Support Services for Families
PARENTING CONNECTION - GREAT SOUTHERN - one to one parenting support, groups and workshops. Call Margot on 0448137192 or 98430077
NGALA Parenting Line - 1800111546 - available for country callers Monday to Sunday 8am to 8pm.
Raising Children Network - a list of services and support organisations for parents and families.
Relationships Australia - A leading provider of relationship support services for individuals, families and communities. We aim to support all people in Australia to achieve positive and respectful relationships.
Phone Albany office 6164 0530
Ngala - is a provider of Early Parenting and Early Childhood services with a passion for supporting and guiding families and young children through the journey of parenting.
Kidsafe - information about current news and events, fact sheets, resources and program information to help you keep kids safe.
Phone Albany office 9841 1382 or 0428 875 503
Department of Health – Healthy WA health information for Western Australia.
Albany Breastfeeding Association - is a fun and vibrant group of mums who meet weekly at the Playgroup building on Chester Pass Road. We alternate discussion between breastfeeding content and a more relaxed 'chat and play' session.
Phone Albany office 9847 4493
SidsandKids - SIDS and Kids WA have counselors available to speak to any person who is dealing with a loss in person or over the phone during office hours (9:00- 5:00 Monday to Friday) please phone 9474 3544 for more information or to make an appointment.
SDERA - School Drug Education and Road Aware (SDERA) is the WA State Government’s primary drug and road safety education strategy. Our purpose is to contribute to the prevention of road related injuries and the harms from drug use.
Phone Albany office 9844 2841
Kids Spot - has a wealth of knowledge for intending parents. Topics include pregnancy, baby, parenting, school, health, lifestyle, food, things to do.
Population Health Child Development Services - Services/Facilities: Audiology · Child Development · Child Health · Chronic Disease · Dietetics · Disease Control · Health Promotion · Immunisation · Occupational Therapy · Parenting Program · Physiotherapy · Podiatry · School Health · Sexual Health · Social Work · Speech Pathology
Phone Albany office 9892 2345
Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Australia (PANDA) — provides a vital service across Australia by offering the only specialist national perinatal mental health telephone counselling service, as well as reducing stigma around perinatal anxiety and depression and providing education services to health professionals and the wider community. Call hotline 1300 726 306
if you or your partner are feeling depressed, or you’re struggling after the birth of your child and live in the Great Southern contact the local office below.
Call Albany office - Population Health re Bouncing Back - 9892 2345
Anglicare – We support people, families and their communities to cope with the challenges of life by building their resilience and capacity. We assist people with relationship issues, financial problems, and housing difficulties. Ultimately, we want our clients to thrive in today’s society.
Call Albany office 9845 6666
Albany Library - not just a library, eBooks, audio books, literacy planet for the kids, tumble books – animated talking pictures for the young kids, yourtutor.com.au and lots more.
Call Albany office 9841 9390
Best Beginnings – Has a home visiting service for families of new infants. It involves regular visits to your home by caring, trained professionals who provide support, advice, information, connections and practical help.
The program is structured according to your needs.
Call Albany office 9845 7902
Albany Child and Parent Centre - provides support services for families with children up to eight years of age. They have a range of programs that we run each week along with services for you and your family to access including a Child Health Clinic and Allied Health Services which provides dietician, speech therapy, physiotherapy and Occupational Health Therapy.
Call Albany office 9843 0071
Albany Kids Central - Albany based mental health support service for kids aged 3-12 years and their families. Individual and group counselling with funding through Medicare, low cost.
Call Albany Office 9842 3676
Reachout.com - provides information, tools and resources to help parents and carers support the 12-18 year-old in their family environment. Fact sheets, stories, practical tips and tools covering a range of topics, issues and experiences that are relevant to teenagers aged 12-18 years. An online community forum where you can talk to other parents about your experiences and work through your concerns in a safe, anonymous environment.
Albany Kids Party & Toys Hire – Their aim is to offer an exciting range of imaginative toys and games for you to hire; together with
child-sized tables and chairs. Whether you are organising a birthday party; hosting a special event; or just need something to entertain the grand kids over the holidays, they have something perfect for you.
Call Albany office 0438 940 937 or 0419 042 756
Albany PCYC - Facilitates and encourages participation in sporting, recreation, cultural and community programs with an aim to improving the lives of individual members and the development of the local community. They cater for all ages by providing structured activities in a safe and controlled environment.
Call Albany office 9842 1716
Palmerston - improving the lives of people affected by alcohol and other drugs, by providing counselling and prevention and reduce the harmful effects of alcohol and other drugs on people, families and community.
Call Albany office 9892 2100
Albany Community Notice Board - This page is driven by the Albany community and is a not-for-profit page that aims to make a difference in community with shared information.
Albany Gateway – provides information on every conceivable aspect of Albany, from a comprehensive business directory, classifies and job adverts, regional town and places group and workshops.
Call Albany office 9842 9895
Depression Support Network Albany Inc - The depression that DSN is concerned about is clinical depression, (sometime called major depression), which lasts at least two weeks at a time and affects a person’s ability to carry out their work or to have satisfying personal relationships.
Call Albany office 9842 1439
Kids Count - Bringing up great kids, Parenting Experiences, development, responding and finding help. Kids Count has parenting tips in different languages.
Dads in Distress - support for men going through the trauma of divorce, separation or relationship breakdown.