Help, My Child's in Hospital

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.

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Reach out parents

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.

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Supporting families

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.

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Support for parents

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. 

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Headspace

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.

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