Think U Know

Think U Know is  a free, evidence-based cyber safety program that provides accessible cyber safety education to parents, carers and teachers through schools and organisations across Australia. Visit the website for further information.

Saver Plus

Would $500 assist you with education costs? Would you like to improve your money management skills?

Join Saver Plus and have your savings matched dollar for dollar, up to $500, for education costs including school uniforms, text books, laptops and TAFE fees!

To be eligible you must:

  • Be over 18
  • Have a child at school or starting next year OR be studying yourself
  • Have a Centrelink Health Care or a Pensioner Concession Card
  • Have some form of household income, for example, you or your partner may have casual, part-time, full-time or seasonal employment.

For more information about the Saver Plus program visit the Smith Family website or contact Meagan Parry from The Smith Family.              Ph: 9440 4147 - Mob: 0438 518 603 - Email:

Discounted hairdressing services

The Hairdressing Apprentices at Polytechnic West Balga Campus offer discounted hairdressing services (including shampoos, treatments, cuts, colours and perms) on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Appointments are essential. For further information or to book in, please call Virginie on 9207 4449

Teen Family Centre

The Teen Family Centre provides services to young parents (21 years and under) who are engaged in education.
The Centre's objective is to provide young parents with the real opportunity of improving their lives and the lives of their children through education, close mentoring and communal support. Visit the website for information on their Young Parent Program.

Parent Drug Information Service (PDIS)

The Parent Drug Information Service is a state-wide, 24/7 confidential, professional telephone counselling, advice, information and referral service for parents or anyone concerned about someone's alcohol & drug use. Linked to this are parents who have experienced alcohol & drug use with their children and can offer experiential support, 7 days a week, 8am to 10pm.

For Help please call (08) 9442 5050 or landline rural toll-free 1800 653 203

The PDIS also offer a free parent peer support group which is held fortnightly on a Tuesday evening in the Mt. Lawley area. It is aimed at parents who are concerned about their child's drug and alcohol use. See brochure for further information.

PDIS brochure

Ngala website and mobile app

Check out Ngala's Healthy you, healthy baby website and mobile app. The website includes information on physical activity, socialisation, diet and nutrition, emotional wellbeing, sleep and pre/post baby weight.


Livelighter is an initiative by the Heart Foundation that encourages West Australian adults to lead healthier lifestyles, to make changes to what they eat and drink, and to be more active. Check out the Livelighter website for information, tips and recipes.

Centrelink financial service information

The Financial Information Service (FIS) is an education and information service available to everyone in the community. FIS help people to make informed decisions about investment and financial issues for their current and future financial needs. We are independent, free and confidential and provide services through seminars, and by phone and appointment. View Centrelink's financial service website for further information.

Aboriginal family respite service

If you live in the northern suburbs and care for someone with a mental health condition Uniting Care West run a respite service at the Aboriginal Evangelical Church in Penrith. Head down on the last Tuesday of the month for a yarn and a feed. Bring the kids too as there is a crèche to give you a much deserved break. View the online brochure for more information.

Moorditj Djena 'Strong Feet'

Moorditj Djena is a free foot care and diabetes education service for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. If you would like to visit the clinic, view the Health Info Net website for further information.

Hands up if you are an Aboriginal nurse or midwife

The Nursing and Midwifery Office wants to improve communication with all Aboriginal nurses and midwives across Western Australia. Would you like regular updates about nursing and midwifery in WA and an opportunity to discuss how to work together to improve health outcomes of Indigenous people? If so, you can view the flyer containing more information and contact details for signing up.

MyTime - Supporting parents of children with disabilities

MyTime is a program that offers support groups for parents and carers of children with disabilities, chronic health conditions or high/complex needs. Groups provide peer support, guest speakers, techniques, activities and support. To find your nearest group visit the MyTime website

Nar-Anon Family Groups

Nar-Anon Family Groups is an anonymous self-help program for relatives and friends of compulsive drug users. The group assists families to gain an understanding of addictive behaviour and provide comfort, support and tools that can lead to sanity and serenity. For more information visit the Nar-Anon website.

COPMI Parenting resources for Dads

Children of Parents With a Mental Illness (COPMI) have developed a suite of resources to assist Dads with a mental illness (or who have a partner with a mental illness) with parenting. For more information or to order a free campaign pack visit the website.

Body esteem program

The Body Esteem Program, offered by Women's Healthworks, runs self help groups along with education and support programs for women suffering from eating disorders. Visit the Women's Healthworks website for further information.

Swap It Campaign

The 'Swap It, Don't Stop It' campaign is an initiative from the Australian Government to encourage and educate all Australians to make healthier lifestyle choices and reduce their risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes and some cancers. For further information visit the Swap It campaign website.