1. Family, Parenting and Relationships



    Services/programs

      Direct Support & Counselling

    • Australian Association of Family Therapy (AAFT)

      Provides information about family therapy and the support they offer.  Also provides a...

      Contact: 03 9429 9938

      Provided by: Australian Association of Family...

      Referral by: Anyone

    • Caring Mums (NCJWA)

      Provides emotional support to women who may feel isolated, anxious or lack confidence in...

      Contact: 9044 5405

      Provided by: National Council of Jewish Women...

      Referral by: Anyone

    • Children's Assessment and Family Case Planning (Launch Housing)

      Provides assessment, recommendations enhanced case management for eligible children and families.

      Contact: 8626 5500

      Provided by: Launch Housing (A merger between...

      Referral by: Referral from a Family Violence and Housing support...

    • Community Bubs (Family Life)

      Provides intensive support for families who have an infant.

      Contact: 8599 5433

      Provided by: Family Life

      Referral by: Anyone

    • Creating Capable Communities (Family Life)

      Provides programs and supports to strengthen a family's connection to their community.

      Contact: 9784 0650

      Provided by: Family Life

      Referral by: Anyone

    • Family Support Service (ATA)

      Provides assistance to families in crisis and ensure the safety, stability and development of...

      Contact: 9583 4744 or 0414 597 872

      Provided by: Australian Turkish Association (ATA)

      Referral by: Anyone

    • Family Support Services (City of Kingston)

      Provides a support service for families who have children and who are experiencing some...

      Contact: 9581 4860

      Provided by: City of Kingston

      Referral by: Referrals received through ChildFirst

    • Indigenous Women and Children Program (Star Heatlh)

      Provides information, advice and support to Aboriginal women and families.

      Contact: 9525 1300

      Provided by: Star Health

      Referral by: Anyone

    • Infant Team (The Alfred)

      Provides a range of wellbeing services for infants and their parents and carers. See eligibility...

      Contact: 8552 0555

      Provided by: The Alfred Hospital

      Referral by: Anyone

    • Men's Behavioural Change Program (Family Life)

      Provides men with an opportunity to learn and use alternatives to behaving in an abusive or...

      Contact: 8599 5433

      Provided by: Family Life

      Referral by: Anyone

    • SIDS and Kids Bereavement Support Services

      Provides assistance to families who have experienced the sudden and unexpected death of a baby or...

      Contact: Bereavement Support Telephone Line...

      Provided by: SIDS and Kids

      Referral by: Anyone

    • South Eastern Multiple Birth Association (SEMBA)

      Provides a support group for multiple birth families, run by parents of multiples.  Also...

      Provided by: South Eastern Multiple Birth...

      Referral by: Anyone

    • Young and Pregnant Parenting Program (YAPP)

      Provides pregnancy and parenting support for young mothers.

      Contact: 9611 2458

      Referral by: Referrals typically are received via housing access...

    • Youth and Family Counselling (BBCH)

      Provides counselling, parenting support and mediation between family members for parents and...

      Contact: 9575 5322

      Provided by: Connect Health & Community

      Referral by: Anyone

    • Family, Parenting and Relationships

    • Amaze Information Service

      The Amaze Information Support Line provides support to autistic people, their supporters, their...

      Contact: 1300 308 699

      Provided by: Amaze

      Referral by: Anyone

    • Bayside Toy Library

      Bayside Toy Library provides children aged 3 months to 10 years with access to over 3,000 toys,...

      Contact: 0447 985 221

      Provided by: Partnership - Bayside Toy Library &...

      Referral by: Anyone, Anyone

    • Breastfeeding Counsellors (ABA)

      Provides information, support and assistance to increase skills and confidence in breastfeeding....

      Contact: 1800 686 268

      Provided by: Australian Breastfeeding Association

      Referral by: Anyone

    • Breastfeeding Drop-In Centre

      Provides a range of breastfeeding supports including a drop-in centre suitable for families...

      Contact: 9791 4644

      Provided by: Australian Breastfeeding Association

      Referral by: Anyone

    • Eating Disorders Family and Friends Support Group

      Provides family members, partners and friends concerned about a someone with an eating...

      Contact: 1300550236

      Referral by: Anyone

    • Family and Relationship Services (Family Life)

      Provides relationship counselling for individuals, couples and children at all stages of the...

      Contact: 9784 0650

      Provided by: Family Life

      Referral by: Anyone

    • Family Violence Counselling (SECASA)

      Provides counselling and advocacy to adults, children and young people who have experienced...

      Contact: 9928 8741

      Provided by: South Eastern Centre Against Sexual...

      Referral by: Anyone

    • FMC Mediation and Counselling Victoria

      Provides family counselling, mediation for families with adolescents, parenting education (group...

      Contact: 9556 5333

      Provided by: Family Mediation and Counselling...

      Referral by: Anyone

    • Play Connections

      Provides a facilitated playgroup to strengthen relationships between family members and...

      Contact: 9579 5333

      Provided by: Connect Health & Community

      Referral by: Anyone

    • Sexual Assault Counselling (SECASA)

      Provides counselling for victims and survivors of sexual assault. The centre works with...

      Contact: 9928 8741

      Provided by: South Eastern Centre Against Sexual...

      Referral by: Anyone

    • Sexual Assault Crisis Response (SECASA)

      Provides sexual assault and family violence crisis response to children, adults and non offending...

      Contact: 9594 2289 or 1800 806 292

      Provided by: South Eastern Centre Against Sexual...

      Referral by: Anyone

    • Supported Playgroups (City of Kingston)

      Provides a range of playgroups supported and facilitated by qualified staff.

      Contact: 9581 4966

      Provided by: City of Kingston

      Referral by: Anyone

    • Legal & Court Related

    • Children's Contact Services & Parenting Orders Program (Family Life)

      Provides children's contact services for seperated families including transfers of...

      Contact: 9784 0650

      Provided by: Family Life

      Referral by: Anyone

    • Phone & Web

    • How is Dad Going?

      Provides a website and telephone helpline to provide advice and support to help dads look after...

      Contact: 1300 726 306

      Provided by: PANDA - Perinatal Anxiety &...

      Referral by: Anyone

    • Maternal and Child Health Line

      Provides parents with telephone information, support and guidance regarding child health,...

      Contact: 13 22 29

      Provided by: Department of Education and...

      Referral by: Anyone

    • MensLine Australia

      Provides telephone and online support and information for men on a range of issues including...

      Contact: 1300 789 978

      Provided by: MensLine Australia

      Referral by: Anyone

    • Parentline Victoria (DET)

      Provides a telephone counselling service to parents and carers of children to explore a variety...

      Contact: 13 22 89

      Provided by: Department of Education and...

      Referral by: Anyone

    • Pregnancy, Birth & Baby

      Provides information, referral and/or support to pregnant women, partners and families or new...

      Contact: 1800 882 436

      Provided by: Healthdirect Australia

      Referral by: Anyone

    • Supported Playgroups, Parenting & Education Programs

    • Family Violence Group Support (The Salvation Army)

      Provides a number of different groups for children and women who have experienced family violence.

      Contact: 9536 7797

      Provided by: The Salvation Army

      Referral by: Anyone

    • Peek-a-Boo (Emerge)

      Provides a group environment to support bonding and attachment for mother's and infants who...

      Contact: 4410 7016

      Provided by: Emerge

      Referral by: Anyone

    • Playgroups (SEMBA)

      Provides a playgroup environment for parents of multiples (twins or higher order...

      Email: sembanewparent@hotmail.com

      Provided by: South Eastern Multiple Birth...

      Referral by: Anyone

    • Safe Sleeping Education Programs

      Provides information about how to sleep your baby safely to reduce the risk of SIDS or fatal...

      Contact: 1300 308 307

      Provided by: SIDS and Kids

      Referral by: Anyone

    • Saturday Dad's Supported Playgroup (City of Kingston)

      Provides a faciliated playgroup with a focus on father-child interactions.

      Contact: 9581 4966

      Provided by: City of Kingston

      Referral by: Anyone

    • Supported Playgroup (Playgroup Victoria)

      Provides valuable opportunities for children to learn and develop through play. Supported...

      Contact: 1800 171 882

      Provided by: Playgroup Victoria

      Referral by: Anyone

    • Yumi Supported Playgroup (Moongala)

      Provides a supported playgroup environment for mothers experiencing anxiety or depression....

      Contact: 9570 3468

      Provided by: Moongala Women's Community House

      Referral by: Anyone