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Support Services

ABTA offers a Peer Support Service where parents support other parents through their birth trauma journey. Visit our Peer2Peer Support page to learn more.

Below are some of the other services you may wish to reach out to for support.

Emergency Support

Call 000

If you or someone you care about is in crisis and you think that immediate help is needed, call triple zero (000) or go to your local hospital emergency department.

Lifeline: 13 11 14​

Provides access to crisis support, suicide prevention and mental health support services.

Suicide callback service: 1300 659 467

Perinatal Mental Health Support


Providing support for the emotional challenges of becoming a parent. Support information and resources.

The Gidget Foundation

Provides free telephone support counselling and information on antenatal and postnatal depression on their website.


Factsheets, support, resources, and helplIne for Perinatal Anxiety & Depression.

Perinatal Wellbeing Centre

(Formerly PANDSI) Support groups, services and resources relating to perinatal mental health for women, men and their families in the ACT.

Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Aotearoa

NZ based organisation providing health care provider training alongside consumer resources and support relating to anxiety & depression due to pregnancy, childbirth and early parenting.

Other Mental Health Support


Beyond Blue provides information and support to help everyone in Australia achieve their best possible mental health, whatever their age and wherever they live.

White Cloud Foundation

Aims to improve access to treatment and increase awareness for people with depression.

Community Based Support

Peach Tree Perinatal Wellness

Provides peer support services including mother's groups and free telephone support for postnatal depression.

Ellen Barron

The Ellen Barron Family Centre (EBFC) provides is a multi-disciplinary, specialist child health service for families who require support with building practical skills and confidence in parenting - North NSW, NT and QLD.


Tresillian Family Care Centres is Australia’s largest Early Parenting Service offering professional advice, education and guidance to families with a baby, toddler or pre-schooler.


Karitane delivers high quality, comprehensive, evidence-based parenting services for families and the provision of education and training to healthcare professionals and non-government organisation.


Parentline is a confidential telephone service providing professional counselling and support in Queensland and the Northern Territory.

St John of God Health Care

A free service supporting parents through the emotional challenges of early parenthood.

Mum for Mum

MUM FOR MUM NCJWA is a non-denominational home-visiting program where trained volunteers who are mothers themselves visit an expectant mum in the last trimester of pregnancy and for the first year of their baby’s life in order to provide emotional support.

Support for Grief and Loss


Sands is a volunteer-based organisation providing individualised care from one bereaved parent to another, giving them support and hope for the future, following the death of a baby.

Miracle Baby Foundation

Supporting premature and sick newborns, their families and the hospitals that care for them.

Still Aware

Aims to end preventable stillbirth through awareness and education in pregnancy. Provide support resources and services for families.

Bears of Hope

We invite you to join a walk of honour and remembrance in support of bereaved families who have experienced the loss of their baby.

Breastfeeding Support

Australian Breastfeeding Association

1800 686 628 Provide mothers with practical mother-to-mother support and information, enabling them to establish and continue breastfeeding, alongside advocacy, awareness, training and support.

Lactation Consultants of Australia and New Zealand

LCANZ provides a uniquely southern hemisphere approach to breastfeeding and lactation, demonstrating the abundance of knowledge, research and skill in our region.

Support for Fathers and Partners

Family Support

1800 Respect counselling service

1800 737 732

Kids Help Line

1800 551 800

Aboriginal Family Domestic Violence Hotline

1800 019 123

Relationships Australia

1300 364 277


Continence Foundation of Australia

Rewriting Your Birth Story

Brain Injury Foundation

The Brain Injury Foundation exists to provide support to individuals and families impacted by acquired brain injuries

Birth Injury Center

Information and support if your infant has suffered an injury before or during their birth.
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