il nido Children’s Centre

Family Support

Family Practitioner

At il nido, we have a Family Practitioner who works with families to help and connect them to the right support services to maintain safe and nurturing relationships for the development of their children. They can provide counselling and help with mental health issues, housing, domestic violence and drug and alcohol issues, as well as provide advocacy services. Please speak to a staff member if you would like to access this service.

Support for parents and carers

Being a parent is one of life’s greatest joys, but we know it can also be tough at times. That’s why we’re here to offer support and guidance when you need it. We’ve compiled a list of useful numbers and services that may be helpful for you or someone you know.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Services

The Aboriginal Health Service provides advice for Aboriginal people of all ages about health services and programs including links to community groups and health care centres.

Alcohol and Drug Information Service

The Alcohol and Drug Information Service offers a 24 hour confidential telephone counselling service. Phone 1300 131 340.

Beyond Blue

Beyond Blue helps with depression and anxiety.

Child Abuse Report Line

The Child Abuse Report Line is a 24 hour report line. Phone 131478.

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services confidential therapy services for children, young people and their families who are having difficulties in emotional, behavioural and/or social areas of their lives.

Child and Family Health Centres

To make an appointment at your local Child and Family Health Centre phone 1300 733 606.

Disability Services

Disability Services  provide a range of specialist community and accommodation services to people with disability, and their families and carers.

The Domestic Violence Helpline

The Domestic Violence helpline provides a free 24 hour helpline offering counselling, support, information and referrals. Phone 1800 800 098.

Financial Counselling and Support

Uniting Communities services are free, independent and confidential. Their financial counsellors are non-judgmental, qualified professionals and provide information, support and advocacy to people in financial difficulty.

Health Direct

Health Direct is a 24 hour call centre for non urgent health advice. Phone 1800 022 222.

Housing SA

Housing SA provides housing and accommodation options including emergency and crisis accommodation, accessible and community housing, and public housing and rental assistance.

Medicines and Drug Information Centre

The Medicines and Drug Information Centre provides information on using medicines in pregnancy, while breastfeeding or for children.
Phone (08) 8161 7222.

Parenting SA

Parenting SA offers parents support in all aspects of parenting and provides information about resources available.

Parent Easy Guides

Parent Easy Guides contain simple, easy-to-read information on many of the issues faced by parents from birth through adolescence

Parent Helpline

The Parent Helpline provides telephone information, counselling and support at any time 7 days a week. Phone 1300 364 100

Raising Children Network

The Raising Children Network provides a complete resource for parenting newborns to teenagers.


Quitline provides help to quit smoking. Phone 137 848.

Women’s and Children’s Health Network

The Women’s and Children’s Health Network provides practical health and development information for parents, carers and young people.