Help and Support for Parents in Melbourne Victoria Australia

Parents & Families

  • Australian Breastfeeding Association (formerly Nursing Mothers’ Association of Australia)
  • Australian Children’s Contact Services Association Inc “ACCSA is a non-profit association which promotes sound analysis of the role and limitations of supervised parent / child contact (‘access’, ‘visitation’) 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.
  • The Fragile X Association of Australia – Information and telephone support groups as well as state-based volunteer support groups for parents.
  • Interchange Victoria – Community based, not-for-profit organisation that provides support to families who have a child with a disability.
  • Koala Group  – Helping kids fighting cancer.
  • Lone Fathers Association of Australia
  • Melbourne IVF
  • Men’s Rights Agency is a non-profit organisation providing advice about family separation, family law, shared parenting, child support, domestic violence, with access to legal, financial and counselling services.
  • National Child Protection Clearinghouse/  – An information, advisory and research unit focused on the prevention of child abuse and neglect and associated family violence.
  • Parentline  – Telephone counselling, information and referral service for parents and carers with children from birth to 18 years.
  • Parents without Partners Victoria.
  • 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.
  • Respite Victoria links you to the 8 regional disability respite websites in Victoria. Each regional website links you to the Respite Service Search (local and statewide), and has specific local information, news and events.
  • SIDS and Kids SIDS and Kids has broadened its service provision to support people who have been affected by the death of a child from any cause – not just Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).  This support incorporates perinatal deaths (including still birth and neonatal deaths), drowning, car accidents, sudden onset illnesses and any other cause of death.
  • Stepfamily Association of Victoria – Encouraging stepfamilies to survive and grow.
  • Tough Love
  • TRY Youth & Community Services: Run youth mentoring programs, kindergartens and training programs for unemployed. TRY’s programs include: vocational programs for the long-term unemployed, literacy & numeracy educational programs, employment programs for the disadvantaged sector of the community, supported accommodation for homeless students, 21 outside school hours care and holiday care programs for disabled and disadvantaged primary school-aged children, including programs conducted in rural locations of Victoria, preschool education through our 41 preschools particularly for those whose parents cannot afford preschool education for their children, and a support program designed to assist teenagers who care for their disabled or chronically ill parent or sibling.
  • Very Special Kids Children’s Hospice: Supporting families caring for children with life-threatening illnesses.
  • White Wreath Association Inc. Action Against Suicide
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