Child, youth and family

Child, Youth and Family Services provides child growth and development checks and tests, immunisation, parenting advice and support to give children the best possible start in life.

Our services

Our services include:

  • health and development checks which are set out in your child’s Personal Health Record book
  • breastfeeding, bottle feeding and introducing food advice
  • hearing tests
  • safe sleeping information and support
  • immunisation clinics
  • help on becoming a parent
  • free parenting groups and programs for parents and carers to learn new skills.

You and your child will be cared for by child health nurses, psychologists and social workers.

Parenting programs and groups

Join free parenting programs and groups.

New Parents Program

This is a 4 week group program for parents of babies up to 4 months. You'll learn more about your baby’s development including how to build a positive relationship, feeding, sleeping and safety.

Circle of Security Group

This program will help you learn about your child’s emotional and behaviour needs. You'll learn how to build a positive relationship with your child and help them manage their feelings and increase their self esteem.

Positive Parenting Program (Triple P)

This program has seminars, group workshops and individual consultations if you have children up the age of 16. It'll help you develop positive relationships, set family routines and rules that work.

Managing problem behaviour and balancing work and family with less stress will create a happier and safer environment for your family. Read more about positive parenting.

Who can access this service?

All families with children aged from 0 to 18.

Make an appointment

Our child, youth and family services are available at our primary and community health centres, our local hospitals,  and in our visiting mobile service vans.

To find out what services and programs are available in your area please call the hospital or centre close to you.

Hospitals and health centres

Last updated: November 2021