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You may have a baby who is unsettled, a poor sleeper, suffer from colic or just seem irritable and unsettled. In this article by Joy, she discusses the difference between a food intolerance, lactose intolerance and food allergy.
Perinatal mental health support
From the Heart WA
From the Heart WA provides support, understanding and information to women, partners and families who are affected by depression, anxiety and stress related to pregnancy, childbirth, or the addition of a child into the family.
FREE Cognitive Behavioural Therapy program online
The national depression initiative. October is Anxiety and Depression Awareness month. Beyondblue has specific information on post-natal depression and other links to mental health sites within Australia.
PANDA (Post and Antenatal Depression Association Inc.)
A Victorian based organisation, however does contain lots of useful information on post-natal depression and links to other PND (post natal depression) sites within Australia and other mental health sites. Did you know that 1 in 7 new mums are affected by post natal depression?
Parenting Line (Parent Help Centre) 24 hr, 7 days, 1800 654 432 or 08 9272 1466
Free telephone counselling service providing information and advice for people caring for children up to 18 years of age.
Family Helpline 1800 643 000 or 08 9221 2000
The Family Helpline is a 24 - hour telephone counselling and information service for families. It is part of a campaign aimed at reducing the incidence of abuse in families.
Raphael Centre SJOG Hospital Subiaco (08) 9382 6828
(Solo Mums Group)
Breastfeeding Helpline 7 days (08) 9340 1200
Australian Breastfeeding Association - info. page www.breastfeeding.asn.au
Ngala 8:00am to 8:00pm 7 days, 08 9368 9368 or country 1800 111 546
Ngala is an Early Parenting and a not-for-profit organisation.
Health Direct 24 hr health advice service 1800 022 222
Raising Children Network www.raisingchildren.net.au
The Australian parenting website: comprehensive, practical, expert child health and parenting information and activities covering children aged 0-8 years.
Red Cross W.A. Family Support Service 9225 8888
Wanslea Family Services www.wanslea.asn.au
The Single Parent Bible www.singleparentbible.com.au
National Council of Single Mothers and their children www.ncsmc.org.au
Meerilinga Parent Link www.meerilinga.org.au
Granny Spiers Community House, Heathridge 9401 2699
Provides a supportive and caring approach to the community by offering a variety of courses, playgroups, information, creche facilities and counsellors for financial support to anyone in the City of Joondalup or the City of Wanneroo (north of Ocean Reef Road).
Reflux Infants Support Assocation 07 3229 1090 www.reflux.org.au
For further reading and information and support on how you can help your reflux baby, please click on this link to "Reflux Reality: A Guide for Families" .
Charities & Not For Profit Organisations
International Association of Infant Massage I.A.I.M Inc. (Australia)
www.iaim.com.au The International Association of Infant Massage is the first global organisation in infant massage; the Australian branch forming in 1994 and is Australia's only international program of certification AND not-for-profit organisation.
The IAIM's mission statement is "to promote nurturing touch and communication through training, education and research so that parents, caregivers and children are loved, valued and respected throughout the world community".
SIDS and Kids www.sidsandkids.org
Raising Children Network
Women and Infants Research
foundation (WIRF) http://www.wirf.com.au
The Women and Infants Research Foundation (WIRF) is Western
Australia's leading community-based research organisation
dedicated to the fields of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Newborn
Massage in Schools Australia Inc. (MISA)
An organisation who furthers the vision and aims of the international Massage in Schools Association, teaching peer massage to children aged 4 to 12 years. http://www.massageinschools.com.au/
|Princess Margaret Hospital
for Children (PMH) foundation www.pmhfoundation.com|
August 2009: Idibidi Kids is now a proud corporate member of the Women of the West! WOTW is a dedicated and passionate group of people helping to raise funds for W.A's only specialist children's hospital.
|Leukaemia Foundation www.leukaemia.org.au
Idibidi Kids™ (owner/instructor - Natalie) attended the Lunch for Leukaemia at U.W.A in September 2008 to help raise money for the Foundation. Read more in the Idibidi Kids BLOG.