Below is a list of family support services, including family education and counselling services, family planning services, local day care options and government departments. If you cannot find local family services for your area, there is a list of state and national family support services at the bottom of this page.
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State and National Family Services Services
DVassist Telephone Counselling Service
The DVassist counselling service is available Monday to Saturday, from 8 am to 10 pm, via free call 1800 080 083 or webchat to anyone living in remote, regional, and rural Western Australia. We provide information and support for women, men and young people living in remote, regional, and rural Western Australia experiencing family and domestic violence.
Free help for separated dads. Keeping dads alive and in their kids lives since 1999. Guaranteed 100% free, confidential and dad friendly.
• Support Helpline • 24/7 Online Chat & Forum – Jump on to our Virtual Verandah, a private online platform allowing you to get & give help to dads nation-wide. • Online meetings; Talk live with dads just like you across Australia. All dads regardless of location are welcome to join any/ all online meetings. • Physical Peer Support Groups • Separation Checklist • External Support Links
The department of child protection and family support provide and fund a range of child safety and family support services throughout the state including mandatory reporting investigations and training, Working with Children Checks, fostering and adoption services, counselling and outreach programs, crisis accommodation, homelessness services, and emergency services support.
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Mental health support for expecting and new parents. Will connect parents that are struggling to navigate the complex waters of pregnancy and new parenthood to the critical mental health services you might need most. Provided by Australia’s early parenting services, including Ngala in WA