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Australian Council on Children and the Media
Australia's best source of up-to-date information about media and children, for parents and caregivers, professionals, students and researchers.
Australian Infant, Child, Adolescent and Family Mental Health Association (AICAFMHA)
Promoting mental health and wellbeing for young Australians.
Australian Institute of Family Studies
An Australian Government research and information agency to promote the identification and understanding of factors affecting marital and family stability in Australia.
Baby Friendly Health Initiatives Australia
Protecting, promoting and supporting breastfeeding.
Better Health Channel
The Better Health Channel (BHC) provides health and medical information that is quality assured, reliable, up to date, easy to understand, regularly reviewed and locally relevant. BHC does not have any advertising or sponsorship and is fully funded by the State Government of Victoria (Australia).

beyondblue - Parents and guardians
A beyondblue parents and guardians resource.
DrinkWise Australia
Useful advice and tips for parents and carers of children on dealing with alcohol drinking behaviour.
CatholicCare
CatholicCare works behalf of the Catholic Church in Melbourne and Geelong to build on the vision of ‘life to the full’ for families, individuals and communities in all their diversity, but in particular for those who are marginalised in society as a result of poverty, disadvantage and other barriers to social inclusion.  CatholicCare's Community Services work focuses on supporting individuals and local families to increase opportunities and reduce social isolation and disadvantage, building people's self-esteem and self reliance to be able to enjoy all aspects of life to the full.
 
Community safety - Walking to school
Cybersmart
Parent guide to online safety
E-couch
E-couch is a self-help interactive program with modules about depression, generalised anxiety & worry, social anxiety, relationship breakdown, and loss & grief. It provides evidence-based information and teaches strategies drawn from cognitive, behavioural and interpersonal therapies as well as relaxation and physical activity.
Good Beginnings, a National Parenting Program
Offering support to parents to provide caring environments in which babies and young children can thrive.
headspace
headspace is the National Youth Mental Health Foundation that helps young people aged 12–25, who are going through a tough time, with health advice, support and information. There are headspace centres all around Australia.
Healthy Start
Healthy Start is an Australia-wide strategy to support parents with learning difficulties and promotes a healthy start to life for their young children.
Kids Matter
KidsMatter is a mental health and wellbeing framework for primary schools and early childhood education and care services, and is proven to make a positive difference to the lives of Australian children.  The initiative, based in primary schools and early childhood education and care centres, brings together all the most important people in a child’s life - especially families!


Parenting SA
Information and support for parents provided by the SA Government's Department of Health.
Raising Children in Australia
Raising Children in Australia is a resource kit for early childhood services staff working with parents from African backgrounds. It comprises a guide for early childhood services staff when working with parents from African backgrounds, and a DVD for parents from African backgrounds with young children who arrived under the Refugee and Humanitarian Program. The DVD is available in English, Arabic, Amharic, Tigrinya, Somali, Dinka, Nuer, Kirundi, Kiswahili, Liberian, English and Krio.
Responsible Gambling Awareness Week
What parents and teachers need to know.  A Responsible Gambling Guide - with facts, strategies and tips.
SAFEMinds
To support school communities to effectively identify and respond to the mental health needs of children and young people, the Victorian government has partnered with headspace, the National Youth Mental Health Foundation to deliver SAFEMinds: Schools and Families Enhancing Minds.
To access the SAFEMinds resources, please go to www.education.vic.gov.au/school/parents/health/Pages/mentalhealth.aspx.  When prompted for a password, enter “SAFEMinds-Guest”.  Once you are in the SAFEMinds site, click the ‘SAFEMinds Online’.
The Butterfly Foundation
The Butterfly Foundation represents all people affected by eating disorders and negative body image – a person with the illness, their family and their friends. As a leading national voice in supporting their needs, Butterfly highlights the realities of seeking treatment for recovery, and advocates for improved services from both government and independent sources.
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