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 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 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 is a 24 hour call centre for non urgent health advice. Phone 1800 022 222.
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 offers parents support in all aspects of parenting and provides information about resources available.
Parent Easy Guides
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.