Supporting Parents with Digital Mental Health

Supporting Parents with Digital Mental Health

Being a parent is undoubtedly a remarkable experience, filled with many surprises and cherished memories. However, it’s no secret that it can also present many challenges to expecting, new or experienced parents.

Health practitioners can recommend or utilise a range of digital mental health resources as part of their work to support parents through many of these challenges. When faced with the stressors of parenthood, digital resources are an easily accessible way for parents to take care of their own mental health and wellbeing. Parenting courses, tools and tips can also be accessed online to help parents develop a positive parent-child relationship and enforce healthy limits. Parents can also use digital mental health resources directly with their children to help support their child’s wellbeing at home.

Resources for Parents Own Wellbeing

Digital mental health interventions can be a great tool for your clients with children or those expecting a new baby who may be facing their own mental health challenges. These resources can help parents cope with low moods, anxiety, or everyday stress as well as address concerns directly related to their role as a parent, such as relationship issues, identity, and parenting concerns.

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Healthy Families

Information and moderated forums for parents, guardians, and other adults to support the young people in their life while taking care of their own mental health and wellbeing.

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Professional counselling and support for parents and carers offering phone, email and webchat. Online counselling is also available in some states/territories. Find the website and phone numbers for Parentline in your state here.

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1300 726 306

Resources, an online forum, mental health checklists and a national helpline providing emotional support for new and expecting parents.

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Information for expectant and new parents, with links on where to get support.

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A ‘one-stop-shop’ for the mental health of new mums, including information, free resources and access to a range of online mental health treatment programs.

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Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Program

Self-guided online programs and coping tips for a range of mental health concerns, including a three lesson pregnancy and postnatal program for new mums.

Parenting Tools

Parenting tools refer to websites, online programs, apps, and phone support lines which help parents to build their confidence and address questions and concerns around parenting from birth to adolescence. These tools can help with defining roles and developing relationships, keeping children safe, understanding children’s needs, and sharing parenting strategies.

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eSafety Parents

Webinars, advice and resources for keeping children and teens safe online.

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Deadly Tots

Deadly parenting resources for Indigenous families.

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Raising Children Network

Tools, information guides, mobile apps and other products to help your family grow and thrive together.

Parenting Strategies

Practical, evidence-based guidelines on how parents can support their child’s wellbeing, including reducing risk of depression and anxiety, addressing school refusal, and preventing alcohol misuse.

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Triple P: Positive Parenting Program

Online eight module courses providing a toolbox of parenting strategies for children up to the age of 16.

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Pregnancy, Birth and Baby

1800 882 436

Information website, phone or video chat with a maternal child health nurse for personal advice and guidance on pregnancy, birth, being a parent and raising a child.

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Direct Advice for Dads

Articles and tips by dads for dads.

Understanding and Supporting Children and Teens Mental Wellbeing

Digital mental health resources can help parents to learn about their child’s behaviour, understand when to seek support and how to support and improve their child’s mental wellbeing.

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Positive Choices

Videos, apps and resources for parents on adolescent drug and alcohol use.

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Bullying. No Way!

Information, resources and activities for bullying education and prevention.

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Smiling Mind

Resilient Families Programs

Available on App Store and Google Play

A website and app teaching Mindfulness Meditation to young people and adults. Includes programs designed to be listened to with the whole family and tailored programs for parents.

ReachOut Parents

Information, discussion forums, resources and parent coaching to help parents and carers support the 12 to 18 year old’s in their family.

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The BRAVE Program

Prevention, intervention, and treatment of anxiety in young people. Includes child (3-7 and 8-12), teen (12-17), and parent components.

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Cool Little Kids Online

A program for parents of shy or anxious children (3-6), that helps build parents’ knowledge and practical skills to increase their child’s confidence.


Available on App Store and Google Play

An app for parents supporting their children’s social and emotional wellbeing and resilience.

Resources for Bereaved Parents

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1300 072 637

Miscarriage, stillbirth and newborn death support website, email, live chat, Facebook groups and phone line.

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Guiding Light

1300 308 307

Resources, information and links to support for the sudden or unexpected death of a baby or young child.


WellMob is a hub of online social, emotional, and cultural wellbeing resources for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. They bring together websites, apps, podcasts, videos, social media, and online counselling resources with a focus on social and emotional wellbeing to connect frontline health and wellbeing workers with culturally safe resources.

The WellMob website includes a section on resources for parenting where you can access a range of resources for mums, dads, grandparents, and carers on parenting and family support to help bring up children to develop into deadly young people.