When it comes to promoting children's health and well-being, there are several useful programs available that can help parents and caregivers provide the best possible care for their children.
This free service had numerous parenting support options available until the children are aged 8.
This service runs numerous parenting support programs for all age groups – delivered online and in person.
Communities for Children
A variety of free early intervention and parenting programs through their Community Partners.
Youth Centre Programs at the Oxenford/Coomera Community & Youth Centre.
Early Language Programs
Contact: 1800 SPEECH or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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A range of programs to support families including short-term 1-on-1 interventions in your home.
Wesley Mission Queensland has been commissioned to deliver two service streams of 3-month, moderate intensity Psychology Support for:
- Adults (16 years +) experiencing situational distress (homeless or at risk of homelessness, have domestic violence issues, have current legal procedures pending, are in significant financial hardship
- LGBTIQAP+: people (12-65 years) who identify with the LGBTIQAP+ community and/or are questioning sexuality or gender identity.
A list curated by We Are Gold Coast of recommended sporting programs.
Your young person may also be eligible for a FairPlay voucher valued up to $150 per child, which can be used towards sport and active recreation membership, registration or participation fees.
Psychology Clinics are run through Griffith University. Individual therapy is offered at a much lower cost than private services. A full list of their current programs can be found here. Contact them for further information – call 1800 188 295 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Brave Program by the University of Queensland
This is an online interactive program for the prevention and treatment of child and adolescent anxiety (age 3-17 years).
Triple P – Positive Parenting Program.
General parenting program offered free for all carers of children and young people aged 0-16 years. There are different courses available for teenagers or children with disabilities.
Can be delivered one-on-one, in a group setting or online. They also have useful online reading about Common Parenting Topics.
A parenting program about securing and strengthening the parent-child relationship. This is focused on the attachment between parent/carer and child, developing the child’s ability to manage emotions and develop their self-esteem.
The City of Gold Coast arranges hundreds of free and low-cost activities every week that are fantastic for families.
The City of Gold Coast has in-person libraries, virtual libraries and numerous programs to help build early learning skills.
Located at Nerang, the Special Needs Library provides extra toys and resources for young people with special needs.