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COVID-19 online support and helplines for parents

Online support for parents during coronavirus crisisHere at the Bub Hub we’ve always made it our aim to provide sensible, practical and up-to-date advice to parents and parents-to-be so they can make informed decisions when it comes to fertility, pregnancy, and raising children.

Now, more than ever before, parents need a clear voice amid the confusion. And with that in mind, we’ve consulted a range of experts to discuss the only thing many of us are thinking about at the moment — the coronavirus or COVID-19.

Here we share some of important online resources for anyone looking for support, advice and assistance during these uncertain times.

COVID-19 online resources and support

If you have serious symptoms such as difficulty breathing, call Triple-0 for urgent medical help.

Healthdirect Symptom Checker 

Answer questions about your symptoms to see if you need to seek medical help or get tested. This tool is available online at any time.

Department of Health

The Australian Government Department of Health provides daily updates, answering your questions about the latest news, current facts and figures, travel advice, key contact and phone numbers.

Bub Hub Forum

Our forum is the perfect place to chat, find support and ask questions. Talk anonymously with other parents and parents-to-be in a safe, moderated environment.

PANDA – Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Australia

PANDA remains committed to supporting the mental health of expecting and new parents, including those worried about the coronavirus. Phone PANDA’s National Helpline on 1300 726 306 Mon-Fri 9am-7:30pm.


1800 RESPECT offers confidential information, counselling and support. People impacted by sexual assault, domestic or family violence and abuse can chat online or phone 1800 737 732 24/7. If you’re in immediate danger phone Triple-0.

Pregnancy, Birth and Baby

This is a free, national, 24-hour helpline offering information, advice and counselling about all aspects of pregnancy, birth and your baby’s first year – phone 1800 882 436.


Lifeline provides 24-hour crisis counselling, support groups and suicide prevention services. Phone 13 11 14.

MensLine Australia

MensLine is a professional telephone and online support and information service for Australian men. Phone 1300 78 99 78, 24 hours / 7 days a week.

Kids Helpline

Kids Helpline is Australia’s only free 24/7 confidential and private counseling service specifically for children and young people aged 5 to 25. Phone 1800 55 1800.


Beyond Blue provides information and support to help everyone in Australia achieve their best possible mental health, whatever their age and wherever they live. Phone 1300 22 46 36, 24 hours / 7 days a week.

ABC Education

ABC Education brings you thousands of free, curriculum-linked resources for Primary and Secondary students.


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