Centrelink supports parents with Child Care Benefit and Child Care Rebate entitlements.

ACECQA is an independent national authority. As the name suggests, one of ACECQA’s many roles is to educate and inform the wider community about the importance of improving outcomes in children’s education and care. We also provide governments, the sector and families with access to the most current research to ensure NQF policy and service delivery is in line with best practice across the country.

A national register that records vaccinations given to children under 7 years of age.

The Department of Social Services aspires to be Australia’s pre-eminent social policy agency. Their mission is to improve the lifetime well-being of people and families in Australia.

UnitingCare Community is one of the state's largest community service providers, offering Lifeline services, child and family care, counselling, disability support and social inclusion programs throughout Queensland.

Beyond Blue is working to reduce the impact of depression and anxiety in the community by raising awareness and understanding, empowering people to seek help, and supporting recovery, management and resilience.

Lifeline provides crisis support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on 13 11 14

Kids Helpline is Australia's only free, private and confidential, telephone and online counselling service specifically for young people aged between 5 and 25. It provides a free and safe service for children and young people when in need. The site also provides information for parents and a Parentline. This is a confidential telephone counselling service providing professional counselling and support for parents and those who care for children.
The aim of Parentline is to nurture and support positive, caring relationships between parents, children, teenagers and significant other people who are important to the well-being of families.

early childhood
Early Childhood Australia is backed by over 50 years of producing innovative and essential early childhood material. We have dedicated team of editors and designers who are passionate about their work and can guarantee the excellence and usefulness of our publications. All publications are quality assured, up to date and written by experienced early childhood professionals.

one place
Online community service directory for Queensland parents, families and professionals looking to find support.
oneplace lists everything you need, from parenting groups to domestic and family violence support services.

qld government
A Queensland Government site where to find support, information and other parenting resources, including advice on raising children and connecting with other parents.

playgroup australia
Playgroup Australia is the peak organisation for playgroups in Australia. Our members are the state and territory playgroup organisations that provide and support local playgroups.

practical parenting
A site with a lot of practical support for parents of children of all ages.

raising children
A website of free, reliable, up-to-date and independent information to help your family grow and thrive together. They are funded by the Australian Government, reviewed by experts and non-commercial. Designed for busy families and full of tips and tricks for you to try, our content is easy to find and easy to digest. They have the answers to hundreds of parenting questions, where and when you need them. Their articles, videos and interactive resources are tailored to different ages and stages, taking you from nurturing a newborn to raising a confident, resilient teen - and helping you to look after yourself as a parent too.

Multilink Community Services focus is on Challenging Boundaries Together. They continue to grow from strength to strength delivering services to all of our communities since 1990. Their mission is to develop and deliver the new model of comprehensive self-sustaining services to Community. Above all they value Respect, Professionalism, Quality, Commitment, Creativity and Innovation.

family child connect
Family and Child Connect can help with a range of family and parenting challenges. They will talk to you about your situation and work out the type of support you might find helpful. You can use this service as often as you need. This is no limit and no cost. Every family is different, so you will get advise and support specific to your situation - call 13 32 64 

Eheadspace is a confidential, free and secure space where young people aged 12 to 25 or their family can chat, email or speak on the phone with a qualified youth mental health professional   

Parentline provides a counselling, information and referral service for parents that operates seven days a week between am and 10pm. Phone 1300 30 1800.

The Animal Welfare League of Qld takes care of approximately 10,000 strayed and abandoned animals annually from South East Queensland. The AWLQ receives no Government funding for welfare work, relying predominantly on the community for support.

Mum Space – emotional health support tools for pregnant women and new mums

Playgroup Australia – connect with mums, dads, grandparents, carers and family members

Australian Mens Shed Association is funded by the Federal Government to provide initial and ongoing practical support for the development of all Mens Sheds.

1800 RESPECT - National sexual assault, domestic family violence counselling service for people living in Australia.

Australian Red Cross - Relief in times of crisis, care when it's needed most and commitment when others turn away. Red Cross is there for people in need, no matter who you are, no matter where you live.

Beacon is your portal to online applications for mental and physical disorders. A panel of health experts categorise, review and rate websites. These ratings are provided to you along with the site link and access information.

Black Dog Institute is a not-for-profit, educational, research, clinical and community-oriented facility offering specialist expertise in depression and bipolar disorder.

Carers Australia  Carers are an integral part of Australia's health system and are the foundation of our aged, disability, palliative and community care systems. Caring may include help and support in any of the activities of daily life of the person being cared for.  It may include physical and personal care and assistance such as dressing, lifting, showering, feeding or providing transport. Commonly carers are responsible for the management of medications.  Carers provide emotional, social or financial support.  Caring may also involve helping the person they are caring for to be organised, reminding them to attend appointments and dealing with emergencies. Australia has about 2.6 million carers or 12% of the population.

Defence Family Helpline 1800 624 608 Families can contact the Helpline 24-7 for support, information and connection with their local community.

E-couch is a self-help interactive program with modules for depression, generalised anxiety & worry, social anxiety, relationship breakdown, and loss & grief.  Established by Australian National University researchers, it provides evidence-based information and teaches strategies drawn from cognitive, behavioural and interpersonal therapies as well as relaxation and physical activity.

Living is for Everyone is a world-class suicide and self-harm prevention resource. Dedicated to providing the best available evidence and resources to guide activities aimed at reducing the rate at which people take their lives in Australia.

LivingWorks Australia's mission is to create learning experiences that help communities prevent suicide. We aim to provide sustainable, life-assisting resources in the community so that the benefits of our programs live on. We seek to promote suicide aware communities where people are more alert to suicide intervention opportunities.

MensLine Australia 1300 78 99 78

Mental Health First Aid first aid is the help given to an injured person before medical treatment can be obtained. Mental Health First Aid is the help provided to a person developing a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis. The first aid is given until appropriate professional treatment is received or until the crisis resolves.

Mental Illness Fellowship of Australia (MIFA) is a national network of service providers, with members in every state and territory working alongside individuals and families affected by serious mental illness.

MoodGYM is an innovative, interactive web program designed to prevent depression. It consists of five modules, an interactive game, anxiety and depression assessments, downloadable relaxation audio, a workbook and feedback assessment.  MoodGYM was designed and developed by staff at the Centre for Mental Health Research at the Australian National University.

myCompass is an interactive self-help service that aims to promote resilience and wellbeing for all Australians. myCompass is a guide to good mental health – it points you in the right direction. You can track your moods, write about them and view information and tips. You can also choose to do one of the modules designed to help you manage mild to moderate stress, anxiety and depression.

On Track aims to support the Australian community to achieve mental and physical health and wellbeing. There are many Australians who do not access health care services for a range of reasons such as distance and cost. Making services available online means that more people will be able to get help for their mental and physical health concerns. OnTrack offers free access to online programs, information, quizzes and advice.

PTSD Forum Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a life threatening, debilitating disorder that can break down a sufferer’s body through anxiety and stress. Further it poses a significant suicide risk resulting from the brains neurological imbalance and chemical depression. Sufferers often live in denial, thus this community is aimed at helping PTSD sufferers help themselves through others experiences, guidance and education. We are here for the sufferer, spouse and families surrounding PTSD. Spouses and family are too often forgotten in this equation, and often they receive all the worst that PTSD has to offer. If you're involved in any way with PTSD, get registered and help yourself now.

Reach Out Australia provides young people with the information, help, support, advice and connections they need to manage mental health.

Relationships Australia 1300 364 277

SANE Australia 1800 187 263

StandBy Response Service – Across Australia is a community based program that provides a 24 hour coordinated crisis response to assist families, friends and associates who have been bereaved through suicide

Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467 The Suicide Call Back Service provides crisis counselling to people at risk of suicide, carers for someone who is suicidal and those bereaved by suicide, 24 hours per day 7 days a week across Australia.

Suicide Prevention Australia

Young Carers are children and young people up to 25 years of age who help care in families where someone has an illness, a disability, a mental health issue or who has an alcohol or other drug problem.

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