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Family and Whanau Care and Support
Parenting young children is a challenging task. WellChild/Tamariki Ora's aim is to provide educational, emotional, social and environmental support for families and whanau, in good times and in bad. Talk to your Well Child provider about the supports that you need.
Some useful resources include:
Ministry of Social Development Raising Children section provides links to ideas and help with raising children under 12. You'll find tips for keeping your kids safe at school and at home, financial support, children and divorce, coping with grief, and grandparents raising grandchildren.
Family services directory of the Ministry of Social Development lists local support services and is searchable by service type and region.
The Plunket website has a useful section on finances including links to information on paid parental leave, working for families, family tax credit, childcare subsidy and child support. The website includes a baby budget.
Telephone advice - Healthline and PlunketLine
- ring PlunketLine on 0800 933 922 if you have child health and parenting questions or queries. For example, if you have questions about such issues as parenting, crying, sleeping, your child's growth, development, behaviour, immunisation, breastfeeding, nutrition, oral health, safety or want to know more about the Well Child / Tamariki Ora programme
- call Healthline on 0800 611 116 if you need advice about a child of any age who is unwell or hurt, or has any symptoms of sickness. Healthline provides a full range of telephone triage and health advice for children (and adults)
- both services are available 24 hours and are free to callers throughout New Zealand, including from a mobile phone