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Parenting Centres

  • Parenting centres operate within the Child Health and Parenting Service
  • They offer more intensive support for families experiencing difficulties with children 0 to 5 years of age
  • Parenting centres are a day service
  • Consultation available with Social Workers, Psychologists and Child and Family Health Nurses

Parenting centres provide intensive support for a range of parenting issues including post natal depression, breastfeeding and relationship concerns which relate to early childhood (0-5 years).

A parenting centre is a place where parents of 0 - 5 year olds can go for help and advice with:

  • breastfeeding / feeding issues
  • sleep problems
  • post natal depression
  • behaviour management
  • child / parent communication
  • self esteem
  • step families
  • sibling rivalry
  • grief
  • toileting
  • general difficulties that relate to parenting

These are issues or situations which frequently arise in the normal process of parenting and can affect all members of the family.

Parents have the opportunity to look at their lives, learn and build on life skills to enable them to move on. Sessions are provided on an individual or group basis - group sessions may include parenting, post natal depression, breastfeeding/feeding.

How to contact us or make a booking

Bookings are essential, home visits are available where necessary.

Phone: (03) 6326 6188

North West
Phone: (03) 6434 6201

Phone: (03) 6233 2700

Service Eligibility

You can get help by contacting us yourself or through referral from another service.
There is a criterion for access and an intake process, for more information contact the Parenting Centre in your region.

Cost Information

There is no fee for services provided by Parenting Centres in Tasmania.

More Information

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