Support and resources for families, children and young people

Find information, support and resources for your family and children.

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Resources for families Resources for children Resources for young people


Resources for families

Maternal and Child Health
Support service to families with children 0-6 years of age. Call 5472 1364

Australian Breastfeeding Association
24 hour breastfeeding support. Call 1800 686 268 or visit Australian Breastfeeding Association

Parenting counselling support service. Call 13 22 89 (8am to midnight) 7 days a week.

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)
Provides comprehensive services for children and adolescents experiencing mental health problems. Call 1300 363 788 24 hours for emergency and new referrals.

Chirp Community Health – 5479 1000
Free generalist counselling, Family counselling, Children’s counselling (0-12 years with GP referral)

Department of Education advice for parents, carers and
Wellbeing activities and conversation starters for parents of primary school-aged children

Partners in Parenting – Raising Resilient
Partners in Parenting – Tips for helping teenagers deal with the coronavirus pandemic


Online digital Dads

Vic Health – Tips for parents with teenagers

How to talk to your children about coronavirus

Beyond Blue – From toddlers to teens – how to talk about coronavirus


Resources for Children

Kids Helpline

For children and young people, aged up to 25 years. Call 1800 551 800 (24 hours) for email and web counselling visit – A free app for youth designed as a self-help toolkit for all things related to mental, social and emotional wellbeing.

ABC Education resources-


Resources for Young People

If you need to chat, reach out! Check out all the ways below to get in touch with the Mount Alexander Shire Youth team.

Download the Buzz It Card for information about services and support available to young people in our shire.

If you need support now help is available:



Congratulations Main FM

Congratulations to the winner of the Connect Mount Alexander competition - MAIN fm!!! A $250 voucher for a local business service is coming your way!!

Thank you to all the community groups and clubs that took part in the competition. If you are yet to register your community group or club, please visit the Community Directory for registration details.