A great support for new parents

“Ready, Steady…. FAMILY!” is an innovative program launched by Drummond Street services in 2019 that is client-centred and focused on meeting the needs of expecting and new parents (and those having subsequent babies who would like it to go better next time). The transition to parenthood can be tough, those first 12 months usually includes many ups and downs, a renegotiation of roles at home, an adjustment of the new parents’ identity, and a demand for co-operation most couples have never faced previously. New parenthood also usually offers a whole lot of joy as families adjust to a new way of life. Drummond Street has a team of professionals ready to meet the needs of those welcoming a new baby into the family including:

  • Perinatal specialists in mental health to provide counselling and psychology services
  • Parenting Support for the everyday issues such as eating, sleeping, routine, practical help and information on topics of client’s choice
  • Men’s workers offering the Dads groups
  • Group facilitators to support with the big issues of parenting (picking u0 baby’s cues, helping them establish a sleep routine, stress management and
  • Experienced social workers and case workers offering practical help with housing, finances or legal problems
  • Family violence workers if things are tough in that way
  • And musicians who can just run session to make you laugh and have baby bopping along!

The Ready Steady…FAMILY! Program has 4 elements to affect change in families and prevent mental health issues from impacting or increasing.

Fun groups and seminars including a FUNKY BUBS musical group for parents and kids to boost happiness and feelings of competence and self esteem. See our groups calendar on our website www.ds.org.au – easy to book and free of charge.