Mums for Mums has put together the following list of resources to help families find assistance both during the COVID-19 crisis as well as at other times… and remember, for anything local, you can contact us too!


COVID-19 SPECIFIC

www.workbuddycheck.com

Domestic and family violence – Working from home is the workplace of the future… But, if you’re living in family and domestic violence crisis, coping with disability or suffering from mental health, working from home is a prison sentence. Work Buddy Check is a check in system for colleagues and may just be a lifeline for some people.

www.employmenthero.com/covid-19/

Employment Hero has pulled together a range of COVID-19 resources for small business people. From articles and templates to policies and webinars, they are doing what they can to help you through this!

emergingminds.com.au

Supporting Children – This curated selection of resources will assist parents and carers to best to support their children and reduce worry and distress. It contains a video, factsheets and tips about what you can expect and how you can help children cope.

www.calmkidcentral.com

Supporting Children – Watch a five minute video for 4-11 year old children about coping with worries about the Coronavirus.

www.dementia.org.au

COVID-19 tips for carers, families and friends of people living with dementia.

PARENTING

www.tresillian.org.au

Tresillian help parents gain confidence in their new roles as mums and dads and teach new parents about routines in breastfeeding, sleep, settling and nutrition.

www.dalwoodspilstead.com

​The Dalwood Spilstead Service provides multidisciplinary health, education and support services for vulnerable families, who are in stress or experiencing difficulties in the care and parenting of their children in the early years.

www.kidsfirstaustralia.org.au

Kids First has been working with children and families since 1896, setting in place the foundations for better lives, better care and most importantly prevention, within the most diverse and challenging sector of community care.

www.parentworks.org.au

ParentWorks is a free online program for Australian parents and caregivers of children aged 2 to 16. It provides evidence-based parenting strategies to improve parenting skills, confidence and child behaviour.

www.raisingchildren.net.au

The Australian Parenting Website. Raising Children website covers a multitude of topics from pregnancy / newborn / teens, behaviours, disability etc… a fabulous resource for ALL mums and dads.

www.learninglinks.org.au

Learning Links works in collaboration with schools, early childhood settings and parents to help children with learning disabilities and difficulties. These include conditions such as ADHD, high functioning Autism, Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, fine and gross motor delays and speech and language delays.

MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT

www.gidgetfoundation.org.au

New Parents. Gidget Foundation Australia is a not for profit organisation supporting the emotional wellbeing of expectant and new parents to ensure that those in need receive timely, appropriate and supportive care. Specialising in Post Natal Depression.

www.becentre.org.au

Children aged 3-12 years. At Be Centre, the therapists create a ‘safe space’ for kids within the walls of our Play Rooms, giving them a chance to make sense of past events, and simply ‘be’, in an environment that’s centred around them.

www.headspace.org.au

Youth Aged 12-25 years. With a focus on early intervention, we work with young people to provide support at a crucial time in their lives – to help get them back on track and strengthen their ability to manage their mental health in the future.

www.mypeacefuluniverse.org

Children. At My Peaceful Universe, we are all very passionate about Mindfulness and Meditation as we truly believe a focus on kids creates a solid foundation for health outcomes later in life, making this a long-term investment in the future of our children.

www.lifeline.org.au

Lifeline is a national charity providing all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services.

www.beyondblue.org.au

Beyond Blue provides information and support to help everyone in Australia achieve their best possible mental health, whatever their age and wherever they live. Beyond Blue has a focus on helping people suffering depression.

www.grief.org.au

Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement – As the largest provider of grief and bereavement education in Australia, ACGB has been providing support for bereaved and grieving Australians for over 22 years.

www.oneeighty.org.au

One Eighty fills a gap in Australia’s current youth suicide prevention strategy. The organisation is leading the way for peer to peer models of community support, is raising the profile of exceptional existing services, and is reimagining what youth engagement in the NFP sector looks like

www.livin.org

LIVIN is all about living your life at the top and breaking the stigma around mental health. Connecting, supporting and encouraging one another to talk about their feelings and challenges.

FAMILY

www.relationships.org.au

Relationships Australia offer services around the country that include counselling, family dispute resolution (mediation) and a range of family and community support and education programs.

www.facs.nsw.gov.au

Family and Community Service – Child protection, domestic and family violence, and housing services.

www.rmhc.org.au

Ronald McDonald House – When a child is diagnosed with a serious illness, it impacts the whole family. That’s why we provide a range of programs to help families stay together and close to the care they need.

www.canteenconnect.org.au

Canteen Connect is a community for young people dealing with their own or a close family member’s cancer.

RESOURCES FOR MEN

www.mensline.org.au

Mensline Australia is a telephone and online counselling service for men with emotional health and relationship concerns.

www.thefatheringproject.org

The Fathering Project aims to inspire and equip fathers and father-figures to positively engage with the children in their lives – for the benefit of kids.

www.gotcha4life.org

Gotcha4Life is a Foundation that funds sustainable educational workshops, training programmes and products building this mental fitness in communities across Australia, to enable strong, open and binding relationships.