Prenatal and Postnatal Resources
Australian Breastfeeding Association (AUS)
The Australian Breastfeeding Association promotes and provides support for breastfeeding. Services include the helpline, online forum, information, products and classes.
1800 MUM 2 MUM (1800 686 268) (24 hours)
Prenatal and postnatal mental health
Beyond Blue (AUS)
Beyond Blue provides information about mental health, support and referrals.
Tel: 1300 22 4636 (24 hours)
Mindhealth connect (AUS)
Connect with mental health services and information.
PANDA offers information, support and referrals to women and their families who are experiencing post and antenatal mental health issues.
Tel: 1300 726 306 (10am to 5pm, AEDT)
Lifeline provides crisis support.
Tel: 13 11 14 (24 hours)
Prenatal Health Advice
Pregnancy, Birth and Baby Hotline (AUS)
This federal government hotline provides counselling and advice on fertility, pregnancy and newborn care.
Tel: 1800 882 436 (24 hours)
Health Direct (AUS)
Speak to a registered nurse or a GP for health advice and information.
Tel: 1800 022 222 (24 hours)
Mothersafe offers free phone counselling for women and their healthcare providers about exposures to medicines and other substances during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Tel: 02 9382 6539 (Sydney metropolitan area) or 1800 647 848 (non-metropolitan New South Wales) (9am to 5pm, NSW time)
Miscarriage and Stillbirth Support
SIDS and Kids (AUS)
SIDS and Kids provides bereavement support to families who have experienced the death of a child from conception to six years of age, regardless of the cause. This includes miscarriage, stillbirth and newborn death.
Tel: 1800 651 186 (24 hours)
Sands – Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society (AUS)
Sands provides support to parents and families who experience reproductive loss through miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth and newborn death.
Tel: 1300 0 726 37 (24 hours)
Free telephone counselling:
Parentlink (ACT): 13 34 27 (8.30am to 5pm, Monday to Friday), parentlink.act.gov.au
Parentline (NSW): 1300 1300 52 (9am to 9pm weekdays, 4 to 9pm weekends), parentline.org.au
Parentline (NT, QLD): 1300 30 1300 (8am to 10pm), parentline.com.au
Parent Helpline (SA): 1300 364 100 (24 hours), parenting.sa.gov.au
Parenting Line (TAS): 1300 808 178 (24 hours), dhhs.tas.gov.au
Parentline (VIC): 12 22 89 (8am to midnight), parentline.vic.gov.au
Parenting WA Line (WA): 08 6279 1200 or 1800 654 432 (24 hours)
Pregnancy Help Australia (AUS)
Pregnancy Help Australia offers support and information to women, their partners and families when they are experiencing distress or hardship as the result of pregnancy or pregnancy loss.
Its website also provides links to local support agencies.
Tel: 1300 792 798 (ACT, NSW, QLD, VIC) or 1300 655 656 (NT, SA, TAS, WA) (24 hours)
Tresillian offers parenting guidance for a child’s early years, including advice on breastfeeding, settling and sleeping, nutrition and postnatal depression.
Tel: 1300 272 736 (7am to 11pm, New South Wales time)
Child Abuse Prevention Services (AUS)
Tel: 1800 688 009 (24 hours)
Domestic Abuse and Family Violence
1800RESPECT offers telephone and online counselling for people experiencing domestic abuse, family violence or sexual assault.
Tel: 1800 737 732 (24 hours)
Relationships Australia (AUS)
Resources for couples, individuals and families to enhance and support relationships.
Tel: 1300 364 277 (24 hours)