Support

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Translation and interpreter services

Feelings and emotions

Women’s Health Queensland Wide Inc

ph: (07) 3216 0376 or 1800 017 676

Provides free support for women who may feel frustrated, isolated or just not themselves.

Talk to us about:

For free, confidential advice from a qualified, caring midwife:

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Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Australia (PANDA)

ph: 1300 726 306 www.panda.org.au

  • provides support, information, referral and counselling to parents and their families. Callers do not need to have a diagnosis of antenatal or postnatal depression to make contact with the Helpline, PANDA is keen to support any new parent struggling during pregnancy or after the birth of their baby, as well as their partner, family and friends.

Fact sheets:

In English and other languages.

In Vietnamese language:

Peach Tree

www.peachtree.org.au

  • provides services and support to people experiencing (or at risk of) stress and mental illness in the perinatal period, and their family and friends.

beyondblue

phone: 1300 789 978 www.beyondblue.org.au

  • provides immediate 24 hour telephone support for depression, anxiety, suicide prevention.
  • Advice and information on symptoms, treatment options and recovery.
  • Web chat available.

Lifeline

ph: 13 11 14 www.lifeline.org.au

  • Provides immediate 24 hour telephone support for people in crisis, including: Suicide prevention, asking for help, depression, domestic and family violence, family and relationship problems, financial problems, loneliness and isolation. Loss and grief, panic attacks etc.
  • Fact sheets, real stories, and self-help tools available on website.

The Black Dog Institute

www.blackdoginstitute.org.au

  • The Black Dog Institute is a world leader in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mood disorders such as depression and bipolar disorder.

Transcultural Mental Health

http://www.health.qld.gov.au/metrosouthmentalhealth/qtmhc/

Services:

  • culturally appropriate assessment and/or psychoeducation for a consumer and/or their family members
  • transcultural mental health training for staff
  • cultural information for a consumer or cultural group you are working with
  • workshops on a particular mental health issue in your community
  • books, articles and resources on transcultural mental health issues
  • need advice on cross-cultural issues.

Ethnic Communities Council of Queensland

ph: (07) 3844 9166 http://www.eccq.com.au/

  • ECCQ has been working directly with Queensland’s many communities since 1976. Every year, we help thousands of people from all backgrounds, across all of Queensland. Our focus is supporting and advocating for the needs, interests and contributions of culturally and linguistically diverse communities in Queensland.

MensLine Australia

ph: 1300 789 978 www.mensline.org.au

  • 24 hour telephone and online support for men with relationship, mental health and other health issues.

Relationship help

Relationships Australia Qld

phone: 1300 364 277 www.raq.org.au

  • Relationship counselling and support - Confidential and professional service for all people of all ages, including children.

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Pregnancy, birth and caring for babies

Women’s Health Queensland Wide

ph: (07) 3216 0376 or 1800 017 676

Women’s Health offers a free and confidential Midwife Check-in service for pregnant women and new mums. The midwives can check-in with women on a regular basis using the telephone at a time that suits. Common topics are:

  • Mood changes and emotion
  • Pregnancy and birth worries
  • Recovery from birth
  • Relationships and sex 
  • What to expect
  • Unsettled or crying babies
  • Feeding and sleeping
  • Keeping healthy.

To get help you can:

Children by Choice

ph: 1800 177 725  www.childrenbychoice.org.au

Children by Choice provide unbiased information, counselling, and referrals for Queensland women experiencing unplanned pregnancy, including:

  • Information on all pregnancy options – abortion, adoption and parenting
  • Decision-making counselling if you are unsure about whether to continue a pregnancy or not
  • Referrals for health services, including abortion and contraception;
  • Information about financial assistance if you are struggling to afford your preferred pregnancy option
  • Post abortion support.

Pregnancy birth & baby helpline

ph: 1800 882 436  www.pregnancybirthbaby.org.au

  • Provides a comprehensive guide through the stages for pregnancy from preparing for pregnancy, the three trimesters, to labour and delivery, and caring for newborns.

Having a baby in Queensland

www.havingababy.org.au

  • Helps you to decide how and where to have your baby.
  • List of pregnancy and birth related words and their meanings.
  • List of Newborn and Family Drop-In Services around QLD.

True Relationships and Reproductive Health (True)

ph: (07) 3250 0240  www.true.org.au

  • True provides specialist reproductive health services for women across Queensland. True is also a leading provider of  high-quality training for professionals, including doctors, nurses, teachers  and community leaders. The quality of its clinical and training services is reflected in True’s role as a trusted, academically-sound source of reproductive health and sexuality policy advice.

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General health, diet and exercise

Healthy Me Healthy Baby

http://www.naqld.org/food-foundations/healthy-me-healthy-baby?healthy-food-healthy-planet

  • An awareness program around the importance of maintaining a healthy weight during (and pre) pregnancy.

The Heart Foundation

www.heartfoundation.org.au

Diabetes Australia (Queensland)

www.diabetesqld.org.au

eatforhealth.gov.au

www.eatforhealth.gov.au

  • Advice about the amount and kinds of foods that we need to eat for health and wellbeing. Includes Australian Dietary guidelines, nutrition calculators, food essentials, food balance, tips for eating well, healthy eating for children.
  • Healthy eating when you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Eating when you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Health Direct Australia

www.healthdirect.gov.au

  • Information on healthy eating, fitness, and lifestyle through all stages of life.

After Hours GP Helpline

To access a GP at night, on weekends and public holidays, call 1800 022 222.

Community and mothers groups

Playgroup Association of Queensland

1800 171 882  www.playgroupqueensland.com.au

  • Playgroup Queensland supports community playgroups and assists in the development of new playgroups to meet local needs. Families from migrant and refugee backgrounds are welcome to become a part of these playgroups. We also have a range of funding available to assist CALD women.

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Last updated: 20 January 2016

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