What resources and services are available?

There is a helpline if you need help for your sick child. Healthdirect provides easy access to trusted, quality health information and advice online and over the phone. The phone number is 1800 02 2222. There is a registered nurse on the phone 24 hours and the nurse may refer you onto a GP if required.

Kids Helpline is a private and confidential 24/7 phone and online counselling service for young people aged 5 to 25. The phone number is 1800 55 1800.

For general information regarding children the Raising Children Network is a complete online resource for Australian parents and carers. It offers trusted, reliable, free information on everyday parenting issues from pregnancy through to teens.