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COVID-19 Update

Face-to-Face and Virtual Services Supporting Families!

Karitane responded to COVID-19 with a 100% digital transformation of services, and with the release of the Australian Government’s “3-Step Recovery Plan” we have re-introduced face-to-face services. We offer both face-to-face and virtual services and our team work with families to match the right service and delivery dependant on each family’s individual needs. As COVID-19 continues to put increased pressure on the health system we don't require a GP/health professional referral. Access for parents remains easier than ever, parents can self-refer on-line here.

The safety and wellbeing of children and their families is always our highest priority. We are guided by advice from the NSW Public Health Unit, and take all possible precautions to prevent the spread of coronavirus. This includes screening all families and staff attending our services each day, adhering to physical distancing guidelines and introducing a range of enhanced infection control measures including increased cleaning schedules at all sites.

Please find an update of our services and our blended models of care below. We remain flexible as we receive updates from NSW Health.

Early Parenting Store Bondi –  Our store is open for our popular daily parenting groups, numbers are limited to ensure physical distancing, book here. Our individual consultations remain virtual and you can self-refer here.

Balmain Village Health – Parents can now book face-to-face consultations here.

Oran Park – Open for face-to-face consultations and parenting groups.

Parenting Centres  – Open for face-to-face consultations and parenting groups.

Residential Stay – Our Residential Service in Carramar is open and we are limiting the number of families to ensure we can follow all physical distancing recommendations.

Toddler Clinic – Open offering face-to-face consultations.

Mental Health Service – Open for face-to-face consultations and parenting groups.

Community Services – Open for face-to-face groups and support.


Digital Services Continue
 

Virtual Home Visits

Just like the support you would receive at one of our parenting centres, but delivered to you in your home. Individual consultations up to 2 hours (video call) with a Karitane Child and Family Health Nurse for parenting challenges relating to sleep and settling, breastfeeding, feeding and nutrition, routines, adjusting to parenting and toddlers. The number of Virtual Home Visits you receive will depend on your individual needs and our Intake team will develop the right support plan for your family.

Virtual Residential Stay

Over four days you will receive up to three Virtual Home Visits a day with a Child and Family Health Nurse. We work in partnership with you to develop strategies to meet your family’s needs and are here to support you morning, afternoon and evening. You will have access to our team of health professionals including GP, Paediatrician, Psychiatrist, Psychologist and Social Worker to support you every step of the way.

Virtual Home Visits

Just like the support you would receive at one of our parenting centres, but delivered to you in your home. Individual consultations up to 2 hours (video call) with a Karitane Child and Family Health Nurse for parenting challenges relating to sleep and settling, breastfeeding, feeding and nutrition, routines, adjusting to parenting and toddlers. The number of Virtual Home Visits you receive will depend on your individual needs and our Intake team will develop the right support plan for your family.

Virtual Residential Stay

Over four days you will receive up to three Virtual Home Visits a day with a Child and Family Health Nurse. We work in partnership with you to develop strategies to meet your family’s needs and are here to support you morning, afternoon and evening. You will have access to our team of health professionals including GP, Paediatrician, Psychiatrist, Psychologist and Social Worker to support you every step of the way.

Toddler Behaviour Virtual Support

Aggression, tantrums, whinging and hyperactivity can be normal in the toddler years, but sometimes they can be ongoing and stressful. We provide you with skills and strategies to manage the challenging times and improve the quality of your relationship with your child. This service can include both short term support and more intensive support with Internet-Parent Child Interaction Therapy.

Mental Health Virtual Support

Are you, or someone you know, feeling overwhelmed, worried or sad during pregnancy or soon after the birth of a baby? If so, this could be Perinatal Mood Disorder (PMD). PMD is very common, 1 in 5 mums and 1 in 10 dads experience it as new parents. Our team are qualified in Perinatal Mental Health and our offering support using Telehealth platforms.

Virtual Breastfeeding Clinic 

Karitane Lactation Consultants, Midwives and Child and Family Health Nurses provide breastfeeding support using online consultations and quality resources through the HelpMe Feed app.

Parenting Workshop Webinars 

Daily parenting workshops on a variety of topics including sleep and settling, feeding, breastfeeding, toddlers, routines and more. Each webinar is 45 minutes and our expert Child and Family Health Nurse provides tips and strategies with lots of opportunities for you to ask questions. The number of parents in each workshop is limited so our caring and experienced Child and Family Health Nurse can answer your questions and support you.

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A NEW service providing you with support and education from the comfort of your home. Using a computer or smartphone you now can access 2 hour individual consultations with a Karitane child and family health nurse for parenting challenges such as; sleeping and settling, feeding, toddler behaviour, adjustment to parenting and postnatal depression and anxiety.

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Do you have a parenting question about your 0 – 5 year old child? When you call Karitane Careline a friendly and experienced Child and Family Health Nurse will support you with guidance and encouragement on your parenting journey.

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