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Rural and remote living

There are many benefits to parenting in the country and remote areas but your child may have reduced access to education, doctors and other health amenities. There are many facilities you have access to such as eHealth support, rural health services and other support services provided by the government and local community groups as well as financial assistance.

Maternity services in rural Australia

If you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy and live in a rural or remote part of Australia, you will want to find out how to get the care and support...

Parenting in the country

There are resources available for parents in the country. Find out more about the support networks, education, healthcare services accessible in rural...

Health services for rural families

Learn more about rural health services such as the Patient Assisted Travel scheme, telehealth, access to hospitals, pregnancy and childbirth care.

eHealth support for rural families

Here is a trusted listing of health support resources available online, via video or by the telephone for children and families living in the country ...

Rural child safety

Learn more about child safety on farms and rural properties such as water hazards, animal stings and bites and sun safety and what to do if your child...

Education for rural families

Learn more about the options for education for your child in rural areas from childcare facilities and early learning programs to going to school.

Financial support for rural families

Many families with children and babies live in rural and remote areas. Find out what financial assistance is available to families in the country.

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COVID-19 FACT SHEET: PARENTING IN RURAL AND REMOTE AUSTRALIA

COVID-19 FACT SHEET: PARENTING IN RURAL AND REMOTE AUSTRALIA Expectant and new parents in rural and remote areas of Australia have faced one of the toughest and most challenging years in their lives thus far

Read more on Gidget Foundation Australia website

Flying Doctor Mental Health programs | Royal Flying Doctor Service

The Royal Flying Doctor Service provides Mental Health programs and services to those living in rural and remote Australia.

Read more on Royal Flying Doctor Service website

PATS | SA Health

PATS provides some reimbursement to country patients and approved escorts for travel and accommodation costs.

Read more on SA Health website

Risk factors for Perinatal Anxiety - Gidget Foundation

Risk Factors Perinatal depression and anxiety can strike anyone: first-time parents, experienced parents, older parents, younger parents, and parents from all socioeconomic backgrounds and cultures

Read more on Gidget Foundation Australia website

Who can diagnose autism? - Autism Awareness Australia

A comprehensive guide to autism assessment and diagnosis, including the requirements for each individual state and territory.

Read more on Autism Awareness Australia website

Immunisation - information on the diseases covered | Sydney Children's Hospitals Network

Today, we have vaccines which protect children against many diseases

Read more on Sydney Children's Hospitals Network website

Immunisation | Sydney Children's Hospitals Network

Today, we have vaccines which protect children against many diseases

Read more on Sydney Children's Hospitals Network website

Diabetes

Diabetes is a chronic health condition where the body has difficulty processing the carbohydrates in food because the pancreas does not make enough insulin, or the insulin produced is ineffective, or a combination of both.

Read more on WA Health website

Engaging with families and children - Emerging Minds

Engaging with families and children Emerging Minds, Australia, 2018 Related to Child and family Contents: Partnerships Contacting children and families Children and young people Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People Culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds Socially and economically diverse backgrounds Remuneration Engagement Relationship building Orientation Organising meetings or focus groups Support Video footage Partnerships Before identifying and contacting people to partner with, know what your goal and purpose is and have ways of communicating them clearly

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