The paediatric medical field is experiencing increased demand for services due to Covid-19. This has created longer than usual wait times for paediatric appointments.

What can you do in the meantime whilst you are waiting for your child’s appointment? Or do you require further information regarding your child’s needs?

Victorian Children’s Clinic have provided the following links to useful resources and services for children and their families.

COVID-19 Vaccination Vaccine Eligibility Checker

Child & Adolescent General Health Links

ADHD (Attention Deficit Disorder)


  • ASCIA Australian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy





Children with disability

Eating Disorders

Help lines for support in difficult times:

  • Parent Line – 13 22 89
  • Butterfly National Helpline (8am to midnight) – 1800 33 4673



  • MVEC Melbourne Vaccine Education Centre

Learning Difficulties

Mental Health Support Services

  • Australian Psychological Society Find a suitable psychologist near you (search by issue / location)
  • Headspace National Youth Mental Health Foundation
  • Kids Helpline
  • Orygen North Western Mental Health. Support for young people aged 15 to 24 years, and their families and friends.
  • Early in Life Mental Health Service (ELMHS) psychiatric triage for children in crisis. Outreach program for post suicide and self-harming. Available to those who live the cities of Cardinia, Casey, Greater Dandenong, Kingston and Monash.
  • CYMHS Specialist mental health service for 12-25
  • Head to Help Supports mental health of Victorians of all ages.
  • Beyond Blue Mental health and well-being of children 0-12 years.
  • Youth Beyond Blue Beyond blue’s youth program – information and resources about mental illness for youth aged 12–25 years.
  • Reachout Mental health services directly to adolescents and young people.

24-hour telephone help lines:

  • Kids Help Line – 1800 55 1800
  • Lifeline – 13 11 14
  • Beyond Blue – 1300 224 636
  • Suicide Call Back Service – 1300 659 467
  • Suicide Helpline (VIC) – 1300 651 251

Sleep Hygiene


Dr Margie –  Paediatrician, mum & RCH health blogger

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