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National helplines for Australian parenting and family support, advice and information


Is it an emergency?

Call triple zero (000) if you or someone else needs urgent medical help


Pregnancy, Birth and Baby
1800 882 436
Advice and support for parents and families

healthdirect
1800 022 222
24 hour health advice

Australian Breastfeeding Association
1800 686 268
Advice and support on breastfeeding

PANDA
1300 726 306
Parent support for anxiety and depression

Red Nose
1300 308 307
Infant grief and loss support

Beyond Blue
1300 224 636
Speak to a trained mental health professional

Lifeline
13 11 14
24 hour crisis support

Relationships Australia
1300 364 277
Relationship support for families

Miracle Babies Foundation
1300 622 243
Support for families with premature or sick babies

Sands
1300 308 307
24 hour pregnancy and infant loss

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Last reviewed: October 2020


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