Articles and Useful Links

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NEST has collected a range of useful articles, links and apps that we feel provide valuable advice and guidance for families on issues such as Mental Health, Physical Health and Parenting and Relationships.

Mental Health

PANDA: www.panda.org.au

PANDA (Post and Ante Natal Depression Association) offers support and resources to anyone affected by post- and antenatal depression or anxiety, including women, men and their families.   Their website is rich with practical information and fact sheets about a range of perinatal issues including adjusting to parenthood, ante- and postnatal depression, having another baby after depression, and strategies for feeling better.

Beyond Blue: www.beyondblue.org.au

Beyond Blue provides information about depression, anxiety and other mood disorders for men, women and their families, as well as health professionals.

Better Health Channel: www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au

The Better Health Channel provides extensive information about a range of medical conditions and treatments relating to the health of women, men and children.  Information about mental health issues such as depression and other mood disorders (including postnatal depression), anxiety disorders, psychosis, and grief is also provided.   Further information about healthy living, relationships and family is available, as well as a guide on how to access services and support. 

Post Partum Support International: www.postpartum.net

Post Partum Support International provides support and information to families suffering from depression, anxiety and other mental health issues during pregnancy and the postnatal period.

Post Partum Men: www.postpartummen.com

Post Partum Men is geared towards providing information and support to men with depression, anxiety or other emotional difficulties after the birth of a child.

LifeLine: www.lifeline.org.au    

Lifeline is a general counselling line that anyone can contact for any issue or concern that they are struggling with, or if they are wanting to discuss how to support someone they are concerned about. 

Kids Helpline: www.kidshelpline.com.au 

Kids Helpline is specifically focused on providing general support to kids who feel like they need to talk with someone. They will also talk with parents, relatives and friends concerned about a child. 

Smiling Mind App: www.smilingmind.com.au 

Physical Health

Better Health Channel: www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au

The Better Health Channel provides extensive information about a range of medical conditions and treatments relating to the health of women, men and children.   The “A-Z of Conditions” is a particularly useful resource that lists fact sheets alphabetically on a range of medical conditions.  Additional information about healthy living, relationships and family also features, as well as a guide on how to access medical services and support. 

The Women’s: www.thewomens.org.au/AtoZFactSheets

The Royal Women’s Hospital in Melbourne is Australia’s largest specialist hospital dedicated to improving the health of women of all ages and newborn babies.  The “A to Z Fact Sheets” on their website provide information about a range of medical conditions and treatments relating to the health of women and infants.  The Women’s also produces a range of print publications, brochures and booklets for women that are available in a number of different languages. 

Motherisk: www.motherisk.org

Motherisk provides evidence-based information and guidance about medication taken during pregnancy and while breastfeeding and how it may impact the baby.

Parenting and Relationships

Raising Children Network:  www.raisingchildren.net.au

The Raising Children Network is an Australian parenting website that provides comprehensive, practical and expert child health and parenting information relating to children aged 0-15 years.

Better Health Channel:  www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au

The Better Health Channel provides extensive information about a range of medical conditions and treatments relating to the health of women, men and children.  Additional information about healthy living, relationships and family also features, as well as a guide on how to access parenting and relationship services and support. 

Positive Parenting: www.positiveparenting.com

Positive parenting provides resources and information to help make parenting more rewarding, effective and fun.

Masada Mother Baby Unit: www.masadaprivate.com.au/Mother-Baby-Unit

The Masada Mother Baby Unit offers residential programs designed to support parents and infants experiencing issues such as infant sleep disturbance, feeding difficulties, irritability, reflux and colic, as well as maternal exhaustion and emotional difficulties such as anxiety and postnatal depression.

Australian Breastfeeding Association: www.breastfeeding.asn.au

The Australian Breastfeeding Association provides women with support, advocacy and information related to breastfeeding.

Pregnancy, Birth & Baby Helpline: www.pregnancybirthbaby.org.au

Pregnancy, birth and baby helpline is focused on providing support to parents concerned about anything to do with their pregnancy, birth or new baby. 

Relationships Australia: www.relationships.org.au

Relationships Australia is a community based organisation that provides relationship support and education for individuals, families and communities.  Information about a range of relationship topics and useful links can be found on their website.