Information about the range of parenting programs and family services can be found on our Centre’s Information page.
Family services program
Family Practioners do this by providing:
Group programs for children on social and emotional wellbeing.
Group programs on parenting, relationships, social and emotional wellbeing and trauma.
A referral point for many issues affecting families.
Counselling to help with parenting issues, feelings and behaviours
Targeted Playgroups for parents and carers including Aboriginal families, dads and grandparents, new arrivals, refugees, teenage parents, foster carers, family day care educators, first time mums and children with disabilities.
These programs focus on parenting skills and child development and include early literacy, attachment, food, nutrition and exercise, and caring for children’s sensory, social and emotion, cognitive development as well as any learning and health needs.
Information about the range of parenting programs and family services available at Roxby Downs Children’s Centre can be found on our term calendars.
Support for parents and carers
Parenting is a rewarding yet challenging role. At times every parent needs help. The following is a list of other services that might help you or someone you know.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Services
The Aboriginal Health Service provides advice for Aboriginal people of all ages about health services and programs including links to community groups and health care centres
Alcohol and drug Information Service
The Alcohol and Drug Information Service offers a 24 hour confidential telephone counselling service. Phone 1300 131 340
Beyond Blue helps with depression and anxiety
Child Abuse Report Line
The Child Abuse Report Line is a 24 hour report line. Phone 131478
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services confidential therapy services for children, young people and their families who are having difficulties in emotional, behavioural and/or social areas of their lives
Child and Family Health Centres
To make an appointment at your local Child and Family Health Centre
phone 1300 733 606
Disability Services provide a range of specialist community and accommodation services to people with disability, and their families and carers.
The Domestic Violence Helpline
The Domestic Violence helpline provides a free 24 hour helpline offering counselling, support, information and referrals. Phone 1800 800 098
Financial Counselling and Support
Uniting Communities services are free, independent and confidential. Their financial counsellors are non-judgmental, qualified professionals and provide information, support and advocacy to people in financial difficulty.
Medicines and Drug Information Centre
Phone (08) 8161 7222
Parent Easy Guides
The Parent Helpline
Raising Children Network
Women’s and Children’s Health Network