THS - Child Health and Parenting Service
Parenting Centres provide targeted support for a range of parenting presentations including early intervention related perinatal mental health and post-natal depression, breastfeeding, sleep and settling, developmental support or other parenting questions related to early childhood (0-5 years). Parenting Centres are staffed by Child and Family Health Nurses with referral to other services if clinically indicated.
The Child Health and Parenting Service (CHaPS) can be contacted on 1300 064 544 between 8:30am – 5:00pm Monday – Friday for information about the nearest parenting centre and services available.
What the service can help with
Personal safety against all forms of abuse, neglect or exploitation
Social and emotional development
How the service is delivered
Information, Advice and Education
Services are available for
Parents and Carers
Age eligibility for children
0 - 5
Cost of service
Is a referral required?
No referral required The Child Health and Parenting Service staff will make contact with the mother after receiving birth notification (birth notifications serve as referrals) after the birth of the child. Any parent can self refer by calling the 1300 064 544
How do clients access the service?
Client responsible for transportation to service
Home visits can be provided