ForWhen is a valuable resource for new parents to help combat challenging first 12 months

ForWhen is a valuable resource for new parents to help combat challenging first 12 months

by Freya Lucas

February 11, 2022

A new and free parent mental health service designed to help expectant parents and parents of young babies access critical mental health support has been created, known as ‘ForWhen.’

 

ForWhen is a service delivered in partnership with the nation’s EPCs, early parenting, health and family services across Australia and provides new and expecting parents—mums, dads, and guardians—with a caring, supportive mental health navigation service, to guide families throughout the perinatal journey, from conception, up until the child is 12 months old. 

 

It is a national support line that connects parents to the right service, helping parents make sense of what parents are feeling and providing guidance and support at the right time.

 

The ForWhen ‘navigators’ are located in each state. They can be contacted at forwhenhelpline.org.au for online chat and email. For immediate support, the free helpline can be contacted on 1300 24 23 22 (between 9.00am-4.30pm Mon-Fri).

 

ForWhen is a collective of partners, including Karitane, Tresillian Family Care Centres, Tweddle Child and Family Health Service, QEC, Mercy Health Australia, O’Connell Family Centre, Ngala, Child & Family Health Service SA Health, Ellen Barron Family Centre, Figtree Private Hospital, Tasmania Child & Family Health Service, Catholic Care NT, Parenting Research Centre, and UNSW.

 

More information about ForWhen is available here

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