Links to other services

Children’s Health Services/Resources

 

Maternal and Child Health

The Maternal and Child Health Service provides free services for child health and development from birth until children reach school age. The service also provides referrals to other professionals and links to local community.

http://www.education.vic.gov.au/childhood/parents/mch

 

The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH)

Kids Health Info Fact Sheets provide information for parents and adolescents on  medical conditions and services available at RCH hospital to help learn and increase understanding of the child’s medical condition and treatment.

Kids Healthy Info Fact Sheets can be found on

http://www.rch.org.au/kidsinfo/

 

Children’s Mental Health/Sexual Abuse Services

The Royal Children’s Hospital

RCH Mental Health is a public mental health service for children and young people who live in the Western Metropolitan Region of Melbourne and are between 0-15 years of age: For more information go to:

http://www.rch.org.au/mhs/

 

Headspace

Headspace is the National Youth Mental Health Foundation that assists young people from 12-25 with

  • General health
  • Mental health and counselling
  • Education, employment and other services
  • Alcohol and other drug services

http://www.headspace.org.au/

 

Gatehouse Centre

The Gatehouse Centre provides sexual abuse/sexual behavioral/crisis support/after hours services for children and young people and their families who reside in the Western metropolitan region and part of the Northern metro region of Melbourne:

www.rch.org.au/gatehouse

 

Mental Health Resources

The Royal Children’s Hospital

RCH Mental Health Publications, Factsheets, Brochures and useful links can be found on:

http://www.rch.org.au/mhs/publications/Publications_IMHP/

 

Kidsmatter

KidsMatter is an Australian mental health and wellbeing initiative funded by the Australian Government and Beyondblue. The website contains a range Associated information sheets to help families support children’s mental health, wellbeing and development with practical information and tips, and recognise  if and when professional help is needed.

 Information sheets can be found on this link:

http://www.kidsmatter.edu.au/families/information-sheets/information-sheet-index

 

Panda provides information about antenatal and post-natal depression support.

http://www.panda.org.au/

 

Youth Services

Reconnect

Reconnect is an early intervention program that aims to prevent youth homelessness among young people aged between 12-18 years that may be caused by family conflict. 

http://connections.org.au/

 

Parenting Services

ParentsLink

Mackillop’s ParentsLink service provides culturally appropriate parent education and support services through groupwork, playgroups and individual sessions aimed at strengthening parent’s relationships with their children and developing their understanding of reasons behind their children’s behaviour and better strategies to respond.

http://www.mackillop.org.au/Familycommunityservices

 

Parentline Victoria

Parentline Victoria provides a statewide counselling service to parents and carers of children from 0-18 years of age:

http://www.education.vic.gov.au/parentline

 

Tweddle Child and Family Health Service

Tweddle is an intervention and prevention health service with a focus on families in Victoria's north and west

http://www.tweddle.org.au/

 

Playgroup Victoria

Playgroup Victoria assists all Victorian families discover the benefits of playgroup.

http://www.playgroup.org.au/

 

Parenting Information

Bringing out the best in your baby- Enjoying your baby’s development in the first twelve months of life

http://kidshealth.schn.health.nsw.gov.au/

 

Raising Children Network –

Raising Children Network is an Australian resource for parenting newborns to teens:

http://raisingchildren.net.au/

 

Women’s Services

Women’s Health West (WHW) is the women’s health service for the western metropolitan region of Melbourne.

http://whwest.org.au/

 

Women’s Information Referral Exchange (WIRE) provides Victorian women with free and confidential support, information and referrals on any issues statewide. 

http://www.wire.org.au/

 

Resources for Women

Women’s Health West publishes reports, brochures, fact sheets and training manuals on women’s health and family violence

http://whwest.org.au/resources/

 

Safety plan

WHW Safety plan guide for staying safe from violence

http://whwest.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Safety_Plan2.pdf

 

Resources for Fathers

Raising Children Network

http://raisingchildren.net.au/fathers/fathers.html

 

Engaging Fathers

Engaging Fathers in Child and Family Services publication

http://www.aifs.gov.au/cafca/pubs/sheets/ps/ps2.pdf

 

Aboriginal Child and Family Services

VACCA is the lead Aboriginal child and family welfare organisation in Victoria, protecting and promoting the rights of Aboriginal children, young people, families and the community: 

http://www.vacca.org/