Healthy living

Parenting groups

Becoming a parent and caring for a baby can be a wonderful experience and, at times, it can be daunting and overwhelming.

Alongside your 5 free child health appointments (external site), Child and Adolescent Health Community Health provides free parenting groups to support you through key stages in your child’s development such as early parenting, solid food, sleeping, relationship building, behavioural issues and starting kindy.

Read about the different free parenting groups (external site) available through CAHS Community Health.

Please visit WA Country Health Service (external site) for information on parenting groups outside the Perth metropolitan area.

Where to get more information

Child health nurses

Raising Children Network

Ngala Parenting Line (8.00am to 8.00pm, 7 days a week)

Talk about your parenting concerns with a friendly expert. The Ngala Parenting Line supports families of children from birth to 18 in WA.

Get tips, strategies and useful information.

Parents, carers, partners and grandparents are welcome to call.

Metro and mobile callers: (08) 9368 9368

Regional from a landline: 1800 111 546

The Ngala 1800 number is free for regional callers only from landlines. The Ngala 1800 number is unable to provide guaranteed freecall access for all mobile service providers, therefore if you have difficulty accessing this number from your mobile phone – please call (08) 9368 9368 and request a call back from the Parenting Line.

Or submit an online request (external site) for a call back from the Ngala Parenting Line.

Last reviewed: 10-10-2022

Child and Adolescent Health Service – Community Health (CAHS CH)

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