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Whether you're here as a parent, a prospective parent, a manager, or all of the above we're here to support you through this life-work transition.

If you haven't already downloaded our kit, take the time now to familiarise yourself with the steps to support the transition to working parent.

If you're looking for support outside of working life you can find detailed information below. In an emergency always call triple zero (000).

Adoption and surrogacy support

  • Adopt Change Australia – Provides support and resources for people considering adoption.
  • Surrogacy Australia – Provides information on finding a surrogate, becoming a surrogate and the surrogacy process on their website. The Australian Government also provides information on the process of engaging an international surrogate.

Breastfeeding support

Crisis support

  • Lifeline 13 11 14 – Provides crisis support and suicide prevention, 24 hours, seven days a week.

Financial support

  • Moneysmart – Free financial counselling and financial wellbeing tools.
  • Services Australia – Administers government payments and services.
  • Small Business Debt Helpline 1800 413 828 – Small business financial counselling service offering free, independent and confidential support.

General health support

  • HealthDirect – This service is managed by registered nurses who will let you know if you need to see a GP or go to the hospital.

Mental health support

  • Australian Psychological Society (APS) 1800 333 497 – The APS can assist you to find a psychologist who can provide psychological services and pregnancy support counselling for women, men and families. You can identify psychologists with expertise via the APS online Find a Psychologist Service, or by calling the above free call number.
  • Beyond Blue – Beyond Blue have a range of free mental health services available to support you, as well as a free 'find a mental health professional' resource. You can find details of support available here.
  • Centre of Perinatal Excellence – Provides support for the emotional challenges of becoming a parent.
  • eCOPE database of perinatal mental health professionals – Find an accredited mental health professional with specialist expertise in assisting women and men before, during and after pregnancy and birth.
  • Free Mental Health Coaching – Free coaching from a highly trained expert to help you create or fine tune your mentally healthy workplace (NSW only).
  • Head to Health – A website gateway access to online programs and trusted information on depression, stress and anxiety from Australia's leading mental health organisations.
  • Mensline – free telephone and online counselling for Australian men.
  • PANDA (Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Australia – Mental health and wellbeing support for new parents.
  • Ready to COPE – A free app that provides timely information about emotional and mental wellbeing to mums and to dads during the perinatal period. 

Miscarriage and infant loss support

  • COPE's eCOPE directory - A register of specialist perinatal mental health professionals with expertise in supporting women and men through loss.
  • Pink Elephants – Provides information and support for women through miscarriage, pregnancy loss and beyond.
  • Red Nose 1300 308 307 – Provides 24-hour support for grieving parents and families who have experienced the death of a baby during pregnancy, birth, infancy or childhood, regardless of cause. Red Nose also has professional counselling, support groups and resources available via Red Nose Grief and Loss

Relationship/family support

  • Relationships Australia 1300 364 277 – Provides relationship support services through counselling and family dispute resolution for couples experiencing relationship problems.
  • Triple P Parenting – Provides a free online course for parents looking to support their child through separation or divorce. 

Social support networks

  • MamaTribe – A community network of mothers supporting mothers.

Additional grant recipients

The Parent Well is brought to you with thanks to funding from the Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care under the Perinatal Mental Health and Wellbeing Program. Below you will find links to additional grant recipients providing valuable resources for parents during the perinatal period.

The Parent Well is a collaboration between Transitioning Well and COPE