Vision and mission
To provide accessible, evidence based services that support families to parent confidently. Through research, advocacy and collaboration Karitane promotes excellence in their care across a diverse community.
How Karitane can helpKaritane services are evidence based and delivered by a caring and highly trained professional team of child and family health nurses, paediatricians, social workers, psychologists and psychiatrists offering complete holistic care.
Karitane's team guides, supports and educates families through a wide range of services including:
- Parent helpline
- Parenting Centres
- Residential Services
- Virtual Home Visits
- Virtual Breastfeeding Clinics
- Mental Health Services
- Toddler Clinics - Internet - Parent Child Interaction Therapy
- Community Programs
Parents can self-refer or referrals can be made by child and family health nurses, GPs or health/ community professionals online at www.karitane.com.au/referral
Information lines / help lines
- Have a parenting question? Call the Karitane Careline and speak to a friendly and experienced child and family health nurse on 1300 CARING (1300 227 464). Remember, Karitane is there for you every step of the way.
- ForWhen — Mental health support for expecting and new parents. ForWhen provides new and expecting parents — mums, dads, and guardians — with a caring, supportive mental health navigation service, to guide you and your family throughout your perinatal journey, from conception, up until your child is 12 months old. It’s a national support line that connects you to the right service that can help you understand what you’re feeling and provide the guidance and support you need at the right time. All you need to do is call 1300 24 23 22 or visit forwhenhelpline.org.au.