Parenting & Families

Aboriginal Grandparents and Family Support Program

The Aboriginal Grandparents and Family Support Program is offered through the Women’s Health and Family Services. The program aims to support and strengthen Aboriginal grandparents and their families through the generations. The program also offers support programs, play groups, physical activity events, counselling, advocacy and referral services designed to support Aboriginal women, their families and their communities.

Ph: 08 6330 5400
Email: info@whfs.org.au
Website: www.whfs.org.au/services/aboriginal

Anglicare: Children’s Contact Service

The Children’s Contact Service provides safe, secure and child focused environments in which children can continue to have a relationship with a parent or family member that they do not live with. We assist families with changeover and offer supervised visits.

The service is designed to assist separated families who are concerned about the impact that ongoing arguments and stressful behaviours may be having on their children.

Joondalup, East Perth, weekend services: Kingsley and Leederville.

Website: www.anglicarewa.org.au/relationships/…/children-s-contact-service.aspx

Anglicare: Family Relationship Centres

Family Relationship Centres provide assistance to families at any stage of their lives. Our staff can help families to gather information and connect with services that are suitable to their needs.

Mandurah, Broome, Kununurra

Monday to Friday for appointments, including late nights

Website: www.anglicarewa.org.au/relationships/…/family-relationship-centres.aspx

Anglicare: Mums and Dads Forever Program

Mums and Dads Forever has been developed to ease the process of family separation and prevent future issues from arising. This includes reducing conflict, assisting separated parents to communicate in ways which keep their children feeling safe and happy, and helping children come to terms with the separation.

East Perth, Joondalup, Rockingham, Gosnells, Mandurah, Bunbury, Albany, Broome, and Karratha.

Monday to Friday for appointments, including late nights

Ph: 08 9263 2104
Website: www.anglicarewa.org.au/relationships/../mums-and-dads-forever-program.aspx

Anglicare: Supporting Children After Separation Program

The program offers up to four individual counselling sessions to children and young people. This short term counselling helps the clients to explore their feelings about their parent’s separation. After the individual session, the child or young person is given the option of moving into a group program.  Some children and young people may not require individual counselling and can instead transition straight into the group program.

East Perth, Joondalup, Rockingham, Midland, and Gosnells

Monday to Friday for appointments, including late nights

Ph: 08 9263 2104
Website: www.anglicarewa.org.au/relationships/../supporting-children-after-separation-program.aspx

Australian Mercy – Community Development Programme

With the CDP we offer practical in home help such as cleaning, gardening, childminding, cooking, shopping, laundry, etc to families in crisis. This allows the family to function during a time of crisis, that could be related to illness, emotional and relationship struggles, etc. We aim to strengthen the family unit and thereby help to prevent family breakdown.

Various locations

Ph: 08 9328 5321

Best Start Program

Best Start is a program for Aboriginal parents and carers with young children from babies to five year olds

Various locations including Midland

Ph: Midland – 08 9274 9411
Website: www.communities.wa.gov.au 

Centrecare

Centrecare is a not-for-profit organisation which aims to stengthen people and communities through the provision of professional socal services, inspired by compassion and recognition for human dignity. Centrecare run a variety of programs including support for people affected by problem gambling, counselling services, groups and workshops and seminars focusing on a variety of issues.

Various Locations including Midland:

Unit 15, 53 The Crescent (Cnr Sayer Street)
Midland, WA 6056

Ph Midland: 08 9436 0600
Email: midland@centrecare.com.au
Website: www.centrecare.com.au

Citizens Advice Bureau

Mediation is a form of primary dispute resolution where parties in dispute can meet in the presence of a mediator who is both neutral and independant. Types of mediation include Family & Child, Community and Commercial.

Various Locations including Midland:

Suite 3, Stafford Court, 8-12 Stafford Street
Midland, WA 6056

Ph Midland: 08 9274 3000 Fax: 08 9274 3110
Email: midland@cabwa.com.au

DadSkills

Sally McKay and Cath Cook are mothers to two primary-aged children each and married to a couple of awesome men. It was through our own experiences of having the one-to-one care of a doula or independent midwife at our own births that started us on our journeys to provide one-on-one support to other couples, providing practical and emotional to support through pregnancy, birth and the early postnatal period.

Through our work as doulas, we saw that men needed supporting during pregnancy and birth, as well as women. We would see a difference in the relationship of couples where the men were confident in supporting their partners, they seemed “connected” and would work together as a team as their baby was born – and we could see the positive follow-on effects after the birth.

Working as doulas and childbirth educators, we are constantly amazed at the ability of men to support their partners well. For some this comes naturally, for others they need to be given specific tools to help them on their way. This is what has inspired us to develop DadSkills. What we know is now is being supported by current research – that Dad’s role matters.

Website: www.dadskills.com

Family Relationships

Family Relationships Online provides all families (whether together or separated) with access to information about family relationship issues, ranging from building better relationships to dispute resolution. It also allows families to find out about a range of services that can assist them to manage relationship issues, including agreeing on appropriate arrangements for children after parents separate.

Ph: 1800 050 321
Website: www.familyrelationships.gov.au/Pages/default.aspx

FIFO: Fly-in-Fly-Out Support for Families

A platform where other FIFO parents and partners could come together and share their experiences of FIFO life, the isolation they feel and how they manage to get through their daily routines on their own and how the FIFO parent  fits in to the family when they return home from work.

Web Resource

Website: www.fifofamilies.com.au

Meerilinga

Parenting staff and highly skilled volunteer family support workers assist parents and carers of young children towards positive and rewarding parenting experiences. Meerilinga is a free service for families with children from birth to 8 years old.

Various Locations

Ph Beechboro: 08 9377 6724
Ph Cockburn 08 9331 2211
Website: www.meerilinga.org.au

Midland Early Years Action Group (MEEYAG)

MEYAG was established in 2003 and has been a proactive group successfully delivering projects to support the community in raising healthy children (0-8 years old).

PO Box 196
Midland, WA 6056

Ph: 08 9278 9672

Ngala

Offering advice on sleep, breastfeeding, nutrition, toileting, behaviour and child development. Workshops include adjusting to parenting, your child’s growth and development, building young children’s brains, support on settling and sleep and how to manage your toddler. Early Parenting Groups, Lets Sleep and Solid Start Workshops and Parenting and Play Time sessions held regularly in Ellenbrook and Aveley.

Ph: 9368 9368 Helpline 8am – 8pm, 7 days

Website: www.ngala.com.au

Parent and Adolescent Counselling Service 

This service is for families, parents, care-givers, and adolescents who are experiencing conflict within parent/adolescent relationships, in the school setting, or with the law.

Regrettably this service is closing on Friday 14th July 2017.

Programs are still running at Swan View Youth Centre.

Website: http://www.mundaring.wa.gov.au/YourCommunity/ChildrenSeniorsYouth

Parenting WA Guides

Parenting WA Guides are simple, easy-to-read information on many of the issues faced by parents in raising their children  from birth through adolescence. Parenting WA guides are a valuable resource for families as well as service providers working with families.

Web Resource

Website: www.communities.wa.gov.au/communities-in-focus/../parenting-WA-guides/

Parenting WA Line

The Parenting WA Line is a telephone information and support service on parenting that is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week on (08) 6279 1200 or 1800 654 432.

Ph:  08 6279 1200 or Toll Free 1800 654 432 (free for STD callers)
Website: www.communities.wa.gov.au/communities-in-focus/../parentingwa/

Parenting WA Coordinators

Our Parenting Coordinators support families with children up to eighteen years of age by helping them gain confidence in their parenting. Parenting WA services are free and no referral is needed.

Many parents and carers find raising children a joyful but challenging experience. Children’s needs change as they grow and each stage brings new developments.

Parenting WA Coordinators are available to work with you on your specific parenting needs and help you to identify and develop strategies to successfully manage this.

Parenting WA Coordinators are knowledgeable and experienced in the principles of child development, health, safety, routines and rituals, family belonging, attachment, communication, play, managing behaviours and linking into community resources.

Ph Midland: (08) 9274 1666
Website: www.communities.wa.gov.au/communities-in-focus/parenting_and_children/parentingwa/Pages/Parenting-Coordinators.aspx

Positive Parenting Program

Parents want to have a positive relationship with their child, but sometimes this can be challenging. Triple P is a multilevel system of parenting and family support for every parent.

Ph: 1300 550 879
Website: www.triplep-parenting.net/glo-en/home/

Raising Children

On the Raising Children website, parents will find reliable and scientifically validated information and resources to support them in the day-to-day work of raising children and looking after their own needs. The website is growing all the time and covers a broad range of up-to-date parenting topics.

Web Resource

Website: www.raisingchildren.net.au

Relationships Australia

Relationships Australia (WA) is a community-based, not-for-profit organisation with no religious affiliation. Our services are for people from all walks of life, regardless of age, race, gender or sexual preference. It does not matter whether you are single, married, divorced, living together or in a same-sex relationship, you can talk to us. We are committed to enhancing the lives of communities, families and individuals and supporting positive and respectful relationships.

Ph: 1300 364 277
Website: www.wa.relationships.com.au

Strong Families

Sometimes families find themselves facing many difficulties at the same time. These difficulties might include issues to do with bringing up children, housing, family violence, children staying away from school, physical health, mental health, money, and alcohol or substance abuse. When famileis are having problems like these, help is often needed from more than one agency. StrongFamilies brings members and agency workeds together to share relevant information, identify goals and develop a plan to help meet the family’s needs.

Website: www.strongfamilies.wa.gov.au

The Family Inclusion Network of WA

The Family Inclusion Network of WA is dedicated to families with children in care; we assist familes to particpate in the child protection system in a fair and equal way.

44 Edward Street
Perth, WA 6000

Ph: 08 9227 5818 Fax: 08 9228 9185
Website: www.finwa.org.au

Wanslea

Wanslea’s Family Services work from an approach based on assertive outreach. Wherever possible, we deliver our services in people’s homes. Research evidence shows that families with in-home care and support have better outcomes – because they practise what they have learned in their own homes.

110 Scarborough Beach Road
Scarborough WA 6019

Ph: 08 9245 2441 Fax: 08 9245 2481
Website: www.wanslea.asn.au

Information provided on this website is for the benefit of the community. While care has been taken to ensure the information provided is up to date and accurate at the time of publication, users should be aware that details may change over time, and also that listings do not constitute a recommendation by Midland Women’s Health Care Place. Should you find any details provided on the website are no longer accurate or up to date, please contact us.