Support services for parents, families and young people

Child health

If you want more information about child health you can contact these support services.

Australian Government Department of Health
Guidelines for physical activity and sedentary behaviour for all ages, including screen time recommendations.

Breastfeeding Helpline
Phone: 1800 mum 2 mum (1800 686 268)

Child and Youth Health
News and practical health information for parents, carers and young people.

Community health and care centres
Alice Springs phone: 08 8951 6711
Darwin (Casuarina, Stuart Park, Karama) phone: 08 8922 7301
Katherine phone: 08 8973 8570
Palmerston phone: 08 8999 3344
Nhulunbuy phone: 08 8987 0435
Tennant Creek phone: 08 8962 4218

Go for 2 and 5
Healthy eating for families.

Health Direct
24/7 health advice and information.
Phone: 1800 022 222

Remote Health Centres
Find a remote health clinic near you.

Women’s and Children’s Health Network
Promotes the health, well-being and development of children, young people and families.

Health concerns

Asthma Foundation NT
Phone: 1800 278 462

Australian Stuttering Research Centre (includes Lidcombe Program information)

Children's Development Team
Developmental assessment and support for children and their families.
Alice Springs phone: 08 8951 6720
Darwin (Casuarina) phone: 08 8922 7283

Continence Foundation of Australia
Phone: 1800 330 066
Free helpline, information and resources for incontinence and bedwetting.

Poisons Information Line
Phone: 13 11 26

Preschool Stuttering
Information for children, parents, friends, teachers and adults who stutter.

SIDS and Kids NT
Safe sleeping information and 24 hour bereavement support on the death of a child from conception to 18 years of age.
Phone: 08 8948 5311
Bereavement support phone: 0448 849 234

Stuttering Unit, Bankstown Health Service
Leading specialist speech pathology service.

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Last updated: 22 February 2022

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