Help for new parents
The Maternal and Child Health Line is a 24-hour telephone service (phone 13 22 29 in Victoria). Qualified MCHNs offer information, advice and referral to all families with young children.
Help with breastfeeding
The Australian Breastfeeding Association (ABA) runs the National Breastfeeding Helpline 1800 mum 2 mum (1800 686 268). The Breastfeeding Helpline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Local breastfeeding support in Warragul (03) 5623 0672
Parents experiencing feeding / parenting difficulties with babies.
Mothers who are experiencing problems and require extra assistance to successfully breastfeed their baby.
Parents with unsettled babies.
1800 RESPECT: Support is available for people experiencing violence and abuse. For phone counselling, call 1800 737 732.
The Orange Door: Help and support for women, children and families experiencing issues with family violence. 163 Princes Drive, Morwell 1800 319 354
Baw Baw Shire: 10:00am to 2:00pm, Monday to Friday Factory 6/ 11 Pearse Street, Warragul – (03) 5622 3891
Latrobe Shire: Heart Focus Community Care Morwell and Traralgon - 0421 841 250
Anxiety, depression, suicide and perinatal mental health support
The Beyond Blue Support Service provides advice and support for people affected by anxiety, depression and suicide via telephone 24/7 (just call 1300 22 4636).
PANDA’s National Perinatal Mental Health Helpline 1300 726 306 9am – 7.30pm Mon – Sat (AEST/AEDT).