We all know that life is getting busier, and pressure on families is growing. Yet many of us are uncomfortable with asking for help when we need it, or just don’t know where to turn.
From stories and interviews with families, to demystifying various forms of help and available supports and services in Queensland, there’s a range of information available at your fingertips.
Reaching out can have many benefits, whether it’s informal support like talking to a family member, friend or neighbour, or more formal support like parenting programs or advice from doctors, teachers, nurses or midwives.
Deep down, we all know, when supported, we can cope with the pressures of life and raising kids.
In a recent survey of 4,000 Queenslanders, 93% of parents who had attended a parenting support service or education program said they felt it made a positive difference for them.
One conversation or one service could make all the difference. If you’d like to find out more check out www.facebook.com/talkingfamiliesqld. Or if you’d like to find a support service, please visit www.oneplace.org.au.
Talking Families is an initiative of the Queensland Family and Child Commission (www.qfcc.qld.gov.au).