Child and family health


There are services committed to helping you with a wide range of health issues and initiatives.

Better Health Channel

The Better Health Channel (BHC) provides health and medical information to individuals and communities. BHC does not have any advertising or sponsorship and is fully funded by the State Government.

Visit the Better Health Channel website.

Raising Children Network

The Raising Children Network provides information based on the best relevant research translated into everyday language.

See the Raising Children Network website.

Check out Grow and learn together for great tips and videos about playing with your child.

Dental Health Services Victoria

Dental Health Services Victoria (DHSV) is funded by the State Government to provide clinical dental services to eligible Victorians.

DHSV help to provide Victorians with quality oral healthcare through the Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne (RDHM) and by purchasing dental services for public patients from 57 community health agencies throughout Victoria.

Visit the Dental Health Services Victoria website to find out more.

Australian Breastfeeding Association (ABA)

The ABA is Australia’s largest breastfeeding information and support service. Services include membership for both mothers and health professionals, a 24-hour breastfeeding helpline, an informative website, local support groups, antenatal classes, retail shops, and print and digital resources.

Go to the Australian Breastfeeding Association website.

Post and Antenatal Depression Association (PANDA)

PANDA is committed to supporting families who are affected by perinatal depression and anxiety and educating healthcare professionals and the wider community about perinatal depression and anxiety.

Visit the PANDA website for assistance.


beyondblue is an independent, not-for-profit organisation working to increase awareness and understanding of anxiety and depression in Australia.

See the beyondblue website.

Kidsafe Victoria

The Child Accident Prevention Foundation of Australia (CAPFA) (Kidsafe) was established in 1979. Kidsafe is an independent, non-profit, non-government charitable foundation dedicated to the prevention of unintentional death, injury and associated disability to children.

Visit the Kidsafe website.