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Parenting health assistance

We are very lucky to have many groups and organisations dedicated to health assistance for families. Some deal in health assistance for a specific illness affecting children, while offers offer health assistance in a particular area, such as asthma.

Check out the links below to find the health assistance you need, then click through to the website. As everyone’s health needs are different, we cannot recommend or endorse the accuracy of any of the information contained on these websites. Of course, if you are concerned about your health or the health of your family, you should always see your doctor or healthcare provider as a first step.

Australia

Australia Immunisation Program

An Australian Government health assistance program promoting free vaccinations for children.

After hours doctor home visits

If you or your child is sick and your regular GP is unavailable, call National Home Doctor Service for an after hours, bulk billed, doctor home visit. All their doctors carry starter packs of many common medications, meaning you can start treatment immediately and they send a patient report to your regular GP the next day. All home visits are Bulk Billed so you wont be out of pocket. Use their suburb locator on their home page to check if they cover your area.

Asthma Foundations

A fantastic site with multilingual resources to ensure everyone can get health assistance with asthma. Come here to get the latest, including the Foundations’ monthly magazine. This is particularly relevant because as much as 370 million people suffer from the syndrome worldwide.

beyondblue

If you or someone in your family suffers from depression, this website is a must for you. beyondblue is a national, independent, not-for-profit organisation that provides health assistance and raises awareness of various forms of depression, including postnatal.

Birth International

Specialists in birth and midwifery, including health assistance and support for midwives and expectant parents.

Birth Journey

Aussie midwife and lactation consultant Lois Wattis gives expert advice and health assistance on all aspects of pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding.

Post and Antenatal Depression

Here you’ll find comprehensive info and support services from Panda, a not-for-profit group that provides health assistance for anyone affected by post and antenatal depression, including partners and extended families.

Depression support and counseling

This is the website for Depression Counseling and Psychologist Services in Australia.

My Dr

Find lots of online health assistance on topics from A to Z at this comprehensive Australian medical site.

National Asthma Council Australia

A not-for-profit organisation working to improve outcomes and quality of life for people with asthma.

Ngala – Family Resource Centre

With 119 years of service, this W.A. provider of early parenting services is a mine of health assistance information and support.

Nutrition Australia

This community-based organisation provides health assistance in the form of information and expert advice on nutrition and healthy eating. This is valuble for both parents and parents to be.

Reflux Infants Support Association

If your baby or child suffers from this distressing condition, visit this site for health assistance and support.

St John Ambulance

Book a First Aid Course or buy a first aid kit from St Johns – a leading provider of first aid training in Australia.

Miscarriage management

A health assistance service provided by Sydney IVF.

New Zealand

Gastric Reflex Support Network

Health assistance and support for parents of infants and children that suffer from this distressing condition.

Plunket

Plunket is New Zealand’s largest provider of support services for the development, health and wellbeing of children under the age of 15.

Playcentre

Join your local Playcentre and enjoy all the benefits it offers families and children aged from 0 to school age such as a safe and secure learning environment.

Mothers Matter

The Postnatal Depression & Family/Whanau New Zealand Trust is especially for mothers, because the most risky time to become mentally unwell is after having a baby. You’ll find lots of valuable health assistance, information, help, stories and support at this comprehensive site.