Healthy Families, from beyondblue is all about giving you the information, knowledge and confidence to support the young people in your life – whether you’re a parent, guardian, grandparent, a favourite uncle or an awesome auntie. With a special focus on mental health and wellbeing, the site is especially helpful for new parents.
ParentWorks is a free online program for Australian parents and caregivers of children aged 2 to 16. It provides evidence-based parenting strategies to improve parenting skills, confidence and child behaviour.
Becky Wauchope spent an extended stay in hospital with her young son and learned the hard way, how to navigate the hospital environment and to make the best of a bad situation for her child, herself and for other family members. In her book Becky shares her experiences and offers practical advice for parents and carers.
Reach Out have introduced a new service to help parents help teenagers. On this site you will find fact sheets, stories, practical tips and tools covering a range of topics, issues and experiences that are relevant to teenagers aged 12–18 years.
The Office of the Children’s eSafety Commissioner can help you make a complaint, find someone to talk to and provide advice and strategies for dealing with these issues.
ABC Parenting is a one stop location for advice on raising children from pregnancy all the way through to school years. To deliver the best information, the ABC has partnered with the Raising Children Network to present factual content about everything from health and nutrition to appropriate media and games.
Resourcing Parents provides parenting education information to parents and carers of children aged 0-18 years. The site is funded by the NSW government to support families.
On the Raising Children website, parents will find reliable and scientifically validated information and resources to support them in the day-to-day work of raising children and looking after their own needs. The website is growing all the time and covers a broad range of up-to-date parenting topics.
The Benevolent Society works with families who just need a little support, providing parenting programs, playgroups, counselling, child care, parenting groups, home visiting and prenatal and postnatal health services. They provide intensive support to families where children have experienced abuse and neglect and offer specialised support to families with a child or young person affected by mental illness and support young people who care for a family member with a disability or mental illness.
The Women's and Children's Health Network examines many issues relating to the emotional health of children and young people, and common behaviour problems.
Good Beginnings’ programs build better outcomes for children and their families in vulnerable communities through effective early intervention and practical parenting programs, so every Australian child has the opportunity for a good beginning in life. Their programs are free and are held in various locations around the country.
The Australian Children's Foundation recognises that all parents need support and information at different times, for different reasons and that seeking out and using support is a vital port of parenting. Their site has resources on different aspects of parenting and the content is available in many community languages.
PALM is a residential treatment program for young people (aged 13 – 17) to address drug and alcohol, mental health, family dysfunction and criminality issues. The program offers counselling, family therapy, group work, vocational/educational modules and recreational activities.The PALM locations are in NSW and the ACT .
KidsMatter is an Australian mental health and wellbeing initiative set in primary schools and in early childhood education and care services. Its website has many useful resources for parents and families.
Headspace is a national mental heath organisation dedicated to supporting young people aged 12-25. Get the information you need on mental health and out how you can support your child. Learn about headspace services and how they can help you and read the real experiences of other parents.
Novelist David Mitchell looks back on the heartbreak – and joy – of learning that his son had autism. Also features an extract from the book by a young Japanese boy that helped him