Connecting2u

Connecting2u is a text message service that provides useful information, tips and health check reminders, to guide and support you after your baby is born. Once you sign up to Connecting2u, you can expect helpful and timely tips about keeping your baby safe, happy and healthy. The text messages are a great way to learn about parenting as a team, and are suitable for both mums and dads – so why not sign up together.

Register today to start receiving free weekly infant health and parenting support text messages!

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Participation in the Connecting2u text message service is completely voluntary. If at any point you wish to opt-out, simply reply ‘STOP’ to any of the text messages you’ve received from the Connecting2u service.

Improving our service through research

Connecting2u is a project run by Children’s Health Queensland and Griffith University. When you sign up to the service, you will be given the opportunity to provide feedback by completing a number of easy online surveys. Griffith University uses your feedback to continually improve the Connecting2u service and the way it is delivered to other parents, just like you.

By agreeing to be a research participant, you will also go into the draw for a chance to win great prizes!

Help and advice

Emergency (000)

In an emergency, when your or someone’s life is in danger, call 000.


13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84)

You can call 13 Health (13 43 25 84) about any health concern you have for your, your partner, or your baby. It is a 24 hours / 7 days a week help line.
t: 13 43 25 84


Bringing Up Great Kids

Bringing Up Great Kids is an online resource for parents and families with information that can help you raise happy and confident children.
www.kidscount.com.au


Centre of Perinatal Excellence (COPE)

COPE is a website that can provide you with high quality, practical information to help you work through all the emotional challenges of becoming and being a parent.
www.cope.org.au


Health professionals

Your local health professional can give advice on a range of topics. Health professionals include your local doctor (general practitioner), midwife or child health nurse. You can visit this website to find a health service or health professional near you.
www.qld.gov.au/health/contacts/service-finder/


Pregnancy, Birth and Baby Helpline

Pregnancy, Birth and Baby is a service that provides guidance and advice on developmental and behavioural concerns from maternal and child health nurses or counsellors for emotional support. It is a 24 hour / 7 days a week help line.
t: 1800 882 436
www.pregnancybirthbaby.org.au


Raising Children Network

The Raising Children Network is an online parenting resource to help you or your partner during pregnancy and after your baby is born. There are hundreds of topics with evidence-based content about raising children and looking after yourself.
www.raisingchildren.net.au


Your guide to the first 12 months

This booklet provides helpful information for parents, caregivers and families on the first 12 months of the baby’s life. This booklet can be found in the Queensland Health ‘Personal Health Record’ book or online.
Your guide to the first 12 months booklet

Australian Childhood Foundation

The Australian Childhood Foundation is an online resource that provides information and guidance on childhood trauma and abuse.
www.childhood.org.au


Beyondblue

Beyondblue is a 24 hours / 7 days a week service where a trained mental health professional can support and offer advice to you or your partner.
t: 1300 22 4636
www.beyondblue.org.au


Dadvice

Dadvice is an online Beyondblue service to support dads during the parenting journey.
www.healthyfamilies.beyondblue.org.au/pregnancy-and-new-parents/dadvice-for-new-dads


Lifeline

If you or someone you know is in a crisis and/or having suicidal thoughts call Lifeline.
t: 13 11 14
www.lifeline.org.au


Mensline Australia

Mensline Australia is a telephone and online support information service for Australian man. It is a 24 hour / 7 days a week help line.
t: 1300 789 978
www.mensline.org.au


Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Australia (PANDA)

PANDA is a national service to support you or your partner with your parenting concerns and how it is affecting you and your family. You can call the help line on Monday to Friday, 10am-5pm (AEST).
t: 1300 726 306
www.panda.org.au


Relationships Australia

Relationships Australia is a relationship support service that aims to help you achieve positive and respectful relationships.
t: 1300 364 277
www.relationships.org.au

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Family Wellbeing Services

These services provide culturally appropriate universal, secondary and specialist services, Family Participation Program services, placement services, and with each individual family, to plan and provide a tailored, holistic and coordinated response to their specific needs. Click the link below to find where to access this service closest to you.
www.csyw.qld.gov.au/child-family/child-family-reform/meeting-needs-requirements-aboriginal-torres-strait-islander-children-families-communities/aboriginal-torres-strait-islander-family-wellbeing-services


Institute for Urban Indigenous Health – Social Health Services

The IUIH Network delivers a range of mental health and substance misuse services specifically tailored for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
www.iuih.org.au/our-services/health-and-wellbeing-services/social-health-services/


WellMob Healing our way

WellMob brings together online resources made by and for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. It includes websites, apps, podcasts, videos, helplines, social media and online programs all with a focus on social and emotional wellbeing.
www.wellmob.org.au/