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Links to the websites of other groups and organisations involved in maternity care and related activities are provided below.

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Aboriginal medical services – Not-for-profit
Consumer advocacy
Consumer organisations – Services for people with a physical and mental disability or illness
Counselling – Telephone and face-to-face
Governmen t- Departments
Government – Financial
Health information – Telephone
Health information – Written
Medical services – Not-for-profit
Mental health and illness services
Preterm and unwell baby services
Professional colleges and associations
Stillbirth, miscarriage and neonatal death support services

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Aboriginal medical services – Not-for-profit
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Health Service Brisbane – The Aboriginal and Islander Community Health Service (AICHS) Brisbane Ltd see the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people of this area as being at the heart of their organisation. 55 Annerley Rd, Woolloongabba QLD 4102. (07) 3240 8900. http://www.atsichsbrisbane.org.au/

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Health Service Mackay – ATSICHS Mackay consists of a registered nurse and seven Indigenous health workers, and is visited by specialists like dieticians, podiatrists, paediatricians, ophthalmologist and other medical professionals as required. 31-33 Victoria Street, Mackay QLD 4740. (07) 4951 2833

Apunipima Cape York Health Council – Apunipima Cape York Health Council (Apunipima) was the first community controlled health organisation to cover Cape York. This was a pioneering model in Aboriginal health services at the time. 186 Mccoombe Street, Cairns QLD 4870. (07) 4081 5600. www.apunipima.org.au

Barambah Regional Medical Service (Aboriginal Corporation) – The Barambah Regional Medical Service (Aboriginal Corporation) services the Aboriginal community of Cherbourg and the surrounding communities in the South Burnett region. Cnr of Broadway & Bligh Streets, Cherbourg QLD 4605. (07) 4169 8600.

Bidgerdii Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Corporation Community Health Services Central Queensland Region – Bidgerdii Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Corporation Community Health Services Central Queensland Region (Bidgerdii) is an Aboriginal medical service based in Rockhampton with outreach clinics located in Blackwater and Gracemere. 162 Bolsover Street, Rockhampton QLD 4700 (07) 4921 3080

Bundaberg Indigenous Wellbeing Centre (IWC) – The IWC provides a range of services to support and improve the health of local Indigenous and Non-Indigenous communities in Bundaberg, Gin Gin, Childers, Miriam Vale and the Mount Perry areas. Shop 12b/9 Maryborough Street, Bundaberg QLD 4670. (07) 4151 5402

Carbal Medical Centre – Excellence in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care in a Caring and Confidential Environment. 104 Mary Street, Toowoomba QLD 4350 (07) 46394461 www.carbal.com.au

Charleville and Western Areas Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Corporation for Health (CWAATSICH) – The Charleville and Western Areas Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Corporation for Health (CWAATSICH) has its main office in Charleville, with satellite practices in Roma, Mitchell and Quilpie. It also provides services to Windorah, Surat, Tara, Goondiwindi, St George and Cunnamulla. 51 Wills Street, Charleville QLD 4470. (07) 4654 3277 

Cunnamulla Aboriginal Corporation for Health – The Cunnamulla Aboriginal Corporation for Health was officially opened in January 2000 and aims to meet the requirements of its community by applying a holistic approach to health. This entails considering the patient as a whole and unique individual while focusing on underlying causes of illness rather than just symptoms. Johns St, Cunnamulla QLD 4490. (07) 4655 8800.

The Girudala Community Co-operative Ltd – The Girudala Community Co-operative Ltd (Girudala) is a community controlled health service providing health promotion and prevention programs to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities of Bowen, Collinsville and Proserpine. 50 George St, Bowen QLD 4805. (07) 4786 1000

Goolburri Health Advancement Aboriginal Corporation – The Goolburri Health Advancement Aboriginal Corporation (Goolburri) is based in Toowoomba, in south west Queensland. 56 Lindsay Street, Toowoomba QLD 4350. (07) 4632 0338

Goondir Health Services – Goondir Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders Corporation for Health Services (Goondir Health Services) is an Aboriginal medical service which operates to support Dalby, Miles, Oakey, Chinchilla, Tara, Bell, St George, Bollon, Dirranbandi and surrounding areas. We are located at 4 Jimbour Street (PO Box 559) Dalby QLD 4405 Ph: (07) 4679 5900

Gurriny Yealamucka Health Service Aboriginal Corporation – Gurriny Yealamucka Health Service Aboriginal Corporation (Gurriny Yealamucka) is a community based health organisation that delivers social and emotional services to the people of Yarrabah. 9 Noble Drive, Yarrabah QLD 4871. (07) 4056 9388

Injilinji Youth Health Service – Injilinji Youth Health Service (Injilinji) is based in Mt Isa in North West Queensland. Thompson Road, Mount Isa QLD 4825. (07) 47495276

Kalwun Health Service – Kalwun Health Service (Kalwun) is an Aboriginal medical service that operates out of Burleigh Heads on the Gold Coast. 14 Kortum Drive, Burleigh Heads QLD 4220. (07) 5520 6799

The Kambu Medical Centre Pty Ltd – An Aboriginal medical service that operates in Ipswich and the west Moreton region. 27 Roderick St, Ipswich QLD 4305. (07) 3812 3843

Korrawinga Aboriginal Corporation – Korrawinga Aboriginal Corporation (Korrawinga) is a community controlled organisation based in Hervey Bay which provides a range of community and human services to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population of the Fraser Coast region. 4/352 The Esplanade, Scarness QLD 4655. (07) 4124 4814

Mudth-Niyleta Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Corporation – Mudth-Niyleta Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Corporation (Mudth-Niyleta) is an Aboriginal medical service that operates out of Sarina in Central Queensland. Mudth-Niyleta at 35 Central St, Sarina QLD 4737. (07) 4956 2509.

Nhulundu Wooribah Indigenous Health Organisation –
Nhulundu Worribah Indigenous Health Organisation (Nhulundu Worribah) services the Murri communities in Gladstone, Boyne Island, Tannum Sands and Calliope. Nhulundu Wooribah at: 30-32 Tank St, Gladstone QLD 4680. (07) 4972 9499

North Coast Aboriginal Corporation for Community Health – The North Coast Aboriginal Corporation for Community Health (NCACCH). 15/27 Evans Street, Maroochydore QLD 4558. (07) 54433599

Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Service – The Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Council (QAIHC) is the state’s peak body representing, advocating and supporting Queensland’s Community Controlled Health Services (CCHS) sector in delivering comprehensive, primary health care solutions to their communities. http://www.qaihc.com.au/

Wuchopperan Health Service – Their vision: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples enjoy a level of good health to contribute to and share in the economic wealth, cultural richness and prosperity of Far North Queensland. http://www.wuchopperen.com/

Yulu Burri-Ba Aboriginal Corporation for Community Health – The Yulu-Burri-Ba Aboriginal Corporation for Community Health (Yulu Burri-Ba) services the Indigenous population of North Stradbroke Island. 16 Dickson Street, Dunwich QLD 4183. (07) 3409 9596

Yapatjarra Health Service – The Yapatjarra Health Service (Yapatjarra) is an Aboriginal medical service that covers the whole of the western Queensland region including the Gulf of Carpentaria, south to Birdsville and Bedourie, west to Camooweal, and east to Cloncurry and Julia Creek. 8 Burke Street, Mount Isa QLD 4825. (07) 4749 2929

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Consumer advocacy
Maternity Coalition – Organisation to advocate for consumers about maternity care related issues. Email: inqueries@maternitycoalition.org.au www.maternitycoalition.org.au

Consumer organisations- Services for people with a physical and mental disability or illness
Cerebral Palsy League Qld –  Provides information, support and services for families of children and adults with cerebral palsy. (07) 3358 8011 www.cplqld.org.au

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation – This organisation offers a range of support programs to assist people living with cystic fibrosis and their families. Phone: 1800 232 823 (Freephone) www.cysticfibrosis.org.au

Down Syndrome Association of Queensland – This is an organisation which is managed by parents and people with Down syndrome. DSAQ supports, informs, advocates and provides a chance for get together for children and adults with Down Syndrome. Phone: (07) 3356 6655 or 0438 172 037 (24 hours) www.dsaq.org.au

Mummy’s wish – supports mums going through cancer while they are pregnant or have babies and/or young children. 07 3102 2709 or 07 3103 0649 http://www.mummyswish.org.au/

Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Queensland
– SBHQueensland provides information, therapy and other services to children with spina bifida and hydrocephalus and their families in Queensland. SBHQueensland also provides information and support during pregnancy to families expecting a child with spina bifida. (07) 3844 4600 www.spinabifida.org

Counselling – Telephone and face-to-face
Australian Multiple Birth Association (AMBA) – AMBA is a volunteer organisation that provides information, counselling and support (contact them for your nearest club). AMAB also runs a pram hire service. Phone: 1300 88 64 99 Email: secretary@amba.com.au OR www.amba.org.au.

Australian Breastfeeding Association – Provides counselling and breastfeeding information by other mothers who are trained to answer your questions 1800 686 2 686 (1800 mum to mum) 7 days – with counsellors taking calls in their own homes. www.breastfeeding.asn.au

Child Abuse Prevention Services (CAPS) – CAPS counsellors provide support and advice on all parenting issues. Freecall (24 hours) 1800 688 009

Domestic Violence Line – Statewide service to women and their children experiencing domestic violence, provides information, counseling and co-ordination of emergency refuge and shelter placements dvconnect womensline (crisis counselling and safe refuge – 24 hours, 7 days a week) 1800 811 811. www.dvconnect.org

Parentline Confidential – Telephone counselling for parents and carers of children 1300 301 300 7 days, 8am-10pm. www.parentline.com.au

Pregnancy Counselling Link (PCL) – PCL offers professional telephone, face-to-face and email counselling on all pregnancy related issues (including pregnancy loss or termination). It is a free service, however donations are welcome. Phone: 1800 777 690 or 35127999 (24 hours, 7 Days a week phone counselling) Location: 35 Cambridge Street, Red Hill 4059 Email: counsel@pcl.org.au OR www.pcl.org.au

Emergency Crisis Line – This emergency crisis line operates from the Queensland Department of Families, Youth and Community Care. It provides 24 hour emergency support Ph: (07) 3235 9999 Freecall (for Queensland country areas): 1800 177 135

Lifeline – Offers crisis counselling. Freecall (24hours) 131 114


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Government – Departments
Department of Health and Aging: Maternal and Infant Health – This section of the Departments website outlines some of the major activities which are being undertaken by the Australian Government towards improving maternal and infant health. http://carers.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/Maternal+and+Infant+Health-1

Queensland Maternal and Perinatal Quality Council – Aimed at clinicians, the QMPQC purpose is to: (1) Collect and analyse clinical information regarding maternal and perinatal mortality and morbidity in Queensland to identify state-wide and facility-specific trends. (2) Make recommendations to the Minister for Health on standards and quality indicators of maternal and perinatal clinical care to enable health providers in Queensland to improve safety and quality. (3) Assist with the adoption of such standards in both public and private sectors. www.health.qld.gov.au/maternity/qmpqc/qmpqc_home.asp (07) 3234 0687.

Queensland Maternity and Neonatal Clinical Guidelines Program – Aimed at clinicians, the clinical guidelines are designed to provide guidance and recommendations for the care of individuals by health care professionals. These guidelines have been developed by multidisciplinary work groups in collaboration and consultation with relevant stakeholders. http://www.health.qld.gov.au/qcg/

Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages (Queensland) – The registry records and maintains life event registrations in Queensland and issues live event certificates. www.justice.qld.gov.au/justice-services/births-deaths-and-marriages

Government – Financial
Child Support Agency (CSA) – Government organisation which runs the collection of child maintenance payments by non-custodial parents. Phone: 131 272 www.csa.gov.au

Paid Parental Leave – Available to parents of babies born or adopted after the 1st of January 2011. http://www.familyassist.gov.au/

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Health information – Telephone
13 Health Line – An information and advice line that is staffed by registered nurses. 13 43 25 84 (13 HEALTH) 7days, 24hrs a day. www.health.qld.gov.au

Australian Breastfeeding Association – Provides counselling and breastfeeding information by other mothers who are trained to answer your questions 1800 686 2 686 (1800 mum to mum) 7 days – with counsellors taking calls in their own homes. www.breastfeeding.asn.au

Community Child Health Information & Advisory Service – 24 hour helpline for parents and carers in Queensland ph: (07) 3862 2333 ph: 1800 177 279

Child Care Access Hotline – Helps you find a child care service that meets your needs 1800 670 305 8am-9pm Monday-Friday. www.australia.gov.au/service/child-care-access-hotline

Poisons Information Centre – Prompt information and advice for poisonings and suspected poisonings 131 126. www.health.qld.gov.au/poisonsinformationcentre

Women’s Health Queensland Wide
– A health information and referral service for women in Queensland staffed by nurses and midwives 3839 9988, 1800 017 676 (or ask a question online). www.womhealth.org.au

Women’s Infolink – Provides a state wide free and confidential information and referral service about community services and government agencies supporting women. Telephone service (8am-6pm, Mo-Fri) 1800 177 577 Email: info@women.qld.gov.au OR www.women.qld.gov.au

Health information – Written
Australian Multiple Birth Association (AMBA) 
– AMBA is a volunteer organisation that provides information, counselling and support (contact them for your nearest club). AMAB also runs a pram hire service. Phone: 1300 88 64 99 Email: secretary@amba.com.au OR www.amba.org.au

Diabetes Australia QLD – Diabetes Australia offers information (website, brochures, DVDs) about diabetes to people with diabetes and health professionals. Phone: 1300 136 588 (Australia only) Email: info@diabetesqld.org.au OR www.diabetesqld.org.au OR www.diabetesaustralia.com.au

Eczema Association of Australasia – The Eczema Association of Australasia Inc supports and educates Eczema sufferers and carers, along with the wider community, in all aspects of Eczema and its impact. www.eczema.org.au

Having a Baby in Queensland Website – Provides access to quality, consistent and objective information to women and their families to help them make informed decisions during pregnancy, birth and the post-birth period. www.havingababy.org.au

Multicultural Centre for Women’s Health – This Centre has a collection of women’s health information in a series of languages other than english. http://www.mcwh.com.au/resources/catalogue.php

My Birth My Way Website– This is a website targeting pregnant women wanting to educate themselves on all their options toward having as natural birth as possible. We go over the facts on inductions, VBAC and pain relief methods along with providing detailed information on Active Birth, Hypnobirthing, Waterbirth. The website also contains really positive natural birth stories along with beautiful images of birth. http://www.mybirthmyway.com.au/

Pregnancy, Birth & Baby Information: healthdirect Australia – On this site you will find general health information on topics including pregnancy, birthing and parenting in the first 12 months. http://www.pregnancybirthbaby.org.au/

Raising Children Network – On the Raising Children website, parents will find reliable, scientifically validated information and resources to support them in the day-to-day work of raising children, and looking after their own needs. www.raisingchildren.net.au

The Cochrane Library – The Cochrane Library is a collection databases that contain different types of high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making. www.cochrane.org.au

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Medical services – Not-for-profit
Ellen Barron Family Centre – The Ellen Barron Family Centre provides a free 24 hour specialist residential service to Queensland families with children aged from birth to 3 years, who are experiencing parenting issues of a complex nature. http://www.health.qld.gov.au/rch/families/cchs_rsp.asp

Family Planning Queensland (FPQ) – FPQ is a unique Queensland organisation offering clinical, education, and information services through its nine regional centres. FPQ also provides clinical training in all aspects of sexual and reproductive health, and has a comprehensive resource catalogue to support teachers, parents and young people. (07) 3250 0240. http://www.fpq.com.au/

Women’s Health & Mother-Baby Hub – Women’s Health & Mother-Baby Hub is a wellbeing centre for parents which combines a comprehensive range of prenatal and postnatal health services with a café, all located in the same place. The Mother-Baby Hub is located in Strathpine in Queensland. 429 Gympie Rd, Strathpine, QLD 4500. www.motherbabyhub.com.au

Mental health and illness services
Access to Applied Psychological Services (ATAPS) – Through ATAPS, patients are eligible for a maximum of 12 sessions per calendar year – six time-limited sessions with an option for a further six sessions following a mental health review by the referring GP. http://carers.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/mental-boimhc-ataps

beyondblue – National organisation provides information on their website about depression to consumers, carers and health professionals. Includes symptom checklists, treatment options and advice how to stay well. www.beyondblue.org.au

Brisbane Centre for Post-Natal Depression – Belmont Private Hospital, 1220 Creek Rd, Carina 4135 Phone (24 hours): 33980238

Lifeline – Freecall (24hours) 131 114

PANDA (Post and Ante Natal Depression Association Inc) – National phone number (Mon-Fri 9.00-7.00):1300 726 306. http://www.panda.org.au/

Queensland Centre for Perinatal and Infant Mental Health (QCPIMH) – QCPIMH has been established as a statewide hub of expertise in perinatal and infant mental health to provide consultation, liaison and service development support to public mental health services and the broader community sector, utilising whole-of-government and cross-sectoral clinical and community partnerships and networks. http://www.health.qld.gov.au/qcpimh/default.asp

Relationships Australia – Provides confidential telephone and face to face counseling. 13/107 Miles Platting Road Eight Mile Plains QLD 4113 Phone: 07 3423 6950 or 1300 364 277. www.relationships.com.au

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Preterm and unwell baby services
Miracle Babies – Miracle Babies Foundation is a national organisation that supports premature and sick newborns, their families and the hospitals that care for them. NurtureLine – National 24 hour family helpline 1300 MBABIES (1300 622 243). www.miraclebabies.org.au

PIPA (Preterm Infants’ Parents’ Association– PIPA provides a support network for families dealing with the premature birth of their baby in Queensland and Northern New South Wales Hospitals. Phone: 1300 773 672 Email: contactus@pipa.org.au Postal Address: PIPA PO Box 400, RBWH Post Office, Qld 4029.  www.pipa.org.au 

Professional colleges, associations & organisations
Australian College of Midwives – The Australian College of Midwives (ACM) is a national, not-for-profit organisation that serves as the peak professional body for midwives in Australia. www.midwives.org.au

Australian Women’s Health Network 
– The Australian Women’s Health Network (AWHN) is the peak organisation for women’s health in Australia. www.awhn.org.au

Lactation Consultants of Australian and New Zealand (LCANZ) affiliated with the International Lactation Consultants Association (ILCA) – Lactation consultants can help to resolve breast feeding or lactation problems. You can contact this professional organisation to help you find a lactation consultant in your area. Phone: 02 6260 3099 (Normal office hours) Email: info@lcanz.org OR www.lcanz.org

Metro North Brisbane Medicare Local – Is part of the Australian Government’s National Health Reforms to establish a new nation-wide network of Medicare Locals. This Medicare Local started in July 2011 and will coordinate primary health care delivery and tackle local health care needs and service gaps. It will drive improvements in primary health care and ensure that services are better tailored to meet the needs of local communities. www.mnbml.com.au 

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) – RANZCOG is dedicated to maintaining the highest possible standards in obstetrics and gynaecology in Australia and New Zealand. http://www.ranzcog.edu.au/

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Stillbirth, miscarriage and neonatal death support services
SANDS (Stillbirth and neonatal death support including miscarriage support) – Provides a range of support services to parents and families 3254 3422 or Free Call 1800 228 655 (for those in remote and rural areas). www.sandsqld.com

SIDS and KIDS – SIDS and KIDS provide bereavement support and counselling to families who have experienced stillbirth or the sudden and unexpected death of a child, regardless of the cause. www.sidsandkids.org

Teddy Love Club – The Teddy Love Club is a support program for bereaved families who have experienced loss through miscarriage, stillbirth, and termination of pregnancy for foetal abnormality or neonatal death. 1800 824 240. www.teddyloveclub.org.au