Other Support Services
Please find below links to other helpful resources and support:
Australasian Birth Trauma Association
The Australasian Birth Trauma Association is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to supporting women and their families who have sustained physical and/or psychological birth trauma. Our aim is to increase awareness and help support healthcare professionals through education and connection.
Beyond Blue creates mentally healthy environments and supports people across Australia – whatever their age and wherever they live.
Please click here to visit the Beyond Blue website
Centre of Perinatal Excellence (COPE) is a not-for-profit organisation devoted to reducing the impacts of emotional and mental health problems in the pre and postnatal periods.
Please click here to visit the COPE website
Karitane provides residential units for mothers experiencing problems during the postnatal period, parenting services, and a home visiting service.
Careline – 1300 227 464
Please click here to visit the Karitane website
Lifeline is a national charity providing all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services.
If you need help call 13 11 14
Please click here to visit the Lifeline website
PANDA’s national helpline is available to provide support and information to families experiencing perinatal depression and anxiety.
Callers are supported by someone who really understands how they are feeling and knows how to help them take the first step to recovery. Many of PANDA’s trained counsellors – a combination of professional staff and peer support volunteers – have experienced PNDA themselves.
Please click here to visit the PANDA website
If you need immediate support please call 1300 726 306
Mon-Sat 9.00am to 7.30pm (AEST)
Peach Tree Perinatal Wellness
A safe space for parents and families. Building a village of support by promoting a positive culture around emotional well-being and parenthood.
Please click here to visit the Peach Tree Perinatal Wellness website
Perinatal Wellbeing Centre
Perinatal Wellbeing Centre is a community based non-government organisation providing support to families in the Australian Capital Territory.
Please click here to visit the Perinatal Wellbeing Centre website
Rainbow Families’ mission as a charity is to support, celebrate, empower and advocate for Rainbow Families at every stage of their lives. They are a voice for those lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) parents and their kids that mainstream society often neglects, forgets, ignores and discriminates against.
Raising Children Network
Raising Children Network provides free, reliable, up-to-date and independent information to help your family grow and thrive together. Funded by the Australian Government, reviewed by experts and non-commercial, so you know you can trust us.
St John of God Health Care
A range of services are provided for mothers, fathers and babies including:
Mother and Baby Residential Care Unit (02) 9715 9200
Professional Support Service in Blacktown: Raphael Centre (02) 9839 0900
The Black Dog Institute
The Black Dog Institute is a translational research institute that aims to reduce the incidence of mental illness and the stigma around it, to actively reduce suicide rates and empower everyone to live the most mentally healthy lives possible.
Please click here to visit the Black Dog Institute website
Tresillian Family Care Centres
Tresillian provides guidance to new parents, a residential service, an outreach home-visiting service and support groups. Advice is also provided to parents through their phone service and online support.
Parent Help Line – 1300 272 736
Please click here to visit the Tresillian website
The Pink Elephants Support Network
Pink Elephants provides much needed empathy, validation and connection to those experiencing miscarriage and early pregnancy loss. We have been there and are here for you. We are so sorry for your loss.
Please click here to visit The Pink Elephants Support Network