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Police, Fire, Ambulance: Phone 000
Police attendance: Phone 131 444
Domestic Violence Helpline: Phone 1800 800 098
Poisons Information Line: Phone 13 11 26
Lifeline crisis support: Phone 13 11 14
Suicide Call Back Service for people at risk of suicide, and their carers: Phone 1300 659 467
Parent helpline (24 hours)
Advice for parents and carers on baby and child health and parenting, including feeding, settling babies and toilet training.
Phone 1300 364 100
Child and Family Health Service (CaFHS)
Appointments available from 9.00 am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday. Phone 1300 733 606
Child health nurses provide advice and support on baby and child health, development and parenting.
Child and Youth Health Information about a wide range of parenting topics, and pregnancy.
You can also find the My Health and Development Record (the Blue Book) (PDF 2.5 MB)
Find information, videos, books, blogs and online courses supporting positive approaches to guiding behaviour. Fees may apply to some resources.
- Happy Families - Dr Justin Coulson
- Parenting ideas - Michael Grose
- Aha Parenting - Dr Laura Markham
- Connective Parenting - Bonnie Harris
- Lives in the balance - Dr Ross Greene
- A fine parent - a group of parents
Raising Children Network
Information on raising babies, children and teens (in a number of languages)
Mental health and wellbeing
Cybersafety and cybercrime
Children with a disability
Special Education Resource unit
Phone 8235 2871
Metropolitan Youth Health (MY Health) young parent programs
Providing individual and group support before, during and after pregnancy and while you’re parenting. MY Health also has nurses, midwives, doctors and counsellors.
A program for young parents at Angle Vale
Phone 8243 5637
Centacare - young family support program
Parenting support and accommodation at a number of locations, including on-site learning programs where residents can complete their high school education.
Phone 8359 1022
Young Pregnant and Parenting Network
Supporting pregnant and parenting young people to make the right choices for themselves and their children.
Young people, body image and food
Eat for Health, Australian Government
The Australian Guide to Healthy Eating and other information about eating well.
Girls Make Your Move, Australian Government
Promoting sport and physical activity for girls.
Healthy Eating for Kids and Teens, South Australian Government
Tips for helping children and teens to eat well and be active.