Parenting and support services

Being a parent or caregiver can be challenging as well as rewarding.

You want to do the best for your child in a world that often looks very different from the one you grew up in. That's why we offer a range of parenting sessions, courses and resources for families.

Parenting sessions

Check out our list of available sessions and book your spot online. 

  • Sleep and settling

    You can attend regular sessions with tips and strategies on how to settle your baby as their sleep needs change.

    Register now
  • Special events

    View upcoming special parenting information sessions.

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  • Tuning in To Kids

    Attend this program to learn how to talk to and understand your child better.

    Register now
  • Food for Thought

    Attend an online session on introducing solid food to your baby. Various sessions throughout 2023.

    Register now
  • First aid for parents

    Join us for a face to face interactive session to learn First Aid skills for parents.

    Register now
  • Toilet training

    Get toilet training advice by qualified continence and bedwetting experts.

    Register now

Resources for dads

  • Resources for dads

     We have put together a list of the free services available for you, including groups for dads and children.

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Parenting courses

There are many parenting courses available online. In 2022 we're excited that some local face-to-face programs will return.

Select the link below to find out more:

Parenting support services

Support is available to all parents in Yarra. You are not alone if you are feeling worried, not sleeping well or need advice about anything that may affect your ability to look after your children. 

Support for adults and young people 

  • Phone: 13 22 89
  • 8am to midnight. 7 days a week
Beyond Blue
  • Phone: 13 11 14
  • Text: 0477 13 11 14
  • Lifeline Text is available 6.00pm - Midnight (AEST), 7 days a week.
  • Phone: 1800 650 890
  • Free online and telephone service that supports young people aged between 12 and 25 and their families going through a tough time.  

Support for new and expecting mums and dads

PANDA National Helpline

  • Phone 1300 726 306
  • Monday to Friday 9am – 7.30pm

Anxiety & depression in pregnancy and early parenthood

Sleep for adults and children