the role and limitations of supervised parent/child contact services, provides a network for members and promotes quality in service provision
  • Australian Parents Council represents the views and interests of parents whose children are attending non-government schools.
  • Bears of Hope – Support and guidance for parents who have lost their baby during pregnancy, birth or infancy. Bears of Hope offers face to face and online support groups, highly informative website, Bears Of Hope Keepsakes, phone and email support, home and hospital visits, Healing Hearts Newsletter, grief and loss library, community events
  • Boys Forward – Our boys need help in this rapidly changing world to step forward into frontline positions and not remain as background workers.
  • CAPERS Bookstore – Specialising in books on pregnancy and birth, fertility issues, midwifery, breastfeeding, parenting and grief; and teaching resources for midwifery and childbirth education.
  • Domestic Violence Crisis Service  – 24 hours, seven days a week crisis service for men and women.
  • The Fragile X Association of Australia – Information and telephone support groups as well as state-based volunteer support groups for parents.
  • Lone Fathers Association of Australia
  • Menslink: Free mentoring and counselling programs for young men aged 12-15 in the Canberra region.
  • National Child Protection Clearinghouse  – An information, advisory and research unit focused on the prevention of child abuse and neglect and associated family violence.
  • Office for Children, Youth and Family Support
  • PANDSI (Post & Ante Natal Depression Support & Information Inc.) provides support, health promotion, advocacy, perinatal mental health education and referral information for families in the Canberra and ACT region who are experiencing Ante Natal Depression (AND) or Post Natal Depression (PND). Our services are designed to complement existing mental health services and improve the perinatal mental health of ACT women and their families. PANDSI aims to develop strengths and skills to cope with depression and anxiety related to pregnancy, birth and early parenting. Our services include telephone support, one-on-one support, day support group, exercise classes and support, yoga evening support, partners information evening, pram walk, play group and library.
  • Parent Link – Information, tips and community services directory.
  • Parents without Partners Canberra.
  • PFLAG – Australian site for the worldwide organisation supporting the Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays.
  • Pregnancy Loss Australia (formerly known as Teddy Love Club) is a national support program for bereaved families who suffer the loss of their baby or babies from miscarriage, stillbirth, termination for foetal abnormality and neo natal loss through our early support program and professional support services. The program operates in every state of Australia with the program provided to every maternity hospital across the country. We are leading the way in providing professional support, guidance and comfort to bereaved parents, their families and friends. We provide a range of support services including: • Ongoing Professional Counselling • Free Professional Telephone Counselling • Free Call 1800 Bereavement Support Line • Online Bereavement Support groups • Support Group Meetings • Bear Giving Program • Informative Resource Pack • National Grief & Loss Library • Australia Wide Newsletter
  • Raising Children Network – everyday tips for raising kids.
  • Relationships Australia  – Provides a range of relationship support services.
  • SIDS and Kids ACT is the only local, community-based healthcare organisation committed to “Caring for Families, Saving Babies Lives” through the provision of high quality, comprehensive bereavement support for families, safe sleeping education programs to the community and targeted prevention of unexplained stillbirths through research and education.
  • Troubled Teens  – Provides parents with articles and advice on dealing with their problem teenagers.
  • White Wreath Association Inc. TM Action Against Suicide
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