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Parent information and support

Emergencies

Police, Fire, Ambulance: 000
Police attendance: 131 444
Domestic Violence Helpline: 1800 800 098
Poisons Information Line: 13 11 26
Lifeline crisis support: 13 11 14
Suicide Call Back Service for people at risk of suicide, and their carers: 1300 659 467

Helplines

Child Abuse Report Line

If you are worried a child is being abused or neglected.
Phone: 13 14 78 (24 hours)

Kids helpline 

Information on a broad range of topics for children and young people up to 25 years, including about becoming a parent.
Phone 1800 55 1800

Parent helpline

Advice for dads, mums and carers on baby and child health and parenting, including feeding and settling babies.
Phone: 1300 364 100 (24 hours)

Parenting advice, support and ideas

Child and Family Health Service (CaFHS) 

Phone: 1300 733 606 9am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday for an appointment.
Child health nurses provide advice and support on baby and child health, development and parenting.  Child and Youth Health Information about a wide range of parenting topics, and pregnancy.
You can also find the My Health and Development Record (the Blue Book)

Raising Children Network

Information on raising babies, children and teens (in a number of languages)

Child safety

Kidsafe SA

Children’s safety, including safe car seats.
Phone: 8161 6318

SIDS and Kids

Safe sleeping for babies.
Phone: 8332 1066

Mental health and wellbeing

SA.gov.au

Information about mental health and education for children.

Cybersafety and cybercrime

SA.gov.au

Bullying and harassment information, advice and helplines.

Children with a disability

Special Education Resource unit

Phone: 8235 2871

A guide to protecting children and young people with disability and preventing sexual abuse (PDF 1MB)

Other disability resources

Young parents

Metropolitan Youth Health (MY Health) young parent programs 

Providing individual and group support before, during and after pregnancy and while you’re parenting. MY Health also has nurses, midwives, doctors and counsellors.

Elizabeth
Phone: 8255 3477

Christies Beach
Phone: 8326 6053

Angle Park
Phone: 8243 5637

Talking Realities

A program for young parents at Angle Vale
Phone: 8243 5637

Relationships Australia SA

Support for parents and caregivers in nurturing children’s development and wellbeing
Phone 1300 364 277

Centacare - young parent learning centas

Supporting young women with children to finish their education
Phone 8215 6700

Centacare - young family support program

Phone 8359 1022
Parenting support and accommodation at a number of locations, including on-site learning programs where residents can complete their high school education.

Family support program, Anglicare SA

Phone 8131 3400

Uniting Communities (Adelaide)

Phone 1800 615 677

Uniting Care Wesley Bowden

Phone 8245 7100

Uniting Care Wesley Port Adelaide

Phone 8440 2200

Uniting Care Wesley Country SA (Port Pirie)

Phone 8633 8600

Young Pregnant and Parenting Network

Supporting pregnant and parenting young people to make the right choices for themselves and their children.

Young people, body image and food

Eat for Health, Australian Government

The Australian Guide to Healthy Eating and other information about eating well.

Girls Make Your Move, Australian Government

Promoting sport and physical activity for girls.

Healthy Eating for Kids and Teens, South Australian Government

Tips for helping children and teens to eat well and be active.

Statewide Eating Disorder Service (SEDS)

For people with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and other specified feeding or eating disorders.
Phone: 8198 0800 
Mon-Fri 9am to 4.30pm

Eating Disorders Association of South Australia (EDASA)

Support for those affected by eating disorders.

The Butterfly Foundation

Supporting people with eating disorders and body image issues.
Phone: 1800 33 4673

National Eating Disorders Collaboration

Eating disorders information for young people, parents and professionals.
Phone (02) 9412 4499

Contact

Parenting SA

Phone: 08 8303 1660
Email: health.parentingsa [at] sa.gov.au
Fax: 08 8303 1653