Children and Families

Events and Activities 

We provide a number of events and activities focused towards children and families.

You can find out what events are best suited to your needs by viewing our Events Calendar.

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kids tea party with adult fairy family enjoying breakfast in park youth on scooter

animal farm kids plying with adult fairy families in park

youth in jumping castle kids dancing youth playing dodgeball

Keeping Kids Safe Online

Keeping our children safe while online has never been more important. The outbreak of COVID-19 has seen our use of digital technologies increase drastically in the last 2 years.

From accessing online learning to connecting virtually while in lockdown, children are accessing digital technology on a daily basis. This increases screen time and the risk of exposure to cyberbullying and viewing inappropriate content.
The Australian Government’s eSafety Commissioner has a large range of resources for parents, carers, educators and children. From webinars to guide parents through tough conversations and setting up parental controls to teaching children how to be an eSafe kid, to ensuring educators are well resourced in this space, the eSafety Commissioner website is well worth a look.

We highly recommend spending some time navigating the site and finding what suits you. The site even offers FREE training for professionals and a section for reporting online harm.
Please see some useful links below:
Parents | eSafety Commissioner
Education | eSafety Commissioner
Kids | eSafety Commissioner
Training for professionals | eSafety Commissioner
Report online harm | eSafety Commissioner

Mental Health Support for Expecting and New Parents

ForWhen is a National 1300 24 23 22 Helpline, open from 9am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday, with Ngala providing the service in Western Australia.

ForWhen provides new and expecting parents – mums, dads and guardians, with a caring and supportive mental health navigation service, guiding families through the perinatal and postnatal journey, from conception, up to 12 months old.
Pregnancy, birth and beyond is a time of big change for new parents. This service assists new parents in recognising and navigating mental health services and allows families to feel more supported during this new life experience.

Find out more here: 

WA Country Health Service

WACHS have released a series of short videos for parents and carers, there are two topics available now and more videos to come.

Topic 1: General child health.
This topic includes 5 short videos covering

  • Meet Your Child Health Nurse
  • What are the ages and stages questionnaires?
  • What happens at your child's 1-year check?
  • What happens at your child's 2-year check?
  • Your Child Development Team: The next steps if you have concerns

Watch Now 

Topic 2: Early language strategies. 
This topic includes 4 short videos covering

  • Understanding
  • Taking Turns
  • Everyday Routines
  • Creating Opportunities

Watch Now