• Parenting Young (closed group):
    A supported Play Group for parents up to the age of 24 years and their children. The Group meets on Fridays during school term. Contact Tanya Clark 4758 6811 or 0432 143 452. Click here for Facebook
  • Heatherbrae Cottage:
    A warm, welcoming and inspiring space where grown-ups and children can form friendships, have fun, learn or teach new skills and just “be” and where parents can be supported to help their children thrive. Groups & resources include: Play House & Possum Library (informal play & chat drop-in, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 9.30-4.00pm & Wednesday 12.30-4.00pm); Circle of Security Parenting (throughout the year); Play Therapy (contact Kathie O’Connor on 4758 9966); YAWN- You Ask We Nurture (volunteer visitors for tired families with little babies). 6 Benang St, Lawson, or call on 4759 1462
  • Gateway Family Services:
    Parenting groups, support and advice for families with children 0-16 years, referral, early intervention, emergency food relief and financial assistance for families and individuals. Call on 4739 5963. Click here for website.
  • Thrive:
    Parenting advice and early intervention support, referral, parenting groups, emergency food parcels, emergency financial assistance. energy and water vouchers for families and individuals in the Blue Mountains and Lithgow. Call on 4782 1555 or click here for website.
  • Australian Breastfeeding Association – Lower Mts Group (group):
    The group stretches from Lapstone in the east to Winmalee, Mount Riverview and Hawkesbury Heights, through to Faulconbridge in the west. Meets two to three times a month and provides up-to-date, relevant breastfeeding information and support. ABA offers free breastfeeding support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including public holidays, via email / phone. Click here for website. Click here for Facebook.
  • Dads & Kids Playtime:
    A dads and kids playgroup in Hazelbrook. At Hazelwood Long Daycare Centre at Hazelbrook shops. Fully equipped preschool room and playground and a trained facilitator to support you in having a wonderful time with your children! Friendly and welcoming environment. Children from babies to preschool age. Call Simon 4758 9966. Click here for Facebook.
  • Resourcing Parents:
    Would you like some new ideas about parenting? There are lots of Parenting events running in Sydney with new ideas for your family. Find them on www.resourcingparents.com/. Our Mission is to encourage and assist not-for-profit agencies (for example pre-schools, early intervention services, health, non-government agencies, councils, schools) to deliver parenting information, support and education initiatives to families in their community who have children aged 0-8 years. Click here for website. Click here for Facebook.
  • Tresillian Family Care Centres:
    This service located in Kingswood provides day stay and residential programs for parents of babies aged up to 36 months. You need a referral from either your local Doctor or your child and family health nurse. Parents pay a small fee to cover cost of accommodation and meals. Call 4734 2124 or Click here for website.
  • 24 Hour Parents Help Line:
    Speak to a child and family-trained nurse about any aspect of parenting. This service is part of the Tresillian Family Care program. Free call 1800 637 357 or if in Sydney (02) 9787 9787
  • Elizabeth Evatt Community Legal Centre: 
    Services the Blue Mountains, Oberon, Lithgow and Bathurst regions providing free legal and advocacy assistance. Also has a tenancy service, Blue Mountains Tenants Advice and Advocacy Service (BMTAAS), which provides advice to tenants in the Blue Mountains. Call     4782 4155 or 1300 363 967. Click here for website.
  • Blue Mountains Women's Health & Resource Centre: 
    Provides a range of health and support services, groups and activities to women in the Blue Mountains.  Also auspice the Women’s Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service (WDVCAS) that assists women and children experiencing domestic violence. Call 4782 5133 or Click here for website.
  • LawAccess NSW:
    Provides legal information and referral and provides legal advice in some cases. Legal information factsheets available from their website- click here. Call 1300 888 529, 9am – 5pm Mon – Friday (excluding public holidays).
  • Financial Rights Legal Centre NSW:
    Advice on credit and debt.Financial Counselling information, advice and referral service available to individual consumers in NSW on credit, debt and banking issues.Call 1800 007 007, 9.30am to 4.30 pm. Click here for website.
  • Blue Mountains – an Aboriginal Place:
    Often has information on activities for Aboriginal families, and for the general public – with Aboriginal cultural content. This page was established by MOCS (Mountains Outreach Community Service) to support & promote projects, news & events that share knowledge & promote respect for Aboriginal communities in the Blue Mountains. Click here for Facebook.
  • Parent Line NSW: 
    A telephone counselling, information and referral service for parents of children ages 0 to 18 who live in New South Wales. 9am to 9 pm Monday to Friday, and 4pm to 9pm on weekends. Call 1300 1300 52 or Click here for website.
  • Furaha Mamas: Blue Mountains Postnatal Depression Support Group:
    A volunteer based support group for mothers who suffer from anxiety and/or depression whose purpose is to share experiences and what has and/or hasn’t been helpful. Click here for website. Click here for Facebook.
  • Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Australia (PANDA):
    supports women, men and families across Australia to recover from post and antenatal depression and anxiety. Operates a National Helpline 1300 726 306, Mon - Fri 9am - 7.30 pm AEST. Click here for website.
  • Building Strong Foundations:
    NSW Department of Health program Building Strong Foundations (BSF) for Aboriginal Children, Families and Communities services provide a free, culturally safe and appropriate early childhood health service for Aboriginal children from birth to school entry age and their families. Click here for website.
  • Raising Children: the Australian Parenting Website:
    Created by a partnership of member organisations of Australia’s leading early childhood agencies, the Raising Children website is produced with the help of an extensive network including the Australian Government. Click here for website.
  • Resourcing Parents:
    NSW Government website Resourcing Parents provides parenting education information to parents and carers of children aged 0-18 years. The calendar of Parenting Education programs is current and the site is funded by the NSW government to support families. Click here for website.
  • Love, talk, sing, read, play App:
    Developed by the NSW Government as part of the Resourcing Parents website. Download this useful App from the website here.
  • Munch & Move:
    NSW Department of Health initiative that supports the healthy development of children birth to 5 years by promoting physical activity, healthy eating and reduced small screen time (e.g. watching TV or DVDs, playing on computers and small hand-held games devices). Click here for website.