Maternal & Child Health line
A 24-hour telephone service staffed by Maternal & Child Health nurses for families of children aged birth to school age is available by contacting 13 22 29.
(This help line is funded by the Victorian Government initiative.)
New Parents Group
The Glenelg Shire Council runs new parent groups for first-time parents across the municipality. The parent groups run for eight weeks and cover topics such as:
• getting to knowing your child
• sleep settling
• breast feeding
• first aid / CRP
• health, safety and wellbeing
• adapting to the changes and challenges of parenting
• accessing community services for families.
• development and play
• baby massage
You will be invited to join a new parent group when you have your first home visit from a maternal and child health nurse.
It is a great opportunity for families to access important information on parenting as well as meet other families in their local community. Sessions are held in Portland and Casterton.
If you want more information please contact the Children and Family Services on 5522 2211 or email email@example.com.